Archive for the 'Birthday' Category



10
May
14

Cake time!

Three amigos! Caden, Asher, and Malachi!

Asher loves Beyblades, so he had Beyblade themed party goods!

present time! He got lots of Lego sets!

Grandma ALWAYS comes to all her grandkid’s birthdays! She gives the best hugs too!

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08
May
14

Acrotex party!

We had Asher’s party at Acrotex gym in Round Rock.  He LOVES flipping around on our trampoline, and he is a bit of a daredevil, so what better place to run wild with friends?  This place had a zipline, rope swing, foam pit, lots of trampolines, bounce house, and climbing wall.  Plenty to do to keep the 15 kids occupied!

My SIX year old!

Who says the big sisters can’t have fun too?!

trying out the bounce…

mid flip!

ziplining!

wall climbing!

bouncing with the Cadens

just hanging around



Ella gets in on some bouncing action!

Not sure if this was safe, but he is our daredevil…

You can’t tell from this picture, but our party host picked this ring up and swung it around with Asher in it!

Unfortunately, Asher wasn’t hanging on tight, and flew out! No one was hurt though! Whew!

Hi Rilyn!

Ella’s zipline was going fast and she thought she was going to crash into the wall! Look at her face!

Rope swing, landing in the foam pit!




Who had more fun? Asher or James?




06
May
14

Asher is six!

Asher is our fun-lovin’, energetic, artistic, cuddly little boy!  At six, he is reading “Biscuit” type books, and is doing great in kindergarten!  He hasn’t lost a tooth yet, and is one of the smallest in his class, both height and weight.  He still loves for mommy to put him to bed.  His favorite thing to do with daddy is jumping on the trampoline.  His favorite thing to do with mommy is play Legos.  His favorite thing to do with his sisters is color.  His actual birthday was on a Thursday, so he went to school, and for dinner we went to Chuck-E-Cheese with his best friend, Caden.  His Beyblade party would be on Saturday!

Traditional birthday donut wake up call!

running through the crepe paper!

Asher just finished watching all the Star Wars with daddy and so we got him 2 light sabers for his birthday!

The girls painted the car windows to make for a festive way to school!

I wrapped all his lunch items like last year because there was no visitors that day at school because of testing.

Early morning light saber battle before school!

We also got him more marble tracks to build onto his already existing one! He was one excited boy that night!

13
Jan
14

Rockwall climbing!

We went to Main Event that night to have Ella’s birthday dinner celebration!

(cell phone pic) I forgot my camera! ugh.


The highlight of the evening was rock climbing!

Ella!

Go Ella go!

Can you see Ella in the middle dressed in pink! She is so high!

Asher almost made it to the top!

Rilyn made us so proud through with her rockwall climbing skills! She made it past an overhang with great skill! James even made a video because it was so impressive to watch her!

Get it girl!

Rilyn made it to the top several times! She was on fire!

Ella had a great birthday week which ended with a school celebration!

cell phone pic-Rilyn got to come in the class to join!

Her best friend completed her elephant family collection for her birthday! Thanks Anna!

12
Jan
14

Ella is eight!

Ella, you have been the best little sister, (and big sister)-bringing extra joy and compassion to Rilyn, and being extra silly with Asher (which he loves)! I promise to slow down, and snuggle when you ask me (everyday!) Love you!

Party night Ella had a sleepover with three of her best friends!

slumber party!

We started her birthday morning with our traditional “wake up to a birthday donut!” Since they had a sleepover the night before, she got to have all her friends watch her!

Not so sure of this sparkler…

Traditional run through the crepe paper birthday morning!

She got to open her presents from Asher and Rilyn!

Birthday girl all ready for church with her American Girl!

After church, her big birthday surprise was a new bike from mommy and daddy!

She was pretty excited, can you tell?

10
Jan
14

American Girl birthday party!

Ella had her 8th birthday party last Saturday and the theme was American Girl tea party!  We had 14 girls here, and they all were asked to bring their doll!  So fun!

I made this “photo booth” for the girls each to pose in as dolls!

Big sister, Rilyn!

I also used old American Girl boxes and Ella’s picture in one, as decorations along with the magazine pages to decorate our cupboards! To seat all 14 dolls, I duct taped bandanas to the counter, and they worked great as “seats”!

me and the birthday girl before the party

Ella and “Sophie”. I bought doll party goods at Michaels!

Grandma and Ella (with a photo bomb by James!)

Look at that cute cake my friend made her! Designed to look like an American Girl box!

It’s a tea party! I wrapped tulle around the chairs to make it more “fancy!”

All of the special guests waiting to eat! Their owners were busy making the party food for them!

I bought Sculpey clay, and the first thing the girls did at the party was make party food for their dolls! AFter they made donuts, cupcakes, cake, etc. we put them in the oven to bake during the party! 🙂

baking the doll desserts!

Next, the girls got their own doll dress to fabric paint! My sister in law sewed all of these for Ella’s party!

The girls then played American Girl Bingo using candy as place markers!  Click the picture for the link to the free printables!

The doll desserts came out of the oven and were ready for the dolls to eat!

That means it was time for the big girls tea party!

Happy Birthday to Ella, happy birthday to you!  Notice the pink flames on the candles!

Make a wish!

Yummy pink tea (punch)!

Party pic!

present time! Ella got Olaf, from Frozen. Can you tell she’s excited?!

Ella hugged each friend after she opened their present! So sweet!

Love this girl so much! My cuddlebug!

We ran out of time (our party was 2 hours), but I also had bought lots of duct tape so the girls could make their own dresses. See the easy instructions here.

Ella had a few girls stay and sleep over, so they got to make the duct tape dresses!

14
Oct
13

35th birthday!

James is officially “mid-30”!  This year I thought it would be fun to light 35 candles on his homemade cake.  I couldn’t even finish though, because the cake got so hot!  LOL

James lighting his own birthday cake! And I love Ella’s expression!

Happy Birthday to you!

James has still got it! He blew them all out in one breath! Again, I love how Ella is covering her ears like something will explode! Rilyn is shocked too!

James got a GoPro for his birthday, and I can’t wait to see what he can do with it! I’m sure the videos he makes will be “next level” now! Fun fact: the video James’ made for Ella’s Tangled birthday went to 15,000 views on his birthday!