2.23.2014

Father/Daughter Dance

Also known as, the cheapest dance we will ever pay for.
 
Last weekend, Tylee's school hosted a Father-Daughter Dance and since we only have one kid to spoil, I went all out. It was the exact thing I've dreamed about ever since I first heard the words, "It's a girl!"
She wanted her hair to look like Elsa's from Frozen. It wasn't quite long enough but I think Erica did a fabulous job. Tylee was thrilled with it as well.
Her hair appointment was pretty early so it was a long day of yelling, "Be careful."
The inner-photographer in me wanted to get some pictures of her all dolled up. Everything was so drab that I struggled to find a good spot but I guess that made her sparkle that much more!
 
Heartbreaker!
 Tylee requested a special dress and wanted TJ to wear a Tuxedo. When we told her that probably wouldn't work, she ran and got a picture that she has of her and my Dad from her room and he has on a tuxedo t-shirt. She said, "Daddy can wear this!" And he did.
The dance wasn't quite what we thought it would be. No DJ, lights on, and just some old country songs playing off a computer...but Tylee had a ball and that is all that matters.

2.21.2014

Happy Day of Love!

For the past few years, I've just made Tylee a personalized Valentine without asking her approval. This year, I grudgingly showed her the SpongeBob Valentines in the isle at Wal-Mart and silently prayed that I'd influenced her enough to choose one with a photograph of her beautiful little self. I'm happy to report that we made it one more year without a cheesy themed Valentine. I know they are coming sooner rather than later, so I relished in my joy whilst designing one last homemade card.  
I also spotted little Valentine cups in a flyer that came with our Goldfish, but thankfully, she was on board with those right away. Homemade heart crayons, sacks, ribbon, and hours later, our Valentines were complete and ready to take to school.
Guess who didn't take a picture of the finished product? Hm-mh.
 
We had such a great day. I got flowers at work, took cookies to Tylee's party at school, then had a super fun date night with the hubs. For a made-up Hallmark holiday, it sure is fun to celebrate.