Thursday, December 26, 2013

Norah's first haircut

Today Norah got her first hair cut!  She's so proud of her new hair!!!  We took Michael to see McKenzie at Vanity Salon to get his hair cut, and we threw Norah in the seat afterwards to see what she would do. She stayed in the seat and enjoyed her first haircut. Afterwards McKenzie put princess glitter in her hair.  

















Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

Norah really enjoyed Halloween this year.  She loved the festivities leading up to Halloween including festivals, making our costumes, and carving the pumpkins.  We visited way too many houses because we have more candy than what we know to do with.  I do think that I have the cutest scarecrow ever!

Norah helped carve the pumpkins this year.  



We were a scarecrow family. 





Norah loved the neighbor's inflatable decorations.  

On the hunt for candy.  












We ran in to two little monsters. Oh wait, those aren't monsters!  
It's Natalie and Brooks.  



Aunt Midge dressed up as a scarecrow too.  


Even baby Millie participated in Halloween festivities.  



Eating our homemade cupcakes. 


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Norah's 2nd Birthday Party!

We planned Norah's second birthday party for August 3 from 10:30-12:30.  We thought that would be a perfect time for all of the two year olds to come plan and still make it home in time for a nap.  We also thought that we should do a water slide because August is always so hot.  It turns out that it decided to rain between 11 and 1 that day, and the temperature was in the lower 80s.  We had planned for all of the activities to be outside, but when the rain hit, we quickly moved the festivities inside.  I think everyone adjusted well.   Luckily the kids didn't let the rain put a damper on the water slide, cotton candy, and snow cone fun!  

Our neighbor, Natalie, turned 2 the day before Norah, so we decided to combine their birthday parties and have a Carnival themed party for both girls.  We planned to have a toddler bounce house, big bounce house with a water slide, snow cones, cotton candy, duck pond, sack races, and an art center.  The rain prevented some of that from taking place.  

This is Norah's fake smile. 

 She was so ready to jump in and play on the bouncy.  





So we gave in and let her go down in her clothes.  

Chase

Layla & Noah

Braden


Eli


Noah loved the puddles. 




Chase

Eli

Layla

Eli

Chase 


Jake and Austin 






Taylor



Taylor


MacKenzie 





Aunt Charlotte warmed Layla up. 

Norah didn't want to slow down to have her picture made. 




 Noah

Lisa and baby Fisher



Baby Edye, me, Amy, and Baby Ryan


I love these girls!

Ainsley

Jake and Dylin













 Norah enjoying some cotton candy. 



Hattie Grace


MacKenzie enjoying a sno cone. 



Brooks

John

Taylor and John


Landrey eating up some cotton candy

It must have been good because Ainsley ate all of hers.  

Natalie





Michael was working the cotton candy machine!














Hiding out from the rain. 

Nae-Nae and Michael making the cotton candy. 

Baby Fisher

Baby Edye playing the duck game,

Hattie playing the duck game. 

Stephanie and me watching over the kids in the back. 

Sweet Mya



Shanna and Hattie

Kevin & Melissa

Dylin




Ryan

Landrey

Scott grilled their hot dogs.  

Norah covered her head when it started raining hard.  



Macie

Shayne

Jake and Austin

Braden and Michael

Mya

Daddy and daughter



Daddy and Daughter

Norah is a thrill seeker!


Ali and Landrey

So sweet!




Kade


Big splash from Michael and Norah. 






Gavin and Gray

Ben

Noah and Layla enjoying lunch


Taylor and Layla


The birthday cake

Mama Jane's crew
John, Chase, Taylor, Layla, Noah


Kade enjoyed the coloring station.

Aunt Sandy and Aunt Sister tried to stay dry. 


Presents, presents, presents!


Aunt Sister made Norah a pink M&M cake for her birthday. 



Hattie Grace enjoying the roller coaster and a bite of pizza.  


Hattie and Davie eating and riding

Kylie




Reagan and Kylie




The Yoder family



Birthday girl!





Taylor and Ainsley waiting patiently for some cake.  




Everyone was packed inside since it was raining outside.  








Piper

Sneaking M&M's


Aunt Midge was trying to steal a bite from Norah.  




Big kids enjoying food outside in the rain.  


Ryan colored at the color station. 



Present time!

















Hattie Grace 


John decided to curl his hair.  
He did tell me later that I didn't have enough boy toys at my house.  :)








Fake Cheese!

Piper

Kade



The mermaid tail was getting her.  



Norah is hiding in the back with some of her Great Aunts.
Sister, Pouchie, Bob, and Sandy


Aunt Dale got Norah a piggy bank that she couldn't break!

Now she wants some money to put in it. 






Sweet Shayne


Grandmother had to settle for wet kisses because Norah loved the water slide so much!



Cotton Candy ladies
Stacey and Carla

My co-party planner, Barron (Natalie's Mom)




Norah loved the cotton candy!





Michael photo bombed us in the background. 

Fun cousins!

I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed the cotton candy and snow cone machines.  








The idea behind this year's party was to keep it small and affordable.  I think we failed miserably at keeping it small.  What can I say??  We know a lot of people, and we want to celebrate with each and everyone of them!  However, I will say that this was one of the cheapest parties we've ever thrown!  Jamie got us the hook up on the cotton candy and snow cone machine, we had a coupon for the water slide, and we served hot dogs and pizza.  Overall, I think it was a great day spent with great friends!