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My Sister’s Baby Shower

10 May

My little sister, Marissa is having a baby! So I jumped at the chance to throw her a shower.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos of everyone who pulled this day off. I was overwhelmed by the hard work so many were willing to do for the love of my sister.┬áThese are some of the amazing people that worked their butts off to make my crazy ideas happen! Susie Q, Leata, our mom, and Lorraine.

My BFF who also did a TON behind the scenes with me. How hot is she?!

Some of the details…

Everything on the menu was tiny. Baby burgers, baked mac & cheese in baby food jars, veggie cups, guacamole bruschetta

And some tiny, sweet treats too. Mini lemon cupcakes, Snickerdoodles, baby strawberry shortcake, and vanilla bean ice cream cups

I love you sis and can’t wait to be an Auntie to your sweet little baby!


Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

23 Mar

Vienna turned 2!

She is in love with Minnie, so there was really no other option for her party theme. Here are the invites

Each child received minnie or mickey ears to wear.

The kids colored Minnie pictures.

We served waffles, sausage, tater tots and berry cups. And my mom still had that Mickey waffle iron after all these years! I found a tasty way to make egg/dairy free waffles, that everyone would want to eat. And made way too many, my freezer is packed!

The bean bag toss

Vienna did more of a drop in than a toss.

Here are some other minnie details…

Thanks for the board inspiration H! wish you were there!

It was such a fun and simple party

I love you Vienna! Can’t believe you’re 2!

All I want for Christmas is my….

7 Jan

She made it! We had been working on that 2nd top tooth for weeks, all to be able to sing that silly song. And she did it just in the nick of time. December 23rd, 2 twists and voila!

Halloween 2010

3 Nov

Every Halloween we go to the Smith’s and trick or treat with all or kiddos. Its always a blast.

Minnie Mouse. She can say it too. I need to record that. She was very proud of those ears and wore them the whole time.

Our little kitty. Which if you know her, this is the perfect costume for her. Everyday she says,”Lets play kitties!” My mom did an amazing job making her furry costume.

The librarian. All her own idea. Just had to come up with what a librarian would look like. I think she’s pretty cute! Did you dress up or do you leave that for the kids?

Halloween Family Night

26 Oct

Our dinner was mummy dogs,with spider web dip, sweet potato jack o lanterns, and apple fangs.

While dinner was cooking Kiara and Melania were in their room getting dressed for the event. I assumed the would come out in some costumes. Melania wore a dress and said she was a princess.

Kiara wore her bathrobe and said she was a Vetrinarian. Any excuse to wear her robe! She loves that thing.

Vienna was happy eating her mummy dog

We made foam jack o lanterns

I don’t know any other kid that can make this good of a grumpy face. I think I need to a whole post dedicated to that…

Spider web cupcakes for dessert.

Birthday at the Pumpkin Patch

23 Oct

This makes me happy….

I LOVE Fall! I love the colors, the weather, the fashion, and the pumpkins.

I got to wear my birthday boots. (A story will follow another time)

Melania was walking down the pumpkin aisle pretending to be a bride.

I missed having my biggest girl at Melania’s field trip, so we had to go again!

My little pumpkin

Picking out our favorites

And I did ask my children, “Please, please give your best smile. I really want a good family picture for my birthday!” And they listened! Happy birthday to me!

Fair on a budget

20 Oct

We went to the Big Fresno Fair and got in free for bringing in canned food.

We always love seeing the stinky animals

how cute is he?

Some of the owners let us in their pens to pet the pigs. Kiara was so excited.

Vienna liked to look, but no touching. Melania wouldn’t even think of it

we had to play on the kids jungle gym

short sweet and free! Gotta love it!