Saturday, December 20, 2014

Captain Noah's 1st Pirate Party Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday, lil man!
~We love you very much~
12.18.14 | In just a blink of an eye, the baby turned one last Thursday, on December 18th.  His party was held at Child's Play, an indoor playground. Child's Play provided two staff who helped with set up, clean up and supervised throughout the party.  Of course, I always wish I have 4 hours to set up so I don't feel rushed but that never happened with these play places.  They give you 15 minutes only!!!!  But a big shout out goes to our school librarian who had two amazing tubs of pirate props and goodness and to all our family (grandparents and sis) and friends who helped out as our baby Noah turned O N E!

Don't forget to click on the {heart} to like over at Catch My Party!

tada!
blue bins and matching bags were bought from Target's
dollar spot on clearance many years ago that I have forgotten
Noah happened to find the bag and had been playing with them
and that's how the pirate theme came to be...arrrrr!

mini cupcakes from Cupcakery
super cute pirate ship lamp also from Target {boy's bedroom collection}
red frame from Hobby Lobby
my mom wrapped Hershey bars with the treasure map
and tied baker's twine
THANK YOU printable from Printabelle
also on Catch My Party

custom cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann
water bottle labels by Printabelle or Catch My Party
gold coin chocolates from World Market
octopus part of Target's pirate boy's bedroom collection 
free cake by Caked Las Vegas
{long story short...I wasn't happy with the cake I ordered September.
Owner offered a full refund or a chance to make another one
so here is the other one}
red utensil caddy borrowed from my sis,
red picture frames and parrot borrowed from Ms. Dean's stasth
Room 1 set up for kids
pirate hat giveaways and table cloths from Target
Pirate Treasure Map bulletin board
we just taped the map items on a burlap-like fabric
Room 2, dining area for grown ups
Ms. Dean owned the black ship
along with 2 banners and 7 pirate flags
{these two rooms would be empty without her stash}
I found the red ship from a garage sale


drink station
cups and napkins from Target

with my mother
she really got into posing as a pirate
{this is just one of the many I found in my camera, lol}
birthday boy with daddy
big sis pirate DIY outfit
striped top from Old Navy
I bought cheap red flannel fabric from Walmart
and cut it in strips to make a sash
red and black party beads from Walmart
His pirate inspired outfit included the following:
I AM ONE raglan from Hatcher-Press
Pirate leggings from BabyHdesigns
red mocassins from Kinghoo Shoes {before they sold wholesale only}
light up sword from Amazon
reversible bib bandana from kishubaby

You were our best present for 2013.  

We live gratefully and joyfully because of you and big sis!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy 7th Birthday Luau!

9.14.14 |  The birthday girl wanted to have her birthday at Ohana Indoor Mini Golf right by our house, it was already Hawaiian themed...the inspiration for our party.  However, three weeks before the party, I got a phone call from Ohana that they'll be closing in 10 days :(  So we ended up at a park with a splash pad instead.  Check this party out over at Catch My Party as well and don't forget to click the {heart} to like:  http://catchmyparty.com/parties/7th-birthday-luau

invitation by Printabelle
Thanks Michelle for accommodating last minute changes
printables, banners and signs from Printabelle
ALOHA cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann

paper goods from Party City
tiki torches from Amazon
I didn't unwrap some of these as there was a bit of a wind gust while getting set up
Hershey's Mauna Loa Chocolate Kisses
With Macadamia Nuts giveaway treats
mini cupcakes from Cupcakery
cake from Caked Las Vegas
not really the design I asked for  
birthday girl with her friend
drink station
coconut heads
custom giant flower piƱata with over 300 pieces of candy
singing Happy Birthday!
make a wish birthday girl
with our Aloha baby
Thank you everyone who celebrated with us!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Welcome Back to School 2014!

9.7.14 | Ooops, did I just miss August?!!!  Summer flew by, of course and we're already entering our 3rd week of school, yikes!  Yes, I'm still editing pics from our summer road trips, vacations and such.  But I've also got cool back-to-school pics from Lala Photography and lil miss F is already turning 7 next week, say what?!!! Her front teeth are falling off one by one, exciting times for a second grader.  And our lil man is almost 20 lbs at almost 9 months.  Don't you just want sometimes for time to stand still and soak it all in?  That's why I take pics, lots of it and try to document life (mostly via social media) so that I could always look back at those memories created and milestones passed.  One day they will be in a Project Life album, for now they're #hashtagged on Instagram and Facebook.  The almost 7 year old loves to look at pics, she's also starting to take pics and has asked for a camera.  May she be a better photographer than I am.











Have a super smart school year!