Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Planner Jinxed me

Hey yall!!!  Long time no blog huh?!  The same old excuses, work, kids, school, etc.  Per my blog title, I am starting to think my new planner jinxed me.  Ever since I got it in the mail, I was so anxious to fill it up with many events.  Well, it is full.  Mostly work stuff, but is full.

What have we been up to?

As I mentioned, I have been super busy with work as it is the busiest time of year for us.  We are trying to get in the swing of things with school and I think we are almost there finally.  Here a couple pics of my big kids going to school last week.

Friday was Dads and Donuts at school.  Here are my three big cuties that morning!  Shane is such a good Daddy!

Last week was Tara's birthday and her party was Saturday.  You can see tons of pics on her blog of the soiree!  Here are just a few...

Sunday night our church hosted a girls night out event that was awesome!  They brought in Anita Renfroe and Mandisa!!!  Mom, Jayme, and I went to to dinner and then went to the concert.  It was a great night of worship and praise with all of our christian sisters.

Last night, was Jace's (my step brother) first football game!! We were so excited to see him as a Shiloh Saint!  They lost :(, but he scored their only touchdown and our cheering section was still pumped :)....

It is starting to feel like fall around here!! We have lots going on for the rest of the week and we are READY for some hogs football this weekend!!!  Ill be back tomorrow with accent vlogs per Jenna's blog!!  I will start back on Words of Wisdom Wednesdays next week, but here is one word of wisdom to hold you over:

Put away any food items that are not to be eaten in a very secure, secret place.  You may or may not wake up one morning to a couple of boxes of snacks that were supposed to go to school that look as if they have been opened by a wolf...when really it was just a 5 year old that was really jonesing for a nilla wafer cookie. :)

Later alligators!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bree's Breakfast in Bed Birthday Party!!!

Hello all!! Sorry I have been MIA.  Claire has been sick (thought is was appendicitis, had xrays and found out that she is "plugged up"). So it has been eventful to say the least around here.  We did have a great weekend though...

We had a fun weekend celebrating Bree's 2nd Birthday!!  I cannot believe she is already 2!!!!  I can remember it like yesterday when she was born.  We had a fun weekend celebrating our baby girl!!  I pretty much let her have as much icing and sweets from Friday on.  She was such a mess :).

We started Saturday morning with her "Breakfast in Bed Birthday Party".  I was really racking my brain trying to come up with a party that would suit her best.  Bree LOVES "cancakes" as better know to others as pancakes.  I decided to have a party where she could eat her favorite and we LOVE pjs!  With the help of fabulous Tara, I think she had a pretty darling party. We had a pancake bar with bacon and then yummy food for the mamas.  The girls sat at my dining room table that we decorated as a bed.  We had pink iced cupcakes that we topped with donut holes :).  They all wore pjs and we had blankets for each of them to wrap up with.  Bree sent all her friends home with a tooth brush a mini box of cereal. 

I have a new outlook on birthday parties. If you have read my blog for long, you know that I love a good party. In the past they have been huge.  That was always hard as I never felt that I was able to truly enjoy my guests and the kids couldn't either.  I will always go all out with decorations and stuff, but I have started making the guest list smaller and making the parties more intimate.  I have to tell you, it is the best advice I can give!  I am more relaxed, they don't cost me as much in food and we ALL get to enjoy each other's company.  My kids also have more fun as they get to really play with their friends. 

This was definitely one of my favorite parties and by the fact that Bree passed out afterwards, tells me she had a great time too :)!

Here are tons of pics (thanks to Tara too :))...

Sunday was actually Bree's birthday.  We went to church and then to brunch with mom and Jake and the Williamsons.  Let me tell you about Bree.  There are two things that REALLY piss her off.  One - getting her hair fixed.  TWO - getting woken up from a nap.  Well, when I do either, she is mad and checked out for at least 30 minutes. So let's say that we are getting ready for church in our new birthday dress and mama fixes our hair, we are going to be a butt and not take pictures afterwards.  Or let's say that at brunch, we are woken up from a nice nap, we are not going to even LOOK at the camera. So, trying to take pictures of her in her cute dress was near impossible!! Oh well, we loved our birthday girl anyway...and we had fun and ate a good brunch :)

Sunday night we had a little family party dinner and party for her.  She is not a fan of people singing happy birthday to her, but she likes to sing it.  We had more cake and the kids gave her a vacuum.  Great night!

Bree Leighton Brown will forever be my baby. I don't care if she is 18, I will always see her as we see her today!  She is such a little firecracker and the funniest kid!  The Lord blessed us so much with this sweet biscuit of love!!!