Sunday, February 17, 2013

Carly's third birthday

Actually happened: March, 2013

I am smack-dap in the middle of planning Carly's fourth birthday. 
So, let's take a minute to flash back to Carly's third birthday. 

It was an art party that was supposed to take place on our back porch, but the wind was so out of control that day that we had to move the party into the garage. 

Of course, the color scheme was the entire rainbow! Even the fruit was arranged according to the color spectrum. 


Canvases weren't the only things that the kids got to decorate - their cupcakes were works of art, too!

 Carly had a lot friends and family there to celebrate with her. 

We hired a company to "teach" the "art lesson", so that gave us the opportunity visit. The kids seemed to love the Jackson Pollock art lesson and they left with their artwork. 

After the party, lots of people stuck around and the kids played in the back yard. It was so fun to watch all of my new and old friends interacting and all of our kids playing together. 

We did something different this birthday. Instead of presents, we asked guests to make a donation to Cook Children's. It's called the Peter Pan Birthday Club (at Cook Children's). Since Carly didn't NEED anything, this was perfect! She raised lots of money for sick kids, especially after applying for the $100 gift from the national organization. This is definitely a new tradition. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Resolve to Return

It's February. I should have already started working toward my New Year's Resolution. So, here I am - blogging again. I have a year. An ENTIRE year to catch up on. Better late than never, right?

I realize that no one has been checking in on my blog daily - or even weekly or monthly - patiently waiting for me to return to the blogging world. My blogs aren't full of cool craft projects, recipes or parenting tips. I am not blogging for a following (though it is nice to read sweet comments). I am returning to blogging so that I can chronicle our life. So that I can turn my blogs into coffee table books, which are much easier than scrapbooking.

Another major reason for my return to blogging is that I have noticed that I have stopped taking as many pictures. And that ain't cool.

Bear with me. The next...I don't know how many blogs will be about things that happened months ago. In fact, I know that I will be blogging about people who have gotten pregnant and delivered babies since the last time that I blogged. Hopefully it won't take me too long to catch up.

So, here goes.