Sunday, August 31
Later we found a cupcake shoppe. I knew there was one downtown but I never knew where it was. We stopped in and picked out some cupcakes.
Princess A picked the chocolate cupcake with mint butter cream frosting. Princess G wanted "Vanilla, Vanilla!!" The frosting is almost taller than the cupcake!
Princess A finished everything but a small bite of frosting (she wanted to bring it home!). Princess G made a good dent in the frosting and had a small nibble of cupcake when she informed me she was full. We brought it home and they shared the cupcake, with the extra mint frosting on top, for dessert.
Saturday, August 30
Princess G loved the helicopter ride.
The long line for the roller coaster.
Together on the roller coaster. Princess A told Princess G "I'll hold your hand if you get scared."
As we were leaving they got balloons and clown nose stickers from the fire department. Fun day but next year we might skip the rides, the lines were really long.
Friday, August 29
They came into my room asking me to open their lotions as "We just remembered we can't go to sleep until we put lotion on, Mommy!" Of course they still are not going to bed. I think I hear some jumping!!
Wednesday, August 27
Princess G wanted a ride too, so off they went. Princess A did quite well except when she tried to turn the pretend radio on. She would lean over to turn the radio on, run into the sidewalk, and forget to take her foot off the gas. Of course they both want one for Christmas but I told her it is to big to fit in Santa's sack.
Eleven years from now this scene will be repeated but with a real car, not a pink one!! My DH husband will be a nervous wreck the whole time. I just hope they are still the best of friends.
Tuesday, August 26
Daddy was in charge of Princess G's haircut and left it a little longer than I would have. He loves long hair on her girls, I do too, but just a little shorter. I am the one that has to brush it and perform which ever hairstyle they request.
Here is Princess A with her haircut, I think it looks great. This is her 3rd haircut. What can I say I don't like going to get haircuts. Princess A loves the idea of getting her haircut but can not seem to keep her head straight or at the right angle and HATES the hairspray. The first time we went they used hairspray on her and a little got on her forehead. She did not like that, so every time we go she has to make sure they promise not to use hairspray or she won't get her haircut!
Here they are together posing. Don't you just love the smile Princess G does for pictures now!! They both look so beautiful!!
Monday, August 25
Thursday, August 21
Monday, August 18
I was a little mad as I just spent almost a month trying to get different frames. I think they were delaying me so that I would be past the time period of the no questions asked 100% satisfaction guarantee. I picked a new frame and surprisingly the glasses were great. The center point was correct and they fit. No feeling ill with these at all. One problem, the clip on sunglasses that came with it had a scratch on the lens. They told me no problem, we will order a new one and to just hold on to the scratched ones for now. Lots of phone calls, visits to the location, a few deliveries of wrong clips and it is spring 2008. Yes, about 8 months later and they tell me that these clips are no longer made. They offer me prescription sunglasses. A nightmare couple of visits and they won't fit me (they tell me my prescription is too strong.) I just tell them I want the cost of the clip refunded to me. They agree and stop returning my calls (employees on vacations, put on hold and hung up on or left on hold over 10 minutes, and messages never returned.) I gave it over a month and contacted headquarters. I just called them again to let them know that the regional manager has not contacted me yet (I was promised a call by last Wednesday.) They said they would send the info to the regional office again (standard procedure) but if I was not contacted by Wednesday I should call back and that the problem would be referred to the Vice President. I am hopefully optimistic it will be resolved by Christmas!! Thank you for listening to my rant, I feel a little better. For now I think I will wait for the new Target to open in October and hope they have an optical section. If not I will have to drive 45 minutes to the nearest Target optical since I will never go to Sears ever again!!
Saturday, August 16
Once they were frozen solid I removed the plastic wrapped ice cream from the cake pan and put it in the freezer again.
Then using two cake pans (the same one used for the ice cream) I baked a two yellow with sprinkles cake layers and a small square cake about the size of two Twinkies. I let them cool for a few hours and cut the square in half to use for the body.
