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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fit for a Princess

The kids were invited to their dear friend Kamryn's princess & cupcake party to celebrate her 5th birthday. Ms G went upstairs to get herself assembled in her Belle dress and Dawson (her constant shadow) followed behind her. Much to our surprise he presented downstairs in her 2 piece cheerleader outfit. Sidenote worthy of mention ... he has a favorite princess dress that his Daddy put up high, very HIGH so as not to tempt Dawson into dressing like a princess any longer.

I know I am his Mommy which makes me a little biased, but come on doesn't he make a pretty princess? Um, I mean handsome prince!

This is the face we got when Daddy put his foot down and insisted he not leave the house dressed like this. Guess who won out? The little man. I took video of him twirling and grinning from ear to ear which I am sure he will hate me for in the future.

It isn't often that I get geniune natural smiles from Gabi when I break out the camera so I was so pleased to get not one, but several which capture my little beauty.

The girls had access to every fancy fixing known to mankind to add to their cupcakes. It was quite a sight seeing the concoctions they were putting together. Here is Gabrielle intent on piling as much goodness onto hers as possible.

And then relishing in the glorious sugar high!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CFL Daddy/Daughter date night #2

Travis adopted a new monthly ritual of scheduling a special monthly date night with the little miss in his life. This month's date was a no brainer. The good folks of Chick-fil-A took care of all the work. This girl loves any reason to wear a dress, so getting dolled up for a date with Daddy was a high priority to her. She picked out a new sundress & her "rosie toe" shoes. I had purchased her the new hair bow the evening prior which just so happened to match perfectly. Gabrielle (for reasons unknown) does not choose to eat the delic' food at CFL so she relished every sip of her milk shake. If I were in Travis's shoes I would have been happy to have a cheap date :)

She is definitely a Daddy's girl!

If anyone has ideas for great daddy/daughter date excursions I would appreciate your suggestions.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Disney on Ice

This was Gabrielle's 2nd year to attend Disney on Ice at the Sprint Center. This was MY 1st time experiencing the joys of the magic that happens on ice alongside her. I purchased tickets months early for myself, Gabrielle & Mema to see Disney on Ice - Worlds of Fantasy on opening night. (We were accompanied by our good friends the Anderson crew). I loved the look of excitement on Gabi's face when I finally revealed to her what the evenings plans were - see top left photo with her hands on knees and BIG cheesy smile!
Mickey, Minnie & gang opened the show, followed by CARS, The Little Mermaid, Lion King and Tinkerbell. We were fortunate to enjoy the Disney Princess Preshow which featured the newest princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog (she was breathtaking, a natural beauty as seen in the photo below) as well as Cinderella. They had all the beautiful ball gowns on display for the children to view. Gabrielle's favorite was Belle's gown from Beauty and the Beast.

My only regret was not having the rest of the family with us. Dawson would have been in awe over Mickey and the whole CARS segment. Until next year he can enjoy the dozens of photos I snapped.