Thursday, September 27, 2012

Birthday at Simon Speedway

Two weekends ago, we had Simon's birthday party. How can he be two already??? Moreover, how did we already have a three month old when Isaac turned 2?!?!?! Now that's crazy. 

Here's the invite I made for him. I used Jill as major motivation here. It's actually her invite that I copied! The "Simon Speedway" part was totally Luke's idea. I love how creative he can be.
For party favors, I decided to make playdough. My mother-in-law was a huge help here. These baggies looked so so great and colorful!
And here's the mini-cake I made for little simon. It's so cute!!! I made the road with crushed up oreos.
For the party, I used a black plastic table cloth and used masking tape to make a little road. I also underestimated how many to cars we had!

I was excoted to have little car food ideas also. Like little apple cars.
And mac-n-cheesy tires! I used a pasta called dantolini, or something. They were just little circles. cute cute!!
And probably my favorite, Fruity traffic lights. Can you see it!! I had the idea, but my mother-in-law aslo executed this one!!
All the kiddos eating. Something I got really excited about, though i didn't get a picture, is that 4 neighorhood kids came!!! Praise God!
Grace and Simon are only 8 days apart so we also sang for her! It'll be a wedding cake one day :)
Sweet Simon was so good at blowing out his candles.
Happy Birthday Simon! We are so thankful that God chose us to be our parents!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame....One Last Time

I promise this is the last baseball game post you'll see until next summer! 

On the last day of August, we decided to end our summer with one more trip to a ball game. This game included fireworks and friends. The Mudcats lost (again) but it was still a really fun night. The only thing missing was a nice cool breeze.

 Our dear friend JJ. He was Luke's college roomie one year and we've all been friends through thick and thin for many years now. That's his daughter Sadie. (Mom Shelley and littlest one Chloe stayed at home)
 We splurged this time and bought a raspa! (Spanish for snow cone). That little boy in blue is his son Dakota. These kids were like bees swarming wherever the raspa went :)
 It was a humid night which means the boys, and all of us, were really sweaty.
 Then they started making silly faces.
 Simon's the little copycat.
 This was Dakota's silly face. But I think it's sweet.

 Watching the fireworks.

Oh how we love being a baseball family. Can't wait until next summer!!! I hope there are a lot of good groupon deals like there were this summer.