Wednesday, June 23, 2010

LEGO party!! ~Kase turns 9

So this has been in the works for two years. I pretty much had it planned out last yr but the preggo sickness got the best of me. This yr I luckily wasn't sick YET so the party went off with out a hitch...(hehe did you catch that? I am in denial and not talking about being knocked up again...more on that later )
The Birthday Boy :)

The table set up

Place mats are Lego boards, that they used to build on after they ate.

Lego Pizza

One of the prizes. J made these and they are were so cute! I think he could sell them...he made a bigger version of it too...that is where all of Kases Lego's are stored.

Thank you them at Ikea...I use these suckers for everything...just happens they work perfectly for the thank yous! I*heart* Ikea!

The buckets of Legos....yes we had BUCKETS of them!

The games....(I found the ideas online)#1Each kid had a card under their plate that said Build something....they were all different, something that floats, flies, doesn't exist. The kids voted on it after and the winner got a prize.

#2Guess how many Legos were in a jar. The winner took the legos home

#3 Tallest fastest tower builder

Then they just built stuff...seriously the calmest party we have done I loved it!

The cake...FYI I am not a CAKE person. This is the part I stress over the most. Oh how I wish I could find someone to hire to do the cake every year :) seriously I have crafty friends doesn't ONE of you do cakes?

The mess (did anyones kid poop bright colors? there was a ton of food coloring in the cake)
I was happy with the results and now I am stumped for next yr! :(

Friday, June 18, 2010

Blessing Outfit

J's Mom made the cutest little outfit for his blessing. I just giggled when I open the box and saw it!

With his own custom bowtie

Cute Little Monkey Toes

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mack's Blessing

The fam The whole group...the best thing was that my friends from Idaho made the 2 1/2 hr drive just to come support us. It meant so much to us that they would come!
My Dad and Step Mom

The Grandpas

The Grandmas My brother and sister
J's Parents, they made the trip down from Idaho too. I was so happy to have at least someone there from J's family.
Squishy KissMe and My Dad It was so nice to have everyone there, especially since we only blessed him for our families sake (and I wanted Mack to have his own little white outfit like the other kids) It is strange how much has changed in our lives. I remember being so upset wondering if Justin would be able to bless Macie 7 yrs ago, this time around it wasn't a big deal. We've let go of that part of our lives and for whatever reason we are stronger and happier. It is weird that the one thing I thought we would always need (the church) has not played apart in our lives for years now. I was always taught that it was the opposite, that without the church your life would fall apart. I don't understand it, but I am glad that we are where we are. That I feel fulfill and happy, that I can teach my kids just to me good people and not focus on who is doing what or who is going to church or not. It is a good place to be right now and I am happy, we are happy. That right there is a huge deal.