Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Addi's Birthday Weekend Part 3

Once we got to the house, I felt really a lot more relaxed. I knew we were in the home stretch! And I was SOO excited to see Addi's reaction to her special gift from Papa. Here are the decorations and party table!


Josh's sister, Rhen, made this amazing canvas to match Addi's birthday invitations.


First stop, was pizza.


Then, we couldn't wait any longer...



It's a PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Addi's reaction was SO sweet and she kept saying, "I hold it?" We are the proud new owners of a 7 week old golden retriever puppy. We named her Belle. :)

Here is a link to the actual video. It's so super sweet. Thanks Janelle for filming!!!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=698912642011

Addi opened more presents and she had about the same reaction as the last time. Haha! Although, I'm pretty sure Papa and Daddy had a great time opening all of your princess toys!


Addi at exactly 8:55, her actual birthday.


Little Belle-Belle.


Aannnndddd another cupcake.

I crawled into bed after everyone left, after Addi was tucked in, and I left a ginormous mess to clean up in the morning. My eyelids were so heavy I just couldn't stay up another moment. I slept SO good that night and sweet Josh let me sleep till 10:30!!!!!! He got up with the puppy to let her out and Addi was exhausted and slept till 10:30 too. It was amazing. Sunday, we played with our new toy kitchen(Mommy and Daddy's gift) and our princess dresses. And we ate leftover pizza. And cupcakes. It was like two birthdays!



And in case you were wondering, Dixie was very indifferent of Belle at first. Then she was a little mean. Then, Dixie realized Belle will be able to crush her in a couple weeks, so they decided to be friends. :)


Thank you so much for all the birthday messages and wishes for our little girl! And thank you to everyone who came to celebrate. You made it so special for us!

Happy Birthday Addi!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Addi's Birthday Weekend Part 2

After your nap, we changed you into your Finding Nemo birthday outfit!!! I LOVE this so much, and I'm really sad I didn't get a picture of you in it before we left. Once I get the icing off of it, I'm going to take a picture of you for sure, that is if the orange icing comes off. haha! We had a little crisis once we got to the party place. You seemed to have leaked out of your diaper! Oh no!!! I only brought one change of clothes and we were already a little late, so Lila took you to the bathroom and we quickly washed off your pants and changed you. I've come to find out, something always happens when you are planning an event. Last year, our power went out right before 50 people showed up at our house for your party. This year, you almost didn't wear pants. We can laugh about it now. :)JC'S Party Central is where the party was and it is just a wall to wall jump house type place that kids adore! It was the perfect spot for Addi's party since bounce houses and huge slides are her favorite thing right now.













We had so much fun playing!!! We then moved to the party room where you got to eat cupcakes and open presents. You just loved when we sang "Happy Birthday!" It was so cute.







Wiping your face on Lila's shirt!


After cake time, it was presents time!!! You opened one present and then played with the stickers on the card for the rest of the time and got upset if we showed you a toy. Yes...that really happened. I got really embarrassed that Addi wouldn't open any presents, but then remembered, she's two. :)




After that, we made our way home for more presents, more cake and pizza!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Addi's Birthday Weekend Part 1

Well, it's official. Addi-bear is now two whole years old. She had a FABULOUS party and she wants to thank each and every person that came to make it special for her. Thank you!!!!

Let me start out with Thursday...our besties from Tulsa came to town! Janelle and Hadley got in around dinnertime Thursday night to kick off the big celebration weekend. Hadley and Addi got all their energy out by running around the living room and jumping off couches.



P.S. Addi hates the camera these days. :( As in, refuses to smile for most pictures.


Addi wanted to tuck Hadley into bed that night. Sweet friends.


Friday morning, after a long night of Addi not sleeping much, we got ready to go to the zoo! Addi came in our room at about 5, so she was a sleepy girl that morning.


We made a pitstop at Starbucks for some grande pumpkin spice latte's since it was a crisp 61 degrees that morning. Yippee! And then we zoo'd it up with our awesome playgroup.





We went to eat lunch with Josh afterwards and then went home for a quick nap while Janelle and I crafted it up for Addi's party. Janelle is a paper goods wizard and made the birthday banner and cute cupcake toppers, along with stickers for the favor bags. She's pretty awesome. After the girls woke up, we made a quick run to Hobby Lobby for some last minute supplies and then went to Searcy. Emma, Josh's sister, was having a surprise sweet 16 birthday party that we couldn't miss!






Once we got home, Addi got into her special birthday pajamas.



That night, and I'm really embarrassed to admit this...I stayed up till 5 a.m. working. I didn't even MEAN to. It just happened. I walked upstairs thinking it would be 2:30 or 3(my usual bedtime) and was shocked when I saw it was 5!!! I debated pulling an all nighter, but I thought I should probably get rest while I can! Haha! Birthday bear woke up at 8:30 and we cuddled for a little bit before I got up to make her favorite breakfast of, strawberries and sausage balls. Papa, Lila and Ashton came just in time for lunch and brought your favorite, Chickfila! Thankfully, you took a good nap while we finished last minute decorating and little errands.

Okay, the next post will be all about her party and the decorations and her special gift!!!



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