Thursday, January 22, 2015

Family Birthday

For her birthday dinner, Sarah Graves requested McDonald's. She loves their french fries and the indoor play area makes it a hit!

Lovie made her a cake and included some cute Frozen figurines that I found.

She had presents from her various grandparents and aunts to open!
She was happy to have a Frozen nightgown.

Gramma sent her a cute hat and mittens that feel very glamorous.

Nay and Olivia got in on the birthday actions!

She was very excited to come home and test out some of her new things. Gramma sent her vintage Barbie dresses that her grandmother made for her. Sarah Graves was so excited and hasn't wanted to stop playing yet!

Aaron and I surprised her with Frozen bedding and adding some wall decals in there. She was quite pleased!

She played hard with her new things and then happily climbed into bed. I think she had a big day celebrating and enjoyed herself quite a lot! Happy birthday to a beautiful girl inside and out.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sarah Graves!

I can hardly believe the day has arrived when my precious girl turns five!
She woke up to find that Rainbow Bobby had surprised her with a trip back and he decorated her chair for her birthday! Both kids were very excited to see the return of our elf!

 As a special treat, Aaron picked up doughnuts from Krispy Kreme for breakfast. Sarah Graves was excited, but I think Charlie was thrilled!

Sarah Graves had the good fortune of celebrating her birthday on the 100th day of school! She had to make a poster with 100 things on it, so we chose cupcakes! The poster reads, "How sweet it is! Sarah Graves is turning 5 on the 100th day of school!" Her class celebrated with 100th day of school crowns, and a treat of cupcakes and juice during snack!

As a side story, Sarah Graves asked to bake 100 cookies in honor of the 100th day. I reminded her that her school is very particular about outside food and I didn't think it was a good idea. She corrected me and said that she only wanted the cookies for her teachers because they are always being kind to others, but they don't every get anything. My heart melted and I relented and baked 100 snickerdoodles for these beloved teachers!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Play Date at the Museum

We were given a membership to the children's museum and a rainy Saturday was the perfect day to use it! It turned into an impromptu playdate when Sarah Graves' friends Sydney and Hank showed up completely unplanned! They were so happy to see each other and play.

The museum was a lot of fun with all sorts of things to play and touch. We look forward to going back.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Happy New Year!

We spent New Year's Eve at Lovie and Pops' house having a quiet little celebration. We ordered Chinese, played with kiddos, watched the Rock'n New Year's special, and relaxed.

Sarah Graves loved dancing to the music and seeing the people sing!

Staying up until midnight proved to be a challenge!

We rang in the new year with a champagnet/sparkling cranberry drink toast and these balloon things that Jeanne' found that you blow up and they kind of go crazy sputtering around when you let them go! We were really crazy and let the kids stay up for it!

Happy 2015!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My New Niece!

I just had to share this cute picture of my new niece, Olivia Claire! As Sarah Graves says, she's adorbs!

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

We also went to see the holiday lights at the Botanical Gardens. We went last year and thought they were amazing, so we wanted to share it with Grandaddy and MiMi. 

It is a popular event and even though we purchased tickets ahead of time, we had to wait to get in. It turned out to be a great photo op!

 I think the kids enjoyed the rainy evening and the chance to splash around in rain boots with umbrellas just as much as they liked the holiday lights!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Christmas in the Park

Christmas night, Grandaddy and MiMi arrived to celebrate the holiday with us. We were all executed to see them and enjoy a few days together. Friday was pretty relaxed. We exchanged gifts with them, watched Louisiana Tech win their bowl game, and let the kids enjoy their new toys all day.

Of course, they didn't care how chilly it was outside, they wanted to play with their new play-dough sets!

That evening, we saw the lights at Centennial Olympic park and enjoyed dinner down there.

She was so excited to wear her new Elsa hat and gloves!