Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ansley's Fifth Birthday

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The Saturday before Ansley's birthday we had a small birthday party with five of her friends from preschool, since she was turning five. It worked out nicely that there are only five girls in her class. One of Ansley's babysitters came over and helped me give manicures to the girls. We also read books, opened presents, and snacked on apples, grapes, cheese, carrots, and the cutest mini cupcakes. Ansley is wearing the Easter dress that I made her- a simple peasant top (like half of her dresses haha) with a full skirt made of the softest lisette lawn fabric.

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After a morning meeting and before dance class we went to look at flowers. I managed to finish the brand new Fawn Lily dress the night before. I LOVE this dress!! I have plans to make a matching or coordinating one for the baby but it'll have to wait until after we move. (another shameless plug for selling our house) Ansley picked out the colors and I think she did a fabulous job. The little pink pockets peeking out are adorable, as is the crossover bodice and fancy clean sleeve finish.

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Holding her cup of seeds from our gardener friend.

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We also went to Jamba Juice, dance class, and Red Robin. (She's wearing her birthday crown from preschool).

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Reading her chapter book from us and so excited about getting her own tulips. This is also the face she always makes before she hugs and kisses my belly. It's pretty cute (her face that is).

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And our annual interview.

Birthday- April 29
Age- 5
Favorite color- pink
Favorite animal- chick
Favorite foods- chicken and noodles
Favorite drink- 7 up or soda (she still doesn't get soda very often)
Favorite movie- Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Frozen
Favorite song- ABCs, Let it Go (also she will try to sing along with any song on the radio, sings the hymns at church, and plays "Old McDonald Had a Song" and "Alouette" from memory on the piano)
Favorite TV show- Sherlock Holmes (supposedly)
Favorite things to do- play with daddy and caterpillar (from preschool)
Favorite toy- her kitchen (? which she doesn't play with very regularly)
Favorite book- "the new books downstairs"
Favorite restaurant- Red Robin

Some things we think are fun about Ansley:
She likes to look at pictures of dinosaurs before bed
She composes her own songs like "the scary spider song"
She devours chapter books
She is really interested in learning Spanish
She likes to make up dances like the star dance and star skip
She loves babies and flowers
She is learning to spell
She can count by ones, tens, and hundreds
She's pretty good at swimming
She really likes VW beetles and calls them "cutie cars"