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Easter gifts from Gramma Jean

Katie put her skirt on right away (it actually even matched what she was wearing) and they LOVED the candy in the bunny egg.

       

Purple pearls!

After all these years I finally have the perfect outfit to wear with my Grandma Smith’s purple pearls. She loved her costume jewelry…

   

  

Bunny Head

Granny Lin sent the kids some Easter treats… These are chair covers that Owen immediately co-opted for a hat.

It’s like Christmas all over again. 

When you’re cleaning your bedroom and you happen upon a Christmas present that you left inside something else so it’s like Christmas all over again. 

  

Birthday shopping from Toys R Us

I belong to the birthday club for the kids so when mail came with Owen’s name on it, he was excited. It was a $3 coupon and a certificate for a crown and birthday balloon. When we turned it in, he also got a plush and a book!

He knew exactly what he wanted so it didn’t take long. He looked so grown up waiting in line…

Unfortunately we were one day early for the coupon (of course!) so daddy bought it for him and he lucks out with an extra birthday present. 

Building our own White House

We are doing it in batches because we are ALL helping…and when owen starts getting too grabby and controlling, we put it up for the day. 

Lularoe ladybug twins

  

Back on schedule…off to ballet!

In a new outfit from Gramma Jean!

It took some prodding, but…

She did it! She finished Rapunzel’s castle!!

Pirate puzzle gift: complete!

  

Katie’s very first Lego sets she built all by herself!

The first was a Christmas present from Grauntie Marge—a supermarket!


I only had to put about three pieces together (and I had to keep prompting her) but she did it!!


The second one was a present from Gramma Jean—Arial!

Lego Mixel Max + Evil Minions

Owen’s Lego Mixel Max (a bigger monster Mixel built with all three packs of the set) with assorted evil minions he created from the remaining pieces.

“Okay, now take a smiling picture!”

Movie & Popcorn

I can’t remember what movie they watched but they both wanted popcorn for dinner—Grauntie Marge had given Katie an ENTIRE BOX of stovetop popcorn so they were super excited about that. So we let them eat popcorn for dinner. What a treat! Katie also enjoyed her new mermaid tail blanket from Gramma Jean!

Katie’s Frozen Cookies

Santa brought Katie a Frozen Cookie Mix kit so we had to do those IMMEDIATELY. The tiny snowflake pieces were a pain in the butt and they look like a total FAIL but they were delicious.

Christmas Morning 2016

We set the kids’ phones outside their rooms so they will stay up there until we get up at 7. :) Then they come in and cuddle for a few minutes while mommy wakes up (daddy has already been up for at least an hour). Then it’s downstairs to check out what Santa left… I didn’t take many pictures this year.

A tiara from Grannie and Papa.

A Lego train for under the Christmas tree from Grannie and Papa (complete with all the electronics to make it run!).

Princess shoes from Santa!

Charlie right in the middle of things!

Owen in his MSU hat from Grannie and Papa—we all got one! (It was a very MSU Christmas, which we all loved!)

Katie’s Elsa cape (from Santa!) and wearing her princess shoes!

Trying to get them to sit still with their new hats from Grannie and Papa:

Owen’s favorite gift this morning—a whole box of Pokémon cards! :)

And the annual matching PJ and Santa hat picture.

Opening their one gift the night before (they both happened to pick a book).

And then some silliness trying to get a picture of them with Santa’s cookies.

Presents from Papa & Grannie

We got a box of Christmas presents today. There were a few small things for the kids to open now. They loved their Santa hats… 

And the scarf matched Katie’s outfit perfectly!

 

I almost forgot we had this shirt!

 

My new dress from Marcia!

This is one of the things Marcia bought for me. It was a “clapper”—on clearance with a coupon so it was like $15! And it’s a size 8! What?!

And then this happened. :)

 

I forgot how awesome it is to be pampered.

My next birthday weekend treat was a massage and facial at Marcia’s spa…I hadn’t had either of these things done since Owen was six months old and Tom got me a half spa day so I was REALLY looking forward to it.

Marcia was such a good sport about me wanting to take pictures of everything. :)

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Post-massage and post-facial…completely relaxed and pampered. I told Marcia this was NOT a good thing as I was going to want this a bit more often than every six years now. :lol:

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And lastly, my spa selfies, pre- and post-makeup (getting ready for my official filmed testimonial for Naturally Slim):

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