Ivie had her 4th birthday on Oct. 27. She wanted a princess cake and got to pick out her barbie. She's even dressed appropriately thanks to Grandma's dress ups. I asked her what she wanted for her birthday breakfast and she said "Pink pancakes and eggsit" which means egg nog. She also got to go out to lunch with Grandma Shaw and shopping with Grandma Froerer. I also took her to Color Me Mine on 25th street and she painted a mug and put her handprints on a plate. I'm interested to see how they turn out but we had fun anyway.
Ivie decided a couple days before her birthday that she would cut her hair. I thought she was playing quietly in her room while I was on the phone and then when she brought out some of my jewelry I knew that she had been into forbidden things. I came into the bathroom and found jewelry, makeup, scissors, and a little stool she had brought in to access them. Then I noticed the huge chunk of hair in the garbage and tried not to scream into the phone. Obviously she had a great time in there. Ivie is in time out in this picture and holding a baggy with her hair inside as I try to explain why she can't cut her hair. I trimmed a couple inches off later but we are just going to try to cover it up for a while cause I'm not ready for her hair to be that short.
This is at Black Island Farms which we found out later is not as cheap as we thought it was :)
The kids sure enjoyed it. We thought for some reason that the entrance into the courtyard was free and didn't think twice when we just walked in. We assumed that you had to pay for the cornmaze and some of the bigger activities but we thought the courtyard was just open to everyone. Well we came to our senses a few days later but we were surprised that we were all able to just walk in without anyone saying anything.
For Halloween I dressed up as a Star-Bellied Sneetch from Dr.Seuss, Lance and Zander were Thing1 and Thing 2 from the Cat in the Hat, and Ivie was Ariel. I think that Zander's costume was very fitting for him. He has been a little stinker lately causing all sorts of chaos around the house. But doesn't he look cute posing on the beanbag!