I’ve said this a million times, but my favorite part of blogging, and probably what has kept me doing it year after year, is the community. I’ve met so many amazing people in this little blogging world and I’m always excited to make a new blog friend. It might sound nerdy…but I can assure you, it’s totally normal 😉
Arden and I recently got to be a part of a fun little blogger birthday exchange put together by Liz at Chasin Mason. Even though Arden’s birthday isn’t until late summer, she said she wouldn’t mind receiving a few gifts ahead of time 😉 And let me tell you…when this package from Julia and Myles showed up on our doorstep, the girl’s eyes LIT up!
And that was only the beginning. Julia & Myles totally nailed it! I don’t know if Arden’s the only one, but she’s obsessed with Disney Tsum Tsums mystery packs. They’re the closest thing to a surprise egg that she’s ever seen (ha!)…and she begs for one every time we go to Target. Well it just so happened to be the first thing she opened–and even better, Cinderella was inside! I think the look on her face says it all…
Next up was an Ariel figurine with lots of outfits for dressing up. Totally Arden-approved! And then she made it to the princess dress-up gear…and the girl couldn’t get it unwrapped fast enough. Heels, gloves, a purse…she was in heaven!
Yep, this pretty much sums it up!
A HUGE thank you to our new friends, Julia and Myles, for making Arden’s day–and mine too! There was so much joy in her face as she opened and played with the gifts you got her. It just made my heart happy! And don’t worry, they’ve been put to good use every single day since.
We also had a blast shopping for Mason & Liz. Hop on over to Liz’s blog to see what we got for the (almost) 4 year old! Hint: Mason loves going to the Post Office with his mom, so I was determined to find something “mail related”…and it ended up being my favorite gift of all!
Thanks for organizing, Liz! I’m excited to see what all these other birthday kids received…
Ashley and Waverly // Being Brickner
Elizabeth and Mason // Chasin’ Mason
Laureen and Tyson // Chateau Deveau
Brittany, Charlie, and Maddie // Just Another Day in Paradise
Desiree and Julia // Macke Monologues
Natasha and Ethan // Schue Love
Sarah and Brantley // Seeing All Sides
Julia and Myles // The Everyday Momma
Traci and Charli // The Hallway Life
Amanda and Lily // Tickled Pink
Laura and Liam // tiny toes, little nose
Whitney and Brielana // Work It Mommy
Arden’s expressions are the best! That girl was happy! 😉 Such perfect gifts for her. 🙂
So sad I missed the sign up for this one – Simon has a summer birthday too! Oh well, it’s been fun seeing what everyone else got!
Look at her! Perfect gifts! What an awesome exchange!
Such lovely gifts!! Elin is obsessed with those Tsum Tsums, too!
Laura Keenan says
Love all the fun girly stuff! And how did I not know about the mystery packs?!
Julia and Myles nailed it! Arden’s face is priceless with each gift!
And, you knocked Mason’s gift out of the park!!
Yay! So glad she got a good Tsum Tsum! How perfect that is was a princess! I told Myles what she liked and let him pick it all out, so I’m glad he did good! You rock that princess look Arden!
Oh my gosh, I LOVE THIS. Her face!!! All the heart eyes! Seriously Julia and Myles nailed it! You can see the pure joy and excitement in her face. Goodness, she is going to have the best birthday ever!
Happy almost birthday sweet Arden and THANK YOU for the best present ever for Mason! He is over the moon for the mail truck!
That little mail truck you got Mason stole my heart! Your little princess would get along swimmingly with mine 🙂
Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World says
What a cute idea for a blogger exchange! I love Arden’s facial expressions! She looks so surprised and happy!
The cutest idea – and the best gifts for your precious little princess! SJ would go crazy for all of that pink gear x