Sunday, February 17, 2013

Austin's lost tooth and Lego 6th birthday!

 Austin lost his first tooth the day before Valentines.

 For his birthday party this year he really wanted a lego party.  This was his invitation.

For our first game, I had the kids look around the house for pics of lego guys for "Find it" lego bingo.

Then the boys made tried to make the tallest tower in a minute, and just make "something" to share out of legos.

I put Isabelle in charge of making an obstacle course for the boys, and I think she did a great job!

She said the boys had to spin in the chair 6 times since Austin was turning 6 today.

 I took Austin's Valentine's out of his box for school, added candy, and voila, I turned it into a piƱata.

 Present time!
 Austin wanted to decorate the cake himself this year with lego guys and chocolate rocks.  We made a snake pit and a mountain as well.

When he was blowing out the candle, he blew it out (and I kept lighting it) the whole time we were singing happy birthday!  He is so funny!

He also got these fun ninja turtle things. :)

On Sunday we did his birthday dinner that he chose ( I was too worn out Saturday).  He picked spaghetti and breadsticks.  ( I also made him jello in duplo blocks, but forgot to bring it out for dinner!)

He always likes to have the biggest bowls, the biggest spoons etc.  so Rob gave him all serving spoons and forks for his dinner to be funny.  I also gave him a heaping serving of spaghetti, because he always eats a ton when we have spaghetti.

We gave him a new cowboy shirt for his birthday.  I think he looks handsome in it. :)

playing in the tissue paper

Valentines 2013

February is a whirlwind to me.  It seems I go from one party to the next.  Since all my decorations are in Utah I am once again forced to be more creative than I would normally be.  Here are some of my creations for Valentines.  Isabelle is also always the creator, and she made some decorations for Valentines as well.  I made these "Love Letters"  out of some cardboard and ribbon I had.

 I made this heart banner, the poof balls and the hearts on the family wall.

Isabelle and Austin made the hearts over the back door, These hearts on the table, and the ones all over the house.


 I had hearts hanging in the kids doorways when they woke up.   Then I had Valentine's waiting for them on the island.  I made notes for them with conversation hearts and chocolates.

Rob wrote knock knock jokes for everyone in the whole family.  They turned out so cute!

 I gave Rob a Reeses heart, a note,
 And a rose made out of bacon.
 I made pink, heart shaped pancakes and strawberries.
 I did Isabelle and Talia's hair with heart do's, but apparently I didn't take a pick of Isabelle's.
 Robert was sad that he wouldn't have a classroom full of people to give him Valentines, so I invited a homeschool family over to exchange Valentines with and have a party.  We had lunch, played a couple games, and had cookies. :)

 For dinner I made this salad with veggie hearts in it (cucumbers, carrots, and red peppers).
 I made these tissue paper heart doilies.
 This was Austin's Valentine box; a giant lego.
 These are dinner's main course, heart pizza pockets.

 For dessert I made chocolate cherry bombs.  I think they really did bomb, they weren't very good.  I got them from pinterest, but I think it was a pintrocity. :)
 Isabelle was super sweet and embroidered this heart for Rob and I for Valentines.  She is very thoughtful.
 Rob got me these beautiful flowers and some chocolates.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Talia's 3rd birthday party

 Talia's favorite color is pink.  Her favorite princess is Cinderella.  So, I had to do a pink princess party for her.  I tried out making tissue paper pom poms.
 Rob printed off princess pics for the cupcakes.
 I made little crowns out of toilet paper rolls and the girls glued jewels to them.  We played "find the slipper", walk and run, and musical chairs.
 I also made pink punch.
 Talia said her favorite part was opening presents.  I made her a special princess chair (by tying a balloon to it.)  She wanted to sit in it almost the whole party.
 Isabelle, and Robert wanted to be helpers for her party.  They were so great, but it's also a reminder that my kids are growing up!
 Austin was so cute.  He wanted to join in with the girls, so he dressed like a "knight."