Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tahj Cole's First Birthday Party

So what is it like at a first birthday party?

Tahj and his mom.

Look at his picture on the cake! Isn't he cute! "Cool, baby ." :D

"Make me a monster!"

A man eating dinosaur.....or is it a dinosaur eating a man?

Pansies and paradise.....

and princesses.

I was so impressed with this woman's regalia. Just beautiful!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Utah Foster Care Foundation - Chalk Art Festival at the Gateway

Thanks again Emily‏
From:John Thill (
Sent:Mon 6/22/09 6:12 PM


I wanted to take a second to thank you for the wonderful service you provided to the families and children who came to the Chalk Art Festival. All of my other children were very impressed with the blue wolf you painted on my son’s face. Your work is amazing and your generous donation to the foundation as you left on Saturday is indicative of your huge heart!

You are amazing! Thanks so much from our entire family.

Make it a GREAT day!


John L. Thill II MPA

Western Region Recruiter

Utah Foster Care Foundation

252 N Orem Blvd

Orem Utah 84057

801-373-3006 Office

801-373-3004 Fax

801-380-2632 Cell

Foster Parents: noun Ordinary people, doing ordinary things, in an extraordinary way!

To find out more about becoming a foster adoptive parent in the state of Utah, visit our website or call 1-800-505-KIDS

Review our Information Packet at

"Attitude creates Altitude!"

~Ann Lang~

"Hey, to go out howling tonight?"

Isn't this picture amazing? Too bad it rained hard today!

"I want a rainbow kitty!"

"I'm a pansy" (hee, hee....just kidding!)
Wishing upon a star.....Oh, to be young again :D
No rivalry here!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Nickelodeon's 2009 Parents' Pick Nominee

Hello! My company Face Painting Illusions & Balloon Art, LLC has been nominated for a 2009 Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Award for the best party entertainer. I am listed as the only face painter among the other entertainers. If you have a moment, and feel so moved upon....WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO GO TO THIS SITE AND VOTE FOR ME? Click on the title of this post or click here Thanks Bunches :D and....... Have a Great Day! Emily

If you haven't seen my work, scroll down to GIGS and check out my previous blogs for all of the months on this web site! (Click on the month on the left hand side of the page, and then the date you want to see.)

For Party Entertainer
in Salt Lake City

Parents' Picks Awards FAQ

What is Parents Connect?
For 30 years, Nickelodeon has built a global business by putting kids first. Now, the folks who brought you Nick Jr., Noggin and The N, take the same dedicated, practical approach to parents. Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect is an informational, community-based Web site for parents to connect with local family events, great deals and activities, age-relevant content, and other parents.
ParentsConnect celebrates the reality of parenting, which deals with daily challenges large and small, from pregnancy to the teenage years. Our motto is "We're not perfect. We're parents." And we mean it!

What are the Parents' Picks Awards?
The Parents' Picks Awards is the only awards program that lets parents (like you!) vote on the best family-friendly resources in their community - everything from Best Dentists and Best Family Restaurants to Best Playgrounds and Parks - in 52 cities across the U.S.

Do you have to register to vote?
Nope. Just pick your city and vote away!
How are the nominees selected?
Most of the Parents' Picks nominees are chosen based on parent reviews and ratings. In three special categories, real parents (i.e., you!) get to nominate their favorites. What's an election without a write-in vote, right?

What criteria were used for picking nominees?
There are many reasons why a place might stand out to parents. Sometimes it's a commitment to quality, selection or service. Or maybe the business does an extra-special something to help parents out (stroller parking, changing tables, cups with lids ... without even asking!). The nominee choices are not related to, or influenced by, any advertising or partner relationships.

Who decides the winners?

From May 5, 2009, to July 15, 2009, parents can vote for their favorite local places (up to once per day).

When will the winners be announced?
The 2009 Parents' Picks winners will be announced August 17, 2009.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's a party for twins! Park City, Utah

Re: Birthday Party‏
From: Lisa Recine
Sent: Mon 6/08/09 3:11 PM
To: Emily Steck (

Dear Emily

The photos are soooo cute!! Thanks again for everything. You really MADE our birthday party work. Thanks for being so engaging with the kids. They had a ball!!! I would be happy to serve as a reference for you if ever needed!.

Kind regards,
Lisa Recine

This twin's favorite is spiderman....
And this twin is a beautiful 'princess'!
"On guard, me matey!"
Pink, pink, pink....poodles, people and precious crowns :D
This ended up being a "sword" fest....with one lonely butterfly.
"Can I have three of them?"

"Take that! And that! And that!"

2009 Annual Convention of the UT Optometric Association

The beautiful Zermott Resort in Midway was the backdrop for the 2009 Annual Convention of the Utah Optometric Association.
Truly they were "watching" and asking...."Which is better? One or two?"

(If you have never had your eyes checked, they show you two charts through a scope.....asking you,"Which do you see better the first chart or the second chart?")
Here is Maria's son with 'Taco', their Chihuahua dog, on his cheek in red, white, and blue.

No thorns on this gal!
A terrific threesome :D
"I love reptiles"....Gecko anyone?
This guy was living on the "wide side" with a tiger on his bicep.
Thomas the train is always a two-year -old favorite!
Her team symbol, a four-leaf-clover: Number 7.
A beauty, for sure!
A daring dragon.....
This dude is 'flamin'!

Play Group With Becky, Holladay, Utah

These pictures are from the play group "Mothers and More"....They coincide with the next post from Becky Utz.....The people were very pleasant to work with, and very complimentary!