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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

And Now She Is 9!!!

turns 9

First off, I should probably show you this…

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Last year, right before her birthday we finally gave in and let her get her ears pierced. This year, she wanted dreadlocks. Go figure.

I told her “No”. Here’s why: She hates brushing her hair. It knots really easy. It’s actually dream hair for locking…however…

…if she can’t take the pain of brushing her hair, there’s NO WAY she’ll be able to tolerate the pain of separating locs.

Maybe when she’s older.

Plan B: A cute Pixie haircut. Her idea. We agree that it’s hair, so Daddy took her to get it cut and she came back with a hairstyle that finally matched her spunky personality. We all love it!


On the day of this beautiful girl’s 9th year, she requested chocolate chip pancakes and scrambled cheesy eggs for breakfast. She knows me well. Such rich foods are not usually served around here, but a BIRTHDAY! A 9th Birthday is such a special occasion…so how could I resist those pretty brown eyes? I whipped everything up, and in no time, there were Oooooo’s and Ahhhh’s filling our echoing kitchen.

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Oh yea, and Hot Cocoa with multicolored Marshmallows. I’m sure they are filled with GMO’s. :-(


After breakfast, we had a Yoga session. I pushed outside of my comfort zone in honor of my beautiful daughter whom is always doing so, and I attempted Scorpion Pose for the first time ever! Of course, I did it with my bed as a spotter. The fact that I actually got inverted and was able to not smash my face on the ground while doing the backbend impressed the hell outta me. I guess it was a good day for trying something new! Now, I’ll just keep at it and see where I get with it in the next few months. Most importantly though, I showed my daughter that persistence is key. Don’t give up. I think she was more proud of me than I was…and that’s saying something!

It has a LONG way to go, but it’s a great start!


After I was finished pushing my boundaries, she brought me the reed she had found in our backyard last month. She was wanting to turn it into a wand. We busted out the colorful wire, a crystal point, the hot glue gun and some wire working tools and set to it. She absolutely loved how it turned out and I absolutely loved that she loved it! Haha!

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Just like last year, we spent the remainder of the day, vegging out, eating popcorn and having a Harry Potter Marathon (her favorite). I curled up with 1 beautiful daughter under each arm and enjoyed the next few hours with them. Eventually, Daddy got home from work, we had dinner, then she was allowed to open ! present. She had to wait until Sunday to open the rest of them. That’s when we were heading into town to have her real party at Chuck E. Cheese with family and friends. She got a Gil and Deuce Monster High Doll 2-pack from the 3 of us and lord knows that was more than enough to keep her occupied until the day of her actual party.


It’s a blessing that we’re back in town and stationary for the time being. We had the honor of being surrounded by our family and friends on Sunday for MHG’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. Nic’s parents (my Mom is outta town currently helping my sick brother), Auntie Tiger & Uncle Jedi, and our friends Amber with her beautiful daughter Nola, and Sarah with her two beautiful daughters-Olivia and MHG’s BFF-Elaina all were in attendance for this special occasion. We played, and partied, and won billions of tickets and enjoyed cake and MHG opened her presents.

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This is what a really cool Grandpa looks like! Truth.

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She kicked that game’s butt.


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Auntie Tiger, Uncle Jedi and Daddy.


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HP cake

From Nic, Cinderella & myself, a shirt with the spell to activate the Marauder's Map in Harry Potter, the Harry Potter Cookbook, and not pictured, was the Harry Potter Spells Book. I’d say she was pleased.

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From her Best Friend and her adorable little sister, was a coffin purse that she got to decorate all by herself with the cool Monster High tape. This is such an awesome gift! It combines two of her favorite things: Monster High and Crafts. Win. Win. Thanks guys! She loves it!

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Vandala De Blooms from Amber and Nola. I couldn’t believe that they actually found her a doll that she DOESN’T have yet, lol. And without even checking with me first too! Amber’s got SKILLZ. Thanks love!

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The Hogwart’s Library collection of books from Auntie Tiger, Uncle Jedi & M&M’s. She loves these books sooo much! Seriously. This girls is such a bookworm and a Harry Potter fanatic at that. You guys hit the nail on the head with these! Thank you!


Another Monster High doll and a Hogwart’s Tapestry from Nonnie & Papoo. Already up on the wall by the end of the night. Not pictured was another crafting project and something she’s been asking for: a jewelry box. She get’s to decorate it herself. Perfect! Thank you!

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And a special present just from Papoo. An authentic turquoise ring. So sweet and a perfect fit. Thank you Papoo! She never parts with it.


Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Hopefully the snow let’s up and we can escape our home in the mountains someday soon to have a play date!


After hugging everyone goodbye, we headed up to Nic’s parents’ home to eat dinner with them and to hang out for a little bit.


Me and my first born. So much love for this wild child.

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We had a lovely dinner with them, MHG began reading her books right away (would you expect any less?) and she even slipped into her new Harry Potter shirt from Nic and I. It is so big, lol. I got the wrong size. Pretty sure it’s a WOMEN’S M, not a GIRL’S M. Either way, despite the fact that I could wear it, it is officially her favorite shirt now…and that makes me a happy Mama.

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We kissed Nonnie and Papoo goodbye, and hopped back in the truck for our nearly hour drive home…we almost forgot the cake too.

We had to turn around to go back for it. Luckily, we were quite out of their neighborhood just yet, lol.

It had been a long day.

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I’m so glad Nonnie got a picture of the 4 of us. Family pics are hard to come by these days. I just wish everyone could smile like a normal person.

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Once we were safely home, truck unloaded and warm back inside, Monster High Girl exclaimed that she had the greatest birthday ever! I’m so glad we were able to share her special day with everyone here in Colorado. Everything happens for a reason, so it is a wondrous thing that we’re back again.

Happy 9th Birthday Monster High Girl. We are so thankful every single day that you came into our lives these 9 years ago. You are such an amazing, intelligent, creative, beautiful, kind, loving, giving and funny soul. We are so blessed to call you our daughter and we look forward to spending many more wonderful years with you!

You can read our angel’s Birth Story right HERE.

Last year, we went to Chuck E. Cheese with our friends in Arizona & had her party in our RV a couple days later.

You can read all about that right HERE.

On behalf of MHG, thank you to everyone that was able to make it to her party today. She had a marvelous day! Thank you, to everyone that was unable to make it, but still kept her in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you to those of you that sent her a card or gift through the mail...she is incredibly grateful for that! We are so thankful for every one of you in our lives…both near AND far. We wish we could’ve spent this day with all of you, but we know life happens. Thank you, still, for your love and we love you so very much in return.

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