Friday, May 28, 2010

my baby shower :)

i have been so excited for my baby shower!  it was worth every bit of the anticipation!  my two friends, janelle and debran, and my sister, melissa started planning it a while back.  it seemed like it was so far away then, and i can't believe it has already come and gone!  actually that is how this whole pregnancy has felt!  i can't believe i am about to have another baby any day now!  anyway..i thought i'd share a few pics from the shower..the cute details and all the love they put into it.  i am forever grateful and feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.  thank you janelle, debran and melissa for such a perfect shower...and to my friend sarah for taking all of the pics (i didn't pick up a camera once!)..and to all of my family and friends who shared this special day with me!! xoxo

here's the invitation i received in the mail...

melissa designed them.  so cute.

sarah ( also did my maternity pictures and framed some of the ones from the shoot.  love them.
the banner in the background was also several pictures of me throughout my pregnancy put together as a game.  you had to put them in the right order.  i thought this was so original!

the food was absolutely delicious!!

how cute is this diaper wreath?!
yummy desserts!  i of course had to sample each and every one! haha!

cute tables.. from the flowers and mason jars as cups to the homemade strawberry jam janelle made as favors.
one of the prizes..debran hand stitched these adorable coasters

the bingo game as i opened gifts..
another adorable ruffle apron melissa made
the 3 planners responsible for all the cuteness....
and the photographer! ;)  thank you so you girls!! :)
owen and i appreciate it so much!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

featured! :)

karascupcakes vintage toy baby shower was featured on kara's party ideas!  so exciting! :)  thanks again, kara! 

Saturday, May 8, 2010

cinco de mayo fiesta/playdate

last year i threw a small cinco de mayo playdate..made some enchiladas and the fixins..we made tissue flowers and of course the kids played too.  when my friend debran and i realized cinco de mayo was this week we decided to carry on with the tradition and quickly started planning a fiesta!  we put up some decorations, invited all the friends and kiddos and told everyone to bring something to share.  debran so graciously hosted the fiesta at her house.  i have to add a big thank you to her...especially after the turnout..debran was a great hostess and everyone had so much fun!  thanks again, debran!  

and a great turnout=a huge spread of the tastiest mexican food and desserts (i didn't even get a chance to sample everything!).  debran made yummy virgin strawberry margaritas and pina coladas to accompany it.  and it just wouldn't be a fiesta without a pinata for the kids, right? ;)  it really was a fun day..perfect weather..the kids had a great time playing, and the moms had a great time chit chatting and relaxing!  here are some of the pics!

a sombrero hung on the front door to welcome guests ;) 
banners and sombreros hung about the house and outside in the backyard

this was only the start of the spread..i took a few pics in the beginning and forgot to take anymore once everyone had finally arrived and all of the food was out. oops! tacos, beans, rice, enchiladas, taquitos, taco salad, nachos, carne asada, pollo asada, etc etc

a few of the dips

a refreshing virg. strawberry margarita...
even tastier with some pina colada mix added to it ;)
i wish i would have gotten pics not only of the rest of the spread, but of the yummy desserts..churros, pan dulce, and debran made the greatest fried cinnamon sugar chip things..haha!  i can't wait to make those. and cream to dip with!

a fiesta toy filled box of fun! :)

debran, the hostess! :)
pinata time!

enjoying a churro
a tub of water filled with fiesta ducks ;)

the kids left pooped and the moms left beyond full! haha!
hope everyone had a fun time celebrating cinco de mayo too! :)