Almost 10! (Party Prep)

My “baby” girl is about to turn double digits! I absolutely can’t believe she is 10. Ten! (How can *I* have a ten year old???) Anyway, this year she decided that she wanted to help make her own cake and she specifically wanted a round cake (because it’s more grown up ;). Here she is preparing her cake with frosting and sprinkles, and getting ready for her spa party and writing on our chalkboard yard arrow. I’ll show you the results of the party soon!

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Lemonade Stand Update

Thought you might want an update on our latest project:  The Lemonade Stand.  It is definitely coming along.  It is assembled (except for the corrugated metal top), and is in the process of being painted.  Abby chose lemon yellow and white, and we’re doing angled stripes.  The overall dimensions and most of the project is similar to the example, but there are some differences.  (Remember, we were using up supplies we had on hand… for the most part.)  It’s looking pretty cute!  Can’t wait for the reveal… and the grand opening!

lemonade stand

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Lemonade Stand

My daughter has been bugging me to have a lemonade stand.  But, she doesn’t want just a table set up on the corner.  She spotted this a while back in the Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine and will settle for nothing less.  Yep, that’s my girl!

Lowes Creative Ideas Lemonade Stand

Lowes Creative Ideas Lemonade Stand

Since she’s off for spring break, we decided to finally tackle this project.  My husband keeps all his wood scraps, so we have decided to build it with only the stuff we have on hand.  For the most part we’ll be following the plans, but depending on what we have on hand, we may make a few modifications.  We don’t have wheels though, so we will have to purchase those.

If you decide to tackle this project yourself, you can find the full plans and a tutorial here:  http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Do-It-Yourself_Lemonade_Stand.aspx

 

Happy 1st Birthday to my Zanergator!

I can’t believe my little Zanergator is ONE!

If you remember from when I was expecting, my daughter was addicted to the magic 8 ball app on my phone, and she asked it if the baby was a girl. It said “My sources say no”. Then she asked if the baby was a boy, and the magic 8 ball said “My reply is no”. So, out of the blue, she said “Is the baby an alligator?” and magic 8 ball said “It is decidedly so.” LOL

So, we went with it, and that’s how we got our nursery idea and now our 1st birthday theme! :)

This party took a lot of planning, but it was so fun to put together! I know he won’t remember it, but WE will! It turned out to be a great party, and a unique theme!

Alligator / Crocodile Party

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