My baby girl is eight!! It's bitter sweet. I think every mom wishes they would stay little forever and I am no exception.
She is growing into such a beautiful little girl.....full of imagination.
This year she wanted a baking party.
Here they are in their aprons and chef hats.
I had everything set up in "stations". When the girls arrived they got their aprons and decorated their chef hats (that I got for free from the meat department at my local grocery store).
The aprons were made with the help of my MIL and my sister.
My sister and I sewed the ruffle on the bottom and my MIL embroiderd each girls initial on.
The next station was cupcake decorating. They iced and decorated their own cupcakes. This was Avery's favorite part.
I had to cut out a few things I planned on doing, but overall I was pleased with the way it turned out.
Avery and her friends had fun and that is what's most important.
I could not have pulled this off without the help of my sister....thank you!!
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!! i.e. : not the best quality of pictures due to lighting
I would love to have one good snow.... and that's all (preferably on Christmas day)
There's nothing better than a White Christmas!
Ok on to Christmas decorating....
The dinning room was the first to be done. I really like how it turned out. Even if it hadn't changed much from last year.
I love my Johnson Bros plate and wish I had the whole collection. I only have the one plate that sits pretty displayed on my hutch. Also, I have two coffee cups that come out around Christmas time.
One of the new things I added this year is my lovely plaid table cloth I found at GW. I have it draped down the center of my table and used my white enamel basin filled with poinsettia's as my center piece
Nothing fancy just classic and simple....the way I like it. I try not to spend to much on decorating by using natural elements like pinecones and greenery from my yard and gathering things from around my house that I can tie into Christmas.
And of course I can't leave with out a picture of our best decoration in the house...Mr. Pilot.