Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
The boys had a pretty good time with it too. Kaleb was the only one brave enough to go down head first though.
Kaleigh picked a different slide, but she still had fun.
One big difference in Monkey Joe's and Pump It Up was the games they had all along the walls. I'm usually the one that tells the kids no, we're here to jump so lets jump but not Katrina. She started passing out dollars for games to all the kids, so then I followed suit.... peer pressure will get ya every time. LOL The kids really enjoy it, which is all that mattered. After some lunch, Katrina and I managed to get a little shopping in too, so it was all and all a good day!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Sunday, we went to Casey's after church to hlep her finish getting ready for the party. The kids immediately started playing and having a good time. I helped my sister with a few things and then fed Dax his lunch and got him dressed for the party. The cake that my sister had done turned out really cute. Candy Dollar always does a great job on her cakes!!
Here are a couple of shots I got of Dax with his cake. He was not happy that he didn't get to play with his candle, so we had to sing quickly and let him dig in. Using his hands didn't work well for him, so someone gave him a spoon and he went to town. It was cute!
Addison did most of the present unwrapping and Dax hung out in front of her to check out the toys. He racked up on some cool stuff, especially clothes. This is one of the only pictures I got since he was piled up in the middle of everything.
I think it turned out to be a cute party and we were glad we got to be apart of it!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I took Maddie shopping and let her choose her invitations and then I ran with it from there with some input from her here and there. She loved the cupcake invitations and so I immediately called my friend, Katrina, to start helping me brainstorm. Alex, probably really needs to thank her for me going a little more crazy, she found hundreds of websites and emailed me all kinds of pictures and ideas. It was great! I did find a cake online that I loved and Alex had already asked me to use a girl he met thru work for her cake this year. So, I emailed her a link to the cake and told her what I wanted to modify and our color scheme and this is what we got.I loved it! (If you want to give Heather a try, you can find her by clicking on her name and going to her site or email me and I can give you her contact information.)
Alex wasn't totally out on the party planning. He did suggest me doing little aprons for all the girls as party favors instead of the traditional favors (junk as he called it). This way they could use them to decorate their cupcakes, without messing up their clothes, but then take them home for a little gift. I loved the idea and tried to customize them each to the little girls favorite colors and/or parents' favorite team! (Jason and Leann)The girls all had a good time decorating their bags to fill with the pinata goodies and then decorating and eating their cupcakes. It wasn't near as messy as I thought it might get and the girls seems to really like it, which I was glad!After cupcakes, we played a little limbo upstairs and then headed out for some water fun to cool off from the heat. This turned out to be a hoot! Number one, Alex NEVER lets the kids play in the front yard because he is VERY particular about his grass. However, for some reason he decided that is where they could play with the water toys, including a slipe and slide. Everyone at the party was in amazement because pretty much anyone that knows even the least little bit about us, KNOWS this was major! The kids had a great time, including Kaleigh and Lillie, our little toddler buddies!!!! I wasn't sure they'd really get involved but they both were totally fine being drug down over and over. :-)
And the party wouldn't be complete without Maddie's special request:
A CUPCAKE PINATA!!!!!!!!After that, we let her open her presents and then the kids all scattered doing random things. Here is a shot I couldn't resist sharing of the girls after they got all dressed up and put their make up on. It seemed like they spent half an hour in my room getting ready. Don't they all look beautiful!?!?!