Saturday, February 18, 2012


Celebrated Violet's 4th birthday with school friends, family and neighbor family. We'll do this all over again in two weeks for her actual birthday with family.

I spent the day friday icing all the cupcakes and mini cake.

Not to bad for my first attempt at making fondat. I'll know more next time.

Treats and gifts for our friends.

Yes...she had the hat too. Insisted on it. She waited patiently for about half an hour till her friends arrived. She's singing a Meet Me in StL in this pic. Silly girl!

A little overwhelmed at first.

Princess Chris ;)

We had 15 kids making pizzas. Probably not the best activity when the birthday girl is wearing all white. Didn't drop one bit of sauce or cupcake on her dress.

I think this is my favorite pic. She was getting tired at this point.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Now to decide which one's for Easter.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Candy from school.

We got Daddy an Adventure Time tshirt and framed photos for work.

Every night before bed, for the last few weeks, Violet and I have been practicing writing letters. She likes to spell words she sees or asks how a word is spelled. She's at the point now where you can spell the word out to her, slowly of course, and she'll write it out. She no longer needs to see the letter to write it. The only letters she's having trouble with are k and y.
So we decided to make Daddy a Valentine with pictures and frame it.

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Chris and Violet got me a new camera bag so I don't have to haul my big backpack one around. This will be much nicer to carry around at the wedding in July.

Fancy inside!

Fun box it came in.

Magnetic wood dress up doll from Grandma Fabsits.

We got her some plush Disney princesses from the Disney Store.

I made her a fleece blanket too. This is one of those "no sew" blanket kits you can buy at Joann's but I decided to sew it together rather than tie the ends. I sewed around two of the borders and around the princesses in the middle.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Crazy heart braid!

Snow White candy box. Two of Violet's favorite things in one package.

Is eating one right now. :)
Last years valentine's day dress still fits. However a bit shorter.