I had a blast playing photographer with this baby! She had me sweating for a bit but I am pleased with the results. It was hard to narrow these down so I wasn't overloading you with photos but here are some of my favorites....
I saved the cake for part two... everybody loves a cute cake right?!
The cake was super easy to make using a circle pan and a glass bowl. I covered it with marshmallow fondant... love that stuff.. and added lots of candy. We had colorful play dough ice cream with it too!
I made this for the kids because I love a good ole' pin the whatever on the whatever game.
After Ryker finished opening his presents I had a surprise waiting for him in the backyard. It was a new bike and a bit more...
Little did the kids know that there was a MARTIAN (my brother)hiding in the play house.
I handed out cans of silly string to all the kids so they could attack him but the whole idea kinda backfired. I failed to open the cans before hand and they were a PAIN to open in a hurry. It took forever and some of the little ones were freaking out. He had a pretty scary mask on...
Ha, I guess you could say it was a little mean to pull that on the babies. The older ones liked it and had a blast spraying the martian. I still think it was a fun family event :)
One party, down one to go in July. We are thinking about doing a "Circus" theme.
Hope your having a great day, YAY for the weekend!
(My cute alien nails... they glow in the dark.. it's pretty awesome)
This year for Ryker's 5th birthday we had an "Out Of This World Martian Party". I was very inspired by an article featured in Parents Magazine and went with it.
Kinda crazy a year has passed since his pirate party... seems like I just blogged about it!
Enjoy the details :)
This was the invite.
Did you know Walmart has a pretty sweet party selection? I picked up the cute green boxes and most of the goodies from there. The front of them had the kids names spelled in martian (backwards).
I made all the kids Antennae headbands. They were super fast and cute. Ryk's tee shirt was $3 from Walmart and I sewed a felt alien face on it for fun.
For the decor I borrowed a bunch of stuffed aliens from my brother. I also blew up a bunch of green balloons, added some paper eyes and taped them around the house. A bit of Christmas lighting was a magical little touch too.
SOooo a little while ago I gave my email out to the Coach Factory. This morning I got a email about their online sale.
I'm weak, very, very weak.
Meet my new baby........
These pretty purses can be really pricey but if you get them at an outlet store you can get a steal of a deal! I am pretty thrifty too so believe me. I don't know what it is about these bags and their dang little C's everywhere but I'm hooked.
I think I should unsubscribe to the mailing list so I quit impulse buying!
I suggest you only click on the above link if you are brave :)
Prettiness is these two awesome suitcases I picked up for $1.50 each, a new mustard dress and lace hankies!
Kind of odd thinks to be excited about.... I have plans :) One day, I hope to use the suitcases in a booth at a craft fair to hold my goods.
Also, a friend asked me to take some newborn pictures for her and I love the "baby on/in suitcase" photos. I'm nothing close to a pro but I love, love, love newborns and can't wait to play. Yay, so excited!
We stopped off the side of a road yesterday and got some cute pictures in honor of him turning the big #5. Sorry if I bore you to death with them... just a mama gushing over her sons weird little smiles :)
I am so glad I got a quick photo shoot in this year. My goal is to do this for each of my kids on their birthdays. It only took 5 minutes out of our day, I can handle that.
Today he woke up to streamers and balloons covering his room. Then he got to eat a big stack of pancakes with candles.....
Tomorrow the celebration continues with his martian/alien/out of this world party. I can't wait to share all that goodness with you as well :)
I have a few things I wanted to share with you today.
First off, I caved and got bitOwhimsy a facebook fanpage! I have been debating whether or not to get one for a while now and finally just started one yesterday. I would LOVE it if you could "like" bitOwhimsy. I plan on having some special offers and giveaways there so I promise you will not be disappointed. Thank you so much for your support as always!
I became a mama for the first time just a day shy of Mothers Day.
I had another photo in mind for this post but I couldn't find it so you get this...
I guess that is the best present a mom could ask for.
Being mama is HARD at times. Lately, I find myself overwhelmed by my two little guys. Someone always seems to be screaming and I have been trying with all my might to not yell back. Even with all the craziness, I still feel incredibly blessed by my two little angels... who at time prove to come close to the complete opposite!
I am also thankful for my own mama. She is the best and I have learned so much from her.
Very, very late I know but, I had to share. Like I have said before-- I love any occasion that you get to dress up for.
I wore a yellow dress borrowed from my bestie.
My boys wore matching yellow pin stripe bow ties.
I picked their outfits up from Gymboree. I had to have the overalls for West, they reminded me of something my little brother wore 20 years ago... I think my mother put tights on under his HA! I LOVE them and they were worth every penny.
I am adding a few more OOAK hats to the shop too. Check them out :)
Hope you had an exciting weekend. I did some thrift shopping. I will have to share some of my recent finds soon, I always seem to find way too much :)