Friday, July 16, 2010

Sneak Peek #1!

Even though Alex's birthday party is over a month away I have already started working on things for it. I am really into partying planning lately so I am going all out for this party, much to the chagrin of my hubby! As mentioned before the theme is SpongeBob but I am also incorporating as much beach/poolside theme into the party as possible.

I purchased the SpongeBob cartridge for my Cricut machine and am really impressed with it so far! I have made some really cool things with it! I have more to do but here is the 'Welcome' sign for the party that I made today. has also been great because this far I have ordered some great things for the dessert bar such as labels and decorations. I also got Alex's invitations off of there and they are darling!

I also just got some great candy from for the party. Perfect for the dessert table! Now I just have to keep the kids away from it!

I will have to take a break from party planning for a bit while we are at the beach but I'm excited with the way things are shaping up!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

This past weekend we celebrate Amercia's birthday in the same manner many others did, with swimming, BBQ and fireworks!

All four kids had a great time running around, throwing poppers on the ground (and some at each other). The Hodge family had been in Italy for the past two weeks so Alex was glad to have his best friend Sean back.

Alex was really excited about fireworks and I was excited that this would be the first year Amelia got to experience them. Well, she really enjoyed the fireworks show at the local high school. She pointed at the sky saying "stars!" and "pretty!" However when it came to setting off our own fireworks she was not having it. As you can see from the photos below we had help her through our little firework show.

For now I am throwing myself into planning Alex's 5th birthday party which I am of course going totally over the top for. I will be trying to document my planning process as much as possible so some sneak peeks will be coming up in future blog posts....