Happy Birthday, Scarlett!
She is 4 years old today.
So happy to have had our fun, chatty, polite, helpful, confident, creative, hilarious girl with us for the past four years. Looking forward to another year of great memories!
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there, and especially to Tom, our favorite Dad!
I didn’t get to pull together a whole celebration this year, considering we have a 2 day old baby, but I did get some cute t-shirts from Old Navy that were a hit.
We also made Tom “King for a Day,” and he got King Sized Candy Bars and Burger King for Lunch. Plus some T-shirts that we called “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Not much, but still fun. It was nice to show Tom that we love and appreciate him, and having Jude here with us was a pretty nice gift!
We are proud to announce the arrival of Jude Sebastian Andrew, born Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:02pm. He weighed 8lbs 14 oz and measured 21.5 inches long.
His face is a bit bruised from the birth experience, but otherwise he is doing great! We are so happy he is finally here with us. What a great addition to our family!
As a fan of Sleeping Beauty, Scarlett was begging to see Maleficent this weekend. We went today, and everyone really enjoyed it. It was a little scary for the kids right near the end, but overall, it was fine. I’m glad we went.
I’ll be trying to pull together a Maleficent-themed dinner this week in honor of the movie.
I’ve been meaning to do a Frozen themed dinner for a few months, now. Finally, I got around to it on Sunday.
I sort of combined somethings from the movie that the characters liked to eat and some items that were inspired by the movie in general.
Sandwiches were in honor of Hans and Anna’s song. I made Peanut Butter and Fluff since the white marshmallow was kind of snowy.
The blue cupcakes with white frosting were a yummy dessert and ice cold blue Gatorade worked well for a themed drink. The leftover Valentine’s Day chocolates were fun, too. I think both Anna and Elsa would’ve enjoyed them!
Scarlett got a Disney Frozen My Busy Book for Christmas. It came with a bunch of small characters that were good for a Frozen themed sensory bin.
I used salt to make a snow-looking base, and added some snowflake charms. I think it looked very pretty!
Scarlett has been obsessed with Frozen for months, so she enjoyed this. She mostly buried the characters in the salt. I forgot to take pictures, but she had a good time.
While we were visiting Massachusetts, my mom took us to Jordan’s Furniture to visit The Enchanted Village, an exhibit of vintage holiday window displays seen in Boston in the 1960’s and 70’s.
Everything was mechanical and magically moved, bringing the holiday scenes to life. The kids were fascinated.
After the nostalgic trip through Enchanted Village, we went over to Enchanted Ice, an indoor skating rink on artificial ice.
Luke and Scarlett had never been ice skating before, so it was an experience. Tom and my sister, Amanda, were a big help keeping them on their feet!
Scarlett wasn’t a big fan, but Luke lasted the whole session.
This is a great place to visit for the Holidays. Jordan’s Furniture is always so fun! The kids ended up falling asleep during dinner, so I think they had fun, too.
Our Christmas continued this week with my extended family in Massachusetts.
Even better, we got to spend time with people we love, but don’t get to see very much.
It was a fun time and I’m so glad we got to go. We don’t get to visit enough!