Friday, September 15, 2017

Alpaca Farm

On Monday we joined some friends on a trip to a local Alpaca Farm. We were able to pet and feed the alpacas and learn about them too. They are related to camels and llamas. This owner has the alpacas separated by sex since there would be a huge population if not.
Maebry and Jameson playing together.
 Finn was fearless! He loved feeding the alpacas!
Mae too! She got right up there and fed them.
Jase giggled each time he fed them. He said it felt weird when they were licking his hand! Allyson did not want to feed them at all!
Once a year the owner has the alpacas shaved and the wool is then turned into yard. The scarves that she has knitted were super soft
 NO PROB-LLAMA! I thought this shirt was fitting!

Eight is GREAT

Miss Ally turned 8 on September 1st and we had a great time celebrating her!! She requested a pool party and what goes better with the water than MOANA?! We had a fun poolside party with family and a friend of hers!

The three youngest helped with cupcakes and icing!
I picked up these Moana cupcake rings from the Walmart Bakery. I added some brown sugar to the top of them to represent sand.
Hei Hei...the chicken from Moana!
These Lemon Tarts were so good. Shawn brought them home one evening from La Madeleine's and Ally requested these for her Islander Party!
The kids swam for a bit and then we broke out a piñata. I'll post a video below with some footage of it! The kids didn't know about the piñata; it was a fun surprise!
We relaxed and ate our goodies.
We sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed some sweets!
 Present time!
And a little more pool time to wrap up the party!
Here is a short video of her party! Enjoy!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Princess Maebry

I was in my room getting ready for the day {it was actually my birthday} and Maebry came in with a Belle costume on! All of the princess dresses are currently stored in the playroom and they are pretty hung up pretty high. I was super surprised that she was able together it down since she could barely touch the bottom of the dress when it is in the closet.
A few minutes later she showed up as Tinker Bell! "I'm a princess, Mom!"
Then Rapunzel! This one is pretty big on her, but I think she loved it the best. "Take a video of me, Mom!"
Admiring herself in the mirror!
We got out and ran some errands so dress-up was put on hold. But after we returned to the house, she picked right back up where she left off. She went vintage with Princess Aurora! What a doll she is! Our little Princess Maebry! She loves all things girly!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Finn is FIVE

This past weekend we celebrated Finn's 5th birthday! Crazy that it has been 5 years since this guy has came into the world. He was an early present for me since his birthday fell 2 days before mine.

We had two sets of cousins come into town this past weekend, along with 3 grandparents and one great aunt! They played video games and had many nerf wars outside!
Finn is 3 months younger than Avery.
Ally is exactly 6 months older than Dylan.
Can you say sweaty?? Ha!
Finn wanted a Mickey and the Roadster Racers themed party. It is a cute show on Disney Junior. He helped me decorate the cake!
Before we headed to Zone Action Park for some fun and games, we hosted all of the families at our house for dinner. For a little added fun we had themed food. I was pretty busy beforehand and did not get a good picture of it all set-up. Here is one item I made: Stoplight Brownies. Ally helped me decorate most of the cards. It was a family project.
So fun to see Finn's name on the door!
Most of the crew!
 Aunt Susan and Avery
Allyson and Nina
 The birthday boy!!
Jase was checking out the attractions!
Balloon animal for the win!
The party assistant was doing face paintings along with making balloon animals.
We headed outside to play putt-putt!
Mae got her face painted! I think she said she was Peter Rabbit!
Arcade time for these sweet girls.
Putt-putt competition going on.
"I got one, Mom!"
Coby on the tracks.
 Jase is in the zone!
Jase, Tanner, Talan and Coby.
Present time!
Allyson and I rode a race together!
We raced against Finn and Daddy!
Uno time after baths that night!
Finn woke up to donuts (a birthday tradition) and a few more presents.
The kids squeeze in one more game after breakfast!
#5 was across the board on Finn's birthday!
We got Finn a basketball goal that he could shoot on!
I found this shirt and had to get it for him. Let me tell you the backstory, if you do not know it. Here in our town there is a house with a big backyard and they have two llamas in it. We drive by at least once a week after church or whenever we come back from Denton. Anyway, we always stop and tell the girls (Betty and Stella) hello! The kids pretty much think I am embarrassing them every time, but I know deep down they love to stop and say hi to the girls! Finn loves his No Prob Llama shirt! LOL!
Sunday afternoon we also played Bean Boozled, which is a crazy jelly bean game. You spin a spinner and it lands on a color of jelly bean. That jelly bean with either be yummy or totally disgusting. We got some of it on video if you're interested. This video also recaps our weekend of fun with family and friends.
Happy 5th Birthday sweet Finn! We love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!