January - 10 on 10

by Amy Rhodes

I was excited to do this months 10 on 10 challenge.  I am just coming off an incredibly busy Holiday season and I was feeling like I hadn't taken any pictures for myself.   Photographs of my family and things I love had taken a back seat and seemed to be forgotten.  

January's 10 on 10 fell on the perfect day this month, my daughters 6th birthday party.  Poor thing, her birthday is actually at the beginning of December.  WIth all the holiday parties, preparations and traveling we decided we needed to push her birthday party with her friends back to January.  She had been so patient and was so excited to finally be having her party.  

I decided to break the rules a bit this month.  Instead of taking a picture every 1 hour the entire day, I decided to take pictures of the party preparation and the agony my daughter was feeling waiting for 4:30 to arrive.  She had to endure 2 1 /2 hours of kindergarten, had to tag along to a hair appointment I had and had to wait until all her friends were out of school for the party to start.   

 

Early morning cake preparations.  

Early morning cake preparations.  

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Instagram:  @theamyrhodes

Trying out her new "twirly" dress. 

Trying out her new "twirly" dress. 

Waiting, waiting, waiting...

Waiting, waiting, waiting...

Shoelace and sparkle beads braceletts

Shoelace and sparkle beads braceletts

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I tried to make sure we had enough activities to last the entire 2 hours, but some kids eat really fast.  The last 10 minutes Clara decided she wanted to have a movie theatre and watch Barbies Dream House.

I tried to make sure we had enough activities to last the entire 2 hours, but some kids eat really fast.  The last 10 minutes Clara decided she wanted to have a movie theatre and watch Barbies Dream House.

While the girls were watching Dream House, I sat on the stairs, took a deep breath and ate the most disgustingly sweett cake ever

While the girls were watching Dream House, I sat on the stairs, took a deep breath and ate the most disgustingly sweett cake ever

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