Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Duct Tape

The girls and I had Wednesday off from school so we decorated for Christmas and spent a lot of time watching YouTube.  Maggie and I watched duct tape DIY videos.  I made a coupon holder for my purse and while Maggie made her creation, she dialogued as if she were making a video.  She specifically talked about folding pieces over so half was on each side of the paper.  There are also velcro dots on hers since that's what I used to fasten my coupon holder closed.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Mena was thankful for my Mom and Dad and Maggie and Holly and Jessie and clothes and food and teachers and family.  Maggie was thankful for Darby (a cat at her dad's house).

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Birthday Girl is Wiped Out!

We were all ready to relax after the party was over on Sunday.  The girls were on their tablets and I was playing games on my phone, when Mena pointed out that Maggie had fallen asleep in the rocking chair.  Mena shut off the tablet and Maggie didn't wake up.  I took Maggie's shoes off and her leg fell back down like dead weight!  This was at 6:30 pm!

Maggie's Friend Birthday Party

Maggie enjoyed spending time with all of her friends!  Around the table going clock-wise from Maggie was Aaron, Emma, Aurora, Mena, Kylinn, Piper, and Holly.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Maggie's Birthday Party with the Frye Family

We had Papa Murphy's for lunch with my family.  The kids each got to make their own Mini Murph's pizza.  While they were baking, Maggie opened her gifts.  The little girl (who is not a cousin) was invited to the friend party and her mom brought her a day early :-).  Her mom asked if she wanted to stay with us or come back tomorrow when the friends would be there.  Allison decided she wanted to stay so I introduced them around and Nancy fit in just fine with all of us.

The pictures of the 5 kids were fun to take, like always.  Trying to get all 5 to smile and look at the camera at the same time is a challenge.  Then throw in that Maggie was in a goofy mood since it was her birthday and us adults were all laughing!

Maggie's Birthday - Barbie Camper

I had a co-worker selling her daughter's Barbie Camper and I thought that would be a good gift for Maggie.  Then I was home with Maggie a few days after buying it and Maggie told me she "needed" a camper for her Barbies.  The excitement on her face was fun to watch as she realized what was inside the present!  She also immediately changed into her new Elsa shirt that I'd put inside the camper.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Anna and Elsa

Maggie went to a classmate's birthday party and got to meet Anna and Elsa from the movie Frozen.  She also got her face painted and a balloon animal.  She said she had a blast and I was thrilled that she was brave enough to go alone.  It was at our apartment clubhouse so I dropped her off and then Mena and I came back to get chores done in the apartment.  Worked out great for us all.