Sunday, April 29, 2012

Princess Birthday Party

Our birthday celebration for Lola was a hit and everyone got into the dressing up! Lola had such a good time and seemed to be so happy. I love seeing kids so happy.  It's a good reminder to me to just enjoy all the little things.  Happy Birthday Princess Lola!  Thanks to all the family for coming and celebrating with us!  Lola and I do love our birthdays and we are trying to teach Clay the wonderfulness of birthday celebrating.  He has got to get with the program! ;) 

I am looking forward to taking Aubrey and Lola out tomorrow on a special day of fun and looking forward to a little Laura time... but we are going to a place that may be more of a work out for us moms than the kids.  LOL  Mom is watching Ollie for me and its the first time I have left him (except with Kebby for 20 minutes).  I am looking forward to one on one time with Lola but feels weird to leave him, because I have been exclusively breastfeeding and not even pumping to use a bottle for Clay, so I had to pump so Nonna could feed him.  Feels weird.  Haven't been away from him that long since I have the goods he wants.  But I am glad mom is getting that time with him.

Here are some pics from the party:

The homemade cake! I can't bring myself to spend money on a cake, even if it is much prettier than my homemade one.  But this one was so yummy! And didn't turn out as ghetto as I thought.  Clay wanted to take over icing it and I told him no!  But he gave me the idea to ice the entire side.  Like it.

The table setting... minus the cookies mom made.  They were so cute.  Picture down a ways.  I love throwing on some themed fabric as a table cloth because I can wash it and reuse it in the sewing room.  May make Lola pajama pants out of this princess fabric.

Made these pretzels and love the sprinkles on them.  Need to make these for holidays.  People like these.   

Love the Silhouette for quick banners like this!  Takes no time and never gets old to craft!

I like taking pictures like this so one day when Lola and I look back at pictures we can critique the house.  Love seeing the background of mom's pictures! Haha- 

Nonna and Lola!

Paw-Paw and Lola- Sadly Maw-Maw was sick!  We missed her very much.  Lola already told me tonight that Maw-Maw will be at her next party and won't be sick.  

Papa and Lola! Papa is always so cheerful!

Aunt Kebby and Lola! (They have the same exact eyebrows!)

Gram and Popper and Lola!  Notice Gram's braid? :)

Gran and Oliver!  Gran got lots of Ollie time.

Ba and Lola!

Aladdin and Lola!  Oops I mean Uncle Nick! 

Momma and Princess Lola!  See Clay in the background? I forgot to get him and Lola in a picture together :(

I need to teach her how to enjoy each gift.  She would just open so fast and throw things to the side... crazy girl.  Funny what she really liked and what she overlooked.  In the end, I know she will love it all!  It was perfect for her, everything.  She needs some time to relax and enjoy each gift- which is what she has done all afternoon so I am able to post!  Can't wait to re-organize her room!  Love that she loves Barbies now!  Yay! 

Scooter from Gram and Popper! 

Real golf clubs!  Her size and pink.  Love.  Need the pics from mom of Ba trying to teach her.

Princess dolls.  

She loved these.  Clay knew she would- he bought them one day in an outing to Target.  They were $40 on sale.  He thought it was a great buy, but I didn't think so.  He actually bought them for her for Christmas and I held them back to give at her birthday.  At Christmas time she was just starting to show an interest in princess stuff and by her birthday it was in full force- so great idea for Clay to get them and great idea to wait till birthday!

Her other love, bride and grooms.  Thanks Nonna.

And and another love- sugar cookies.  Didn't Nonna do a great job as always?  

Her pool from Paw-Paw and Maw-Maw- can't wait to fill this up and lay out let Lola play in it.

Blowing out her candles! I think I could cry.  How could my baby be 3???

Outside play time!

She was crazy on this thing.

Kebby and Nick got Lola a bike- but Kebby got bike envy.  Isn't my sis gorgeous though?

Skates from Gran and Papa- this will take some practice.

Ollie and me!

Keb and Ollie.

Nonna and Ollie playing in the pool!

Great party and hoping Nonna e-mails me some of her good pictures so I can add them to the blog! 
Hint, hint ;)

Here they are! Thanks mom!

Love this bottom picture!

So cute!!


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