Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Clyde's Birthday Dinner

Clyde went a little off course this year, and picked Red Lobster for his birthday dinner.  And it was YUMMY!!

While we waited for our food, Clyde opened presents!

Thanks Rita and Allen!!

From Nana...

From Sherry & David...

Then they gave them all a joint present.... gift card to Cumberland County Playhouse!!  Yay!!

From Lucy.  I decided to put up the picture of her card instead of her gift, because I love that she colored skylanders that he loves on it for him.  But she also bought him a little electronic sound effect maker ;)

From Iris....again, I chose the awesome card picture, but she also bought him a couple of skylanders.

Nena and Papa, and Stephen and I both did the same thing and gave him a big bag full of skylanders.  So he just delightedly dove through them.  Here he is with the one he was MOST excited about!  The Chaos trap!!  :)

Fun family shots with the birthday boy!!

 Fun for all with our boy!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Lucy's 14th Birthday Party

For her 14th birthday, Lucy wanted me to surprise her with a cake...I was just supposed to pick which cartoon character I thought she would like best and invite her friends to join her at one of Mrs E's historical dances.  

Cake got baked and frosted...

Girls got ready...thankful for pantelets since you must hike up your hoop to tie your shoes. :)

this was Iris's first OFFICIAL dance, since she's finally in colonial girls :)

And off to dance we went....

We got home, fed everyone some more, and they watched 'Mom's Night Out.'

Then we crammed a small living room full of sleeping girls!!

The next morning, by the time Stephen and I got up, Meg and Ellie had already cooked everyone breakfast!

We pulled out crafts that they were going to make for their 18" dolls, and I didn't even have to help!  They just crafted away!

mini laundry baskets, jump ropes and lamps...

bird houses...

 terrariums and pets...

Group shot!  Sweet girls!!

 Birthday girl!!

Then they watched Captain America; Winter Soldier and the first part of Beauty and the Beast, before we finally had to take them all home!!  They were splendid girls!!  I couldn't have asked for a sweeter, more loving and fun group!!

Happy 14th to my sweet Lucy!  I just LOOOOOVE you SOOOOOOO much!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lucy & Iris's Birthday Dinner

Our sweet girls decided they wanted to have a joint birthday dinner at the American Girl store again this year.  This secretly always makes me very happy, because it makes them seem more little and I LOVE the food!  Also, the little girl inside me loves looking at all the tiny things and seeing what they pick out.

They did some window shopping first while waiting for our lunch reservations.

Then we and our dolls were seated...

After we ordered our food (they're always very allergy friendly) the girls began opening presents...

THANK YOU Rita and Allen!!!

From Nena and Papa!!

Clyde got beading stuff for Lu and a skylander for Iris...

Sherry & David gave them each money, and a mysterious promise of a joint present coming soon.

From Mommy and Daddy, Skylanders and money for Iris, and beads and organ lessons for Lu.

Then dinner...

What they bought...

Lu bought a crockpot and food set, another food set that came with Blockus for dolls (really works and all these items except a pizza are on the table), this lovely denim & pink outfit you see Josephina modeling.  Lucy and I had a MARVELOUS time setting these pics up! :D

AND Josephina's writing set (includes little doll, notebooks, journal, quill&ink, and candlestick).  

But even though she bought quite a bit, she was careful and didn't spend all her money.

Iris got the guitar set, the flute set, and the ducky bathrobe that Octavia is wearing.

She, also,was careful and came home with birthday money!

We all had so much fun celebrating our girls and are so thankful for another delightful year with them!!!