Thursday, August 16, 2012

Virginia [Family Trip]

This is their reaction to the Jamestown Settlement

So a few weeks ago I was in Virginia with my family.

We spent much of our time at Busch Gardens, occasional historical sites (which as you can see, my siblings SO enjoyed), and one day at the beach. Oh, and we went sea fishing! I ended up catching the most fish of my family at 4 - they weren't biting too well that night. 

It was quite hot in Virginia, and as a winter baby I prefer temperatures that you can live in. Also, my mom's car's air conditioning broke shortly after we got down there. Hello 9.5 hour drive home drenched in sweat!

But we made it home in one piece.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Party of Parties: A Fairy Party for My Little Sister

(Photography by MB)

Oh my goodness, what I do for that kid!

This is my little sister's Fairy-themed (early, because she doesn't turn 11 until september) birthday party. 

The table was covered with paper so that the girls could color on it.
The food was all homemade except for the shortbread fingers.

The wildflower seeds were later paired with their craft - decorating flower pots. And let me tell you, those girls went insane with the glitter, which was precisely why glitter was high on my list of things to get. There was also a treasure hunt, pool swimming, and other outdoor games.

I did all but make the cake (which my mom did splendidly). I really enjoyed getting down to the details in my planning and decorating of this party. One of my goals was to create an atmosphere, if it hadn't been cloudy with slight rain, I would have loved to have it outside, but I think I met that goal well enough indoors.

My little sister was a very happy girl!
This party was a success!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Vermont 2012

I kept telling you guys I'd be making a video of my trip to VT.

It really was a wonderful trip and I'm so happy I now have this so I can watch it when I'm missing the green mountain state and my wonderful friends there.