Sunday, April 10, 2011

Out Takes

Well, I tried to get a picture of my crew with my daddy... this was the result. Ha! Chaos at its finest! We really have it down to an art these days! :)

It appears as if Daisy is giving him an ear full to start off...

or maybe it's just the warning of what's to come?

Here they are... The fabulous 5, my Daddy and my nephew "B". In hindsight, this was a good picture. We probably should have stopped here.But- I thought, surely I can get a better one with everyone looking at the camera and smiling. In my defense, I had not been awake long and I truly am not a morning person. I think much clearer late at night! Even this shot was a good one considering what's about to happen... This is when it starts to fall apart... Bud on the run is a dead giveaway things will end poorly! You can barely see Monkey See in the back ground here. My Daddy, deciding it would be a good idea to hold Bud and Daisy to help contain them for the picture, inadvertently put poor Monkey See in a choke hold! Also notice- Puddin is still holding her pose. Ever the professional! My dear daddy, begging for help! Monkey See coming up for air! Puddin broke her pose... everyone is fading fast! My daddy giving in- Bud wins again! He is (sadly) undefeated!!!

His strength and determination are seriously hard to comepete with.

That boy is hard headed!

At least my Daddy was still smiling and no one was harmed during this "photo shoot"!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


While my Daddy and co. were visiting a couple of weeks ago we

decided to have a quick photo session before they headed home.

These kiddos love their Pappy!

Puddin and Pappy

Monkey Do and Pappy

Monkey See, Pappy and Daisy (she wasn't too keen on sharing the spot light!) Bud and Pappy *While these pictures look mild mannered and sweet, the outtakes are priceless! I tried so hard to get one of all 5 of mine together with him....hilarious! I will share those tomorrow!

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Picnic

For the "babies" second birthday party I tried to plan something that would be fun, we could stay at home, be outside and would not be too boy-ish or too girlie. That last part is becoming more and more difficult as they grow from babies to "big kids"! (sniff-sniff) What I finally decided on was a picnic party! Having a March party the weather part was a bit iffy but it was perfect for a boy or a girl so we went with it! Turns out it was a good choice because the weather couldn't have been nicer! The result was fabulous! So many people that are so important to our family were able to be there. Even my dad and company traveled from Mississippi for the party! Having them here and having my Uncle Jeff play the guitar and sing happy birthday to my babies was a very special moment for me! Lots of memories from my on childhood came flooding back. *sigh* So, here are some pictures and a few details... if I leave anything out just holler and I will answer your questions if I can! I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked. My camera died and I was busy hostessing so I did what I could!
The food table before... we hd picnic food... watermelon, strawberries, chips,

lemonade, cookies, capri suns, and a favorite

of the Wonder twins... cheetohs!

Sweet Daisy

The cake table... I'm not a big fan of fondant and I needed something that was easy and fairly "self serve" so we went with cupcakes. The cakes were frosted with green icing to represent grass and were topped off with ants made on a die cut machine! (thank you Mrs. Brenda!) The cake toppers were bought at Hobby Lobby. They were not origially cake toppers but with the help of my black and decker drill they quickly became exactly what I wanted! I just drilled 2 holes in each cupcake to hold the candles! Easy-peasy!
In the background you can see the birthday books for the babies. Each birthday my childrn get a new book to pass around at the party. All of the guests sign it and write a little message to the children. It's a great keepsake and a perfect momento of a special day! This year I realized I had not yet given the babies God Gave Us You. All of the ther children have it and it was a must have in their collections as well so it was an easy choice. :) close up of the ants...marching! The kids loved them!

The entertainment... My Uncle Jeff

eye-balling the foodtable...yum!

our party games consisted of old fashioned fun.... playing with friends! petting the dog fun on the swing set! They played in the play house too! We also had a pinata at the end of the party but by that time the camera's batteries were long gone!

Next we snacked on the munchies!

funny- my kids are the only ones eating! Everyone else was playing!

Then we had cake...

Everyone gathered around for that and it sent little Bud into a bit of a tailspin!He really doesn't like being the center of attention unless it's on his terms! Finally, he calmed down a bit and enjoyed his yummy cake! It was a great party and the kids had a blast! It was also an easy party to plan! Just think picnic and pray for sunshine!

Now, back to the real world, where my babies are 2 years old, my house is a disaster, 2 of my children re currently in time out, and I have nothing prepared for dinner but my husband will be home in 30 minutes! Yikes!!