Monday, November 1, 2010

Jack's fall party

The very first party Jack and Rylan had at school when they were 2 years old was the fall/halloween party. The girls were only a couple of days old and the boys seemed so big now that they were big brothers. But here we are 2 years later for the boys' last halloween school party and they all seem so big, so grown up.

The party was so cute. Jennifer and Anna did such a cute job.

These cute little spider cupcakes were the craft for party and the kids had so much fun with them. I thought they were such a cute idea!

Addie watched while Jack worked diligently on his spider.

It's the Addie glare!!!!!! Be afraid, be very afraid.

Addie put on JackJack's hat. I think she makes a cute firegirl.

Mouth is full but smiling!

Little Leilei wasn't in the mood to pose.

Ms. Anna led story time and Addie sat between Jack and Rylan and listened intently while Lorelei did her own thing...such a little diva.

My sweet loves.

Pretty two year old girlies.

You can't really tell from the picture but that is a rubber duck that Addie is gnawing on intently.

The boy's club.

Such cuties!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Birthday ADDIE!!!!

Addie's 2nd birthday is officially over. Whew! But to be honest I had a lot of fun planning this one and I enjoyed the actual party. Usually I feel stressed but I guess now that I've got a few birthday parties under my belt I don't really care if little things go wrong...and they did. But no biggie.

I started all my craft projects a month in advance and really enjoyed being "scrappy." I lack creative talent but I am pretty good at copying other people's ideas. I saw these really cute pinwheel gift bags on etsy and almost purchased them. But then my little light bulb went off and I googled "how to make a pinwheel" and the rest is history.

These little pinwheels went into the cupcakes but unfortunately caused my cupcakes to have the ability for takeoff in the wind so it caused a minor problem.

I also copied this idea off of etsy. These are cute little matchbook notepads and are so easy to make from scraps of paper. They went perfectly with the pretty little fall leaf crayon party favors.

I had to snap a few pics before the party of the birthday girl eating a cupcake just in case another opportunity didn't present itself.

This is the party favor and cupcake table. I had these super cute cupcake stands to display the cupcakes on but because of our wind/pinwheel situation I had to anchor them in a tray.

I just love these little crayon party favors. You can find them at They have all different shapes and even added the cute little message tag for free!

Since Addie's party was fall themed we served chili and hot dogs. I made two batches just so we could freeze the left overs and eat it later but most of it got eaten up at the party!

We had to staple the table clothes to the tables because it was so windy. Thanks Levi for taking care of that.

Anyone need any hay bales? I'm not quite sure what to do with them now.

Guests start arriving and Jack greets Grandy with a huge hug!

Addie loves Pop's hat and Pop.

I just realized I got the pictures out of order but it takes too long to upload so we will just pretend we did presents first.

First present Addie opened was a Minnie Mouse doll and book. She hasn't let Minnie go yet.

Addie's first perfume.
Our baby girls loves jewelry.

When we sang happy birthday to Addie she loved every second. Who knew she loved the spotlight?

We had to pretend to blow out the candles because it was too windy.

Rylan, aka Mario, Madi the puppy, Haley the kitty, and Jack the fireman all lined up for cupcakes.

A kiss for the birthday girl.


We attempted to take a group picture. That cute tushy is little Leilei. I'm not quite sure why her booty was in the air but I think it is super cute!

Beautiful fall fairy princess Elizabeth and handsome fireman Jack on the seesaws.

The Pope clan.

Jack, Rylan and Dakota hanging out, being boys.

Beautiful princess Avery.

More boy stuff.

I love this picture because Dakota, the ninja looks like he is peeking up Kaileigh's skirt.

We are so fortunate to have our very own playground. Thank you Daddy, Levi, Matt, and Keith for building it for us.

Addie visiting with Nana, Mimi, and Grandy.

As guests began to leave and the sun began to set, Jack and a couple of his cousins found a frog and had a great time passing it around. Little Madison even held it but I didn't get a picture in time. And yes, I am aware that Jack's overalls are on backward. Oops.

Jack showed the birthday girl the frog. She actually touched it. I was so proud...and a little grossed out.

The party was over and Addie gave her Pops one last goodbye high five...with her mouth full of crackers.
Thank you to all of our family and friends for making Addie's second birthday so much fun. I'm so glad you could be a part of her special day!