Sunday, August 23, 2009

Grana's 81st Birthday Party!

Last Sunday was Grana's 81st birthday! We had a great party for her after church last Sunday evening. We went to Red Robin, and then came back over to our house for presents and cake. Jayden is at that age where he is really into birthday parties, so we had to make it a great party, or he was not going to be satisfied. I think that Grana really enjoyed herself too!


Chris and Jayden at Red Robin waiting for Grana to arrive. The snarl is a new expression that Jayden is really proud of.


He is so excited...he can barely wait for Grana to arrive!

The Red Robin mascot. Jayden loved it, so I thought I'd take a pic of it. :)

Awww...I love my Mommy! (We look tired though!)

This pic cracks me up! This is Grana (on the right) and her sister Aunt B (on the left). They are studying their menus deciding what to order. Can you tell they are related?! :) Look at how their heads are tilted, the open mouth, and how they wear their glasses! :)

Check out this wild bunch! Aunt D (in the middle) looks ecstatic about this shindig!

More of the party animals...(really...we did have a good time!)

Mmmmm...the Bonzai Burger!

Jayden and Mommy...I hate this pic, but I am always taking the pictures, so I had to prove I was there!

The cookie bouquet Jayden and I made.

All of Grana's presents! Jayden was so excited that Grana was at his house for her party!

The super-neat stepping stone that Jayden made Grana!

One of the gifts that I made for Grana-a giant clothespin. I made this because clothespins seem to be my claim to fame in my business!

Another view of my present to Grana...

The back-side of the clothespin.

I also made her this recipe box! I love it! So did she! :)

The inside of the recipe box.

Grana's birthday cake that my mom made. Jayden picked out the candles!

Jayden had to help Grana blow out all the candles...he thought this was such a big deal! :)

Jayden and the Birthday Girl!

Eating his cake...

She loved it!

Chris...I think he usually gets stuck with the job of cutting the cake.

He licked off all the icing and then decided he would eat the actual cake-part! That's a boy after my own heart!
Well...that about does it for Grana's 81st Birthday Party! I hope you all have enjoyed the pics! I know it was nothing big and elaborate, but it was homemade full of love! Sometimes, that's the best type of party!




Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mommy's little helper...

Last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were spent in preparation for Grana's 81st Birthday party! Jayden is at that age where he LOVES birthday parties, so we really needed to make it special, or he was not going to be happy! We made presents, made cards, cleaned the house, baked, and decorated! I think it definitely was a success! I know Jayden loved it, and I am pretty sure Grana did as well! :)


Jayden mixing the concrete mixture for his present to Grana.



He was such a big boy making his own present!



A perfect little handprint by our perfect little boy!



He loved putting the glass into the concrete! (Don't worry...the edges were rounded and polished, so it was impossible to get hurt!)



He arranged all of the pieces all by himself! He is such a little artist! Hmmm...maybe he gets that from his mommy!


Look at the amazing stepping stone that Jayden made for Grana! I think he did such a great job! We later added words around the handprint, but I will save that pic for another post about the actual party!


Jayden wanted to bake cookies for Grana's party!


What a good helper!



Mixing up the different colors of doughs...


Patting the cookie dough onto the flower shaped cookie sheet. We added sticks, and made a cookie bouquet!


This is probably my favorite part of baking cookies too!


I will try and post pictures of the actual party tomorrow! Have a wonderful Saturday!



Sunday, August 16, 2009

I'm featured on The Shopping Mama today!!!

I am so excited!!! I am the Sunday Spotlight Feature on The Shopping Mama today! (Well...my business, The Thrifty Trendsetter is!) Kate, the wonderful lady behind The Shopping Mama did a wonderful write-up about my business! This is such great publicity, and I am so excited about it! Hopefully, I will get some business from this great feature! Head over there, and she is giving away a MAG Board and a set of Board Bling that I created! The giveaway deadline is August 31! Check it out!

This amazing MAG Board is being given away!

So is this set of Board Bling!

Thanks again Kate! Okay everyone...now go check out The Shopping Mama and The Thrifty Trendsetter!



Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Weekend at the Lee's

It had been awhile since we had gone up to Edmond to the Lee's house, so last weekend, we decided to visit the Lees. We had such a good time, and spent lots of time in the pool! Jayden absolutely loved it! Here are some pics of our time spent by the pool!
Jayden loves to play on the steps of the pool.

Aunt Katie and Jayden.

Jayden and Mommy.

Chris about to go down the waterslide.

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A video of Chris going down the waterslide. It was a lot of fun!
Jayden was too small to go all the way down the slide, so Chris put him about half-way up so that he could still participate. Not sure what that look on my face is. :P

Look at that big boy!

Aunt Katie was getting ready to catch Jayden as he slid off into the water.

Look at that smile! Priceless!

Jayden and Mommy playing in the water.

He sure can make some funny faces!
Jayden had to take a break to "drive" the tractor. Apparently, he thought he still needed his floaties on for protection!

Jayden on a floatie in the middle of the pool. He sure is brave!

I love this picture! Jayden is sitting in the hot tub, and can just barely sit on the seat without being under the water.

Nonni, Jayden, and Chris in the hot tub. Jayden loves to splash Daddy!

He loved to ride on Daddy's back in the pool and go into the deep water!

Another priceless face on our sweet little boy! You can tell what a great time he is having!

Jayden exploring the outside of the hot tub.

Freaky, huh?!? Well, this was a gag-gift that Katie bought for her boyfriend for Christmas because he has always wanted a monkey. It's name is Umi (ew-me), and apparently, Jayden loves to carry this freaky thing around when he visits!

It's enough to give you nightmares, huh? I can't believe that Jayden likes it! What a peculiar little boy we have!
Well, I hope you have enjoyed the pictures! We had a wonderful weekend, and look forward to going back and visiting again in the near future!