Showing posts with label Parties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Parties. Show all posts

February 13, 2018

Kids Birthday Party- 2017

This post is almost a year late but I wanted to get it posted and life is slowing down so it's time to play catch up.

In 2017 Max turned ONE! His first year went by so fast and he grew so quickly. Marley turned 9 and Mason turned 5.  We had one big party for all of them at my parents house so we could use their pool. I didn't take many photos but here's a few.

July 3, 2014

Kid's Pirate Party

Marley turned 6 at the end of March and Mason turned 2 at the beginning of April.  With us moving and my parents also moved I decided to wait until June to have their birthday party.  Marley decided she wanted a penguin party, then it was hello kitty, then something else, and then I finally talked her into having a pirate party.  We only invited family this year so the party was a bit low key compared to previous years, but we all had fun and the whole family got to see our new house too.  

I got all the party supplies at Party City and Meijers.  I put the table cloth on the counter and wrote what everything was with arrows. Thought it was sort of like a treasure map?  I made cannon meatball sandwiches, ranch bean dip, fruit kabob swords, deviled egg pasta salad, veggie pizza, and goldfish and chips.  

I got the cupcake toppers on clearance for 50 cents, what a bargain! I made strawberry cupcakes with butter cream frosting, and white cake with s'mores frosting. I used crumbled graham crackers to make the X on the cake. 

We played ladder ball, catch and the kids swam. It was a great party and the kids got lots of great outside toys like chalk, bubbles, and pool toys.  

I can't believe my babies are so big already. =(  Time to start planning next years party. =)

April 29, 2013

Marley & Mason's Birthday Party

Two weekends ago we had the kids birthday party. Since Marley's birthday is only 16 days before Mason's we had them together this year. I'm not sure if we'll continue having them together but it worked out well this year. Along with Marley and Mason we also celebrated my nieces' birthdays too. Mallarie turned 11 last October and Maliyah turns 8 in May.

We did a Barnyard theme for the party. I'm sure the girls weren't thrilled about that, but it was Mason's first birthday so he pulled rank this one time.

To eat we had burger and hot dogs. We also had macaroni salad, potato salad, little pigs in a blanket, and chips. I also got some little ducky candy, cow tail candy, gummy worms and some mints that were in fancy wrappers that went with the farm theme.

My cousin Nikki made each kid their own cake in the flavor of their choice. Maliyah had sprinkles, Mallarie had strawberry, Marley had oreo, and Mason had banana.  We also had ice cream. 

He loved his cake. He ate at least half of it! 

Probably the best part of the party was the bounce house we rented for the day. Since it was a farm theme we were originally going to rent a pony, but Marley said she would rather have a bounce house. I think the kids had way more fun in the bounce house. Oh who am I kidding, the adults were in there too. I heard my 30 year old brother say he wants a bounce house at his next birthday party!

And of course there were lots of great presents. 

I can't believe Marley is 5 and Mason is 1 already. 

March 20, 2012

Marley is FOUR!!

Today was Marley's 4th birthday! We had her birthday party a few weeks ago just in case.  She chose an outer space theme for her party. How weird is that for a four year old?  She had a great time playing with her cousins and getting new toys.  Today, however was more low key. We basically let her choose what we did all day.  We started out with lunch at Cici's with Grandma. Then we went to the beach! It was 85 degrees. The day Marley was born it was snowing so this weather is definitely different.  After the beach we came home and played outside, she rode her power wheel, and caught worms.  After dinner we watched a movie and she crashed out.  For some reason, she still thinks she's 3. She said she's not four until we go to grandma's house.  I think she wants another party?!

Here are some pictures from her party.

I also wanted to quickly tell the story of the day Marley was born. I know it's four years later, but I don't remember all the details so I wanted to document what I remember so 20 years from now I'll still be able to read it.

Marley's due date was March 12th, 2008.  At my dr. appt that day they set up an appointment for the following week. I went back on the 18th and she still wasn't showing any signs of wanting to come out.  They set up my induction for the next day!! We were to be at St.Mary's Hospital in Hobart at 8am on the 19th.  Well of course we were late getting there, but we were there and all checked in by 10am-ish.  They started my first dose of cervadil somewhere between 10 and 11am.  I had to stay in bed for 2 hours after that, and the next dose would be given 12 hours later. Well, Mike and I had no idea what the whole induction process included, so we didn't bring anything to do. No laptop, no books, no video games, nothing! Throughout the day a few people stopped by to check on me, but needless to say it was a boring day.  My mom showed up around 8pm ish while on her way to work. Since I assumed nothing was going to happen I told her she could go to work and we would call if anything happened.  So somewhere between 10 and 11pm then came in to give me my second dose.  Right before the nurse went to give it to me my water broke! It was the weirdest feeling ever.  We called my mom who was still at work and told her my water just broke and she needed to come back as soon as she could.  Well, she really didn't need to rush but again, Mike and I had no idea what would happen.  After my water broke, I lost all track of time.  My goal was to go as long as I could without any pain meds. I'm sure Mike appreciated that as I was squeezing his hand against the bed railing with each contraction.  I toughed it out as long as I could until the nurses finally said that they thought an epidural would help me relax and be able to progress further along.  I agreed and once I received the epidural I fell asleep for a few hours (awesome!)  Again, I have no recollection of the time, but once I woke up I felt immense pressure and come to find out it was almost time to push! With each contraction Marley's heartbeat would get low.  I had to roll on my left side and wear the oxygen mask. They also had to do the internal heart monitor on her.  Once it was time to push I gave it my all.  I guess she wasn't making her way out and they decided to use the vacuum to help her make her way out.  After pushing for a while longer, my dr. finally said if she doesn't come out on the next push we'll have to do a c-section.  Well, that immediately made me go into super pushing mode. My next contraction came, and Marley shot right out! She was born at 9:21am on March 20th, 2008.  When they placed her on me I am pretty sure I said "she's so tiny"... She was not tiny at all! I guess I was in lala land.  Marley weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz!!  They got her all cleaned up and we got to hold her for a while before they took her to the nursery to make sure she was all healthy.  We were at the hospital until the following Saturday, and then Sunday was Marley's first Easter!  All in all it was about 11 hours of bad pain, but the past four years have made it totally worth it.

And it looks like I get to go through it all again within the next two weeks!! I had my dr. appt. today and the doctor said make an appointment for next week, if he's not here yet, then we'll schedule your induction!!  I will tell his story sooner than 4 years after he's born though!