Monday, November 24, 2014

A Baby Shower for Piper Grace

A few weeks ago, my sweet friend Aimey and I held a Tiffany's themed shower for one of our dear friends, Tiffany (who would've guessed?!). The shower was hosted in Aimey's home and she took all of the pictures (Diamond Oak Photography); thank you for your hard work, Aimey! Everyone seemed to have a good time and Piper Grace was showered with love.
 


 
Can't wait to meet your new princess, Tiff! We love y'all!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bear's Country Fair

 
Bear's 2nd Birthday was held last Sunday in Old Town Spring, and turned out to be such a special day. Family and friends traveled from afar and braved the rain to celebrate our little man, and we couldn't be more thankful. We are so grateful Bear is loved by such precious people!
 
A little background to the birthday party:
My sister-in-law, Scarlett, gave us the idea for "Bear's Country Fair". We knew we wanted something themed around Bear's love for ponies and farm animals in general, so it was the perfect fit for his celebration. Zach started building booths several months ago, and the original plan was to have the party at our house with the "fair" in our backyard. The week of the party, Houston's chance of rain was at 80% for Sunday. Knowing we couldn't fit 80+ guests in our home, we set out to find a larger indoor location. Old Town Spring is less than 2 miles from our house, and it worked out that we could rent a charming dance hall with a large courtyard for the pony rides and games. It did end up raining during the party, but Zach set up a large tent for guests to stand under while they played the games. It was also such a light rain that no-one (even the ponies!) really seemed to mind.
The only downside to the dance hall was that we were only allowed 45 minutes inside to decorate before the party. That was hard for my perfectionist self, because it wasn't enough time to get everything inside exactly how I envisioned it. But, Bear didn't seem to mind a bit what the d├ęcor looked like ;). He was all about those ponies!
Enough words...here's the afternoon in pictures.
 
 

 

A huge thank you to Zach, who worked tirelessly for months to bring this "country fair" to life. Another huge thank you to my Mom for all of her hard work over the entire weekend. Thank you to Katy Bliss for taking pictures, and to Lisa for face-painting. Love you all!


Happy Birthday, Bear Clayton! You are our world and we love you so.
 
 




Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween Recap

 Happy November!
Can you believe it? I saw a Target Christmas commercial this afternoon and nearly fell out of my chair. How is it possible? This year has seriously flown by. I'm not complaining though, because we love the holidays! This is such a special time of year.

Halloween was so much fun this year; Bear had a big playgroup party in the morning and he absolutely loved trick or treating that evening. People always say holidays are more fun with kids and so far that's proved to be true. It brings so much joy to see things through the eyes of a child.
 
 And to eat all their candy. In bed.

We woke up Friday morning and got ready for our playgroup party. Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy!

That evening, we ordered pizza and then hit the streets. This little guy was in heaven.
 
"Trick or treat" sounded something like "Chuck E. Cheese", but it's all the same. Just pass the candy, please. He even did all the knocking.
 
My parents came in that night and got to take Bear around to a few houses; it was fun for all of us. Thanks for coming to visit, Mom and Dad! We love y'all.
 
Now onto all things Thanksgiving and, not even gonna deny it, Christmas. Yes it's only November 3rd and the Michael Buble Christmas album is already calling my name.
Shameless.

Hope you had a fun, spooky Halloween!