Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Benjamin is Turning 3 Invitation!

In October I took Ben to PDK airport and they have an awesome playground where kids can watch the planes taking off and landing. I immediately knew what Ben's next birthday would be. I emailed the airport about how to reserve the pavilion, it is free and first come and you post your date and time on their bulletin board. I started pinning almost immediately.
At first I thought I'd go the paper airplane route but decided against it when I found some foam airplanes I liked on Oriental Trading. My next thought was to print labels and adhere them to the airplanes. But thinking about Ben I realized the parent wouldn't be able to find the plane when they needed it. So I decided to personalize the planes and then print the invite on a separate piece of paper. I went to Hobby Lobby and got little airplane foam stickers. They came in packs of other modes of transportation but they are cute. Paper, I found sky and cloud stationary from Wal-Mart and printed 3 invites on one piece of paper and used an exacto knife to cute them in equal parts.
Here they are:
To try to spruce it up I put Departure Date, Destination, and Flight Confirmation I put my cell and email.
The party is next weekend and I'm super excited, more to come of other projects I've put together to continue the theme!

UPDATE: The weather has turned yucky for party weekend and I have to move the party to our house (which was actually Plan C, Plan B was our pool clubhouse- which I found out is not available to be rented in the off-season and a decision made by the board but not communicated well to the rest of us- anyhow that is a rant for another day)
Since we had to move it and it is only a few days before the party I put together this and handed them out and emailed or text it to everyone that has RSVP'd.
It is super cute and stayed on theme. Even though the party is no longer at the airport, it will still be a fun airplane themed party. 
As with my Cars theme invite, if you would like the word document with all this on it to print for your own, let me know in the comments and I will pass it along.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Canoe Anniversary Dinner

For our anniversary dinner this year we went to Canoe for the first time. It was great! The setting along the river was better than expected. We got there about 30 minutes before our reservation to have cocktails by the river. We enjoyed the drinks and we didn't have to keep an eye on the time, they came and got us when it was time for our reservation.
Enjoying drinks by the river.

We enjoyed our dinner, I even ate rabbit for the first time and was quite pleased with it.
On our anniversary we always splurge on dessert.

Then we went right back out by the river to hang out for a few before heading home.

Overall it was a great evening and we definitely plan on going back.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ben's Car theme Birthday

Ben's birthday was a lot of fun. We went with a Cars theme since he is obsessed with McQueen and Mater. I already shared the invites now time for the party most of my ideas came from Pinterest, which I'm addicted to. My Pinterest board for Parties.

Caution Cones cups and racing flags on the wreath are from Birthday Express

The rest of the wreath is paper crafts from Disney's website on Cars ideas

Apple cars, Cone cups, and How Ben's grown over 2 years pictures on a clothes line (IKEA)

PB&J sandwiches cutout with cars cookie cutters

Fishbowl filled with cars and toy tractors tipped.

Cupcakes on display and the Leaning tower of Tires (Donuts)
McQueen and Mater Cupcakes finished!

All ingredients needed to decorate Cars cupcakes, cherrios for wheels, red icing from Publix, Marshmellows (small and large) chocolate icing, white chocolate squares, mini M&Ms, and graham crackers

Happy 2nd Birthday Ben!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ben's invites are out!

I got the idea for the invite from Pinterest here's the direct link to the blog

I found the poster she worked off of online and then revamped it to also include the street sign picture with Ben's name. I also printed the background first and then cut out each car and taped them to the invite with foam tape to give the invite some dimension.

If you leave a comment and would like the template I am happy to share. I just couldn't figure out how to post the word document here.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Way too long!

OK I know it has been WAY TOO LONG since my last post. so here's a catch up on things that have gone on since May. Some may be out of order but we've been busy, I'll try to resurrect the blog... I've got some fun coming up for Ben's birthday!

ICE CREAM! July 4th

My oldest "Son" got married in August

Fried Chicken!

Ben dressed up for a wedding

Gator Football!

The Neubauer Family at the cabin!

Santa was still a no go

Stop by the Swamp!

Homemade Gator Pinata

At Butters'  wedding

Ben was Handy Manny for Halloween

Ben with bailey at my sister's

21 Months!

Children's Museum wore Lucas and Ben out!

Feeding the Giraffe

Parksdale Farms Strawberry Shortcake!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pictures with Stephanie Hamlet

Saturday we took family pictures with Stephanie Hamlet Photography, we drove about an hour south to Peachtree City to meet up with her. Ben took a nap on the way down. We had fun taking pictures, Ben was in a GREAT mood, and I was crossing my fingers that she captured some good ones.

We took pictures by a lake and at a farmers market. After we left the farmers market (with some bread, cookies, and jam) we grabbed some lunch and got on the road back to home. We were almost home when I got a notification that I had been tagged in pictures on Facebook. She had already posted some sneak peek pictures!!

Oh My, as I flipped through them I loved the next one even more. Here are 5 of the 11 photos that she shared with us on Facebook.

I was trying to bribe him to step away from the fence. Not so much.

Here's a link to the rest of the pictures on Facebook: Facebook Album

I can't wait to see the rest when she posts them later this week. Well worth the drive to Peachtree City!!
If you are looking for a family/child photographer in the Atlanta area, check out Stephanie Hamlet Photography. She also does weddings.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekend Tidbits

Ben wasn't a fan of the Easter Bunny, death grip on Daddy's shirt.

Easter Egg Hunt

YAY! Davis and Ben playing with the eggs!

Someone is FINALLY getting closer to walking.

The Easter Bunny visited

At church

Playing in the front yard with Phillip.

His loot from the Easter Egg Hunts!