Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring Show 2015

The kids all danced in the CM Dance/Drill Team Spring Show a couple weekends ago and thy had so much fun!  The highlight of the night....having their cousins there to watch them and getting glow sticks from the girls' light show!! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Father/Daughter Dance 2015

A few weeks ago the girls went to their very first Father/Daughter dance. A lot of the dances had age restrictions but the one I found for them to go to at a church in Ankeny didn't! They had such a fun time with Jon and he had fun with them! They had dinner beforehand at one of the favorite places, Fazoli's and then headed to the dance! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Valentine's Party at the Boys' School

I was on the committee for the boys' Valentine's Day party at school. We had so much fun and in addition to memory, and bingo we played some Minute to Win It games and had a yummy snack and the kiddos got some fun bags to take home with goodies in them! 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Snowflake Princess Ball!!

Last Saturday the girls along with my mom and I headed to their 2nd Little Princess Parties ball. This one...the Snowflake Ball starring Anna and Elsa from Frozen!! The girls wore their new dresses they got for Christmas and we dolled up their hair and they were looking adorable!!

{Jocelyn as Anna & Julianne as Elsa}

 Jewel's hair isn't quite long enough for an Elsa braid so we curled it up and did a cute little side pony...she looked adorable!! 
 I even did the Anna coronation hairdo in Jossy's hair...she was SOOOO excited!! It wasn't quite long enough to do the loop around the back but a little claw with the ribbons was 2nd best...she looked so darn cute!! 
 {Elsa and Anna with Jossy & Jewels}
 {Julianne's favorite...Rapunzel...when Rapunzel came out Julianne said, "She looks beautiful!"}
 {the girls with Tinkerbell}
 {Love Julianne's face here...this is what makes the balls soo worth it for me, seeing their little faces all excited about all of the princesses makes me a little teary-eyed!}
 {Joss and Jewels with Princess Aurora!}
 {Jewels and Jossy with Belle....after Belle came out Jewels said, "She is the MOST beautiful!" 
 {Jossy dancing....for a girl who is sooo into "boy stuff" like Paw Patrol, Spiderman, etc. she had the BEST time!!}
 {Jossy sitting by Rapunzel during the story!}
 {the girls dancing together}

 {Jossy would NOT leave her "twin" Anna, alone the whole was sooo darn cute!!}

 My mom and I had such a great time with the girls...this was the last shot of the night before we braved the snow storm and headed home! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Girls' room redo...out with the old in with the new!!

When we moved into our house, a year and a half ago, it was all about Minnie Mouse and so of course we embraced that and I painted some nice white polka dots on one of the girls' walls. We had just transitioned from crib to toddler beds before we moved in and we wanted some white beds so we found some white toddler beds. Here are some of the "before" pictures! 

 AND just in the last month we bought white bunk beds for the girls and decided to get rid of the Minnie Mouse as they are clearly over that and go with a "grown up" girly room that can grow with them...until they each are ready for their own room! 

We went with a gray wall color as I had found their bedding first, which I bought on for about $68 for the entire SET (I'd found one I liked on Pottery Barn Kids a little bit better but it was $189 JUST for the comforter...that didn't include the pillow shams! And with two sets of twins sometimes it's more about what is more reasonably priced!) 
 The little pink chair I got at was a MUST have when the girls saw it and frankly for me too, it was just too cute!! The flower print I got at Hobby Lobby as well as the bag hooks. And unlike the boys, the girls didn't have any cute pictures of themselves up so I ordered a couple 11x14 prints and got some rustic white frames from Kohls. 
 Of course I had to keep a baby picture up...just switched out the frames, the same matching white rustic ones but in an 8x10 size. The little shelf came from Target to hold some of their little things and the pink tub from Hobby Lobby. 
 I had their names embroidered on their pillow shams as I did when we redid the boys' room from The Strawberry Patch in Ankeny. 

 I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out...a big thanks to my mama who helped me decide where to hang things on the wall! And the girls LOVE it too!! Currently Jocelyn is on the top bunk and Julianne on the bottom as Julianne tends to get up and potty a few times in the night whereas Jocelyn does a better job of holding it!