Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Party in Pixie Hollow

Layne celebrated her 3rd birthday on January 30th, but I am just now getting those pictures downloaded. She had been saying that she wanted a Tinkerbell party for many months, so when it came time to plan the BIG was a no-brainer! As a child, I ALWAYS had my birthday parties at home with friends and family. My mom would bake and decorate our cakes and we would have simple decorations...streamers and balloons! I absolutely LOVE how personal it was, so I have tried to create this same atmosphere for my kiddos birthdays. I have always made the cake myself (or with help from my mom). I was not impressed with my work on this particular cake, but it is what it is and hopefully someday Layne will appreciate the effort!! I won't promise that my kid will never have a birthday party outside of our home, but while they're young I hope to continue to keep things simple. My pictures our in reverse order, but I think you can get the idea! Layne had a fabulous time with her cousins, grandparents, and aunts and uncles. Lance couldn't be there of course, but she took time out from the party to chat with him on the phone.

Here's a picture of our smallest fairy right before she fell asleep.

Here's my Bug blowing out her's supposed to be a giant sunflower with the faires on top in case there was some confusion!

Jerid and I got her the purple princess bike she has been asking for since Santa brought Autumn a pink one!

Here's the gifts Lance got her...101 Dalmations and an outfit. Thanks Lance!

Here is the party...(top) C.J., Reece, Cash, Autumn, Layne, Bella
(bottom) Kamryn, Avery, Carson
Cash was conducting a very important business call!

Here's my sweet, little Tinkerbell...loved the headband and bow "Aunt" Leia!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Flashback...Lyla is 7 Months!

My sweet Lyla is now 7 months! I don't know where all the time has gone!! She is now sitting up by herself with an occassional fall, loves her solid foods (even the green ones), and is chabbering a lot (she says dada)!!! Those teeth that had found there way to the surface at three months are still not poking through! I'm thinking this will happen any day now! I was limited on recent pics because I'm at Kandace's and don't have all my photos downloaded over here. So, here's a pic of Lyla recently and one of her as a newborn...babies are so much fun!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Layne Juleian is 3!

Layne Juleian born January 30th, 2007 at 5:45 P.M.
Height-19.75 in.
Weight-6.12 lbs.
Layne at age 1!
Layne at 2!

Layne at age 3! She looks so old to me!!

My sweet Layne turned 3 last Saturday!! We had to reschedule her party from Sat. to Sun. so that everyone could make it. She had a great time and I will post party pics soon. I just wanted to share some of the things that she has been up to and what she is like at 3. She is very independent, but still loves having the sympathy of Mommy and Daddy when she gets hurt or discouraged! She is extremely witty and kind, with a bit of sassiness from time to time. Lately, her favorite thing to do is "DRESS-UP". She loves wearing her Disney costumes or just putting on one outfit after another. We spend all day changing clothes!!! She is of average height and weight which many of you know EXCITES me! Some of her favorite foods are "macaronies", tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, bagels and cheese (she is my daughter after all)! She loves books, coloring, singing, bubble baths, and playing with her dolls. Love you Layney Bug!!!