Monday, September 22, 2008

Where Did You Get Those Eyes!?!

When Jane was born, we all thought she looked just like me. Within a few weeks...she had totally changed. Some people think she looks like Jason....but those in the know realize that she looks like my mom. Really it is her eyes that are just like Mutte's. But in all fairness, she does have Jason's eyelashes.

Everyone comments on Jane's beautiful eyes and especially her lllllllllooooonnnnnngggggggg eyelashes. Jane is so used to it that she usually just nods or says, "Yes, you're right." But when I put mascara on her eyelashes to complete her Snow White costume for the Disney Princesses on Ice show, even she was amazed by how long her lashes are.

On this day and everyday Jane is the Fairest of them All!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pink Poodle in Paris Party

A few months before Jane's 4th birthday, I asked her what kind of birthday party she would like to have. She replied, "A puppy party." After much brainstorming and research on the internet, I decided that a Pink Poodle in Paris party was the way to go...and Jane agreed! I started with pink poodle invitations, pink poodle partyware, and made pink poodle skirts for all of the guests!

The party table was set with pink poodle partyware complete with Eiffel Tower cups. The centerpieces were a variety of Eiffel Towers in paper, metal, and even cookie form, pink poodles, and a tower of treats.

The Birthday Girl was ready to go!

First the guests were treated to doggy face painting, doggy ear placement, and fluffy poodle bracelets before they moved onto making sparkly doggy collars.

Next was a sock hop of freeze dancing.

The girls danced like Eiffel Towers, poodles, robots, birds, and so much more. They absolutely loved strutting their stuff!

After wearing themselves out dancing, the girls were refreshed with doggy bone sugar cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate dipped graham cracker bones, doggy kibble (muddy buddy chex mix), and punch.

Next was poodle boutique activity. Each girl got their own pink poodle and some clothes to dress their new doggy up in.

Then it was time for presents. The girls played hot dog and passed a poodle around a circle to music to decide which lucky girl got to give Jane their present.

The girl of honor then blew out her 4 candles and then the girls tore after the poodle pinata.

All the girls had so much fun and so did I! A huge thanks is due to Jane's uncle Zack for his dedicated photography of the party, and to her aunts Shannon and Michelle for so much help planning and facilitating the party fun!

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