Friday, July 22, 2011

The Zoo with Riley and Adelaide

We like to go to the zoo a lot! It is a nice size and doesn't take all day which is nice cause its REALLY hot here lately. This time we went with our friends Alexia and Adelaide. It was a lot of fun. We went to see all the animals and played on the playground. This trip was the longest one to the zoo yet. Riley and Adelaide were so cute! They interact really well together and laugh together a lot.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rileys Second Birthday Party Tangled Theme

Today we had Riley's second birthday party. I had so much fun planning and throwing it! We decided to have a small party only inviting kids that are her age, from nursery. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to planning many more!

Riley running outside. The weather was UNBELIEVABLE! Really we couldn't have had it on a nicer day it was overcast with the wind blowing a cool breeze. A nice change.
My Tutu (yes...tutu, which means Grandma) made Riley's cake. She did an AMAZING job! Thanks Tutu!

I ended up ordering these cupcakes from a local bakery, cause I thought the cake would take a while and it did :0) I only ordered enough of these for each child that came. The lizard with the crown was Riley's.

We hung Rapunzel's hair from our second story porch. At first I was going to braid it, but that was taking WAY too much time so I decided to just "Let her hair down," (hehe punt intended).

This is where the children ate. Each child had a water bottle with their name and a sun on it. It played as a sitting card and one of their party favors. Thanks Holly for drawing the suns on them! As you can see Rapunzel's Tower is in the corner. Riley loves that tent.
This is actually my sister's Rapunzel doll. I made that sign. (That's the name of the pub that Flynn takes Rapunzel to in the movie).
There is a picture of the other party favors. I painted the purple bags with the sun and put sidewalk chalk and a fruit-by-the-foot in the bag (for Pascal's tongue). Then I put all of them in a frying pan.
Here is myself posing by the table and decorations. I made that banner out of fabric and painted the sun on those also. For the food we had meat, bread, cheese skewers and grapes, pretzels. Then for the adults we had the cupcakes on the left side of the table. I just bought chocolate cupcakes from Bilo and made duck white chocolate molds and put them on top of those.
Riley and James. So cute! She loves her daddy. Every morning she wakes up asking where he is.
Riley's shirt said Birthday Girl 2 on the front and on the back it said "My Hair is Down". A friend in the church was nice enough to embroider it for me! Thanks Carol!

I will post some pictures of all the kids playing outside. There was no activities that had to be done, we just let them play on the slides, had sidewalk chalk, a water table and of course BUBBLES! Thanks everyone for coming Riley had SO MUCH FUN! And thanks for all the presents! I had a great time planning her party and making stuff for it. If I had to work (Thanks honey, for being my Sugar Daddy so I don't have to) I would definitely love to be a party planner!

And a HUGE thanks to my Mom for taking the pictures!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fourth of July 2011

Holly and Eva. Eva fell asleep it was so cute.

James and the girls
All of us at the end of the day

Our fourth of July was a lot of fun. It started off by having our friends Holly, Brad and Eva up to the lake house. It was a lot of fun, we swam, we ate, we boated, we fished, we rode dirt bikes & the four-wheeler. I think they had a great time hanging out and we had a great time showing them all the fun things that the lake offers.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance

My cousin Justin was a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance tonight and he TOTALLY rocked it! Both pieces were amazing! Be sure to vote for him! :0) I'm so proud of him!

Lindi, you looked gorgeous tonight too! (his wife was the one helping him teach the dancers)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Zoo Trip, True Love

The trip started off like this...Riley sitting in Natey's lap as I put her carseat in the van.
Then as we were walking through the zoo, these two decide to take matters into their own hands (haha punt intended) and tour the zoo on their own.
Then it was picture time on the bear, some kids were feeling it and others, not so much! :0)
Riley is concentrating so hard holding Eva making sure she isn't going to fall. All and all it is always fun to go to the zoo with friends. Who knows maybe these friends will become family one day ;0)

Thanks for the pictures Julie, I took them from your blog :0) SO, if you follow Julie's blog then there is a HUGE chance that you have already seen these pictures!