Sunday, August 28, 2016

PJ Mask Birthday Bash!

As has been mentioned before, my kiddos share a birthday. So when we start thinking of a theme for their birthday party, sometimes we have to get creative. Well they made it easy for us this year. They both wanted PJ Mask!

You may not have heard of this show before, but it is on Disney Junior and has become a huge favorite among not only our kids, but my niece and nephew as well. It's about three kids who turn into super heroes at night while wearing their pajamas. Personally, I find the show unbearable at times, its simplicity almost painful, but the kids can't get enough of it.

The front of the invitation.
This is the kids' copy, so it's been well loved.

Back of the invitation.

The decorations were rather simple looking this year, however they were not simple to get to this point. We changed locations this year because of alligators issues at the lake, so we had some new kinks to work out as far as decorating goes.

Did I say the decorations were simple? My mom knocked it out with these awesome emblems...

...and amazing logo. Without these, things would have been pretty boring.

I turned the cupcake tower into the PJ Mask headquarters. By the time this picture was taken, a lot of the cupcakes were already melting. It was a pretty hot day.

Romeo's robot chips.

Pick your super power! Fruit and veggie trays with the different powers shown.

Luna liquid!

We had the party at my parents' house, and my mom made these incredible characters as you walked up to their backyard.




My parents just got a huge swimming pool, so this was a big attraction for all the kiddos (and um, adults too).


Sabrina hangin' on! She's such a determined little thing!


Ryder and Selene.

Rebekah about to be launched by Uncle Pat.

My parents set up a kids' table with things to color and make.

Everyone's gotta eat so they can have their second round in the pool!

Birthday boy!

Cupcake time for the birthday girl!

Time to open presents!

Lots of fun stuff! Aunt Missy and Jasper were helping Ryder out.

Grown ups having a nice chillin' time.

Everybody chowin' down.

Ava and Gracie.

Nadia and Journie.

The party was a hit and everyone had a great time!

Days before the party was the kids' actual birthday.
We celebrated by going to Chuck E Cheese.

Yea! Selene and Xander are here!

Sabrina loved the horse riding game!



Happy Birthday to you!

Blurry pictures, but you get the idea.

Cupcake time!

Our kiddos are now 5 and 3! Wow where did the time go?? So much they get to do yet. Ryder has a big year starting school and getting a chance to do many other things. Their birthday was a memorable one this year, they still like to talk about it! With Xander and Selene visiting afterward, it felt like the party lasted all week! I know they can't wait till their birthday next year!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Summer Reading 2016: Read Across Texas

For this year's Summer Reading program at the library, my mom went with a "Read Across Texas" theme. Us Texans can be quite patriotic to our state! It ended up being a really big year, with lots of attendance and some great guests!

Here are some of the decorations and special food my mom made for the theme.

Greeting you as you come in!

The Cinderella castle becomes the Alamo! And there's Big Tex!


She did such an awesome job getting this guy made!

We had a trail going all around the room with a horse and rider traveling along as the kids read books.

Cowboy and cowgirl who read!

The Rockin' Read Ranch!

All the indoor food was served on this chuck wagon.

Mmm, some yummy goodies!

Dr. Pepper cupcakes (because Dr. Pepper originated in Texas).

Cactus pickles, rattlesnake eggs, and Pecos cantaloupe.

Texas cookies. These were pretty yummy!

Cowboy hats: chocolate covered pringles with a Rolo on top. Very tasty!

Everyone loves a fudge cow patty.

Rice Krispie hay bales.

All the food was delicious and the decorations were fabulous. But most of all, the kids had a great time and look forward to Summer Reading again next year!