May 20, 2015

Book Swap Playdate

Get a head start on summer reading and host a Children's Book Swap with your
 friends, church, or school, etc.

I asked my Mommy and Me group to bring 1-2 gently used Children's books to swap.
Some ended up bringing a lot. (the more the merrier)

We laid our books on the table and wrote out numbers (1 to however many guests you have) and placed them in a hat and everyone drew one number. If someone brought more than one book they picked 2 numbers and so on...

 and we went in order and let the moms and kids pick their books.

The ones that were left over were donated to the local Women and Children's Shelter

She couldn't wait to get a book!

 Carl books are her favorite 

We had delicious snacks and cute "book" decor.

Happy Summer Reading!
if you host a book swap let me know in the comments :)

May 13, 2015

Our WDW Trip

The most magical place on Earth

I hate to admit it, but I had some high expectations on how I wanted Vida's first trip to WDW to be. So I decided to just relax, follow her lead and in the end it worked out perfectly.
We decided to skip the characters because she is a little scared of them and I didn't want her to scream and scare the other children who were anxiously waiting in line to meet them. Even though a screaming toddler in Disney is the norm, its just not cool when it is your own.

yep, I cried like a baby when Vida saw the castle and said "Princesa" 
she has the play castle at home that's full of all the Disney Princesses.
My eyes started watering and then it all went away when she decided that it would be the perfect time to runaway from me in a huge crowd. Kid needs a leash lol 

My favorite quote

here are a few shots of our magical day...

My fav picture of my little brother and V

 Dumbo ride

she was a little nervous lol

The Train was her favorite. Two little boys sat in front of her and when they turned to say hi to her she sticks out her hand for them to kiss. She really is a Disney Princess at heart
"Enchanted Tales with Belle" This is the cutest show and Belle was gorgeous
Vida's favorite ride was "The Voyage of the Little Mermaid"
She calls her "AHHH-AHHH"
ugh, the Paparazzi found us again

almost nap time?

poor thing fell asleep shortly after

 I was so happy my mom, little brother and sister in law were able to share this special occasion with us. My parents have always loved taking me and my three brothers often to Disneyland and Disney world. Now that we are in Germany we promised my dad we would take him to Disneyland Paris so he can share that magical place with his Granddaughter since he missed this trip.

Life is pretty magical with these two :)
I of course wore sparkly "glass" slippers
Grandpa sent her Minnie Ears but she didn't like them
Can't get enough of that Mickey Head Bokeh :)

Cinderella's Castle Sparkly hair clippie I made her
This definitely was the best day of my life, it was everything I thought it would be and more
We love you Princess!! 

May 11, 2015

Happy Mother's Day


Spent Mother's Day with my two loves.
I slept in, had a quiet breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel we are temporarily staying in. 
I had a latte and maybe 6-8 pastries. I don't remember lol. 


We went for a walk after lunch and ordered room service for dinner and  watched movies all night.  My day at the spa was bumped to next weekend since they were short staff. 
(Can I catch a break?) lol. 
After all It was such a nice and relaxing day with my two favorites. 
Couldn't ask for anything more. It was perfection. 

Happy Mother's Day 

May 7, 2015

Unicorn Birthday Party

    We celebrated Vida's 2nd birthday a few weeks early due to our big move to Germany.
We decided on a Pink,Gold,Sparkly,Unicorn Party for the theme and It was held at an Equestrian Center near our home in Georgia. 
We had horses, and ponies dressed up as Unicorns. 
Vida has a crazy obsession with horses, and I knew living in the country finding horses was going to be so easy, so it just seemed like the great opportunity to have ponies at her 2nd birthday party.

We served brunch style food for this mid- morning party.
We had bagels,egg bake with veggies and ham,muffins,apple sauce,fruit salad,macaroons,berries, yogurt, cupcakes and a friend made the pancake cake 
with layers of Nutella in the middle. It was sooooo good.
We ate that instead of the traditional birthday cake and I made my own strawberry whipped cream to add to each slice.

Pancake Nutella Cake

French Macarons

glitter was everywhere

no fear!!
I was scared she was going to fall off :/

You would think she has been riding since birth lol
that view :)

then it came time to share the unicorn and she lost her marbles...:(

 So she cried and sat herself down in this chair and literally stared at the kids and just made pouty faces at her friends.
 It broke our hearts in half....but she had to share.

I loved how some of my friends called the pony a "unicorn." They would ask their kids if they wanted to ride the "unicorn"...such a great way to keep the magic alive and to tap into their children's imagination. :)

Her guestbook. A very cute book too. 
It is about a unicorn who believes human girls exist, but everyone tells her they don't. 
So cute and a very happy ending.

No cake for me mom, take me to my unicorn

I'm so happy the rain held off that had been raining for over 7 days.

So happy our sweet friends came to celebrate with V

her love for animals blows me away.

Princess V, got one last chance to ride the pony after her guests left.
She had the longest nap after this party, she was too tired to even open presents.
Party was a success...

Happy 2nd birthday to my best friend. 
You add so much sparkle and magic to our lives, we couldn't imagine life without you. 
May God bless you with many more birthdays and may you be an ambassador for mother nature and protect her and all its creatures forever.
We love you to the moon and back.
Love: Mommy and Dada