Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Birthday to Anna Wallace

My friend Lauren's little girl turned the big O-N-E this past week.  We had such a great time!  I'm not kidding when I say that I hope my child enjoys his OWN party as much as he enjoyed Anna Wallace's!  
Here's some shots from the party.  
{Thanks also to Lauren's mom for letting me snag some photos from her shutterfly account, she had some fantastic shots too that I couldn't pass up sharing}
Shades on .....pretty much the whole day. 

The beautiful birthday girl.  It's hard to believe this sweet thing is already a year old!
Such a precious birthday dress!
Hot pink tutu wreath Lauren made.  SO cute!!  
She got a {pink} wagon for her birthday.
Loads of entertainment for the kids and exercise for all the parents. 
Kate pulling Beckett.
I overheard him say "Where'd that pretty girl go?" when she ran off.
Holy geez. 
Riding with the birthday girl!!  

Beautiful monogrammed rosette smash cake. 

She's thinking about it.....
Sweet family!!  
Yummy yummy cake!!  
Beckett thought it was yummy too.
My child ran around like a nut for hours.
What a stuck to his head from sweating and a mouth
stained with pink icing! 

Sometimes the decorations are just as fun as the presents themselves! 
Kate helped open gifts.
Tiny Dancer.
She's one of the smiliest little girls I know.
That big grin is adorable! 
How 'stinkin' cute.  
Scooped him up for a quick family picture as he ran by. this thing on?  
Anna got a princess karaoke machine.
He decided h'ed just sing "It Was a Great Day" from the Fresh Beat Band
LOUDER over "A Part of Your World" from the Little Mermaid. 
I'm taking requests!!! 
More Fresh Beat Band? 
Say again this kid is just like Chad.....
He seems to enjoy karaoke as much as mommy.
Liz, it's your turn....
My sweet little man! 

Beckett's mommy, Anna's Mommy! 
Had to have some balloons to take home.

We all had a blast!!!
Thanks for having us, Anna Wallace. 

We love you and Happy Birthday!!  

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cool Kid

I honestly think Beckett loves sunglasses just as much as I do.  And that's saying something!  Since he was tiny, he's always worn sunglasses.  No one can believe he actually keeps them on.  I guess he sees me wearing them so much, it might be out of habit, but they don't bother him.  

I love it!  He's so darn cute with his shades!  Here are some pics I took of him playing around with a pair of my glasses recently!  

My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!!! 
Happy Tuesday! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Instagram Roundup

It's been busy this week!!  Whew!  I'm so glad it's almost OVAH!!  Here's my roundup.....because there's more to say about these pictures than what I caption on Instagram.

Have you met my brother?
I've always said my baby brother reminded me of Rob Kardashian
but when I was watching "Keeping up with the Kardashians" one day, 
Beckett yells out "Uncle Beau on TV!!" 
Guess that settles it.
There are so SO many cute costumes for kids.
I settled on the pirate this year.
Full length pics to come soon.
He's practicing saying "ARRGGGH".....a LOT! 

Beautiful skies as we leave in the mornings.
So thankful for all our many blessings and
starting a new day. 
Birthday party sliding fun.
Bought him a Mr. Potato Head at CVS
He had more fun putting Mr. Potato Head's accessories on
than dressing Mr. Potato Head in them. 
I love my bat lamp shades I do every year.
One of the cheapest holiday decorations.....EVER!
Construction paper cut-outs taped to the inside of lamp shades.
Easy peasy.  Did them last year and the year before.
For our anniversary last weekend, we went out to dinner with
our friends Allison and Lyle.
They celebrate their 2 year anniversary this coming week
so we opted for a dual anniversary night out! 
Dessert from our anniversary dinner.
Smore's in a martini glass.  
We had centerpieces very much like this one at our wedding.
Last year, I grabbed some wheat from Publix to recreate them.
Hint:  I took the bundle and secured it with a zip-tie 

(not very tight---leaving room to twist the wheat into a fan.)
Once it looked right and stood up correctly, I tightened the zip-tie some more,
cut off the loose end and covered it with a bow. 
Did you miss my weight loss post?
You can catch up on it HERE
Last weekend we went to the zoo.
Beckett rode the carousel for the very first time.
Loved it!
The fair is this weekend, so I guess we could call this practice!
My best friend and her little girl, Anna Wallace (or as Beckett says 'Anna Wawasss")
came to the zoo with us last weekend.
Stroller buddies. 

I don't know about you, but I'm READY for the weekend!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Football, Food, Friends and Fun!

We haven't had a get-together in a while.  Last Saturday, we had a party at the house, invited some old friends over, watched football, ate chili, and basically enjoyed eachothers company sans children for a night.  I don't have too many pictures from the actual party, but we did snap a few before everyone rolled in. 
Lauren, me, Danielle
These are two of my oldest, dearest friends.
Two friends I don't know what I'd do without! 

Silly Chad.  Always silly Chad.

My baby brother chilling out on the porch. 

Everyone usually gravitates to the porch....
(Amanda, Billie, Katie) 
Danielle at least took some group shots of some of the guests, otherwise, I'd have no
pictures at all!
(Russell, Brent,Lyle, Ben)
Happy Tuesday!