Saturday, February 28, 2009

Grace's Birthday Party

The day Grace has been waiting months for finally arrived - having her giraffe birthday party. The theme posed a bit of a challenge but with a little creativity and crafting we were able to pull it off. (Meme got in on the crafting too by making an adorable giraffe scrapbook) We had a great day with our extended family celebrating Grace's special day!

..........Her giraffe birthday outfit

..........Two of the many giraffe items she received

..........Make a wish sweet girl and may it come true!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Giraffe Treats

Grace celebrated her birthday at school today. I wanted to send along a homemade treat that she could share with her classmates. This is what we baked - four dozen mini cupcakes. They included two of Grace's favorite things - giraffes and chocolate.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

At the Zoo

Grace had requested "everything giraffids" for her fourth birthday theme. So today we went to Lowery Park Zoo to visit and feed the giraffes. We were so happy to have Meme join in on the fun - to our surprise we spent six hours there. Here are some pictures....

..........feeding the giraffes - Grace said they have sticky tongues excited to be riding Hank the camel

..........having a great time together!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Our Birthday Girl

Today was Grace's fourth birthday. In addition to her birthday she was preparing for two "big" changes - no more little potty (which went smoothly) and no more Britax car seat. As you can see from the photo she was so excited to be in the new booster seat - a giraffe print one to boot!

Grace had a great day. At dance class the little girls and Miss Erika did a special dance for her to the tune of Disney's Birthday Princess while she stood in the center of the room. We then met Dean for lunch at Chick-Fil-A (Grace's pick). We finished the day with her favorite meal, breakfast for dinner. We all ate so much that we didn't have room for the cupcakes Grace had picked for dessert. So we sang Happy Birthday to her while she opened the cards and packages that she had received in the mail.

It's amazing to believe that four years ago Grace was born halfway around the world but as fate would have it Dean and I are her parents watching her grow and mature, celebrating each birthday with her. We are truly blessed indeed!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fresh Veggies

Grace and I headed to the farmer's market downtown this morning while Dean spent some time at the office. We made a stop at the Worden Farms booth. All of their produce is organic and locally grown - yum. We purchased a basket full of veggies for the week - I can't wait to try some new recipes!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Morning Baking

What do you do when there's a spare hour before music class starts? Well, bake some peanut butter blossoms of course. Grace loved adding the chocolate kiss!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sleepy Girl

Just moments after Grace went skipping through the house there was pure silence. After calling her name and getting no response I went looking for her. To my surprise she was sleeping soundly on the "little nest" she had created for Molly and Sophie in the corner of our bedroom. This is the third nap Grace has taken in the past week - I guess her cold is making her a bit sleepy.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

We hope you indulge in something sweet today.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

On the Farm

While dropping Grace off at school last week I noticed that the sign-up sheet for her valentines party was on the clipboard. The only thing left to bring was strawberries. When I informed Grace that she would have to bring strawberries to the party she replied "Oh goody we can pick them at the farm". So today we headed to Hunsader's Farm to pick them fresh for her classmates. Here are some of the photos.....

..........A basket full of yummy strawberries

..........Feeding one of the many animals on the farm

..........Having fun on the swing - she is able to "pump" her legs!

..........Enjoying a cup of chocolate ice cream

It may have been easier to buy the strawberries from Publix - but a trip to the farm was more than worth the extra effort!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love Notes

Here's Grace signing her name on the valentines for her classmates. She made a special one for her favorite friend Megan - how sweet.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Doggy Birthday

Our sweet Molly turns ten today. Grace has been busy planning a little party for her. She picked out sprinkle cupcakes from the dog bakery, a cd from the library with birthday music and a giraffe squeaky toy. Now we wait for Dean to get home from work to let the celebration begin!

Friday, February 6, 2009


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