Monday, May 26, 2014

Butterfly Hunt

Mischief's 5th birthday

 We were again up at Mr. Man's parents house for Mischief's birthday.  Made her a cake this year, and she really wanted candles.  I didn't buy candles, and the only candles we could find had been in a previous cake, or were packed with ones that had, so to avoid cross contamination in her gluten free cake, Aunt Tawnya found five tea lights!  Mischief was happily delighted.

 Waiting is just so hard!  She wanted to have it for breakfast.  We made her wait until the afternoon.

 Her birthday gifts from her sisters.  Just "slightly" influenced by her as we walked around the dollar store.  She also got a "Let's Go Fishin' Game" from Mr. Man and me.
We couldn't find a bag of balloons to blow up at the dollar store so we got party hats instead.  It was great to have some cousins around for her little "party".

She is so excited to be old enough to go to kindergarten and once again we had a now 5 year old to convince that she did not get to start going to school the very next day.
Mischief loves cheese sandwiches, rice cakes, apples, berries, grapes, and watermelon. She loves to watch shows, especially Pokemon and Digimon, and play computer/phone/video games.  Madeline is her favorite book.  She greatly loves to hear herself talk and talks nonstop most of the time.
She is a funny and clever girl.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Renaissance Faire

Every weekend in May is the Utah Renaissance Faire.  We headed up there today to check it out.  It was the two little's first time at the faire.  Last time we went to the Renaissance Faire I was pregnant with Mischief.  Sunshine wore the same dress Drama Queen wore to her first Ren Faire, Mischief wore one of the flower girl dresses from our wedding, and Drama Queen wore one of the many princess dresses made by my mom for my nieces.

They have a very green and shady location with lots of logs around providing seating.
 One of the shows we watched was the Gypsy Magick show, they needed a very small volunteer and asked Mischief, she declined and Sunshine chose to take her place.

 We watched the "Knight" games

 Sunshine's FAVORITE part was the mermaid lagoon.  She loved the mermaids.

 Bubble Fairy
 There were two ships, this one and a black one.

 But my favorite part and something the California Renaissance Pleasure Faire doesn't have is vaulting!  Oh how I loved it.  Basically acrobatics on a moving horse

 Now on a running horse.

 They had many animals to pet as well.  Ponies, dogs, cats, rabbits, goats.  It was fairly cheap and most everything was "donations accepted".  We lasted 4 hours and Drama Queen spent all her savings.  She bought a parasol, a fan, and a candy dispenser.  Daddy bought a sporran.  We got fans for Sunshine and Mischief as well.

It was very different from the Ren Faire in California...far fewer exposed bosoms, more bare midriffs, no one reeked of alcohol, and most of the vendor booths were full of factory made items.  And they did NOT have a kid costumes booth...pondering if I want to spend the next year making lots of the same thing to sell....
We're going again next year regardless.  :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

The one day a year I'm on the opposite side of the camera.  And some cute pictures of the girls in their lovely dresses from Namma!

It's fun to see how much we've changed since last year.
My mom used her amazing sewing talent to make these gorgeous dresses for the girls with an ikea duvet cover!  She's got my style nailed!

Drama Queen wasn't interested in doing pictures but I made her take a picture in this dress so I can sell it