Last week, the girls decided they wanted to have a lemonade stand, all part of their master plan to earn enough money this summer to buy a sewing machine. So we made some signs, made a big batch of lemonade and set up shop at the bottom of the driveway. It was a busy day in our neighborhood and they managed to make over twenty dollars! They were so excited.
We had a little bit leftover in our drink dispenser so we decided to use it to make homemade popsicles!
I had a bag of frozen berries, a mix of blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry & pomegranate (I think it’s the antioxidant fruit mix from Target), so we dumped it into the lemonade and started to pour into our popsicle molds.
The fun part, the longer the fruit sits in the lemonade, the darker pink popsicles you get!!
Just grab a popsicle mold set, a big batch of lemonade & some frozen fruit and you are good to go!! Tastes like SUMMER!!
Harper turned EIGHT last week, which seems crazy to me since she was definitely just a baby yesterday. She has grown into such a smart, funny and kind kiddo. We are so proud of her and just love watching her grow up, she cares so much for her sisters and her family. We loved celebrating her this weekend & of course plan to keep the celebrations going all month long.
For the last few weeks, she has been talking lots about wanting to rearrange her room and make it feel more “grown up” so we decided to surpriser her for her birthday with a little room makeover!! After she left for school on Valentine’s Day, we got right to work, chugging coffee, rearranging her room, adding a new chair for her desk plus a bunch of new accessories and wall decor. It was so much fun!!
She came home from school and was SO surprised!!! Her favorite things were the pin board & her new CD player! One of our favorite traditions to do together is to stay up late and watch awards shows, I usually put all the girls to bed like any normal night, and then sneak back upstairs to get her after her sisters fall asleep. We eat popcorn and drink sparkling water and watch all of the red carpet goodness. The art on her pin boards are all of celebrities in their red carpet gowns, plus Harper really wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up, so these are so special to her for many reasons!!
We got her the new Taylor Swift album to go with her CD player, but then she used all of her birthday gift cards to buy a few more over the weekend. It is actually so sweet to take a step back in technology and not use a streaming service, she is really excited to grow her very own music collection.
I feel like eight is such a sweet age, a glimpse into what they are going to be like as a teenager but also some bits and pieces of their little toddler self still sticking around. It’s also just the right age for a big girl room and we are so happy she loved it! And if you need me any time soon, I’ll just be over here crying about the fact that she is now halfway to sixteen.
Happy New Year, sweet friends!!!!! We are just coming back to life after a very long and relaxing holiday break spent with lots of friends & family. It has been so restful and good for the soul!! I wanted to share a couple of my favorite photos from our Christmas, including the most beautiful snowfall earlier in December, our Christmas Vacation inspired outfits for our neighborhood holiday party & lots of favorite of the girls from Christmas Eve & Christmas morning!
I say this every year but the girls are at such fun ages right now, I never want to forget their cookie frosting skills, their sweet voices singing in church or their excitement on Christmas morning as they shuffled down the stairs.
We hope you had the merriest Christmas with the ones you love, cheers to the new year, may it be filled with hope, happiness and lots of new magical adventures!! XO