Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the Rainbow.....

My parents came in town to celebrate Saylors 3rd birthday. I asked her for weeks what kind of party she wanted and most three year olds response is something along the lines of, Princess, Dora, Tinkerbell, Mikey etc, but without hesitation every time, she would reply loud and clear "a dorothy party". I would assume that most children at the age of two would be a little nervous and scared to watch Wizard of Oz but from the moment she laid eyes on the classic film she was hooked (i.e. she was dorothy for halloween and the costume still comes out to play dress up at least 2 or 3 times a week) She was very concerned the last time she put on her dorothy shoes that they were too tight, so she couldn't wait to try on her new ruby slippers.
So with "Dorothy party" on our brains I started to get to work. Now if you all don't know by now, I love a good party. I think it starts from my childhood, where my mother never disappointed when it came to birthdays or any celebration! thanks mom :)

We had a swim party (more like a sweat your butt off in the humidity party). All day the sun was out in full effect beams and all, and as the day rolled on clouds appeared and I crossed my fingers for no rain but the greek god of storms had other plans. As I was setting up for the party I could see a big dark cloud slowly making it's way and by the time guests had arrived the storm was in full effect. lighting+thunder=no swimming, but the kids had fun splashing in puddles and chasing each other around.

It seemed I was doomed from the beginning with that big dark rain cloud because I finished setting up and planned on snapping a few shots of the cake etc, before everyone came and of course one of my worst nightmares came true.....battery dead, not just dead but dead with no chance of resurrection!:) Luckily my dearest friend stepped in as photographer and captured the celebration in all it's rainy glory. THANK YOU!!

Saylor loved every minute, every cupcake x2, and every piece of cake and candy she could possibly eat in a 3 hour time period. She was so excited to have all of her friends there and especially her grandma and grandpa. My beautiful little peanut is no longer a little toddler but a little girl and man am I lucky to be her mom!! I love you Saylor more then words can say and I'm greatful for you each and every day!!

**note....as the last family left the pool and the party was coming to an end the sun shined through and we were able to take a dip for a bit and it was all worth it!

**note #2 - next year's party will start at 11 a.m. to miss mid afternoon hurricane showers!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

rain on her parade

sneak peek of what we did this weekend!!!.....

it was a rainy birthday but a magical one! more pics to come.....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Soaking it in

Tuesday was a special day. Saylor started preschool and mommy cried. Mixed emotions on my part of excitement and sadness. Three years came way too fast, but she loved every minute of it and the first thing she said when I picked her up was, "mommy my new girlfriend is Emma":) I was hoping for something more like.."mommy i missed you soo much!" We sure miss her when she's gone but Sawyer & I are going to get to spend some qt time together. Life is all about these special moments so I'm soaking it all in.

Sawyer insisted on being a part of it all:) but i didn't mind with a face like that

Saylors "fake" smile

of course the best picture I got of her was from my iphone

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

open wide

Saylor had her first visit to the dentist yesterday. She did a lot better then I expected even though she wouldn't lay flat on the chair because the light was too bright. It kind of broke my heart because she kept telling me she was going to the dentist so they could put her "teeth together". I tell her that her gap means she's very special:) Dentist said she has healthy teeth with great space and not to worry about her gap for a few years. Just means we get to love that sweet little gap for a few more years!

what a cute spectator