Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kindergarten Ball

Kathleen was so excited all last week waiting for Friday night to arrive.
These were some pictures I took this week as we headed out to the bus stop. Just enjoying Spring's beauty.

Each morning Kathleen looks for some kind of flower to pick, and of course loves picking wishes!

Coming back from the bus stop I smile as I see leftover scoring from a basketball game we had the night before.

When she got home on Thursday afternoon we made the cookies for the ball. The theme was Under The Sea!!

These cookies were super yummy! I found the recipe through my Taste of Home App on my IPhone.

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt


1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Food coloring (optional)

1) In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

2) On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters of your choice. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

3) In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, extract, salt and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Add food coloring if desired. Frost and decorate cookies.


Then Thursday evening was girl time getting all ready!!

Painted nails....

Hair set in curlers.... Big sister reading her a bedtime story.....

On Friday we were set to go! Daddy bought her a beautiful corsage......

My beautiful girl.....

We have a tradition for special events....when the girls enter the room we say..."Introducing the beautiful Kathleen Rose beauty queen" Here she is taking her bow.

Love this close up of her!

Anxiously waiting by the door for more friends to arrive!

This picture was a little blurry but she was so excited waving us over to see one of her friends arriving! :-)

Here she is with her teacher.....

 And this is the teaching assistant that helped out on and off throughout the year. Kathleen was super excited to see her, it was a surprise for all the kids!

Unfortunately after this my camera died! I did get a few shots and videos on my phone though. Lots of great music, snacks, good times! They even took a family picture but we haven't received those yet. Then we took her out to Outback Steakhouse for dinner. Just the three of us. :-)
Hayley was hanging out with her Nana and Pop Pop that night. So they each got some individual time out.
What a lovely evening it was!

Watching my little girl grow up with tears in my eyes.....a very proud momma :-)

Have a wonderful day!



Katharine said...

How sweet!She looks beautiful!

Kerri said...

Kathleen looks so cute with her hair curled and all dressed up...she looks so excited! Your cookies turned out awesome too!

Beloved's Bride said...

Those are adorable pictures of the girls! Love all the girly primping! Such a special time!

Eileen said...

Yes, it was a special night for Kathleen. Another special moment in her young growing up years. Her smiles get bigger every year, if that is possible. !!

McVal said...

Awe!!!! Adorable!

Honeysuckle Haven Cottage said...

Awww big girl. Shes so cute!

Honeysuckle Haven Cottage said...

Aww big girl. Shes so cute!

A Primitive Homestead said...

The picture of the girls bring back memories. My sister & I playing beauty shop. What a night to remember. Kathleen looks so pretty. Your dogwood has lovely blooms. Those cookies are just so cool. Bet they tasted yummy. Blessings!

Sweet Tea said...

What a special evening for Kathleen- she is beautiful!! I loved her pretty dress and the curls in her hair!...Sure wish I had one of those cookies right now!

Tara said...

Dear Kathleen,

You look beautiful in your pictures; just beautiful! I love your pretty pink headband and the pink in your dress. Your corsage that you daddy bought you is lovely. What did you do with it when the night was over? Maybe if you still have it you could press it in a book and have it forever. It sure looks like a fun night. Thanks for letting us "into the ball" through your pictures. night, night,

Kris said...

Oh my gosh....those pictures are just adorable!! The pink curlers in the girls hair really brought back memories!! How pretty she looked, all ready for her ball!!!!
Loved this!

KERRY said...

Awww look at your beautiful little princess!! I just adore her dress and accessories, so pretty :)
And those flowers in the first couple of pics are gorgeous too, looks like Spring has sprung!
Have a great week Jill!

Mark said...

You should be a proud mama!
And she look gorgeous in that dress too. You know how I am about dresses! But my favorite shot is the one of the girls in curlers. Too cute!

The Momma said...

That is so sweet! She looks sooo sooo pretty!!!

Taste of home app...I'll have to check that out!

Nezzy said...

Oh my...a glimpse of things to come!!! A kindergarten ball, what fun!

I bet those cookies were a hit at the ball too. They look marvelous!!!

Cute theme! You little Princess looks quite stunnin' for her first ball.

God bless and enjoy your day sweetie!!!! :o)

Annie said...

How beautiful she is!

Kat had a kindergarten dance, but it was very casual. One of the teachers in the school, Mr. Broadway, was the DJ. I hadn't met him yet, so I thought that was just his DJ stage name. It's his real name...LOL!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

How very special! She looks like she had a ball ;) Blessings, Jackie

Nicolle said...

I love the blue cookies, and the pink hair rollers, and sweet Kathleen at her ball. How precious!