Saturday, July 24, 2010

Birthday Bash!

With Anderson and Lydia's birthday being less than a month apart I decided to try to combine their party this year. It was a tough decision because it really limited me on tea party party for Lydia or super-hero party for Anderson. It had to be unisex. After a few weeks of mulling it over I decided that a carnival theme would be a great way to compromise!

I love the way all of the little details turned out, and most importantly the kids had a BLAST! We had lots of carnival themed fare to munch on and a face painter. Jeff was in charge of the inflatables and went a little overboard by renting a 28 foot slide. Seriously.....28 feet! But the children stayed in a constant line to go on it all morning long! Even our little dare-devil Lydia was going down by herself by the end of the party!

Ready to blow out our candles!!

Our fabulous cake came from Sarah at "It takes the Cake". She is so talented! I also ordered these cutie cupcake wrappers online to match our carnival theme and we created these yummy "popcorn" cupcakes! They were a hit!

I do love a good party favor!

I decided to do carnival themed candy as centerpieces for all of the tables.

We were so blessed by all of the friends and family that came out to celebrate our big day!

And last, but certainly not favorite image of the day...Auntie M going down the slide with my precious babies. Looks like fun to me!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Resurrection of a nearly dead blog...I'm Back!!

Is there anyone still out there?? Anyone?? HA! I apologize for being such a BAD blogger, but getting my photography business off the ground took every ounce of spare time and energy I had. Now that it is up and running I am trying to get back to recording the daily ins and outs of our life at the Smith Casa! I have kept a journal full of things I want to go back and record and post-date, but for now I'm just going to start fresh....

Lydi-bug has a birthday coming up Sunday ya'll. She's TWO! Can you believe such a thing...TWO??? How is it possible that she is such a big girl?? For fun I have posted for your amusement a picture of me on my 2nd birthday and a pic from last weekend's BLOWOUT joint birthday party for her and Anderson. Another post on that soon- I promise! Meanwhile feast your eyes on my mini-me!