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When I was a kid there was a commercial for the Detroit Zoo where all the animals where rushing around getting ready for opening day and the announcer was saying, “five minutes folks, just five minutes.”  There were blue painted elephant tracks to follow and a bear statue with a hole in the middle for climbing and curling up inside.  Most importantly there was a giant fountain with two bears standing and lots of places for coin tossing!  It is amazing how powerful some memories of childhood can be.

A nice weather trip to Michigan is not complete without a visit to the zoo!  We had two fabulous friends meet up with us and the kids had a blast! I missed the shot but at one point the three oldest where all holding iphones and taking pics of the animals.  You can decide whether that is scary or cute!  And I actually brought my camera! Thanks to my new Kelly Moore bag! Just snaps but since I NEVER bring my camera anywhere it is fun to document!

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Well, my idea to plan a low key birthday failed… as always I ran wild with planning!  Months ago I started to plan Ava’s Art Party!!! Love this theme and could not wait to get started on all the fun details!  The colorful, fun and yummy ideas were endless but I narrowed it down with the birthday girls help.  She requested cupcakes instead of a layer cake and was my cooking and play dough making assistant.  She helped measure and cut the streamers and was patient as I sometimes had to sew painting aprons instead of playing.  I just LOVED how everything came together… I definitely think that party planning is my calling in my next lifetime!  You may find this scary but ideas are already circling for Birthday #4… I am thinking perhaps an Alice in Wonderland tea party??!!!

I cheated ordering aprons from Oriental Trading Co but spruced them up with custom ribbons and buttons!

Additional favors were a set of watercolors and brush

A color wheel of fruit and rainbow layered cupcakes

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Happy Thanksgiving

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”- Oprah Winfrey

Thank you to all my friends and family for being in my life!  Thank you for adoring my little girl and showering her with all that is good!  Cheers to a wonderful holiday season…

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