My photo-journal of sorts.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

87 Princess Festival

I'm very behind on updating. I've been trying to keep up on picture taking, but it's been hard, and updating this is even harder because I haven't been able to sit on the computer for long periods of time to mess with pictures or upload them. But last weekend was the Princess Festival at Thanksgiving Point. I guess they have been having it for a couple of years now up in Lindon, but this was the first year we caught wind of it to take Kadence. I really wanted to go to see her excitement and get pictures, and Ryan came in case I needed to break they could go on without me. Phelan went to his Grandmar's and Grandpa's for the day, he had fun and got a new squirt gun. (and being a good brother, asked them to get one for his sister, Kadence, too!) So unfortunately I don't have any pictures of him for the day. By the time we got home I was pretty exhausted, but Kadence LOVED it. They had all the different princesses there (and some new ones) for her to meet and get their autographs:

Beauties and the Beast


Princess and the Pea princess took a break, so Kadence decided to try out her bed.

Arts and Crafts Tables
(She really liked these and spent quite a bit of time at them)

Ryan asleep with Kadence's new merchandise during craft time
(yes, he's sleeping)
She got a new dress up dress while we where there and changed into it immediately. (The original she wore there is in the Princess & the Pea picture)

Face cutouts to try out

And they had several short plays to watch.
This is of course is Cinderella and trying to get the slipper on the step sister's foot. Kadence didn't really care for the plays, she watched a few but mostly just loved running around to all the different princesses and doing the crafts. The Cinderella play was very good though. The step sisters were hilarious and before the play chatted Kadence up for a long time about her new dress and practiced curtseying with her. (Every princess she met she politely curtseyed to upon greeting and leaving.)

She said her favorite part was meeting Rapunzel. The other princesses would ask who her favorite princess was, and Kadence told them "All of them." I asked her when we were walking if she had a favorite, and she told me "Rapunzel, but I don't want to hurt the other princesses feelings." Such a sweet girl.
When it was over and we were leaving I asked her if she thought the Princess Festival was as good as going to Disneyland and she said "Probably better! Because it's nothing but Princesses!" She's very excited to go again next year.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Whoops, I forgot to include pictures of the eggs decorated:

Mine and Ryan's are in the front, Phelan's are the middle row, and Kadence's are the back row.

Stuck Eggs; Final Product


Easter Activities:

Saturday morning started out with the Draper Easter Egg Hunt. Although, with the number of kids to eggs ratio, it was more like an Easter Egg Dive.

Kadence got 2 eggs, but was just happy she got the pink jump rope she wanted. I'm pretty impressed she got it given her deceptively frail stature and that there was a scuffle of 5 kids going for it. I don't have any pictures of Phelan at it because it was packed so I stayed with Kadence the whole time and Ryan was safeguarding Phin. He got 3 eggs. Which Ryan said also was good because some of the kids in Phelan's age group didn't get any. Kinda ticks me off that Draper held it on the border of Draper and Riverton, instead of at the park in Draper like they did last year, because I think the majority of the participants were from Riverton not Draper. Which would be fine, except they had even less eggs/candy than last years but probably triple the amount of people there. Happily, my kids are easy to please and just were excited to go to it even though there buckets were far from overflowing.

Then we came home and Ryan helped the kids decotrate Easter Eggs:

Assembly line of colors