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Celebrating Grace, Rapunzel – Style

May 6, 2013 · filed under: Family, Grace Evelyn, Kids by Jill

What a weekend for our new four-year-old! The anticipation for Grace’s birthday had been building, evidenced by her recent comments that April was “taking a long time!” Finally May (and more snow!) arrived and Grace couldn’t wait to celebrate her fourth birthday with family and friends.

Family celebrations came first, with Grandpa and Grandma Janes arriving on Friday night for a few early birthday presents. A porcelain doll was a happy surprise! Saturday morning meant more presents from Mom and Dad, including the Rapunzel doll she had been asking for since February. The rest of the morning was spent playing with new toys and helping prepare for the upcoming party.

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3:00 p.m. = Party time, Rapunzel-Style! Grace was so excited for her first birthday party with friends from school. She greeted her guests with Rapunzel dress up aprons and Rapunzel braids (Thanks, Aunt Jinny, for all of your help in making both of these!). When everyone had arrived, the girls decorated their braids with flowers and then took turns “letting down their hair” in Grace’s house bunk. Pretending to hit Flynn Rider with frying pans, building snack “towers”, and setting off our own floating lanterns added to the fun. The final hit of the party was the cake. The girls couldn’t wait to dig in, and all wanted a purple piece…Good thing there was plenty of purple frosting to go around!

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When the party excitement had wound down, the rest of the weekend was spent enjoying more family time and playing with birthday spoils. Though Mom and Dad are feeling spent, the smiles and squeals of delight throughout the weekend were worth all of the efforts. Happy birthday, Grace!

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March 30, 2013 · filed under: Grace Evelyn, Kids, Madelyn Estelle by Geoff

The other day our friend/neighbor/hairdresser came over and gave the girls their first haircuts. It actually went far better than I expected. Check out the pictures:

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I’m 3!

May 5, 2012 · filed under: Events, Grace Evelyn by Geoff

So if you all didn’t already know, I’m a pretty big deal. Today was my 3rd birthday party! It was a huge success! I got lots of presents, plus all of my friends came over, we played games, and ate cake! Mom and Dad even blew up lots of balloons and hung streamers!

I got my own camera and took pictures of the party.

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Grace is certainly our big girl. She spent the entire weekend showing us how big she is by trying out her new bike, pointing out letters in her name, and reading us her stories (from memory). Here are a few highlights of the festivities:

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Grace's cake

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