Monday, November 24, 2014

Adeline's Frozen Birthday Party

Adeline has told me since January that she wanted a Frozen birthday party.  I didn't really know where or what to do, so I looked into several options.  My brother-in-law suggested this really cute tea room in downtown Fayetteville, then I found that you can invite Elsa & Anna to your party at the tea room.  Perfect!

It was our first "girls only" party, but that's what she wanted, and I'm sure no little boys would have enjoyed a Frozen tea party.

I found this cake idea on Pinterest and took it to my favorite cake shop (Shelby Lynn's) along with the dolls.  They delivered delicious perfection, as always!

The sweet, beautiful birthday girl!

Elsa & Anna arrived!

They read a story...

Posed for pictures...

Taught them how to drink tea like princesses...

We had cake...

The grown-ups enjoying the show....

They had a sing-along...

And they presented the birthday girl with a tiara.

And we took a few more pictures when the party was over.

It was such a fun party!  I think it met every requirement my little princess wanted in her fifth birthday party.

Happy Birthday to Adeline!

I cannot believe I have a FIVE year old!  Seriously.  How did that happen?

Five is such a fun age.  I'm really loving it.  She's so grown up, but still loves her momma and wants to be cuddled and snuggled.  

We greeted her that morning with the usual birthday balloons, of course.

She was a little embarrassed to be sung to first thing in the morning.

Then, we immediately opened presents, because it was a Saturday so Daddy was home!

Annabel got her a Frozen book with little plastic figurines to play with.

Mommy & Daddy got her the full Sleeping Beauty cast of Barbie dolls.

And an Elsa dress-up/nightgown.

Then it was time for her birthday party, but that's a separate post....

That night, Shane, Juliet, Murry, Tiny, Big T, Nana, & Happy all came over for dinner.  Adeline had requested lasagna, so I made two since everyone was in town for her party.

Aunt Juliet helped her color a puzzle that her teacher had given her.

Posing with her birthday supper.

And we sang again and blew out a candle again, of course!

Annabel, Murry, and Adeline changed dress-up clothes a hundred times throughout the evening.

And we also sang to Murry, because her birthday is the day after Adeline's.  It was such a fun time with family.

Celebrating Adeline's Birthday at School

Adeline's birthday was on a Saturday this year, so I wanted to send a little something to school with her on that Friday before so she could celebrate in class.  After I'd ordered the cookies, I found out that they just do one celebration per month for all the birthdays that month.  Oops!  However, there was only one other November birthday in her class, and his mom was super sweet and was able to bring some juice boxes and donuts for the kids, since it was too late for me to change the pink & purple cookie order.

Tiny made her a birthday spirit shirt to wear that Friday and I'd found these cute cupcake leggings a while back.  Perfect!

I'm so glad she got to celebrate with her friend, Beckham.  Her teacher had told me a while back that she and Beckham were the best of friends.

Beckham's mom even sent candles for them.

Then a week or so after her birthday, the school celebrated all the November birthdays during chapel that morning.  Her teacher sent me this picture.

I'm so thankful for sweet teachers and sweet friends and a great school!

Early November

November has been a busy month, so I'm going to break it up into several posts.

Whitt should never ever feel like he's unloved.  Someone is in his face at all times.  I love how much they love him.

I told her she better hold him as much as she can now because it won't be long before he's bigger than her.

We've spent several days at home just looking at books and crafting.

And we worked on Adeline writing her letter "N"s the correct way.

We did some back porch swinging.

Whitt got himself stuck under the ottoman.  He was ticked off, but of course I took a picture first.

Adeline is at such a fun age of wanting to color, draw, play school all the time.  I can't believe how much she's grown up just in the past few months!

One of the saddest, most exhausting things since I became a mom happened this month.  Whitt got horrible diarrhea, which went right along with HORRIBLE diaper rash.  I'm talking, raw, bleeding, holes in his poor little bottom.  I got so much advice from so many people, but the thing that ended up working was coconut oil.  Virgin, organic coconut oil.  Not even kidding.  Once I started using it, I could tell improvement at every single diaper change.  It was quite miraculous.  I'd tried so many other things.  I tried expensive diaper creams, creams from a compounding pharmacy, prescription creams, keeping him naked and letting it air out...the list goes on and on.  My washing machine never stopped running for over a week.  I'm telling you, I felt completely helpless.  Thank the good Lord, for coconut oil!

Poor little guy took so many baths, because it hurt for me to wipe him, even with a wash cloth.  So I'd just rinse him off in the tub almost every time he pooped...which was about ten times a day.

And here are my girls, grazing for food just ten minutes after eating breakfast.  I seriously need a lock on my fridge and my pantry.

Soaking his poor bottom in the sink.

Pitiful little face.  He was quite miserable.

But he got lots of loving from everyone here.

One morning it was around 20 degrees and I had to wake Annabel up to take Adeline to school.  She was not excited about getting out in the cold weather, but at least she got to wear this cute hat her Tiny made.

And Annabel has become completely obsessed with puzzles.  She can work a 48 piece jigsaw puzzle completely by herself.  And if you try to help her, she pushes your hand away or takes apart the pieces you did.

Whitt thinks it's funny to ride on his daddy's shoulders, and even funnier to chase Tulip around the house.