Wednesday, June 9, 2010

{Just Keep Swimming}

Luke, my nephew, has always loved the water so when we started talking about opening the pool for the summer, I couldn’t wait to see how he would be when we put him in the pool. I think the following pictures speak for themselves.

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What do you think? Do you think the pool was a hit?


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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

{A Treasure Hunt}

The Minnie Mouse Birthday Extravaganza continues!

When thinking about what we were going to get little missy for her birthday, James came up with the great idea of sending her on a treasure hunt! You see, here lately, Emma is always talking about going on an adventure. She loves walking around outside with me when I have my camera and trying to find things for me to photograph.

After much thought, we decided a simple map would be better than trying to come up with clues for a 5 year old so James set out to create the treasure map. In case you didn’t know, James is also very creative (he’s an artiste) so the map wasn’t just a simple little sketched out map. Ooooh no! He made the most awesome treasure map!

Treasure-MapThe flashlight & map were her first gifts to get her started on her hunt for the big final gift.

As you can see on the map, her first stop was their car where a set of binoculars was waiting for her.

The next stop was the refrigerator where a hid a Dora thermos.
After the refrigerator, it was off to the flower bed where we hid a net. That little boy is Tyler, the son of a friend of the family. The two of them are only a few months apart….I think their families have them betrothed. LOL
The two of them checked the map one more time to find out that they were off to Luke’s closet (Luke is her little brother, my nephew) where we had a magnifying glass.

After the magnifying glass, her last stop was the final gift. I didn’t get a good picture of her looking under her bed because she was just too excited and moving way too fast!

Here she is opening the big gift from us which was pillows and wall decor for her newly decorated zebra & hot pink room (yes, the 5 year old requested this stuff for her birthday). 


So there you have it. Sorry the pictures weren’t that great. As I said earlier, she was so excited and moving so fast that I had a hard time getting my settings on my camera changed each time we went from inside to outside and room to room.


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Monday, June 7, 2010

{Birthday Girl}

Hey there! Did everyone have a good weekend? Ours was full with lots of swimming and a birthday party! Speaking of birthday party, I promised some pictures of the birthday girl, didn’t I?  ;)

Before the party started, I arrived early to take some pics of the party girl. There was also an ulterior motive for the photo shoot….we had to prepare her present from HeHe & Uncle James (That’s what she calls us). But that is for another post. Today it’s birthday pics!


This last one is just a snapshot right before she opened her presents. When she saw me pointing the camera at her she told one of her friends, who was trying to talk to her, “Just a minute! I’m getting my picture taken.” Then she did this pose. She’s such a DIVA! LOL


Hope everyone has a great week!


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Sunday, June 6, 2010

{Minnie Mouse Extravaganza}

Ever since we went to Disneyland last October, my niece has been obsessed with Minnie Mouse. When we asked her what she wanted to do for her Birthday, she said, “I want a Minnie Mouse party!”

Ask, and ye shall receive.  My sister and I are DIY kind of people so we immediately started researching what all we could do.  Emma’s birthday was actually last Tuesday but her party was yesterday.  The following pictures are what we came up with as far as decorations.



Be sure to check back tomorrow because I’ll have pictures of the birthday girl in her birthday outfit.

Hope everyone had a good weekend!


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