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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tea for Two!

Our little gal has turned two. Whoa! We had a sweet little tea party to celebrate this special day. There were Macarons, lemon cake, mini quiches, fruit, scones, and sweet tarts, YUM! I'm so thankful my mom was here to help me out :) We tried to keep it fairly small by only inviting the munchkins closest to her age and I'm glad we did. It was relaxing and a nice reminder that little ones don't need a lot to keep them happy - bubbles, food, trampoline and no organized activities was a nice relief :)

 My mother in-law helped me search for tea cups at thrift stores so the little ones could pour their own tea in to real tea cups :) I'm so glad we found enough as a lot of the kids enjoyed this.

We made up some green tea for the kids that tasted like Pear-lychee

Ice tea too!

Jumbo bubbles!

Some of the ladies and I :) 

Sneaky cake eaters!

My lovely mother and a tray full of sweet dishes :) 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Tea Party Anyone?

Can I just say that I love toddler photo shoots? This little gal of ours has some spunk and it makes photographing her super fun. For her birthday we are going to have a little tea party to celebrate so I thought I would do a few photos with that in mind.  I pulled out a few special items for the pics. She's wearing a vintage dress I bought in Ladysmith at The Vintage Rose last year, the pearl necklace I wore at our wedding, one of my Grandmother's tea cups. and the sweet bunny quilt my mom made for Elena. It helped that there was a slight breeze and some lovely evening light :)

You would never guess from these photos that she loves to hit, climb up the highest parts of the playground so she can jump off, yell NO and run away smiling :)

 Can you tell that she had her hair in pigtails all day...? :)

Saturday, May 2, 2015


He's how old? Wow.. I know I'm going to be doing this every birthday for each child.. but wow, time flies! This year we had a lot of fun planning our big guy's sixth birthday, a SPY birthday. All of the kids got rearview spy glasses and secret agent badges. We offered them stick on moustaches but not all were interested, they definitely were a bit itchy. 

Overall I think everything went pretty well :) The kids all had fun except Landon did say afterwards that he was disappointed in the taste of the fake cake :-p Oh well, you can't win em all. 

Our three secret agents :) Love them!

  Let the fun begin! Secret Agents begin training!

The bomb cake I made by icing a balloon with whipping cream.

The knife! 'Landon, now that you are six you can cut your own cake'. BOOM! He wasn't too impressed with it not being a real cake but definitely surprised! We had hid a clue under the balloon that let the kids know that the real cupcakes had been stolen and they needed to work together to find clues and find the cupcakes!

The first mission was to diffuse the bombs - aka - pop the balloons. Jeff hid the next clue in one of the balloons. The kids had to sneak through the laser maze and find the next clue in room #4. 

Jeff had prerecorded a video of himself with his voice changed and face blurred on his tablet. The kids were directed to go back through the laser maze (only way out of the house) and go work together to solve the secret message on the deck.


The kids solved the message which ended up being 'SAND BOX', off they went to search! The cupcakes were here :) 

The group :) Not our best photo of them all but here they are!