Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Beachy Fairy Garden

A Happy Hedgehog Post beach themed fairy garden box helped to make Grace's birthday even more lovely than it already was! It arrived in the mail the other day, and the girls wasted no time putting their gardens together! The addition of the fairies they recieved at Easter time was absolutely brilliant (good thinking, Emma!) and made this sweet little table top garden even more lovely! Thank you, Donna, Peter and Henry for the love gift for Grace (and Emma) for her birthday! It was an instant hit! xo

Friday, July 21, 2017

{This Moment} Happy Birthday, Dear Grace!

{This Moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember! We wish you a lovely weekend! xo 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Fairy Village

A gift box full of fairy house items, plus two birthday gift cards to Michaels , plus 70% off fairy house items at Michaels equal many new additions to their rhododendron bush fairy village! Thank you to everyone who has given Grace and Emma gift cards to Michaels or fairy house items from Michaels over the last six months. The girls have had the most wonderful time choosing new pieces to add and figuring out where to put everything! They are sad to see that section leave Michaels, and are very hopeful that it returns next early spring. xo

Monday, July 17, 2017

In Celebration Of Grace

Just like the celebration for Dave the day before, Grace's day was absolutely perfect for her! From Emma sending her sister on a scavenger hunt to find her gift (in the refrigerator of all places!) to the gathering with her friends at Serendipity and finally the incredibly delicious ice cream cake followed by the lighting of the birthday ring, I'm not sure that this day could have been any more perfect for Miss Grace! She must have thanked us a million times for such a special day yesterday, and the first things he said to us this morning was how much she loved everything about  yesterday. Thank you again to everyone who helped us celebrate. This truly is one of those birthdays she will look back on for years to come! xo

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Grace Elizabeth!

And just like that she's eleven, and just like that another birthday celebration weekend has come to a close! Between today and yesterday we all are just blown away by the amount of love that has been sent to David and Grace (and to the entire family). Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us! These past two days were full of incredible memories that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. For now, though, we are completely exhausted (but in a good way!) and calling it a night. Pictures from Grace's birthday today will be up on the blog tomorrow.

It was a truly incredible year for our sweet firstborn girl, and we have no doubt that this next trip around the sun will be even more incredible (and even more dance filled)! Happy birthday, Grace Elizabeth! Thank you for making our dreams of parenthood a reality, and thank you for making this world a more lovely place! xo

Saturday, July 15, 2017

In Celebration Of David

When Dave turned thirty (and Grace turned one) we had a large catered celebration in the backyard. It was a glorious day full of family and friends and good food and lots of fun. Fast forward ten years and when it came time to figure out what to do to welcome him to this next decade nothing sounded quite right. That was until one night the idea of coming up to Massachusetts was tossed out to Frank and Rob. No sooner were the words said than hotel rooms were booked and plans were made.

This gathering today, and the night on the town that followed, was absolutely the perfect celebration for this milestone birthday for Dave. I have no doubt that forty will be good to him! I cannot wait to see all the adventures that this next decade holds! Cheers to forty years, Dave! May all your birthday wishes come true! xo