Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hanna's 6th birthday party

I took Hanna's birthday invitation to Publix and they printed it on the cake. Love.
Getting ready to paint ornaments.
Hanna picked a christmas tree.
This picture cracks me up! She is a really sweet friend from Hanna's class and I love her momma! But she will not smile!
Harry playing his guitar. Love this kid. He and Hanna are the "bestest" buds.
So proud of her tree!
Lucas with his cowboy boot ornament.
Our neighbor Megan.
Our sweet friend and neighbor Ella.
Haley and her gray-ish christmas tree.
Haley's "boyfriend" Coop.
Singing happy birthday to the birthday girl!
She is such a big girl!
Hanna and Haley had a great time with all their friends at the party. And I love that it was not at my house this year!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Down on the farm!

Haley loved the tire swings.
This is as close as Haley got to riding a horse.
After riding with Kris, Hanna wanted to go again by herself. I was so proud of her!

We went to our neighbor Richie's birthday party over the weekend. It was on a farm just down the road. They have rodeos periodically and sell their own organic beef. It was a beautiful day to be outside. The girls had a lot of fun running around and playing with friends. After horseback riding and pizza we all went on a hay ride around the farm then back to have birthday cake. So glad we are getting some use out of these cowgirl boots!

Monday, October 31, 2011

More treats!

Introducing Strawberry Shortcake and the roughest, toughest cowgirl in TN.....with her pink horse, aptly named, cotton candy.
Looking for our first candy fix.

I love Haley's wig!!!! And after tonight, it's mine!

After we finished plundering for candy we came home, jammed up and watched The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. It isn't Halloween without it! I loved it as a kid and still do. I think the girls had just as much fun handing out candy the rest of the evening as they did trick or treating. Whew! I am officially Halloween'ed out.

Chardonnay Halloween party

Some special treats I made for the party.
Our white trash neighbors. ;-)
All of the ladies that dressed up for the occasion.
Cowgirl and cowboy costumes were all the rage this Halloween!
We had a couple they wouldn't get plenty of candy trick or treating.
We also had a mummy wrapping contest and witch's brew scavenger hunt. Hanna and Haley had a blast! Our cul-de-sac was in charge of the Halloween party and it was so much fun to plan. I have to say though, I am soooooooo glad it's over! Halloween party......CHECK!

Dress-up day at ballet

Haley was very serious and watched her instructor the whole time. I was quite proud.
Showing some of her dance moves.
Haley told me later that the pirate girl did not like her freckles.
Kind of a sad looking bunch aren't they? They look completely clueless. The pink/white girl on the far end cracked me up. Honest to goodness, she never moved but stared at her mom the entire time with her hand in her mouth. Her costume kept falling off which she never bothered to fix. It's always a relief when your child is the one participating the most!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Back-to-school bash

The Clovercroft PTO had a little soiree of sorts at the school Friday evening in celebration of "Pony Up" week a.k.a. spirit week. Jason came home early from work with a migraine so we went sans Daddy. We went to our neighbor's house for pizza beforehand so we could load up on cotton candy later. All Haley really wanted was popcorn but when I went to get her some they were all out so she got a bag of Cheetos instead.

We bounced in the jumpy house, ate cotton candy, played with friends and got faces painted pretty much in that order. The first three activities took up about 30 minutes of our time while face painting was for the duration of our stay. I thought when we got in line that the estimated time might possibly be 20-30 min and while I know that even seems like a long time, it would have been welcomed. It ended up being more like 45 min to an hour.

I don't even know what took so long but after standing there for 20 min minutes it was out of sheer stubbornness that I wouldn't budge until we got our damn faces painted. And by "we" I mean Hanna & Haley; although, I did think about getting the word SUCKER painted on my forehead. By that time Haley said she would have some cotton candy as she didn't want any before. By the time we left, the metal bins of spun sugar were all emptied out.

We came home, watched Rio and ate popcorn and admired our painted faces for as long as we could before bedtime.

Hanna and Ella
Hanna was delighted to see Harry. I hear about this little guy more than anyone else from school. They sit together in class and in the lunchroom. She loves him! but says he's just a friend. Could he be any cuter??
After cotton candy but before face painting.
Hanna took a picture of us while in line. Note the half-full water bottle in my was empty by the end and I was very uncomfortable.

I think it was totally worth the wait......the things we do for our kids.

Spirit week

Last week was spirit week at Hanna's school and I am pretty sure it was as much fun for me (if not more) than it was for Hanna. I have fond memories from my school days of twin day, school spirit day, farmer day, etc. There will be many more spirit weeks over the next 12 years but I want to preserve these sweet memories of kindergarten for Hanna and for myself. Hopefully one day we can look back on these pictures together when senior year rolls around and we're arguing over what she's going to wear for Lady Gaga day.......and we'll have a good laugh together!

Wear all green day
Hat day
Crazy socks day....thought I struck gold when I found this top at Target to wear with her skirt!
Cowboy/girl day
Dress your best day & picture day

Saturday, September 24, 2011