Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My girls with curls

Both Ashley and Brianna got a set of curlers for their birthday.  We put them in before bed...

And here is the result!

Boys playing together

Talk about enough to melt my heart, watching my boys really be able to play together will do it!

I love the way that Judah follows Justice around, and the way they are really getting to a point where they can play together.  I love the way that Justice includes Judah, too!

Justice got this little Lightnight McQueen car set for his birthday.  It is so much fun!  Both he and Judah really enjoy it!

I am so glad that the boys have each other, and that they are getting to ages where they can really enjoy their common interests!

Happy Birthday, Justice!

Only family knew that it was also Justice's birthday the day of the party...they were so thoughtful and considerate to bring him a present, too!

It really made his day!

Now he is "5 year old strong"!

What an incredible journey this has been to have a son.  It is hard to believe that he is already 5 years old.  Even though he has 6 sisters, he is all boy!  He is funny, smart, loves to help out, strong, generous and kind.  I am so proud of this little guy!

I will do another post about him when we do his birthday party - which will be a combined party for both of the boys!

I love seeing my littles share

Always learning!

At this party, I learned that a pinata is better stuffed with hard or chewy candy...we choose chocolate, and here is the result...


Party Time!

Everything went so very well, and the girls had such a fun time!

Of course the puppies were a big hit!

Anna was our pianist as we sang.

Party Prep

This year, the middles got to choose a theme for a birthday party.  They went with a Tea Party Birthday, and their individual themes were camping and ocean.

The twins made these pinatas out of paper machete for Ashley and Brianna...

A smore to go with Brianna's camping theme, and an octopus to go with Ashley's ocean theme! 

One of the reasons that the girls wanted to do a tea party theme was for the fun intricate food items...

We were thankful for the Cody family for helping us to get everything finished in time!

Justice was in kind of a strange situation...one of those mommy fail moments on my part!  2 of his sisters were having a very girly birthday party ON his birthday...he was so excited, and loved all of the food...but it was kind of a strange place for him to be...

Anna designed our camping cake!

And 2 of the Cody girls designed our ocean themed cake!

And all of them did a great ob!

This is another item Anna created - our sea turtle fruit bowl!

Cucumber sandwiches

Indoor smoores

Clam cookies

Hamburger cookies

The tables set

And Judah sampling as people arrived!