I cut the cake layers and the ice cream layer in half and a notch out of each side. Below is a diagram from Betty Crocker.com
I followed the diagram above creating three layers: cake, ice cream and lastly cake.
I then whipped some more vanilla ice cream in the mixer. I frosted the cake with the whipped ice cream very fast, covered it with more plastic wrap and froze again.
Princess G loved her cake as did all of her friends and their Moms. It was harder than a normal ice cream cake I have made but that is what she wanted!
Thursday, August 14
(Princess A played this with the real Princesses Belle and Jasmine in Disneyland on her 3rd birthday. She like to tell that story all of the time!)
Tuesday, August 12
BugaLug sent the cutest little pair of barrettes, Jelly Bean Polka Dot, which Princess G claimed as her own. She has been wearing them almost everyday for weeks. Every morning she asks for her "pretty clips" and she is a little sad that I won't let her sleep in them. The barrettes have never fallen out or even slipped out of place. Princess G has very fine hair and barrettes never stay in her hair. I never worried about them falling off when we are out and about as I do with other barrettes I have tried. BugaLug also sent a headband, Flower Power Flowers. I don't have any pictures of Princess A wearing it since I have been wearing it for her. I really like the headband and the colors are so pretty. They have this cool toogle (their word, not mine) that you use to tighten the headband for a perfect fit without using elastic. The headband adjusts for each persons head so Princess A and I can use the same headband without it being too tight or too loose for one of us. I must say I am very impressed, the barrettes really, really do stay put (they have a silicone strip) and the headband adjust perfectly to different size heads.
Sunday, August 10
I might have mentioned before that my two little Princesses just adore Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly. We checked out the original book, Fancy Nancy, from the library. Now we have Parfaits, that is french for Sundaes according to Fancy Nancy, for dessert all of the time. We can't just have ice cream we have to have it with sprinkles (that makes it fancy) and preferably with chocolate syrup and whipped cream too!
Saturday, August 9
Everyone had so much fun. We had everyone come as their favorite butterfly (yes we read Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly all of the time.) All of the girls came with butterfly wings on. They decorated butterflies I had cut out by hand the day before. I made enough that they each made two butterflies. Once they were decorated with felt pens I put a dowel through the middle. I taped it on and off they went with flapping butterflies. We put on some music and the paper butterflies and butterflies kids had fun flying all over. They then made a big mega block tower together, which the promptly knock over together. They all laughed really hard and did it again. Once they were done with the tower destroying they made antennas to wear. Here is a picture I took just as the party was ending. I never did get a picture without any flying butterflies flapping their wings.
One funny thing was Princess G never wants to wear pants but that morning she insisted on wearing this Capri outfit. When I asked her why she said "I want to wear what I wear with Prince Philip!" She remembered that she was wearing the same thing when she meant Prince Philip in Disneyland back in early March.
Friday, August 8
Princess G got a little scared when a jet went right over us, it was so loud.
Princess G is watching all of the "loopy-loops!"
Tuesday, August 5
Saturday, August 2
Lilly P. Badilly is a little millipede with a brilliant mind and an exceptional talent for playing the piano. She lives in a teeny, tiny hole in the wall in the Miami International Airport with her grandparents, Nellie O. Badilly and Willie Z. Badilly. Together they embark on a most unique, and sometimes hilarious, travel adventure deep into the fertile rain forest of Costa Rica.
My only dislike is that they use the word "fart" in the story. We do not use that word (growing up that was a bad word, we used passed gas instead), my girls say "tooted." I was a little worried that they would start using that word or at least ask me about it, neither has happen so Princess A has continued to listen to the story. If that word does not bother you then I would whole heartily recommend this book and CD. The listed ages are 5 and up and I would follow that as Princess G has no interest in the book and she is 3 years old
Now if you would like to win your own autographed copy and $25 cash they are having a writing contest on their website for kids ages 5 to 10, in three age groups. Please go to their website for the rules and more information.