We failed to get indoor pictures in good lighting of our little Cinderella. She looked beautiful. The weather is kind of rainy here so Vada wondered why we don’t do Halloween in the summer. I’m sure there will be many more days of dress up so I’ll keep trying to get pictures.
Vada turned 5 today (assuming I get this to post before midnight on Tuesday)! She wanted to celebrate by going to a west coast buffet chain restaurant called Sweet Tomatoes. I’m pretty sure she chooses it based on the ice cream.
For her present we decided to take her to a giant Toys’R’Us store and let her pick something out. We don’t really shop much at retail stores so this could have turned out really bad on a school night after ice cream. But it didn’t! She had a blast running all over the store and looking at everything. After nearly an hour we started to get her to narrow down her options… Stuffed animal, princess costume, jewelry kit, Legos, a bouncy house or trampoline, and a kid size car (not happening). She actually asked for our help in choosing so we weeded out the bouncy house, trampoline, and car (whew).
In the end she chose the Repunzal dress and long wig. Honestly we could not have picked out something better for her.
I have been traveling in Asia for work the past couple of weeks and was lucky enough to be able to enjoy my layover weekend at the beach in Thailand. Krabi is a short flight south of Bangkok. Saturday I did a boat tour of several of the islands to swim and snorkel. Sunday I tried rock climbing outside for the first time. Way harder than in a rock gym with color coded hand holds!
Vada’s preschool went to the pumpkin patch this week! She wanted to carve it into a jack-o-lantern so tonight we did just that!
Taking a break from cute Vada pictures for more muddy pictures of me! These are more pictures from the warrior dash I did several weekends ago. I cannot even believe that my face is possible of that look of disgust in the picture climbing into the mud pit!
I participated in a bag making workshop this week and designed, patterned, and made a bag! It was a lot of fun.
1. Vada says Nicky Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse which is too cute to even correct.
2. Angeline and Adelaide sent Vada a box of goodies that will not be topped in a long time. It included this Minnie Mouse costume that I think was originally Jade’s?
3. Vada did an impressive pose off in the mirror and decided that this outfit was a strong contender for Halloween. Her final decision though she told me is a secret.
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