Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kayla!!!

 I can't believe that Kayla turned 9 years old on Saturday.   We had her party this weekend.  Kayla has wanted to have a sleep over for several years, but we just don't have the room in our house for that.  Aunt Jenny suggested having it at a hotel.  She has several friends who have done that for their daughters and it was always a huge success.  So for her birthday Nanny and Papa got her 2 hotel rooms at the Doubletree at Warren Place in Tulsa.  She was so excited.

The party began on Saturday at 2:15 when everyone met at our house.  We loaded up and headed to Tulsa.

 The girls enjoyed the view from the hotel parking garage while Andy got us checked in.

 We headed straight to the pool.  The pool also had a sauna, steam room, and hot tub.  Here are the girls in the sauna.  They loved going in there.  The funny thing is the sauna was never turned on.
 Time for the pool!

 Here is one happy birthday girl!

 This is her friend Saskia from dance.

 Little Miss Caroline

This is her friend Kaylie from school.

This is Mallory ( Libby's younger sister). 
I can't believe I did not get a picture of Libby!

This is her friend Emori from school. 

It was wonderful that the pool opened up to an outside patio.

 Time for pizza

Andy was a wonderful help at this party.  He did not get to enjoy too much of the party, but he did a great job running all of my errands!

After dinner we took a walk behind the hotel.  There was a beautiful outside area for the girls to explore.

Time for a little water ballon toss.

I guess this is Nestle's version of not much frosting.   I told them that Kayla did not like frosting, and that we just wanted frosting on one half of the cake.  Oh well, there was not one bite of cake left over!

Hot tub!!!

Kayla got so many fun gifts from all of her friends.

This girl ATE so much pizza.  All of the girls finished off 4 pizzas.

There was so much room around the pool, and most of the time we were the only ones there.  We just stayed down there for the entire party.  That was so much better than being crowded into a small room trying to keep them quiet.  Here they are playing Apples to Apples Junior.

Random shot of the pool area.

Everyone signed her sleep over night shirt.

We went back to the room at around 10:00.  The girls spent a little while playing with Kayla's new fashion design set.  This was a huge hit with all of the girls.

Then it was time to play hot nails.  This is just like hot potato with nail polish.  They passed around 3 different colors of polish.  When the music stops, they have to paint one nail whatever color they are holding.


They finally settled down and got quiet at about 1:00 am.  Even Caroline stayed awake the entire time.
Sunday morning got started at about 8:00 am.  The girls quickly got busy making their coffee.  They made it, but I think they only took a few sips.

We headed back to the pool for one last bit of fun.
The fun ended at about 10:30 on Sunday morning when we pulled them out of the water for the last time.  Kayla had a wonderful birthday.  She says these were the best days of her life.  Happy Birthday to my sweet girl.  I am glad the party was a success, and I am very happy that the party is over!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Caroline had her regular dental appointment today.  The results were not so good.  She has to go back on the 26th for two, possibly 3, cavities.  I feel awful.  She does brush her teeth at least twice every day.  However, I am really bad about saying "Caroline, go brush your teeth."  She is four.  I should be brushing her teeth for her.

To top it off, I was the mom who started crying at the dentist office.  As the dentist was telling me about all of the cavities my eyes just started watering.  And they would not stop.  It was awful!  I just hate that Caroline has to start getting fillings at 4 years old.  It is too early for her to not enjoy her trips to the dentist.  An adult will now be brushing her teeth every morning and night.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Big Girl Bed

 My friend Robyn gave us a toddler bed several years ago.  So, when it was time to move Caroline out of her crib we put her in the toddler bed.  It is one of those things I would never have spent money on, but I was really glad we had it.  It has worked great for us.  We could continue using it because Caroline still fits in it really well.  However, my dad has had this old bed of mine in an extra room in his house.  They are fixing that room up, so the bed got returned to me.  I don't want to store it in the garage so Caroline got a big bed today.  She was so excited.  As soon as it was put together she comes and tells me "Mom, I am tired.  I think I need to put on my pajamas."  She and Kayla had a great time playing in it all afternoon.

Here is my sweet little girl sleeping in her big girl bed for the very first time.