Somebody Started Shaving Their Legs…

Nope, not me…I’ve been doing that for quite some time now, lol!  Ashton shaved her legs for the very first time yesterday!  She has been ready to start shaving for a while now, and was very excited about this milestone.

When she came home from school yesterday I had put together the basket of necessities for her!  She grinned a grin of “Oh, my goodness, I’m really gonna do this.”  Of course, just before she took that first stroke of the razor she got a little nervous.  Once she was a few strokes in, she had the hang of it and did a great job!!  Pretty successful with only one tiny nick in the skin 😉

Annie, our mini-daschaund, loves to take baths!  She was so funny wanting in on the action so badly!  She makes us laugh the way she truly thinks she is just one the girls…she kept trying to jump in and actually made it to the top of the tub twice, lol.

I can’t really remember when I started shaving my legs.  Momma, can you remember when I started? Do you girls remember when you first started shaving your legs? How old were you? Any funny stories?

This was such a fun milestone to experience with my sweet girl who is growing up way too fast.  So thankful that there are more milestones ahead of us!

Ashton’s Vintage Ice Cream Party

Our sweet little Ashton is growing up so fast!  We celebrated her 12th birthday by throwing her a Vintage Ice Cream party.  Ashton actually picked the theme, and I was more than excited to run with it!  I loved all of the pretty, muted colors that she decided on…so soft and sweet.

Decorating for this party was so much fun – not just because I LOVE TO PLAN PARTIES (lol), but because this was the first party that Ashton has shown an interest and excitement to be involved with the party planning process.  She has such a creative heart!  So, I dare not take credit for pulling this one off all on my own.  She was a big help!

The first thing we did for the night was take all 9 girls to the opening of “The Lorax.”  It was such a cute movie!!!  I loved all of the bright colors throughout the movie!  To minimize the expense of taking such a large group to see it at our local IMAX, I used this adorable bucket that was given to me for my birthday from my sweet friend, Miranda.  I added the Lorax label and filled it with bags of candy and popcorn holders that Ashton made using our cricut machine.

This was so handy at the theater!!  We were all able to share the popcorn that came with free refills!  The movie was a success!

Next on the list was to treat the girls to ice cream!  Just outside the movie theater we have a Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream shop which was so convenient.

After the ice cream we headed home to open gifts and eat cupcakes!  Instead of making a cake, we took the easy way out.  We bought store bought cupcakes and made ice cream picks to decorate them.  In place of Ashton’s cake, we had her blow out a candle that we put in an oversized cupcake made to look like an ice cream…she loved it!

More treats the girls consumed throughout the night…

Ashton and I made goodie bags for each of the girls.  We scored some cute ice cream themed candies at the Dollar Store and made ice creams out of body loofahs and brown cardstock.

Additional Party favors…

The cotton candy ice cream cones were a party favor that each girl was given as they left the party the following morning.  This was the first birthday party Ashton has had with her new friends at her new school.  It was a great party and all of the girls seemed to have a great time!

Happy 12th Birthday, sweet Ashton!  Mommy loves you!!!!!!!!!!