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Gav’s Construction Birthday Party

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*Featured in September 2017 issue of Parents magazine

We had so much fun last week celebrating Mr. G’s birthday with our friends and family.  This year we went with a construction theme since that’s one of his favorite things in the world.  He knows just about all of the names of the vehicles and will, no doubt, correct you if you’re wrong. Also, as an added bonus, the street behind our house, a major road that we travel daily, is undergoing massive construction.  I mean, like this won’t be done for a few years so there are construction vehicles working on the shoulders everyday.  Mr. G is in hog heaven!Continue reading

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Space Party Photo Booth

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Space themed party photo booth

Welcome to part two of Ro’s second birthday party, the photo booth!  I love photo booths.  Call them cliche, call them basic, I don’t care because they are so much fun.  Whether they’re full of props or just a place to document who was there, I think a photo booth is a always great idea.

The hardest part of all of this was definitely getting the little ones to cooperate.  But you do the best you can with what you’ve got which is why the picture of both my boys is Gav with a helmet on from bike riding and Ro trying desperately to get the sunglasses to go on his face.  For my props, I found a few things round the house (i.e. the gold frame and left over party favor glasses).Continue reading

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Gav’s Tae Kwon Do 5th Birthday

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Tae Kwon Do Birthday Party - Gav + Ro

This past Saturday was our precious firstborn’s birthday.  The last time his birthday fell on a Saturday was his actual BIRTH day.  The day he came out!  You can read all about that HERE.  What was the theme this year?  Why only one of his favorite things to do, tae kwon do!  Gav started taking tae kwon do last summer and immediately loved it.  His masters are so encouraging yet firm and he thrives under that sort of discipline.  This practice has been so good for him and lucky us, they throw birthday parties!  We knew this would be perfect.  We literally had this party booked in November.Continue reading

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Mr. G’s Train Birthday

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We had so much fun celebrating our little guy’s birthday this past weekend.  I know Mr. G had a blast too because there were plenty of Thomas the Train details!  He’s probably never said “Thomas!” so much in his life.  We had the party at my parent’s house since our apartment is a war zone.  Ok, its just in boxes, but my OCD mind sees it differently!Continue reading

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This party was so much fun to plan for a few reasons.  One, this year I went with something Ro is really interested in.  I didn’t ask him what he wanted for is birthday, but I knew this would be a hit since he was asking to watch the movie at least once a day.  Two, it’s my husband’s favorite movie and he was actually really excited whenever I would show him things for the party.  And three, I’m now the proud owner of a Cricut!  So with my fancy new machine, the movie constantly playing in the background, and a little “pure imagination”, I got to work planning a Wonka-tastic birthday party.Continue reading

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I Sent An Evite

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Gavin's 6th Birthday

Well…I did the unthinkable.  I sent an evite for Gavin’s birthday party this past weekend.

Ok, ok.  I kid.  (No really, please don’t think I’m THIS dramatic.)

But, as one of “those” moms, those “Pinterest” moms, I enjoy doing all the bells and whistles for birthdays.  Yes, I ACTUALLY ENJOY doing all the crazy labels and renaming food and decor and anything else I can do for a theme.  Yes, I realize that it’s mainly just for me and my children will have no recollection of said party.  It’s just who I am.  However, as kids get older and my house continues to stay the same size, there’s less and less space to have the parties at the house.  This means jumpy places and specialty parties and those places cost the money that I would normally spend.Continue reading

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Ten Little Things #140

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1. My mom had surgery and it went very well!
2. And it was her birthday!
3. First birthday party prepping
4. Gav got another stripe on his Tae Kwon Do belt which makes him one step closer to testing for his yellow belt!
5. My new favorite app for healthy living (stay tuned!)
6. Finishing up projects
7. Photo session with a baby on my back
8. Hubby cleaned the house!
9. Mani/Pedi time with my mom and grandfather
10. Having an amazing time serving in highichool ministry.

What brought YOU joy this past week?  Follow along on INSTAGRAM for more joyful moments.
XO, Kelly

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Ten Little Things #134

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1. Delicious new recipes
2. Pudgy baby feet
3. Looking through pictures from our vacation
4. Brother selfies
5. A long overdue play date
6. New choreography
7. More time with my boys
8. A fabulous birthday party
9. A solo shopping trip to Michaels
10. Gav helping me fold laundry (I had to refold it but he was so sweet just helping without be asked!)

What brought YOU joy this past week?
XO, Kelly

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