Finally some validation. Finally some proof! A recent study published in Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology found that pregnant women do experience slight memory loss and that it can extend into the first year after birth. "The researchers could not establish whether the forgetfulness lasts longer because none of the research they analyzed went beyond the one-year observational period." (CNN)
If you are ever looking for a great gift for a child you should check out I See Me personalized books. We have bought each of the kids one on special holidays like Christmas or Easter. They just love reading a story about them! I have caught Hailey reading hers lately. Noting makes a kid feel more special than a whole book about them. :)
There was a little leprechaun that was standing on the tables and making havoc left and right.
There were lots of Ohs and Awes!
There was a rainbow cake with a pot of gold at the end of it.
There were wishes.
And there were lots of happy faces and stuffed tummys.
We had a fun filled day of celebrating with friends and family. Everybody likes a party on St. Pats Day!
My Karlie girl, I am so thankful to have you as a child. You are full of joy and spunk and bring so much joy and laughter to our house. You are kind and caring and growing into a beautiful little lady. I pray you are showered with luck your whole life! I feel lucky to be your mom. We all love you so much.
You can use regular food coloring or for really bright colors, use Wiltons food coloring. After dying each color of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, see how long until one of the kids gets frosting on their clothes! Next start layering the colors with purple on the bottom. I found a heaping baby spoon worked well. Gently spread each layer over the next being sure to cover the previous layers.
As I was doing the layers, I thought it would be fun to make earth day cupcakes and
then CSU cupcakes for game day! I am sure you could get creative with any event.
I ended up with enough for 24 cupcakes and enough for one 8 inch round. So we will have a rainbow cake tonight for Karlie's real birthday!
The colors look so great.
Then I added white frosting with a chocolate covered gold coin to finish off the rainbow.
While these are more of a time investment (like 2 hours) than regular cupcakes, you will be sure to have lots of luck pleasing kids with them! Karlie's class went bananas this morning when she brought them.
I made the girl's outfits and had a lot of felt left over so I quickly sewed up some goodie bags and added names for the guests.
Hailey and her buddy Erin.
Karlie wanted hot pink and Kaitlin wanted purple with a pink poodle.
I added a shamrock to Karlie's poodle for a little extra luck.
The cousin gang: Karlie, Max, Hank, Titus, and Kaitlin
I did my best June Cleaver impersonation.
Grammy had Papa's class ring around her neck!
Can you believe I married this trouble maker?
Even baby Rayah sported a poodle skirt!
Next we played freeze dance with a balloon drop.
Karlie insisted on a balloon drop. After much grumbling and groaning Max and Pops created a balloon net out of streamers and tapped it to the fan. It worked perfectly once we started the fan. The kids loved it!
What kid birthday party would be complete without the pinata?
Candy is the key to any successful kid party.
Even Hank gathered up some loot.
Pops had the skills!
Yeah, that is why I wasn't able to walk in the morning.
Kerrie was the limbo champ. Bet she had trouble walking too!
Hank thought it was a breeze.
With all the limbo fun we were having we forgot to have a hula hoop contest. Aww shucks!
Oh Barbie! It should have been a Barbie birthday. I think Karlie is now the proud owner of every make and model of Barbie available. Her girlfriends all wanted to stay and play Barbies. :)
I hope all your wishes come true sweet girl!