Sunday, May 9, 2010


Three-year-old birthdays just might be my favorite. And this just might be my favorite cake that Steph has given us.
Holly insisted on a spider cake. Every time we would ask her what she wanted, she would always say a spider cake. Finally, after listing off every springtime thing I could think of she was also happy with the idea of a rainbow cake. Steph combined the two of them beautifully, and though the young party guest might have been a bit disturbed (spiders do NOT belong on rainbows), Holly could not have been happier with the outcome.
Three-year-olds LOVE blowing out candles. So stinken' cute!
And mini cupcakes were the all time best thing for a party with little ones.
We turned playgroup into a party. We played duck, duck goose. They didn't get it but had fun. Ring-around-the-rosies was the all time favorite.
And we used Holly's new bubble blowing machine and sidewalk chalk.
Don't worry parents, this picture was taken after your children were safely taken home. I try to keep other children out of the street. My children, however, think they own the street. The beauty of living at the end of the cul-de-sac. They had drawn their own home, complete with bedrooms. I only got nervous when I would look out and see them laying in the middle of the road. Not safe. But cute!
Holly partied for two days. On her actual birthday Steph made more treats, we opened more presents, and went to get ice cream.
It was .31 cent day at Baskin Robbins so we stood outside in the cold to get into BR for our cheap ice cream. I figured one scoop was plenty for Holly but when she saw that everyone else was getting two scoops, she broke down. And because it was her birthday she got whatever she wanted. Does it get any better than this?!
I asked her how old she was over and over just so I could see this grin and these three little fingers.
I love you Holly!


This might explain why I'm having a hard time losing those extra pounds. Good thing it's worth it!

Girl Time

Hard to imagine that in a few short months these two will be separated. I will miss both the good and bad of this duo. They really are a delight.


I realize that I am WAY behind with this post but I wanted to get it up there anyway.

Mostly just so I can get this picture out into the world. This is what the kids came up with after getting both goggles and jelly beans from the Easter Bunny. They spent the rest of the day with Jelly Bean Goggles on.