So this morning the girls did a birthday photoshoot so that we could post a birthday wish on his facebook page....here are some of our "takes"
^^^And notice their bows? Well you know me...I looooove dressing my girls in things that stand out--not your normal off the rack items. So personalized hair pretties are right up my alley, expecially with Raya starting school I just think it's fun to have personalized and monogrammed stuff ;-) You probably remember awhile back when I got some felt clippies with "rayana" on them....and I love those! But the other day I saw these monogrammed hair bows and knew the girls needed them! I got them each a set of 3...and they are so cute! I highly recommend checking out the Etsy shop beloved bows ...these are the "infant" size, but if you like a giant bow they have bigger ones too. And they really aren't any more expensive than the bows you find at Claires and such!
Here's a little better pic of the bows from yesterday when they wore them
Ok, back to the birthday celebration. I don't ever really buy much for Lee because frankly, when you're married and share money it always feels a little strange to me to buy a gift for the other person...even though I technically have my own money I'm still using "our" money to buy the present. And anyways, he buys whatever he wants when he wants it, so there isn't much left to get him ;-)
So today I just let Raya plan our "party"! First we went to Dollar General where she picked out a Dora balloon for Daddy haha....Brielle thankfully got him a Happy Birthday one :-P Then Raya shopped around for the perfect present. She almost bought him a dinosaur, then a bouncey ball, but finally settled on a two pack of nerf dart guns...she said Daddy got the blue one and she got the green one haha.
Then we went to DQ to get an icecream cake. Raya immediately picked out the Dora birthday cake of course! At this point I stepped in and encouraged her to get the camo birthday cake, which she (begrudgingly) decided to get.
Here is Daddy with his balloons and nerf gun!
For supper we had chicken on the grill, corn on the cob, and mashed potatoes. Yum!
Then after supper and baths I did a spur of the moment hair cut for Miss Raya ;-) You know me, I'm partial to bobs (or shorter!) on little girls for some reason haha. I mean, I can appreciate a good pony tail or long hair, but personally I just think that little girls in bobs look so cute and "stylish"...like they have a big girl haircut instead of the generic preschool ponytail that everyone else has lol. So anyways, I gave her a bob and layered it up...it's still wet in these pictures but trust me, when it's dry it's super cute! So glad to have the bob back....she will rock it at preschool for sure.
|Putting candles on for Daddy!|
|Singing Happy Birthday to Daddy|
|Now if only Miss Brielle would get enough hair so that I could cut her a real style too! ;-)|