Friday, May 22, 2009

Sacramento Zoo

We decided to take the girls to the Sacramento Zoo the day after Kayden's birthday. Yeadon's sister and her family couldn't make it up to Reno for the party, so they wanted to meet us at the zoo to celebrate with Kayden. Yeadon's dad came with us, so it was a pretty packed truck with me sitting in the backseat between the two carseats!!! Yeah... don't think I'll be doing that again anytime soon!

I know there aren't many pictures of the day... sorry! The animals weren't very cooperative, and neither were the girls! Such is life! We also went to a place right next door to the zoo called Fairytale Land... no pictures from there either! The girls were DONE by that point, so we called it a day. Overall, it was a good day spent with family... but, by the time we got home I was glad it was over!


Here's an upclose pic of Kayden's crown... Now I just get to make three more! One for each girl in our family who has a birthday coming up...

Here are the dollies that I made Kayden and the carrying case they go in... Yes... I did make the clothes too!

And here is our princess! She wore this dress to school this week... The first thing one of the little boys said when she walked in: "Wow! She looks just like a princess!" You can bet Kayden was on cloud nine after that!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Birthday Celebrations!

My girlie turned 3 a couple of weeks ago! Can you believe it?? I sure can't. We started the day at IHOP where she got to open a couple of presents. We were going to meet Yeadon for breakfast but he was unable to meet due to work... Oh, well. We had fun anyway! Then we went to CDI, the company where Yead and I used to work. It's right by IHOP, so I figured I could show off my two cuties. Everyone there thought the girls were adorable and couldn't stop saying how big they were getting. I know, I KNOW!! Can't they just stop growing for a little bit?? After our normal day, we then went to pizza, because that's what Kayden wanted. My dad, grandpa, Yeadon's dad, and our little family were there to celebrate this special day. Kayden was SOOOO excited for days before her birthday and then when it came, she just didn't know what to do with herself. When she saw all the presents and her birthday cake, she was giddy! It was a fun day.

This was an ice cream cupcake cake. They did a great job of decorating it as "princess-y" as possible! It was pretty good too.
I made Kayden a lot this year. This is her birthday dress... LOVE IT! She loved it too! I also made the dolls and carrying case below. She likes changing the clothes on the dolls... or just letting them hang out in the buff... :) I also made the crown above. She wanted a birthday hat (don't know where she got that idea!), so I made her the crown. It's not quite what she wanted so she had a hard time at first liking it... but it grew on her!