Friday, February 1, 2013

InstaFriday #26 - Birthday and winner


Lydia turned 7! 

For the last, um, 6 years I've thrown Lydia a party. Last year was supposed to be a "tiny party" but turned in to be a little crazy. Her 5th birthday was that insane fancy princess party. 4th Birthday was a Valentine brunch. 3rd Birthday was a little princess party with a very grumpy Lydia and a pregnant me. 2nd was a little Elmo gathering. 1st was a "Bouncing Balls" theme - I didn't have a blog then.

This year I told Lydia ONE friend for a slumber party. She invited her best friend Maya.
They decided to bring their dolls too.
Like the hats? It was a craft disaster turned kind of cute. 
We had mac and cheese and hot dogs. 
Just a few balloons and streamers.

It was awesome.


I baked the cake and the kids decorated it with frosting and candy.


Lydia was one happy girl.


Shane decided he was going to make Lydia a cedar bunk bed for Lydia's doll. 
Then he decided to make one for Maya too. 

He's kind of an over achiever that way.

I had it in my pinterest board "Projects for my husband".
 As he says every time he makes one of her plans...

"Great plans. But she's nuts if she thinks you can do it for that cheap in that amount of time."

They turned out so adorable! (Thanks Stacy for helping me with the bedding.)


For Lydia's actual birthday, my mom flew over to celebrate with us. 
Lydia wanted pie, so we had dinner at Marie Calendars. 
(I was unaware my mom's a UofA fan, but apparently she is.)


Collin couldn't decide between apple or cherry pie. So he got both.


I can't believe my baby is seven. 
It seems only yesterday she was one and just had the attitude of a seven year old.

Can you believe how much Lydia looks like Collin here?
It makes me want to spend every minute with my babies, so I don't miss a thing.




Oh, never mind.....

Grandma's here! Impromptu date night!

Much to the kids delight, we visited the dentist. 
Kids wear sunglasses to keep the bright light out of their eyes and earphones to watch the cartoons on the ceiling. Yummy Yummy fluoride. Prizes at the end. Things have changed since I was a kid.


"I LOVE THE DENTIST!"

Unfortunately the next day during the preschool field trip....



The firefighters had to leave before the field trippers got to see the fire truck. 

Someone was not happy.

Who would have guessed the dentist would be more fun than the field trip.

(This photo makes me laugh so hard!!!!)

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So that's our week! If you do an instafriday, let me know. I'd love to see it!


life rearranged

Winner!

The winner of the Shabby Apple Giveaway is Lauren! Congrats!
Email me and I will get you your prize :)

8 comments:

Malissa said...

Ok you have to tell me how you did the cute mattresses! The girls keep asking me to make some for theirs but the tutorial on Ana's site intimidates me. I totally want to cheat :-) cute pics!!

Malissa said...

Ok you have to tell me how you did the cute mattresses! The girls keep asking me to make some for theirs but the tutorial on Ana's site intimidates me. I totally want to cheat :-) cute pics!!

Cari said...

That grumpy face is priceless! What a disappointing field trip. My kids jump up and down when they get to go to the dentist. I think I cried for weeks before my appointment...

Natalie Jane said...

Malissa - I had a friend help me use the tutorial she posts. My friend said it wasn't hard. But it looked hard to me :) I think a basic pillow would work just as well.

Shelly Dolen said...

I love this! Such a fun (& funny poor little guy) week to review. I just did my 1st insta-Friday today!
www.dolendiaries.com

Lauren said...

YAY! Thank you so much!! I cant believe I won! :D

Natalie Jane said...

Congrats!!!!

Elizabeth Peterson said...

Those hats make me smile really hard!! Your Husband is amazing and really....so are you! Good Job!

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