Thursday, October 5, 2017

Life Lately

We have been working on our fall bucket list and trying to usher in the season with some fun activities.  Fall is one of my favorite times of year and the girls love getting ready for Halloween and doing all the "fall things" as they put it. 

Since Elizabeth is in school this year, we have been doing fun things on the weekends and a few things after school here and there.  Here's a look at life lately:

 The girls made apple pie with the apples they picked
I peeled the apples and they did all the rest :)
They are mixing up all the ingredients before I added the apples

 They put the filling in

 We put the crust on

Finished product!

The girls loved Idlewild so much the past two summers that we thought we would try the Six Flags season pass and see how they like it.
  We bought season passes during the Six Flags sale over Labor Day Weekend.
The passes are good for the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018 at any Six Flags Park.
We went on Saturday and enjoyed the daytime events of Fright Fest.

 Caroline and I rode a few rides while Ben took Elizabeth to a roller coaster.

 Do you see Elizabeth?

 On a train

 Me and my guy :)

 The girls had a blast at Six Flags!
Elizabeth is tall enough to ride almost all the rides and Caroline can ride all of the kid rides and a few adult rides as well.  We spent about four hours at the park and had a great afternoon!
Elizabeth and I even rode the highest ride- Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth
(I was trying really, really hard to not freak out, Elizabeth LOVED it)

  Caroline had her three-year-old well visit on Monday.
She got a flu shot and had a blood draw for food allergy testing.
She got lots of stickers and a happy meal after all that :)

 Tuesday night we were going to head to the Chick-Fil-A kids club paint a pumpkin event.
I came downstairs to find this.
We did not make it to CFA. :(

 I was so made.
Luckily, make-up remover got almost all of it off.

This is Caroline before nap time on Wednesday.
Look how long her hair is!!! Oh my goodness!
She is getting so big!  Where did my baby go???

Happy Thursday y'all!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Caroline's 3rd birthday!

Caroline's 3rd birthday was last Tuesday!

We had a great time celebrating Caroline ALL day!

We gave Caroline the choice of having a party or going to Disney on Ice and she picked Disney on Ice.  We had a blast enjoying her actual birthday and then her "party" at Disney on Ice Sunday afternoon. 

Caroline has been obsessed with Trolls since Layla's troll birthday in July and she requested a troll birthday for her family party.

Here's a look at all the birthday fun:

The night before her birthday I set the table for her birthday breakfast.

Birthday banner (from Amazon)

She got a Poppy doll (from Walmart)
And the plates, napkins, cups, and mystery grab bag were all from Walmart
The celebrate lights are from Target

Ben wrapped all the presents while I set-up the table :)

Birthday morning!  
Elizabeth is hugging a 3-year-old Caroline!

Three looks good
(and a little blurry ;) )

Checking out her seat

She loves Princess Poppy

I got each girl a little Trolls mystery bag
We didn't do goody bags because she didn't have a party so I thought this would be a nice treat.

Elizabeth got Creek and Caroline got Biggie

Birthday breakfast!

Sprinkle doughnuts!


Funfetti muffins/mini cakes


It was a school day so Caroline went to Chuck E. Cheese with Mommy and Dad!
She rode all the rides/ played all the games/ had the best time
Caroline won a bunch of tickets and enjoyed picking out prizes all by herself.

Feed the dog :)

Air hockey

After Elizabeth got home from school, we celebrated with cake and presents.

Caroline's three-year-old troll birthday cake!
(she picked out the candle that lights up)

She was so excited!!

Singing Happy birthday and blowing out the candles!

Time to eat cake! :)

Then it was time for presents!

Thank you Stacy and Paul and Emmie, Ellie, Ruthie, and JP for the Trolls!

Thank you Aunt Barb for the gift card!

Thank you Gramps, Na Na, and Pap Pap for the thought gifts!

Thank you Uncle Andy, Aunt Lolly, and Annalise for the princess game and stickers!

After presents we went out to dinner at Caroline's favorite place- Moe's!
She had a burrito bowl and ate almost every single bite. :)

We enjoyed of every minute on Tuesday of celebrating Caroline.
Happy birthday sweet girl!!

Then on Sunday we celebrated again with Disney on Ice!

 Before the show, trying to get two girls smiling

 We tried :)

 I think my favorite Disney Song is Be Our Guest
So I snapped this picture during that part of the show :)

 Elsa doing her thing

 End of the show
Caroline was mesmerized

 Post-show selfie

 Again we tried...
 Love these girlies

 Elizabeth kept trying to block Caroline

 Yeah, we all had a great time ;)

We had a great time at Disney on Ice!
Happy birthday Caroline!

Happy Monday y'all!