Where does the time go? I can’t believe we are celebrating my precious Nadya’s 6th birthday! The birthday fairy has been leaving little surprises through out the week, but the real celebration started on Saturday. We kicked the fun off with Birthday Pancakes sans the super sweet glaze and scrambled eggs.
Then it was time to get dressed and install pigtails on a sweet little sister (no easy task!).
A drive and short nap later – let the fun begin!
I put the finishing touches on the cake centerpieces, my take on her requested Sugar Rush from Wreck-It Ralph:
A little snack:
And then it was time for cake!
Don’t forget the ice cream!
A few more rides and the day was complete! We saved the fabulous gifts for Sunday as that’s her actual big day. Our friend and her former Sunday School teacher, Tanya, surprised her with cupcakes at Sunday School – complete with Sugar Rush characters!
A little furry playtime:
And the long-awaited gift unwrapping commenced…with some help from a certain little sister:
Another amazing year with my precious girl! I am so blessed to be her Mommy! Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us – both near and far!
Man it is dusty around here! I had great intentions regarding more regular updates, but life has a way of happening despite my best-laid plans! Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to write about since I had been focusing on paper crafting and digital scrapbooking when I started my blog and bought my domain. With the arrival of our second sweet daughter and commencing to homeschool my oldest (I can’t believe she is school age, but that is another story) I found my crafting/creative time in short supply as well as feeling uncertain as to what I should be writing about… Enter my friend Holly, who has just started her foray into the blogosphere, whose very first post spurred me to bring in the virtual swiffer and put fingers to keyboard. She mentioned not tying herself to one particular topic or theme and in the words of Gru, “Lightbulb”! I am not just a crafter or digi-scrapper or homeschooler or mom or wife… I am all of these and more, so I shouldn’t pigeon-hole myself into a specific genre or cater to a single audience – so thank you Holly, for reminding me that it is ok to be multifaceted and probably makes reading a heck of a lot more interesting too!
My daughter has started asking about painting lessons again – this time she wants to know more about watercolor. Sometimes finding an instructor that will take on a kindergartener can be challenging and expensive! So, I’m going to let her play around with the Learn to Paint kits from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff – and being the bargain-hunter that I try to be, I thought I’d share that the Learn to Paint kits, along with the rest of Lindsay’s store, are on-sale – 40% off through Sunday at My Grafico. Here are a few products you might enjoy:
Have a fabulous day!