It's a little fast and furious but lots of fun.
I thought I would share a few photos with you guys as I pretty much didn't make anything all week, I needed a little creative break!
Ellie saved for almost a year for a new American Girl, so we went on release day to get Mary Ellen. She was so excited!
We had a smaller birthday party this year, inviting a few friends for lunch at the American Girl store and then back to the house for cake. It was pretty interesting listening to the conversation in the car on the way to and from the store. The girls' knowledge of all things American Girl was literally mind-numbing.
The illustrious line up of dolls:
The next day was Ellie's actual birthday. We had the 'family' party. My mom and best friend and her family came over. This is one of my favorite, albeit slightly blurry, photos from the evening. Ellie wants cake and the rest of the kids are busy being in a band.
Next up, Carina's Minion Party.
The laser obstacle course. Red yard with little bells strung on the yarn so you hear a jingle if you touch the laser.
The Box of Shame
Minion Cornhole (the Frozen corn hole from last year with a Minion makeover)
Something very important was happening here...
Last to leave
And then the first day of Kindergarten and 3rd grade! The girls are going to a fancy schmancy new school this year. It was built to alleviate overcrowding in the district and is pretty nice, although slightly unfinished....the gym and library should be done by the end of the month and the fields next month. You can read all about it here if you're interested: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/more-sunlight-moveable-walls-new-va-school-reflects-new-teaching-ideals/2015/09/06/cabf7410-51ae-11e5-9812-92d5948a40f8_story.html
Love this reaction!
That's what's been going on here, I'm ready for the weekend!!!