Friday, June 3, 2011

Pinkalicous Party for Sophie

Sophie turned 5 last week and she got to have her very first friend birthday party.  It was really fun and we decided to call it a "Pinkalicious" party.  The book Pinkalicious is one of Sophie's all-time favorites--a story about a girl who despite her parent's refusal, eats too many pink cupcakes and actually turns pink. (I love reading this with her.  She squeals with delight every time).

Last year for Lauren's 9th birthday, we did a similar party theme.  I made aprons for all 11 of her friends and although it was really fun, it was a lot of work for me.  So much work that I vowed I would never do that again, but low and behold, I found myself trying not to curse on my sewing machine doing the exact same thing this year for Sophie's party!!  This time however, was much easier.

We started the party with Lauren reading the story to the girls.

We played a little freeze dance and then "Pin the Cupcake on Sophie."  I had a photo of her blown up at Staples and the kids took turns sticking the cupcake on Sophie's mouth.  It was really fun.

Then it was time to decorate cupcakes...well okay, this year I simplified and had the girls decorate sugar cookies instead of jumbo cupcakes.  They loved it and the cookies all turned out so cute.

What girl party is complete without a little face painting?

It was a really fun party.  The stress level was low...probably because only 4 friends showed much for RSVPs.  Sophie loved every second of it and she felt like a princess, so mission accomplished.  Lauren was a life saver and she was there every step of the way to make sure that the girls were having fun.

Overall, it was Pinkalicious Perfection.  Happy Birthday Sophie!!! xoxo

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Winter in Denver was dreamy.  Perfectly blue skies and mild temperatures everyday.  Spring on the other hand has been weird and sporadic.  We have been in and out of coats and shorts.  Memorial Day this year was no different.  The temperatures were in the low 60s and swimming was out of the question, so we did the next best thing, we headed for the mountains.

We hiked to a beautiful waterfall just outside of Boulder.  It was so beautiful and we were all shocked at the power of the water coming down.  It was spectacular.


On our way home, we stopped in Boulder at a Memorial Day Fair.  It was a charming little fair with a handful of carnival rides and plenty of vendors selling corn dogs and cotton candy.  (Being that it was Boulder, there were also plenty of hemp tattoos, hippies and dread locks).  

We soaked up the environment and the kids enjoyed a few of the rides. It was a beautiful evening in the mountains.

Now, will someone please remind "Mother Nature" that it is time for summer?  I am done with coats and am ready for the sunblock and hot days at the pool. Please??
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