Thursday, June 20, 2013

Camp Mommy Rocks!

Yep, tooting my own horn - but I don't do this often! Bri and I have had a blast this week while Heath and Allie were away at camp. We went shopping, painted nails, went to the library (our favorite place for movies and music), had dinner at Sweetfrogs, went swimming, and crafted a lot! I think that my favorite was the crafting part. I am always up for a challenge, and I found one this week. I wanted to create the "Saige" look on a budget. (For those of you who don't know, Saige is the American Girl of the Year who just happens to look just like Allie!) I found her dress at our local consignment shop and her belt in Allie's things at home. The accessories were a bit more tricky . . . her purse was from a thrift store and the jewelry was hand-crafted by Brianna and myself. We were exhausted but very pleased with the finished products! Tomorrow we will make another Saige set for Bri. Allie will get the first set because it is part of her birthday presents.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Camp Time

Heath and Allie left for Camp Kids Jam today. They were so excited to be going back for a second year. Brianna doesn't feel left out because she knows that we can do all of the "fun" things at home while they are gone. Really fun things like go to breakfast at Waffle House, find projects at Michaels, go to the movies, and have ice cream for dinner! Let the fun begin!!

Off to an Adventure!

The girls never know where the summer will take them. So, yesterday I asked them to put on shorts, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes. I packed a picnic lunch and we were off! We walked to our local park for a picnic and playground time! I told them that we would stay as long as they wanted to stay. The hardest part was the walking back home! At least we got freezer-pops upon arriving home!

Dance Competition

The girls always have fun at Nana and Papa's house. This year, they spent each evening practicing for a dance competition. There were three categories: Individual Dance, Group Dance, and Individual with Doll Dance. They had to rock-paper-scissors to see who would go first. Allie was the first to go and she was followed by Brianna. They did the group dance together and ended their program by dancing with their new American Girl Dolls. They got to wear costumes that Mary Beth and I wore as kids, so they were very excited!! The results were: Allie won the individual dance. Brianna won the group dance (I am not sure how this happened, but I was not a judge). The tied for the individual with doll dance! Great dancing everyone!

American Girl Summer

The girls have been saving their money since December so that they both could get another American Girl Doll. Well, they have more than they needed, so off to Atlanta we went. The timing was great because it was also Allie's birthday! The first stop we had was at the Varsity. After that, we went to the American Girl Store. Brianna was so worried that we would leave before she had time to pick the perfect doll! After going around and around the store for an hour, dolls were in hands, and we were ready to pay. At the end of the day, Allie came home with Saige and Brianna came home with Caroline.