Sunday, October 16, 2011

fun to twist when serving veggies and dip

we received a lot of compliments on this idea from ethan's party so i thought i would share the idea with all of you.
the veggies and dip were actually in their own personal serving cups. square cups of course (part of his theme) with orange and green veggies only ; )! but you could use whatever shaped cup you prefer. 
easiest way to add the dip is to use a cake decorator tip...depending on how small your cups are.
then add veggies...
then just put some extra veggies out on a tray in case people needed extra. It was a hit and so simple to do!

ethan turns 2

what a great day this was...out little man turns 2! everything turned out perfect and we had such an amazing time with some great family and awesome friends! mike, ethan and i are so thankful to everyone who absolutely blessed our family with their love and joy! 

really the day could have been a disaster...considering it had been scheduled for a year at an outdoor gazebo and playground. yikes!!! with a 40 something degree day, rain and wind that would have impressed dorothy we were thankful to be able to switch venues on such short notice. and what an awesome day it was! 

i am a huge fan of birthdays so as mike says its an "event" more than a birthday! and yes i would have to agree but boy is it fun to plan...well maybe accept the 30 minutes prior to start time when things get a lil stressful. but in the end it turned out perfect and i couldn't have asked for a better second birthday for ethan. 

as you can see the theme was bright orange and bright green with squares and 2's. nearly everything held the square theme and most of the food was coordinated with orange and green. all the decorations were made by my new favorite toy the cricut! hundreds of different sized squares and 2's laid about the tables and on balloon streamers. and to think i am doing the same thing this year that i started to do last year after his first birthday and that is plan. yikes...its called over planning i guess : ) but I am sure we will enjoy each and every birthday like the past two! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

someone loves bubbles

ethan had his first bubble bath last evening and yes it went as expected...such a hit! he loves watching people blow bubbles, he loves saying the word bubble and loves watching the bubble guppies show on television so now we can add bubble baths to that list of bubbly things.. take a look at these priceless photos! (although i only posted a few of the 50 that i took...yes 50 plus video) they say it all. i love this little guy.

Monday, October 10, 2011

pinwheel cupcakes

these pinwheel cupcakes were made for a windy day party! but even a birthday would be super cute!

created by lishdish from the pantry in rak

Saturday, October 8, 2011

rain coats and other fall favs...

if you haven't seen the line of clothing for kids by Mud need to check this out! i have selected a few of my favs for this saturday's edition of shoptastic saturday! i chose weather appropriate rain coats and halloween outfits that are super cute for this time of year! the coats all have matching boots and hats as well! but really the entire site has some super adorable and very original items!!

little sprout rain coat (above)
matching rain boots (below)

fireman rain coat

giraffe rain coat

giraffe rain hat

cat tunic and tight Set

pumpkin skirt set

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

it's raining polka dots...

well i am certain that all of the rain occurring over the past week or so lead me to today's edition of wild about shoe's wednesday...and by now you know i am a lover of polka dots. so here we go the cutest rain boots perfect for your little girl! these are pluie polka dot rain boots and i found them on the yellow turtle web page. multi-colored polka dots trimmed in they make them in my size? unfortunately no but i wish!!