Friday, September 4, 2015


One of the playgroups we belong to had a Princess & Prince themed meetup at Krispy Kreme.  Since Norah owns one princess costume, she went as Anna from Frozen.  Piper went as her cute self.  Brad and I went with empty bellies ready to eat donuts.

Ever since I went to college, people have told me how amazing Krispy Kreme donuts are.  They seriously salivate over the thought.  I had tried them once all the way back then & didn't understand the hype.  Then, I was told I had to try them straight out of the oven while they're still piping hot.  Ok... I'll bite.  I went. I tried.  They're still "okay."  I just don't think I'm much of a donut person.

But, I loved this get together.
It was so much fun seeing the kids in their costumes and the looks on the faces of everyone who didn't quite understand why all of these princesses and princes were running around Krispy Kreme.
All of the kiddos loved watching the donuts on the conveyor belt & loved filling their bellies with sugary goodness.  Everyone had sticky faces and sticky fingers by the time we left.


I love our neighborhood.
We chose this town because it was so kid friendly.
There are parks on almost every block & a mini water park at the pool.
I hear all of the time from the residents that this development was built for kids.
It's their world... we're just living in it. :)

Our neighbor runs a daycare out of her home & when she announced that she had a special surprise for one of her kiddos, we couldn't wait to join in on the fun.

We told Norah that there was a big surprise coming and to keep an eye out for it.
She was glued to the window for a good 15 minutes while I ran around getting everyone ready for the day!
And, when a big ice cone truck pulled up right near our front door, she was ecstatic!!  I could not get her out that door fast enough.
So, we joined the kiddos from the daycare and indulged in shaved ice at 10 in the morning.
She was one happy girl & we got to meet more neighbors.
It's going to be a great 4 years here.


Norah is a quiet little soul {sometimes}.
She can tip toe through the house like nobody's business.
She shows up on the side of our bed first thing in the morning without a peep, she sneaks up on me when I'm indulging in something chocolatey in the kitchen that I don't want to share, and she goes off to a quiet spot in the house for "Norah time".
On this particular day, I had spent the better part of my day downstairs cleaning.  I hadn't heard her in quite some time, so I snuck upstairs to find her playing so sweetly with her dollhouse.

It's amazing how much she has grown.
When she got this dollhouse two Christmases ago, she could sit in the top floor.  I miss those days, but I cherish these moments when she thinks nobody is watching.