Monday, April 7, 2014

Princess Molly Turns 4!

Well, I haven't posted for 1.5+ years, but I have had many family members request pictures of Molly's party and birthday this past weekend, and I thought this might be the easiest way to share so many.

 When you ask her how old she will be/is…she holds up both 
hands with 4 - and everyone exclaims, "EIGHT?!"

This was the first  year she had a party with little friends!
~A Princess Molly party~ 
I tried to fill the party with things and activities that Molly loves…
pink, purple, princesses, wands, wings, crowns, sparkle, twirly dresses, 
crafts, stories, games, friends, and fun!
 The invitations
The wand and balloon signaling the party entrance.
 We had the party at our church.
 Aaron helped me make a castle (and the green wand that was outside)
 - traced on wood, cut, painted, and details are in silver (hard to see).
Cake, princess water, fruit
 Cupcake "cake"
 Wands, tiaras, and wings
 Craft station in the back
 The birthday princess!

 Princess Halston

 Princess crafts
 Craft Time!

~Halston and Molly's version of the first princess craft~
 These little spoon/cupcake liner princesses are so cute!
I love how they all turned out!
 Story Time!

 I wrote a fairytale about Princess Molly's 4th birthday.  My cousin's daughter, Sarah (age 11), drew darling illustrations so that we could have a personalized story time at Molly's party.

Game Time!
 Pin the jewel on the crown!

 Cupcake Time!

 Darling little princesses!
 And then…home to nap; supper with BaBa/MaMa, Uncle Gins (Nicholas), and Aunt Brooke; Build-A-Bear for a Hello Kitty from BaBa/MaMA; more cupcakes with the family at our house; fell into bed!  Busy Busy Fun Fun, and it wasn't even her real birthday yet!

And then…The birthday - 4/6/14
Mommy took muffins and a birthday banner to Sunday School
Look at her rainbow fingernails - she had matching toe nails, too!
Opening gifts at home!
Phew!  A fun, special weekend celebrating our little princess.
She brings such joy and sparkle to our lives.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Who's Who?!

Molly - 3 months old - July 10, 2010
Halston - 3 months old - September 18, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Too Cool!

So, awhile ago when Santa found out that we had Molly, he told me that at some point he'd be giving her the "Molly" American Girl Doll.  He just informed me yesterday that he'd be giving Halston the new "Caroline Abbott" American Girl Doll at some point, too.  I am delighted to hear that because believe it or not...Aaron's Grandma Abbott's name was Evangeline CAROLINE ABBOTT!  Way to go, Santa!  At some point when the girls are older, they will be thrilled to see them on Christmas morning!
Caroline Abbott ~ War of 1812

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Best 3 Months of My Life

Halston has been here for 3 months today, and it is tenderly sweet to have two little girls to love, hold, and cherish.  She is amazingly precious and genuinely a good baby - happy, cheerful, and laid back.
Halston's newborn photos ~ June 23, 2012

Photos taken at the back of my grandparents' property in El Reno, OK
July 27, 2012
July 17, 2012
August 5, 2012 ~ 2 months
August 20, 2012
September 5, 2012 ~ 3 months

How did three months pass so quickly?  Time flies when you're in love.