I had one of my cousins suggest Jackson's Orchard is Bowling Green. It was a grand slam Saturday morning for us! Highly suggest it for anyone wanting to pick their own apples and pumpkins. Not to mention the apple BBQ sandwich was so yummy! Happy Fall!!
This will probably make little or no sense to anyone but our immediate family. But they are also unforgettably funny and I don't ever want to forget these sweet sayings.
"How was your good day?"
"You got a special treat for me or supin'?" -everytime I pick her up from school
"Hey mom, I wipe so so good!" -when she has gone to the bathroom and she doesn't not want me to check and rewipe her.
"I need two...five more books for my bed"
"I need some ice water"
"I read a book for you?"
"Lay with me two more minutes"
"My tummy hurts real bad"
"My ice not freeze in my cup". (Ice has melted)
Me: "ellie, if I have to come in here one more time your pink light gets turned off" knowing that is the ultimate punishment, she falls down on her pillow in defeat and in a teenage, eye rolling voice says "OKAY"
Eating dinner with Nanny and YaYa one Monday night, Nanny starting telling us how such a good girl Ellie was for her over the weekend. Ellie responded questions "where was I a good girl, in the kitchen or supin'?"
"Up Town Funky Butt"
"Win is so stinky"
"When I was in your belly, was I in the blood or just under your shirt?"
She has several questions about heaven and people passing away. I have always thought I would be very open and honest with her but death can be a scary thing...even for adults. This mostly comes her figuring out that mommy works at papa's funeral home. She has asked about cemeteries, services, how people die and "cemetery beds" (caskets). I try to be very vague and mostly "the circle of life" with my answers. So one day while driving in the car...
Ellie: " They sky is so blue and pretty but i cant see heaven yet"
Me: "You cant see it baby but its there and its beautiful too"
Ellie's obsession with Maleficent started a few months before her third birthday. After spending the night with G-Daddy and Sheena, she kept talking about "Sleeping Beauty". After talking the Sheena, I realized it was Maleficent that was watched. We ended up buying it on iTunes (it really is an awesome movie.)Then the spiral of loving all things Maleficent started. So this was a no brainer for me when it came time for a theme.
I borrowed my moms spinning wheel for the main centerpiece. Doesn't every family just have an old spinning wheel heirloom in the corner of their parents house? Thank goodness we do! Then I used my old baby doll bed my great grandfather made me as the cake stand. The banners where made out of old Sleeping Beauty golden books. I actually keep it all pretty calm...for ME. I made the cupcake toppers to finish out the theme with Wilton crown molds and homemade maleficent horns. Ellie's party fell on her actual birthday which made for a special day all the way around. She loved that all her favorite people came. We are so blessed to have a great family and wonderful friends.
Corny Signs I forgot to take pictures of : "Please Prince Phillip Your Cup" and "Prick Your Finger-Licking-Good Pizza"...Haha...I love how annoying I am.