Wednesday, April 18, 2012

it's springtime :)

A few of our favorite things about spring time are long sunny days, flowers, beautiful weather, sports in the culdesac and lots of bike rides. Presley got her new bike just in time.. She loves to be outside- she gets excited when the front door opens, and usually grunts for the closest person near her to take her out. Maddex's bikes is the best $3 bucks ever spent- he rides it everday.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Presley's 1st SWEET SHOPPE Party...

Presley's 1st birthday party was quite the shin-dig.
Because Presley is just so sweet we went with a SWEET SHOPPE theme, and because she is so girly we made sure everything was PINK.;)
My mom was in town for the festivities so she and my mother-in-law helped me make lots and lots of yummy sweets. Some of the sweets we had were: chocolate covered strawberrries, dipped oreos and marshmallows, mini cheesecakes swirled with raspberries, cotton candy, chocolate dipped pretzels, cake-pops and shortbread cookies. I ordered the sugar cookies from Just Crumbs, and it wouldn't be a party w/o my absolute favorite, Nothing Bundt Cakes, in white chocolate raspberry. We also had a chinese chicken salad, mozzarella w/ tomatoes and a delicious brushetta.
I wanted to do a sweet shoppe store awning at the entrance.
So, I bought some duck cloth, taped it off and painted some pink stripes on it. I scalloped the edges using a pot- we hung it using our shower curtain rod. It couldn't have turned out any cuter- {I just took it down yesterday- I had a hard time seeing it go, ;)}.
In the kitchen I wanted to do a large gathering of all sizes and colors of pink puffy balls and chinese lanterns and some different shades of pink streamers.. I loved how it turned out- so much that I actually still have it hanging up in the kitchen.. and just might forever since tanner doesn't seem to mind it. haha ;) The tablecloth is just trellis fabric from Jo-anns. I ordered the clear polka dot balloons from here, they were the cutest balloon I had ever seen. I also order straws for just about every occasion(including holiday this shop, never disappoints.
I have to give a big thanks to everyone that helped me pull this all together. Tanner was out of town the week of her birthday and flew back into town the morning of her party. He was sad he didn't get to be with her on her birthday but we decided the party would be just as good this year. {don't feel too bad for him though- he was livin' it up in portland at march madness with the guys.. }

{Thanks to everyone that helped. on the left is my cute prego sister in law, Michlle, and I don't have a picture of Grandma Debbie and Grandma Kathy in action..}
Presley loved seeing all her guests arrive...
My Grandma Hemmer couldn't make it for the big day- but that doesn't mean she missed out- she was still there the whole time... via iChat. I love you grammy.
Opening her presents... I've said it before but P. soaks up the attention and is the biggest ham. She got some of the cutest outfits, a shopping cart, a new bike, her 1st pb anywhere chair, and lots of fun toys.
Oh just playing with her best buddy, Tatum.
Aunt Brandy was even in town for all the fun.
We don't get to see her near as much as we'd love to- so we loved having her here.
We just love this sweet thing to pieces.
Our family.
{don't the kids legs look crazy. lol}
So sad it's over.. I love celebrating my kids' birthdays and making them feel so special. Presley is truly my little princess, and I could love on her all day.