Monday, September 30, 2013

Sadie's Fairy Birthday Party

Oh boy! I was probably almost as excited as Sadie to have her first friend birthday party. It was cute the list she made of who to invite...it came down to her play group friends (her birthday even fell on play group day) and a few others. 7 little girls in all. They got fairy wings and a halo as soon as they walked in the door. They colored a Tinkerbell picture while I made their wands. We played "Pin the Fairy" in Sadie's hands on a picture I blew up of her from her Fairy Photo Shoot. Then, we went on a treasure hunt finding fairies all along the way. It was nice because I told them they had to be quiet or they would scare the fairies away. It worked! Instead of the running around to find clues they tip-toed and were quiet. In the end, we found fairy dust (glitter) and threw it all around...yes, we were outside. :) After that, we had cake and presents. It worked out pretty well even though I was exhausted afterward. I tried getting my mom to come help me but it didn't work out. It was fine though. So fun!


A friend walked by and was making fun of me for taking all the pictures with my phone. It was just too hard to lug my big camera around while chasing seven 3 and 4 year olds!

I made flower cupcakes. The petals were made out of marshmallows.


Easton was at co-op during the party (thank goodness!) so when he came home he got a cupcake.

And her lovely cake we made for the family party that night. More marshmallow flowers!
And now pictures from her family party. Remind me to never have Shawn take pictures on his phone. I was filming and he took pictures. Ugh. Not good.


  She got a doll that she really wanted and Grandma gave her doll clothes.

 Fun birthday for my 4 year old!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sadie's Fairy Photo Session

My beautiful girl is 4 years old now! Let's see...what are the things she's doing and her likes...
-She has always been super happy and cheerful. She puts a smile on anyone's face! Just recently, she has been answering the phone (I really need to teach her phone etiquette). Well, this particular time I was in the shower when she answered it. She was giving it to me and I just hung it up cuz I was still showering. After I got out, the phone rang again and I answered it. The lady on the other end was laughing. She asked how old my daughter was and that she had such a fun conversation with her that it made her day. She would say, "Actually, my mom is here. Actually, she's in the shower." The lady just thought it was so cute that she was saying actually so much. We must say that a lot.
-She LOVES dance! And I must say, she is VERY cute when she dances.
-She has been speaking much better lately. I think she is getting caught up to the other kids in her speech.
-She loves to play with Cambree and her friends. Usually Cambree is so nice and lets her play...sometimes she goes to Cambree's friend's houses too.
-Her favorite movies are the Barbie movies. That's about all she watches when she gets to watch a movie.
-She is very savvy with the computer and the iTouch/iPhone. What kid isn't these days? She likes to play preschool and princess games on it.
-She has many friends and always likes to play! It's nice to have a play date and they just play so well that I get lots of work done. Although, in Sunbeams she is one of my worst Sunbeams because she doesn't stop talking to whoever she sits by.
-Sadie is so independent. One of the phrases she says many times a day is, "I do it myself."
-She likes making us laugh by doing all sorts of funny faces (as shown in the bloopers below).
-She is a great big sister to Easton. They are getting to be good buds.

I was wondering what kind of photo shoot I would do for her and then we started planning her birthday party and it was going to be fairies. It still didn't come to me until about 2 weeks before her party. She could dress up as a fairy and I could Photoshop a fairy into some of the photos! Shawn also came and helped her smile and came up with good ideas of where to look at the pretend fairy. No way am I a professional, but it was fun to play! I guess I did a good job because when Sadie saw the pictures she said, "I don't remember her!" So cute.

 And a few fun bloopers. She really knows how to pull faces.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Holla!! The Color Run!!!

So this was one of the funnest things I've ever done! The Color Run. The Happiest 5K on Earth. I was hoping to get a big group to go with me but it ended up just being my friend and my mom. But then my friend had something come up and couldn't go and asked if I knew of anyone that wanted to go. So I asked BFF Nicole and she could come! I've never run a 5K and was a little nervous not knowing what to expect. Shawn and the kids came up to Salt Lake to cheer us on. He dropped me off and I went to find my team. We met up and got in line to start the race. There was probably 5,000 people in the race so they broke it up in heats to start. They had music and were throwing out free items. It was already a party! We started the race and a guy came by already all purple and commented that we were too white and slapped a purple hand on Nicole's back. We all wanted a hand on our backs...he was nice to oblige.
Getting ready for the race. This is my game-face. ;)

Here are all the kids waiting for their moms! Mine and Nicole's families. That's 8 kids!


The first color station! Purple! There were 6 color stations that you would run through. That was actually the only part we really ran. Most people walk and we walked. I was hoping to run it but its ok that we walked. Purple, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Green, and Blue. They just blow some color on you as you go by with the music blasting.
Pink station where all the kids waited for us.
Nicole and I laid down on the pink ground. We were too white still.


Done with the race! (I had to take these pictures with my phone through a plastic bag...it gave it a nice effect.) We partied with everyone throwing more color and dancing away! We got colorful!
I love that I got to do this with my mom! She's the coolest!
I thought our hands looked cool...L-R: Nicole, Me, mom
Our cute cheering squad!
Shawn did not find this attractive at all. He's not in to getting messy.
The partay! I guess we photo-bombed each other (meaning the purple shirt photographer).

After 2 weeks I still had purple color in my hair!! It was only really noticeable when I wore it down...but yep, there it is! I actually didn't mind too much. :) So. much. fun.