Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On to First Grade!

Wow, I cannot believe Blake is headed to first grade! Where or where does the time go. Well, I was a very proud mama. On the last day of school we have an award ceremony for the entire school and Blake was awarded the Life Long Learner Award. This is given to kids who truly show a love for learning and are always engaged and giving one hundred percent! So happy I have a kiddo who enjoys school and is super smart to boot.

Blake also lost his second tooth on the last day of school, making it the best day ever! Thanks Miss Gonzales for yanking it out for me...just not something I enjoy doing. Blake had a wonderful Kindergarten experience and I am so excited for what next year has in store for him.

Every party needs a theme!

The darling cupcake tower from my sister...I made the cupcakes myself, pretty proud of myself since baking isn't my strong point!

A banner, sign and one of the ribbon topiaries I made.

Another sign.

Some of the serving bowls I used.

One of my favorite new finds....a handy serving caddy.

So I went a little crazy with Ev's party this year. It all started with the invite. I picked three colors from it orange, lime green, and blue and went crazy with it. I made party hats, banners, cupcake toppers (with help from my new favorite blog tomkatstudio), two really cute ribbon topiaries, and even ordered Ev a special shirt to coordinate. I had so much fun with it all, I have even contemplated starting a side business. Unfortunately my camera was not working and mom's ran our of batteries, so we didn't get everything documented. Amy bought me the darling cupcake tower this Christmas and this was the first time I was able to use cute!!

My Baby Turns Three

I can't believe my baby boy turned three! Although this is a super busy time of year for me with the end of school, I really wanted to have a special little party for Ev. We had a great day with close family and friends. I just love that each one of my boys has their own distinct personality. Ev is my little jokester....he loves to be silly and make people laugh, especially his big brothers. He is still a bit of a monster (into everything), but is also the one still curling up in my lap at night and giving me the best hugs. I absolutely love this child to death! Happy birthday my sweet boy!