Sunday, March 27, 2011

Birthday party success!

I think the kids had a great time yesterday at the party and everything went really well.  Thank goodness for the beautiful weather, since all of the activities were out in the backyard.  Lauren had a ball with all her friends there and a few kids from her preschool…14 kids total. 


I put together a little video of the fun…

Monday, March 21, 2011

Birthday coming right up

This Friday is my baby girl’s 4th birthday!  Can you believe she’ll be four already?  Before I know it, she will be starting kindergarten. 

This Saturday is her party and she’s SO excited this year.  I think you can guess from the decor I’ve been working on what the theme is.


She can’t wait to wear her cowgirl outfit, including these adorable boots from Tarjay dot com.


It’s been quite a bit of work putting everything together for the party and we’re not done yet, but watching Lauren have a super fun day is what it’s all about.  I’m looking forward to the weekend…especially Sunday when we can relax!  ;) 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Not having fun at all…

Here it is Monday and I have the day off and what am I doing but torturing myself my recovering the cushions on these chairs.  I know…they aren’t even nice chairs or anything I would ever pick out today, but it’s what we have at our kitchen table and they are here to stay for a while longer.  The original 16 year old cushions are filthy and getting dirtier by the second with a three year old in the house. 

I picked up some home decor fabric and waala, a vast improvement!  I’ll tell you though, getting all that fabric wrapped and stapled around the old cushions so it’s not wrinkled and bulging is NO EASY FEAT and no fun at all.  I think my chair covered days are over. 


Here’s a pick I snapped of Lauren at the play center.  I just think her face looks so sweet in this…


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wedding pics…

Our niece’s wedding was beautiful and she made an absolutely gorgeous bride.  Here she is getting the final touches done on her hair and make-up and with a couple of her brides maids. 


The hair stylist curled the back of Lauren’s hair.  It was really cute…


Christa’s dress was simple and elegant.  Her mom found those beautiful sparkly hair pins, which totally made the look. 


Jessica, Christa’s sister, was the maid of honor…

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Here’s the happy couple after the ceremony…


and Lauren with the bridal party…


I love this fun picture of the girls horsing around…



If only Lauren would have actually walked down the aisle during the ceremony!  We spent a good hour practicing at the hotel room while all the girls got ready and she was fine.  She did great until we were lined up in the church lobby, the doors opened and the music started.  Once reality set in that she was going to have to walk down without me, the water works started and I couldn’t get her to stop in the short time we had while the first three girls walked down.  I ended up carrying her down the aisle while she cried and clung onto me.  All the time I’m throwing the rose petals for her.  I figured Christa paid good money to walk down the aisle with pretty rose petals and she was going to darn well get them!  Let’s just say thank God the wedding wasn’t video taped because we were quite the sight!


It was a beautiful day and everything went off without any major glitches.  We are so happy for Christa and Brent and wish them much love and a long and happy marriage. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A few pics…

Don’t they make a beautiful daddy & daughter duo?  Love these pics. 

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Had a cooking night with a couple of friends on Sunday for the Academy Awards and we attempted eggrolls.  We used this recipe from the Steamy Kitchen.   It was much easier than we thought and they were pretty yummy.  The only thing we would do differently next time is to use more filling than she recommends so it’s more filling than wrapper when you take a bite. 

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Yesterday my delivery came in from Oriental Trading Co with supplies for Lauren’s birthday party.  She was so excited she pulled the box in and dragged it all the way down the hall for me to open.  She immediately popped one of the hats on and went into full cowgirl mode.  She is so excited about her party later this month and talks about it almost every day. 

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