Sunday, August 26, 2012

Gemma is Two!!

This post is a few weeks late, but it's been a busy few weeks as always!! I can't believe my baby girl turned two on August 13th!! She's getting so big and smart, daring and darling all at the same time. 

For her actual birthday, we took her out to pizza (her favorite) and ice cream of course! She was so excited to go she was dancing by the door!


Yes, she insisted on wearing her cupcake socks. With her sandals. 







Then last weekend we threw her a little artist party to celebrate her creativity (and get in touch with mine a bit). I seriously had way too much fun with this theme!! 




The inspiration for the whole party :)

Gotta love the  rainbow fruit kabobs!
Colorful veggies!
The spread :)
Okay so there were five kids total including Gemma, ages ranging from about 1-4. I knew I wanted to have some sort of activity for them to do, but it had to be age-appropriate and captivating enough for the age range. After all of ten seconds of thinking - it came to me - Finger Painting!! Perfect. We had one organized part of the craft where they made hand prints on a white foam board, then they got to move to just sheer fun on a big old piece of white paper (secret - it was a roll of wrapping paper I got for 99 cents, flipped over to the white side!) Needless to say, the kids had tons of fun with this!
The foam board handprints!
Those giant handprints are actually mine - oh yes, Momma got in on that action!



Hmm... does it work the same on my arm? Yup!


Annnnd then we had some water fun to get them all clean! Gemma, well, she takes after her daddy. Apparently getting her hands wet was not sufficient. Full immersion was required.



After everyone got all cleaned up and dried off (and changed back into party tutus!), it was present time. Gemma is now FULLY stocked with enough art supplies to last her years!! Thank you everyone for your fun and creative gifts! 









Then it was dessert time!!! Okay, so my original plan for dessert, since we weren't have a million people over, was just the cookie cake and the artist palette cookies (oh yea, they're cool). But then when I was grocery shopping, I saw this tray of cupcakes with the crayon decals for only $8!! Steal!! It fit way too well with the theme to pass them up :)



I don't know if you can read those, but double bonus (I SERIOUSLY could not say no to these!) - the colors are written in English AND Spanish!!! Thank you!!
Homemade cookie cake!! I'm not much of a cake decorator though - please don't judge!! haha

Time for the birthday girl to blow out her candles!!


Kind of scared of the fire...
Bored? Entranced? Unimpressed? :P
She blew them out all by herself!! :):)

All in all, we had an amazing time celebrating two years full of joy, blessings, fun, and love with our precious little Gem. Love you baby!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Good Giveaway

Don't you just love a good giveaway?? I do. Okay, and for reals, y'all, there is a MEGA awesome giveaway going on right now over at the Catholic Sistas blog!
They are celebrating their one year anniversary and million hits milestone (how cool is that?!) by giving away not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six ... it just keeps going... not ten, not eleven... fill in the rest...
but EIGHTEEN, as in 18!!!!!, prizes in this giveaway!!

So. Amazing.

Anyway, with so many prizes up for grabs, the chances are good of nabbing something!! So go check it out, follow the CS blog if you don't already because they are amazing, and enter this ultra-maginifcent giveaway!! Here's the link. Good luck! :)
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