Sunday, August 25, 2013

Teddy Bear Tea Party!!

Emmie had decided she wanted a "stuffed animal" birthday we went with a Teddybear Tea Party, 7 of her little friends invited (including best bud Kaiden who I knew would have no problem being the solo boy hanging with all the girls!)

I made aprons for everyone

We had dainty little flower sandwiches& other snacks. 

They all got to frost and decorate their own cupcakes.
Which was a BIG hit with this crowd!
A pinata and outside playtime ended the party!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy 5th birthday Emerson Ann!

Wow! 5 years old and off to kindergarten in just a few weeks.  Where does the time go?! You are such a spunky and fun loving silly girl! Your party will be this weekend with 7 of your little friends! A teddybear tea party complete with home-made aprons for everyone and decorating your own cupcakes!  Love to watch you grow up just slow down a little please!

 The big surprise from mom & dad?!? An ipod {yay, mommy finally gets her phone back!!}

~Strawberry cake was your special request~
Guess you approved of this one mommy made!

Wishing you the best year filled with adventures and wonderful memories made! Love you baby girl!

Sunday, August 18, 2013


#1 Spagetti & meatballs w/ fresh bread and salad
#2 Asian lettuce wraps w/ fresh fruit
#3 copycat Panera strawberry chicken poppyseed salad w/ fresh bread
#4 grilled cheese w/ macaroni salad & fruit salad {bday girl's choice!}

cinnamon crunch granola
strawberry cake w/ strawberry buttercream icing {bday girl}

Monday, August 12, 2013

DIY Chalkboard!

LOVE chalkboard paint and have used it for tons of projects from the girl's playroom door to our I came across a couple of huge framed canvas paintings at a garage sale (no lie over a year ago!!) and finally got around to making them over!  One for me and one for a dear friend who just bought a new house!  Super simple project and a perfect spot for visitors to leave notes {or for the kids to draw on & ruin the photo-op! see below ~ haha!}



Here is a shot of my friends surprise porch mini-makeover complete with chalkboard we did for her new place!


#1 mama reardon's apple walnut salad  & fresh bread
#2 philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers w/ French fries
#3 grilled chicken w/ cucumber salad &  fresh fruit
#4 grilled shrimp w/ cous cous & tossed salad

no bake peanut butter bars
mounds brownies

Monday, August 5, 2013

Disneyland SURPRISE!

WE planned a trip to the happiest place on earth as a surprise for the girls.  They had no clue until the day we left!  Here they are early morning in the hotel ready to catch a plane from New York to sunny California!

It was so fun, first time for them both and Daddy too!  Disneyland really is such a magical place for kids and adults!  The buildings, the characters, every last detail......everything takes your breath away and just so unbelievable this entire world they create when you walk through the gates!

Fantasyland was definitely the top spot for the girls....

Seeing the characters real lifesize and in person was overwhelming for them, it was too precious, they were speechless most of the time, especially when it came to their most favorites like Minnie for Emerson & Tinkerbell for Savannah!

All in all an amazing unforgettable trip that will go down in our family history!  I know.... I know.... It really is crazy expensive but the joy on your kids faces and experiencing that magic you cant get anywhere else is priceless!