Wednesday, December 5, 2012





Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Superhero birthday party for our six year old superhero!!

Better late than never, right? Since I (at least for the moment) have started to blog again, I wanted to include a post about Carter's sixth birthday party.....even if it was almost 3 months ago! Again, I must say I was depending on pinterest for some cute birthday party ideas. As usual, pinterest did not disappoint. The pictures I took from the party don't quite capture how cute, yet simple it all was. But I wanted to share them neverthless.

I had juice boxes set up to look like a tower, put cardstock on my cannisters to make them look like "buildings"and ordered a digital paper pack off of etsy for some added touches (and what I used to make the invites)

I scored some super on sale superhero pens from Michaels earlier in the summer. I used those, along with super hero fruit snacks as party favors for the boys and since there were alot of girls at the party, I got some princess puzzles too. But the highlight of the party favors was my mom sewed 20 super hero capes, complete with frills and lace for the girls! What a great mom I have!!

Keaghan sporting his little cape:

For food, I served the usual party food....corndogs, and other snacks I can't remember since it was three months ago :) I made chocolate cupcakes with homemade frosting and put red, white, blue sprinkles on top. I am not Martha Stewart when it comes to cupcake/cake decorating so these were so easy!


Carter ended up having a good turnout for his party. My brother and my nephew and nieces made the two hour drive down (and Omaw and Papaw too of course) and Carter was so excited to hang out with his cousins!

I love this picture and how "cool" Carter looks!

And finally after three years, the cousins are finally partying it up together!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Our pinterest inspired Thanksgiving!

Wow, I know it's been literally months since I've blogged but I thought I should at least blog about our Thanksgiving. It was low key but nice. My dad was able to come up from south Louisiana and spend Thanksgiving with us for the first time ever. The kids were so excited to spend the day with grandpa! We had invited some of our friends but they had a sick child and weren't able to make it. We cooked a feast, as usual! Theo's momma raised him right. That man sure knows how to cook a turkey :)
I of course went a little overboard with all the pinterest idea. Keep in mind, we were expecting another family with kids to come...otherwise, I might not have gone to all the trouble. But it made me feel good to do some cute stuff for our kids.
Our family has so much to be thankful for! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Party Part Two

The birthday girl:

I have to admit...when I found this dress on etsy back in April, it may have been the catalyst for the birthday party planning :) But the dress was so stinkin cute, I couldn't help myself!!
 Some of the guests:
Sweet Sarabeth enjoying her cupcake
Swimming pool time....I love this hillarious picture of Isaiah wearing Carter's mask. I still don't understand how he can breathe with his nose plugged up and his fingers in his mouth :)
Cupcake and presents time!!
 I had to include this funny picture of myself...who's more excited...Livie or me? Livie looked so proud while everyone sang happy birthday to her. I wish I had videotaped it because I love how cute she looked. Or maybe it was because she was thinking she had one crazy looking momma :)
Olivia checking out her new adoarable shirt our friend Brandi made. And she looked so cute when she wore it this week. Thanks Brandi!!
The funniest moment of the party was when Olivia opened her present from Aunt Laney. Aunt Laney did a great job with Livie's presents (CG giant puzzle and a memory game) but Olivia took the stuff out and exclaimed excitedly "It's bubble wrap!!" :)

Livie mokeying around with Papaw after the party
Our wonderful co-hosts!
Us with our birthday girl!
And my most favorite picture from that day...

Monday, August 27, 2012

Olivia's Curious George Birthday Party!

{Part One}
Last weekend, we celebrated Olivia's third birthday. Her actual birthday isn't until September 12th but this was the first year we wanted to have separate parties for her and Carter.
Anyone who knows Olivia, knows she has an obsession, uh, I mean great love for all things Curious George. She has ever since she was a baby. So what better theme party to have than a CG one! Thank you pinterest for giving me all sorts of adorable party ideas!!
Of course we had to go with a banana theme... serving banana pudding and banana chips :)
Among the banana themed snacks, we also had a veggie/cheese tray with dips, fruit tray, pita chips and hummus but the highlight was the cute monkey cupcakes!

 How cute are these? And so easy to make thanks to Omaw's help :)

 The drinks: monkey juice (aka lemonade) and strawberry crush. I bought all of the paper products from etsy for a steal of a deal!!
The party was simple but turned out very cute. Tomorrow, I'll post the pictures of the birthday girl and her guests :)