Monday, July 30, 2012

Rio Birthday Party!



My god daughter, who I talk about all the time, is turning 5! I can't believe how much she has grown in 5 years. She wanted to have a Rio themed party and when her mom came to me for help, I jumped on the opportunity. This was my first real time planning a party all out for a kid so it was definitely a learning experience. 
We grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and had baked beans for the main course. We had fruit and yogurt dip, chips and salsa, snow cones and cotton candy, and, of course, cake!
For decorations, I mostly just went with luau stuff. My mom had tons of stuff. I didn't even use most of the stuff I borrowed from her. I also printed off pictures of the characters to have around the party and we played music from the movie to really set the scene. 
In keeping with the theme we played Pin the Tail on the Toucan. It was adorable. We picked up a cardboard toucan decoration and had the kids tape craft feathers on as tails. 

The birthday cake was requested by my friend and made by my sister! She did an amazing job! Everybody at the party was so impressed. I think she may have to go into business!


A Week in Review #13

Watson playing in a pond at Grandma and GrandPAW's on the 24th!
I painted these dove to look like parrots for Jaiden's party
The headband I made for Jaiden
And the tutu
Jeff playing Twilight Zone pin ball at the XMission summer party!

The highlight of the week, Jaiden's Rio themed party!
Showing off her Rio costume!
The cake my sister made
Jaiden cutting some cake for her friends
Pin the tail on the toucan
Blue cake!
Sleepy puppy after such a fun day!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Jaiden's Scrapbook part 1

For my god-daughter's 5th birthday I am making a scrapbook to use as a guest book and a place for guests to write their wishes and advice for her future. I can't believe how much she's grown in such a short time. It didn't really dawn on me until I was looking at pictures I'd taken of her 5 years ago and now. Here are the first 3 pages I've gotten done. They are 8 1/2 by 11 so that we can just print them at home.



A Week in Review #13

Finally got a hair-cut! 
Did lots of prepping for Jaiden's Party this weekend!
Pool Party!
New Purse!
I just love it so much!
Puppy lovin at a photoshoot we did with our friends!
Sample of our shoot
Bees game with the fam!
My little sister and mom
Watching from our private box!
Terrible picture of me but I had to get one with the bee!
Post game fireworks!