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The Birthday peeps!

bowling

Sophie

bowling

Rick and Sophie

swimming

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shakes

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Rick and Sophie share a birthday so we have to whoop it up big! We celebrated with a day off-island for bowling, hotel swimming, diner dining and milkshake deserts and an overnight at the hotel. We also celebrated once home, with Sophie’s favorite lemon glazed cake and visitors over. She is excited to be 12! I can’t believe she is almost a teenager…

Rick is a good sport about his Birthday being taken over by hers. :) He requested his favorite cake be served at Christmas time. He enjoyed a couple of days off from work and opening a few gifts from me and from the kids and some sent from afar.

 

punkin

 

Punkin is sweet and calm and cuddly and lazy bones.

penelope

 

Penelope is naughty and curious and trouble with a capital T (in a good way of course).

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in house

 

Penelope on porch, and Punkin peeking out. :)

house

 

Rick and Levi built this beautiful house for when it is time for them to be outside more.

 

breaking in

 

We made them a sort of enclosed play yard outside, but after a bit, they realized that inside is warm and cozy and the place to be when you are a tiny kitty.

sophie

sleepy

 

Introducing Punkin and Penelope…aka- P and P Pest Control. Except…we are so in love, and they are such babies and well, so far, they are big slackers at their “job”. ;) But they are super cute and fun and EASY. How did we have no idea how easy kitty kitties are?? Well, because Rick is allergic and we never had them actually. But, we are managing to keep them contained enough that Rick isn’t too affected and we have even caught him giving them a little love (and then scrubbing the kitty cooties off right away!). They are just too hard to resist! :)

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We had a vampire princess, a white witch and a ninja dude this year. :) All of these costumes were re/upcycled from previous years, which I thought was clever of them. For example, Bella’s dress was originally a masquerade ball lady and Sophie’s was originally a snow princess. We added some creepy wings and spider hat to Bella’s and we made the witch hat to add to Sophie’s. Best T or Ting on the island is downtown. They close the streets off to cars and everyone is invited to come party and collect candy.

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My peeps said it was the best Halloween ever. :)

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Rick’s parents, GG and Grandpa, recently spent a week visiting with us. They stayed at a lovely cabin on the water and spent days hanging out with us. We tried lots of Island restaurants, went to the park, played games, ate home cooked meals, and they watched the kids at their activities. We hope they enjoyed their visit as much as we enjoyed having them here. xo

Bella has been dreaming of, wishing for and planning a spooky Birthday bash for years. We decided this would be the year!

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Lots of fun food. :)

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Spoooooky castle cake.

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Graveyard pudding

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Mr. Bones showed up for photo ops.

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Hunting for skeleton bones.

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Such a special bunch of friends celebrating Bella-Boo! xo