christmas via instagram

one day i will download all my "real" christmas photos to share.  but for now, how about my instagram pics?


kelby's 6th birthday

can you believe it?  wasn't she born yesterday???

kelby turned 6 in november.  blows. my. mind!  i can not get over that i have a six year old.  on her birthday (and the few days following) i kept addressing her as "six year old" rather than her name.  for me it was strange and weird but kinda cool.  for her it was just weird.  she kept telling me to quit.  she also insisted she wasn't six until she had her party which was the following weekend.  

at six, kelby is still full of spunk and energy just like the baby she once was.  kelby was a colicky baby and always made sure her presence was known.  she really hasn't changed much...  i can't seem to find the volume dial on her.

kelby loves being the center of attention and will do just about anything to get rise out of people.  she also thinks kindergarten humor is the best.  i'm not sure if jeff and i feel the same way. ;-)

kelby finally decided to have her party at our local bowling alley.  she had been to a few other parties there before and had a good time.  once we got there it became quite obvious that she really had no intentions on actually bowling...  she'd much rather gather her girlfriends and hang out in the bathroom.  geez...

for her invitations i contacted jaime from little miss custom.  she created kelby's invitations, cupcake toppers (which i used as centerpieces), treat bag labels.  i loved how they turned out!

i regretfully didn't get as many pictures as i would have liked prior to the party.  our bowling alley doesn't open until 6 on saturdays so i was only able to decorate about 5 minutes before our guests started arriving.

i love this next series of pictures...

cousin lyla happy with her french fry:

happy belated birthday kelbo!


update: the perfect socks for toms

this is kind of a random post, but i recently looked at my traffic stats and found out that a crazy number of you guys who come across my blog are here because of this post:

i some how oddly feel obligated to let you know that i've found a better sock for toms for my girls that i totally love.

Nordstrom No-Show Socks (3-Pack) (Kids)

Nordstrom No-Show Socks (3-Pack)

these socks from nordstrom are thicker and more elastic'y (it's a word).  i should also mention that they are not only great for toms, but they are also great for converse or any other shoe that looks better without socks.  

so there you go.  i'll be able to sleep at night now knowing that i've sent all you guys in the right direction.

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