2013 – The Year of Improvement
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The long awaited opening of Flip's new salon, Silkroad finally arrived. Mackenzie and I headed down for the "grand" opening. The salon was beautiful and Mackenzie was treated to her first "real" manicure. We were making our way out the door when Melissa decided there needed to be a ceremonious ribbon cutting. After coming up with a creative alternative to ribbon, Mackenzie happened to be nearby and got to cut the ribbon with Flip. She loves Flip and was thrilled to the moon to be the one to cut the ribbon with him. Her funniest comment later was "that she thought it was really cool, but the scissors were really dull"… lol
One of the crappy things about having a birthday in August is that you rarely get to celebrate with your classmates. Considering the kids spend 2/3 of their year with their friends at school, it seems a little unfair. So, this year, we decided to give Cassie a half birthday party. She loved having her friends over to her house but it has caused some confusion as she now thinks she's already 5! Probably her best friend at school is Paige…
It was a stretch to call it snow, but the kids didn't care. It was white and frozen and lasted for about an hour.. long enough to get dressed and undressed about four times.
What better way to celebrate your 8th birthday than with a skating party! The funny thing is that I remember spending many a day skating around this rink when I was in school… Cassie did great..minus a minor little mishap but Mackenzie was there to ease the pain. Too bad she wasn't there for Sydney!
For the second year in a row, we were graciously invited to head to Myrtle Beach for Labor Day weekend. The girls had SO much fun! After the first 15 minutes, Cassie conquered her fear of the ocean and was a fish from that time on. Sydney was convinced that she could "hang 10" and spent a fair amount of time trying to master the sport. For some reason, Mackenzie spent more time out of the ocean than in this year. But if she hadn't, I would never have gotten this shot! She also made fast friends with Kim's daughter (and Jen's other goddaughter!), Autumn. Autumn will be up for the much anticipated Hannah Montana show and we can't wait to reunite them. Hopefully next year will bring another trip and many more happy memories!