February 16, 2013

Shoe-la-la! Kenzie turned 6!

It was a HAPPY BIRTHDAY at our house this weekend celebrating Kenzie in style! 
She loves this book, loves shoes and loves her friends...so we combined them all into one
The Theme was chosen... 
Invitations went out...
PaRtY TiMe!!!
As each girl arrived they began by decorating a puzzle piece for Kenzie - 
A one-of-a-kind puzzle to remember this fun party with her Kindergarten friends!
The food was all set...complete with "purse" and "shoe" shaped sandwiches
Dresses and Party gifts ready for each girl...
We started with story time...
"Party dresses, party hair, need new party shoes to wear! Shoe-la-la, they're everywhere!"
So...Let's make shoes!
Friends are like a GREAT pair of shoes...you can never have too many!!
All of the crafting made them hungry!
They were anxious to get to the presents - I've found the best way to do this to avoid the "excited chaos" is to have each girl grab the gift she brought.  One-by-one they get the chance to "give" their gift to the birthday girl!  It's a great excercise in "giving" and "receiving"...and keeps the party a little more interactive at the same time!  I love this...and I love hearing all of their manners!
"Happy Birthday, to you...!
Make a wish!
A silly group of spunky girls!
Group Photo Shoot...


And WE survived!

February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day fun!

February is full of fun in our house...
It starts with Valentine's Day, quickly followed by two very special birthdays! 

First, the celebration at school - a "scrapbook" station to oraganize valentines.  Kenzie loved seeing who they were from and gluing each one in!

The "Valentine" Kenzie gave her classmates

I love being in her class with her! ...and I think she likes it too!

Crafting paper plates into valentine butterflies - even Mrs. Rosh go in on the fun!

And no party is complete without a fun game!
Can you guess who's lips are in behind this heart?
Who knew they'd think this was SO fun!  And hysterical to watch them too!

After school we answered the door to a very special delivery from one of our favorite Valentines...

Oh, how he loves his "girls"! 

"Thank you, Ba-pa!"

Happy Valentine's Day!
Posted by Picasa