Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ashlyn's First Haircut at Disney!

Talk about being the favorite…just kidding.
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So Ashlyn has had the most awful hair style lately. She was sporting a really awkward rat tail and wispy long strands in the front. I just couldn't handle it any long so I knew we had to get her hair cut. I went to a few of my girl friends on where to take her but majority didn't really have a suggestion since they didn't really cut their daughter's hair yet. 
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One friend, a lifesaver if you will, told me about Magic Kingdom's Harmony Barber Shop. She took her daughter there for her first haircut and I immediately was sold. First of all it's only $18! This includes the haircut (obvi), a certificate and Mickey Ears. Sold, sold and sold!
We decided to take her the night of Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party and got there around 5:15. It was basically empty and so first we had Ace get gel and pixie dust for some added fun for him. He loved it. The people there were exceptional. They even put some pixie dust in my nieces' hair at no charge. Made their night!
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Then it was Ashlyn's turn. First of all Ashlyn is my stubborn child. If she doesn't want to do something she won't or will make it difficult for you to get her to do it. To say I was nervous about her letting someone cut her hair was an understatement. Well, let me tell you, she was not at all pissed about letting this stranger cut her hair, not one bit. The woman stuck Mickey stickers all over her to distract her and went to town on her hair. She was so good! 
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Then after her hair cut they brought out the 1st haircut Mickey Ears. I may have squealed. 
And to make the experience even more amazing they put them on, turned her around and gave her a mirror and I got this snap shot of her. I mean there were actual tears in my eyes. I may be tearing up right now just typing this, don't tell anyone! 

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If you know me then you know my Mom was a hairdresser and I always knew she'd be the first to cut all my children's hair, especially the first haircut and with Ace we got that but with the girls we didn't. It absolutely broke my heart knowing this and so the fact that Disney has such a special experience for a first hair cut really made this moment easier on me. I thought about my Mom being there the entire time and even though I was missing her deeply I was happy we made the decision to pick Disney for her first hair cute. I will do the same for Everly if she ever grows some hair…




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Giveaway: Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock

So I know I have been slightly obsessed with the Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock but if you had one you would totally understand. I mean it's probably the best invention ever!
Since the creater Lisa Pinnell is awesome, she is giving away a Shopping Cart Hammock to one of my awesome readers!! 
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Ashlyn's First Birthday Party

Ashlyn's birthday party was Friday night. 
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We decided to do a costume theme since it's so close to Halloween. 
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How cool are these soda covers? Party City has them!
 
Branden and I had planned on being Alice and the Mad Hatter but I couldn't find a good Alice costume and then we decided to make the whole family characters from Alice. Since it was Ashlyn's birthday she got to be Alice instead of me. 
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My friend Alyssa made us the cutest Alice and Queen of heart apron's for our costumes. I figured the apron would be cute for dress up too. photo 10434315_10205008794120773_1471421843384362580_n_zpsefc7d0f8.jpg
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Ace and Everly were Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and we just made up their costumes ourselves. When I saw Ace dressed up I almost died over how cute it turned out.
Bran bought his costume online and he looked awesome. 
Ok so back to her party. We had some friends and family come over to celebrate and everyone dressed up in such awesome costumes. My friend Christel was Anna from Frozen and Ace called her Anna the entire night, so cute!
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Her beautiful cake done by Barb's Cakes of Miramar

We got Ashlyn a little cupcake for her smash cake and she was not into it. She was so tired by that point though so I think that was probably why. 
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Overall her party was fun and I really loved all the costumes. I have a feeling she is going to have a lot of Halloween theme parties.