Monday, August 31, 2015

My Little Cupcake

This year little sister decided that she would like to have a cupcake birthday.  She didn't give her mama much time to plan but I did my best to turn the living room into a Bake Shoppe complete with cakes to color, sweet shop bingo games to play, and of course, cupcake decorating.  Honestly, since the invention of Pinterest, party planning is not as difficult as it may appear.

And now my little cupcake is six years old.
What's it like being six...

This girl loves all things sweet.  
Especially chocolate bars. 
If she ever has any money to spend she asks to spend it all on chocolate.  

She loves to dance and sing. 
Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" is one of her favorites.  
She is always moving.  Always wiggling.  Non stop.  Even in her sleep.

She is super friendly and outgoing.  Always saying hi and including others.  
She has beautiful manners.  She's quick with her apologies.  
She knows how to turn on the water works to get out of trouble.
She also says, "mama, you have the face of an angel" which may also get her some leeway in the consequence department.

This girl loves make up and nail polish.
Sparkly things and high heels, too.
Tank tops and skorts.  Leggings and cardigans.  
Lately she would prefer not to comb her hair but if forced she will choose one quick pony low down at the back.

She will play everything.  She is easy going.  Always willing to try.  Is pretty much up for anything.
She loves hot dogs, Alpha Getti, and granola bars.  Chocolate milk too.
She loves to watch movies.  Sophia the First and Big Big Friends are still a couple of her favorite shows.

She swims, dances, and plays soccer.
She is going to try gymnastics and piano.
She says she wants to be a mom when she grows up.  She doesn't know why.  But she also says she might like to be a teacher because she can tell the students what to do.  

She is always asking for a pet.  Lately it's been a kitty cat that her heart desires.
She draws pictures of hearts, rainbows and sunshines.
She doesn't like to be alone.  She likes to be close to her mama.  
She loves to snuggle me. Kiss me.  Hug me.  
When she wakes up she comes looking for me.
She will come anywhere with me.  

She is silly.
She is sweet,
She is funny.
She is smart.
She is starting grade one.
She is six.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

All of August in One Post

What the heck happened to August?  We hit the holiday road in search of new landscapes and now I have a ton of photos and a months worth of stories to tell.  Here are the highlights...

Landscape #1 - Cousin Lindsey and Kyle's Wedding
Highlights: beautiful weather, beautiful bride, lots of family, party clothes, high heels, late night dancing, love in the air, lots of laughs, getting lost on the way to the ceremony but making it just in time for the "I do!"

Landscape #2 - Uncle Jake's Farmyard
Highlights: horses, horses, and girls riding horses, cousins, cousins and more cousins, country air, spectacular sunsets, family bonding, potluck suppers, late night campfires

Landscape #3 - Banff National Park
Highlights: spectacular mountain views, strict camping regulations, gondola ride, mountain tops, gift shops, ice cream after hiking Johnston's Canyon, bathing with tourists in the hot springs, Cruising Lake Minnewanka, hanging with grandma and papa

Landscape #4 - The Badlands
Highlights: warm sunshine after the cool mountain air, dinosaurs, suspension bridge, Hoo Doo climbing, race car driving, euro bungee jumping

Landscape #5 - Farmyard of my BFF
Highlights: friend love, prairie views, luscious garden veggies, kitty cats, tree swings, kids birthdays, bakery donuts. cabin days, campfire nights

Landscape #6 - Bella Farm
Highlights: wagon ride, cows grazing, quiet, peaceful, front porch sitting, wide open spaces, bubble blowing, family stories, tailgate suppers

Landscape #7 - Home Sweet Home
Highlights: dead plants, tons of laundry, 6 year old birthday party, school shopping, saying good bye to summer, late nights and lazy mornings and saying hello to Routine. 
Welcome Back always seem to sneak up on us.