Three. for Ani

My baby girl is three. I hate how fast time goes. When I was pregnant with her time seemed to stand still. She was 5 days late and it felt like an eternity. Now my little miss independent is a walking talking mini me. I of course don’t have a favorite kid, but sometimes I am overwhelmed with emotions for my daughter. I dreamed of having a little blonde girl like her way back when I used to play house, and now that dream is a reality.

A little about you…..

You love to sing. You aren’t embarrassed to belt it out in front of a crowd. You tell us that you are going to school to learn to sing. This makes my heart jump up and down for joy because you remind me so much of little three year old Mandy. Next step is teaching you the art of fireplace concerts, where your whole family is summoned to attend. You LOVE all things Disney and Princess. We took you to Disney world in May as your big third birthday present. We were thrilled to watch you meet your idols. You were so sweet as you met each princess and daddy and I agreed it was worth every penny.  You can’t figure out the potty. You want to so bad, but you just can’t. I know your brain is smart enough, but your sensors just aren’t there. We are now down to the wire with school starting in September. Lord help us all!!! For your birthday you told everyone that all you wanted was a “big box of trolls”. The best part of all was your reaction to opening the box.  You are most definitely going to be a part of the drama club, I can see it now. You are a girly girl. You like to put on mommy’s lipsense (“not the white one mommy”) and you often run to get your “wake up” bag so that you can get ready with mommy. You have declared to the world that pink is YOUR color. You love shoes, however you take them off the second you get in the car, which makes running errands take even longer. Aniston, you complete our family. You round us out just perfectly. God knew we needed a little curly haired firecracker to keep us on our toes, and to save us all from daddy’s big squishes!

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For birthdays we LOVE to support all things local, and this vintage Disney theme was no different. Cake and macaroons from Sweetsntreats317. Aniston’s dress rented from the Borrowed Boutique. Cinderella is a Indy local, Whitney Kincaid. And the Cinderella carriage was by Yellow Rose Carriages. Phantom was our horse, and he was just the best. It was such a magical evening. It felt like Disneyworld in the midst of downtown Indy. What a way to celebrate our little love turning three.

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Aniston is Tutu

When your princess is turning two the party theme options are unlimited. However there was only one that seemed most fitting: a tutu party! Now, being a white and neutral lover I knew I didn’t want the typical all bubble gum pink ballet party, but more a whimsical swan princess party. Having the party at my house really helped me bring this idea to life and I was able to set up slowly over the course of a couple days. I ended up using a lot of things I already owned which was a plus, and things I had bought for her party last year and never used. The borrowed boutique made our tutu dreams come true by renting out most of the girls’ beautiful dresses. And those beautiful treats?! Yeah they tasted as good as they look thanks to my friend Kelly from Sweets n Treats 317. It worked out that all of Aniston’s little friends were able to come and that they love all things girlie too. The girls ate dainty treats, sipped sparkling pink punch, opened wonderful goodie bags from some awesome vendors (will name below), and danced to the songs from Frozen. When it came time to blow out the candles Ani wasn’t quite sure of the fire or the singing. And she didn’t quite understand the concept of presents ha! Who doesn’t love presents?! By gift bag number two she started to realize hey, I might actually want to open these. The party just couldn’t of been any sweeter, and thanks to Karena Demerchant Photography  we will forever have amazing pictures to remember the day!!

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The girls LOVED their princess Elsa glitter chapsticks!

Princess Emma and Emily enjoying the party!

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Aniston’s dress and cape. Aniston’s shoes. Aniston’s headpiece. Mandy’s neckalce. Cookies, macarons, and cakes. Aniston is tutu banner. Angel wings. Selah’s tutu. Emily’s swan slippers. Emily’s dress. Emma’s romper. Selah’s dressAll floral headbands. Party hats were DIY. Table cloth was fabric from Hobby Lobby. Bracelets. Dolly necklaces. Party plates. Hair clips. Photographs.

Here is a little photo roll of her actual birthday. We had a small party with the grandparents.