Claire's 2nd Dance Recital

Monday, June 20, 2016
I'm sure last year's recital photos never saw the light of day on the blog, so yay for me getting this up just a few days later! If you remember last year (see below), she was a pretty cute Minion since they danced to the "Minion Mambo". However, it wasn't exactly what I had pictured for her first year of dance. I so badly wanted the frilly, stereotypical tutu number, so I may have been a little obsessed with taking photos this year because that's exactly what we got.

That, plus the fact that we weren't in town for her dress rehearsal last year, so we have some crappy cell video and that's it of her actual dancing. I was going to make up for it this year.


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So in love with these gorgeous, genuine smiles. All I had to do was moo like a cow.
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The song was "Only a Breath Away" which is some song from a Barbie movie/cartoon. I cried like every time I heard it. Such a sweet song! And this little lady shined, let me tell you. After not doing much of any moves at last year's recital, she rocked rehearsal and the recital. Every move with a big giant smile on her face. We were so proud.
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After dress rehearsal, I went out with my friend Libby so we could get some outdoor shots. And they are the cutest little friends, ever!
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Go Green with Little Tikes' newest playhouse!

Friday, April 22, 2016
Ok. Norah has something super awesome for you on this beautiful Friday! This is the Little Tikes Go Green Playhouse. And it's not any ordinary playhouse. When they said they were sending this to me, I had NO idea what to expect and how a little playhouse could be environmentally educational, but, wow. It's pretty awesome.

You can plant flowers. There's a reservoir that collects rain water to water those flowers. And you can grow grass on the roof. Throw some soil and grass seed up there and you'll have a green roof in no time. The sink is a real working sink. You just fill up the removable basin and the sink pump shoots the water out. I can't even BEGIN to tell you how much Norah (my biggest water loving nut) was obsessed with this feature. She would play in the water all day if I let her.

There's a solar powered light, recycling bins, skylight and 6 holes to put water bottles in for more light (reflecting off the sun). It rounds out with a working door bell and a mailbox, too!

Construction took a while (daddy put it together) but then we left it inside the house for a few weeks while I waited for spring to show up with green grass for these photos. Unfortunately, it didn't fit through our door to take outside, so this mama had to take it halfway apart to get it outside.

For some reason, Norah wasn't intrested in getting dirty and actually planting the flowers, so mama did that work. She was happy to water them though (the playhouse comes with a few little accessories--a watering can, rake, shovel and phone). I'm sure kids would have tons of fun planting "their own" garden.

It's an awesome playhouse for the 1.5-4 year range, I would say, so if you think your kiddos would love this, all you have to do is enter for a random chance to win! There are entry requirements, so please scroll through all the photos and see what they are at the END of this post!

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All photos are courtesy of me. I'm Snapberry Photographs for those who don't already know.

Entry requirement number one: Please click that link and give my page a like.

Entry requirement number two: Comment on THIS blog post with one way you teach your kiddos to be environmentally friendly! Please post your name along with it if your comment shows up as "anonymous" otherwise I won't know who you are!

Finally, entry requirement number three: you MUST share this post on your facebook (I don't care if it's personal or on a page you run, but you must share!).

Rafflecopter will draw a random winner on April 30th. This fabulous playhouse is a $269.00 value, so I'd enter if I were you, It's a pretty awesome prize and entering will take you 5 minutes :)

Good luck!


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