November 16, 2015

a party for a princess

Madeline won't be four until Saturday, but with her birthday being so close to Thanksgiving we decided to have an early party. As I began thinking about what to do for this 4th birthday party she's been talking about since the day after her 3rd birthday party I knew we had to have one, but I also knew I needed to keep it simple this year... I've felt the need to simplify life lately, I quickly find myself in a fog when I take on too much.

We invited several girls and women Madeline knows and loves to watch the new Cinderella movie with us. To me it was perfect, mostly because Madeline felt like a princess all day long, still does, as she has hardly removed the dress ;)  I hope she knows what a princess she is, not only on her birthday, but every day. She is a daughter of the most high King, and that makes her a princess in my book. She is courageous and kind and I'm so grateful she made us parents almost four years ago. Happy birthday sweet girl. We love you so much!

November 2, 2015

clara & harold: their pure imagination

My favorite thing about Halloween, hands down, is the costumes. Madeline and Luke weren't the most well known trick or treaters, but they were happy :) If you can't tell, Madeline really believed she was Clara, on stage in front of a million people, dancing with her Nutcracker Prince. And Luke... I can't say he for sure knew he was Harold, but he does love that book. And he did love that "moon balloon".  Being their mom is the best job ever, I never truly saw the world until I had these two. 

I'll close before I get all cheesy and rambly and just leave you with this quote....

"There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly 
wish to be." - Roald Dahl

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