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Embarrassingly enough, this is my first post “real” of 2015. Lucky for me, I can back date posts thanks to this savvy blog, so we can just pretend like we didn’t miss anything… (scroll further down and see a few new posts with some of our fun parties and recipes and life.) I had started soooo many of these posts started and never uploaded the photos to get them published. Most exciting though, is that Zara wants to “help” me blog, so she came up with some fun things to do here! If you love baby dolls, or hair, or being 9 years old – you’re going to be completely entertained. She is an adorable, creative mind.

Here are a few (of the zillions) of photos that didn’t make it to instagram:

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Katie gave all four the kids cuts in one day, love the way they turned out!Happy New Year Blog 8410

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Zara wants to be just like Uncle Zac, so her washable tattoos went on her ring finger just like his is.
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Playing at Rossmoor park during spring is always the prettiest!Happy New Year Blog 8405

Ever is deathly afraid of getting lost after she has scared herself a few times walking off. Now you can count on a serious grip like this anywhere in public.Happy New Year Blog 8403

Our Disneyland passes expired, which we are super sad about, but it’s summertime, so we’ll just fill that Disney time with lots of beach days!

As part of the girl’s Christmas present last year, we gave them “tickets” to the amazing Frozen Boutique in Downton Disney. In typical fashion, it took us until MAY to get there and actually make it happen, but it was well worth the wait! (I was even more impressed by the venue after watching them sanitize the beauty chairs, setting up each station with brand new products, new combs, brushes, make-up, and nail polish – all of which you get to take home with you!)
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We walked around the Grand Californian a little afterward since it’s such gorgeous hotel. Then took all the kids for a visit to Grandma & Grandpa’s to show off their new looks.

Another day, another chance to dress up. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that the kids enjoy costumes as much as I always have. This day was especially thrilling as they were gifted the Eufora Streak Kit by one of my brother’s good friends who works for the company (and it’s one of the best hair products I’ve ever used – totally sold on their brand after using it. Not being paid to say that, I swear!) I let them wear it for a few days and they got so many compliments. It’s really beautiful in person, and I love that it washed clean – with Ever’s blonde hair a lot of time the colors tend to stain her hair, but not this time!

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It’s really hard for these girls to stop playing long enough to get a good picture… and I laugh every time at how serious they take having their picture made. They even ask me to see the photos now, which I think it is funny because they’ve never cared about the picture we take, since they are so many so often.