Monday, March 28, 2011

playing catch up...

So many cute, random pictures from the past couple weeks that I must share...a little glimpse into our days lately:

Last Saturday night, we cooked dinner over at Patrick and Margot's:
While Margot and I cooked, Lyla just hung out with Remington:
(if I haven't mentioned it before, the girl is obsessed with dogs!!)

She took a little break from sitting by Remi to play with these fun lights...
And then we chowed down on this yumminess...

Like Father, Like Daughter...
All dressed up and ready for church Sunday morning:
But, first let me get sugars from Daddy...
Read my Blues Clues book...
and snuggle with Mama...
(this was actually me comforting her after a meltdown...a common thing these days.)
My Young Lives girl, Jessica, had her baby on Saturday night! So, we went over there yesterday to meet sweet Elizabeth:
And Allen and Meg got engaged, so after meeting baby Elizabeth, we headed to their surprise engagement party. YAY!!!!

On St. Patty's Day, we celebrated the end of our Paleo Challenge with some pizza and green beer at Mellow Mushroom:
Lyla was so happy to see us ordering cheese bread again:

And now, for just some random cuteness...

helping Katie and Andrew paint their new house:

This is the pitiful whiny face I see often these days:
The life of an 18 month old is just so hard. :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dyer's Birthday Party!!!

Yesterday was SUCH a fun Saturday! Not only was Shepherd born, but we also got to celebrate Mark and Jenessa's little boy turning one! Mark and Jenessa are also in our community group, and they threw quite the birthday bash for Dyer! It was a "Ticket to Ride" Transportation theme and it was so adorable. We had such a blast, and I absolutely could NOT stop snapping pictures, once again! So, sorry for the picture overload coming up!!

I knew the party was going to be unbelievably creative when we received this invitation:
A passport made specifically for Lyla:

And here's the party planner herself...wearing a t-shirt to match the theme.
(which, by the way, we all received later as a party favor!)

The DELICIOUS lunch buffet:

The centerpieces:

Throughout the party, we took our passport around and got it stamped at the different events! Here's Lyla and Daddy on their train ride through Old Main Lawn!

(please notice Lyla waving goodbye! ha!)
A vintage car for the kids to take their picture in.

the passport

They had an entire room for the kids to throw airplanes in and just run around:

I love Tallis' "cheese" face!!

This window provided lots of entertainment!

The Birthday Boy and his Mama!

sharing cake with Stella

Until my mean mommy took it away...

ha! Such a PITIFUL little face!!

I understand, Lyla...that's how I feel when my cake is all gone, too.

We were all really pumped about our party favors...which we picked up at "baggage claim" on our way out! :)
Lauren and Stuart...they make EVERY party way more fun!!