Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Juliet!!

We celebrated Juliet’s second birthday the weekend after her birthday. It was a perfect Saturday for having a party outdoors! It was beautiful. We kept it small and invited 2 families from church (the Moore’s and the Wright’s) and neighbors across the street (the Campbell’s) all with kids around Juliet’s age. The theme was from the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Target had cute invitations, plates and napkins and I took it from there.

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The cake was from Publix. I took them an invitation and asked them to match the colors. It was yummy!

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The jar was filled with Skittles and everyone scooped them into their buckets to take home.

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Favors: Each of the polka-dot buckets had multi colored stickers, bug silly bands tied to them (see pic below), and a bouncing butterfly (b/c the caterpillar turns into a butterfly at the end of the story).

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The mailbox marked the party house and a wreath, I made at Christmas, was perfect for the party too!

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We served hot dogs (with all the fixins’), baked beans and potato salad. Along with cake and ice cream, of course.

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We opened the double doors to the back porch and everyone enjoyed the sunshine and Juliet’s new swing set! Everyone had so much fun and didn’t want to stop for cake and ice cream!

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We put Lucy in our neighbor’s back yard and she couldn’t stand not being part of the party and dug under the fence!!

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Blowing out her candle…she’s a pro!

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Present time!! Shepherd was a great assistant!

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Everyone was leaving, but Juliet was serious about her Skittles!

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The girls at her party: Kylie, Juliet and Lily.

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After a great nap, we played with all her new goodies!

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It was a wonderful day!!

Thanksgiving 2010

We had a great Thanksgiving in Tallahassee with Grandma and Papa and all the crew minus one (Cole). We met new family members!! (Viv, Elijah, Caleb, Savannah, Luke) and a future family member! (Kyle)

IMG_2724Fellows fellowshipping on the porch

IMG_2725Papa and Justin

IMG_2726Kyle and Richardo

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IMG_2729Juliet in her Thanksgiving gloryWinking smile

IMG_2732The spread…it was wonderful!! Everyone contributed, but Aunt Becky was the master cook!

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Leigh and Rachel dressed the tables

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IMG_2745The Crew!

IMG_2749Our family plus Rach and Aunt Becky

 

**Since I am so behind, I’m just trying to get the information out here! Thanks to Audra for the hint about Windows Live Writer; I just did this post in less than 5 minutes!!!! AwesomeSmile