Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Winter ONEderland Birthday

My littlest love turned one December 14th. Since he was born during a snowstorm, we thought it would be fun to have a winter party. I browsed the internet and stumbled upon a theme called Winter ONEderland. (How cute is that?!) I kept the guest list small, and made it as comfortable as I could for the birthday boy. He's very shy, so the event was held at his Nana's home. We made sure it was at a familiar place.
I kept the same birthday tradition with Keean as I did with my oldest son. Each year I create special shirts for their special day.
We made white chocolate snowflake cookies for our awesome guests. (They were a hit!)
Since we had mostly adults at the party, we decided to throw together a few games. Everyone got a kick out of "Guess who". Days before the party I asked everyone attending to send me a baby picture of themselves. Guests had to match the name to the baby picture. (So much laughter and fun!)
 We served a few light snacks. Fruit, veggies, deviled eggs, chips, crackers and Frosty the snowman cheeseball!
 If you'd like the same recipe I used for Frosty the cheeseball, click the picture.
 For the cake smash we went very simple. I made a small homemade vanilla cake with blue buttercream frosting. (Guests had cupcakes!) I decorated the highchair with a blue tablecloth, streamers, fake snow and a large snowflake for the front.
 Keean went through every emotion at his party, and it was hilariously adorable. He had a fantastic first birthday with the people who love him the most. We are so lucky to have such awesome friends and family.
If you'd like the same transfer for your little one, feel free to save this image above. (Make sure to follow the directions on the t-shirt paper you purchase.)
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Peanuts Themed Birthday

My blue eyed boy turned 9 years old September 1st. To celebrate, he wanted to have a small family gathering. His only request was that I incorporated Snoopy.

I made Charlie Brown Oreo pops for our guests. Since Tyson is completely wheat free, we purchased gluten free oreos.

I created a fun food table. I found free cupcake toppers online, made a simple cake, painted a Snoopy poster board and added other little cute touches.

Charlie Brown himself made a special appearance at the party! (Tyson's little brother, Keean.) This "costume" was so simple and inexpensive to make. All I needed was one bald baby, a yellow onesie, eyeliner, a black marker and shorts. - I didn't have a yellow onesie, so I dyed one. I then drew a zigzag with a black marker around the onesie, gave my little bubba eyebrows, added the famous Charlie Brown bang and then threw shorts on him. Voila! 

For a little extra fun, Tyson filled out an "All About Me" questionnaire. Each guest had to write down what they thought Tyson would answer. The person with the most correct answers won a prize.

One of my favorite parts of the day was seeing how excited Tyson was to help a local charity. In lieu of gifts, he asked each guest to bring two Toonies. (A Canadian two-dollar coin) One was for himself to purchase a special birthday book. The other Toonie, was to be donated to a charity of his choice. Tyson chose to donate to CARMA. He was able to proudly raise $60. We are so thankful and proud of our family for helping us raise money.

And, last but not least! Tyson requested breakfast for supper! I tried to make it a little extra special for him. He thought his meal was hilarious!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Welcome to the world Keean

I'm very excited to announce that I'm officially a mommy of two. Keean Aubrey Michael Kenny was Born December 14th at 7:36pm. Weighing 8 pounds 6 1/2 ounces and 21 inches in length.

Keean came fast and furious during a snow storm, he didn't waste anytime at all making his appearance. I'm so unbelievably blessed to have had my mother and fiance by my side. They helped me through everything with unconditional love and support.
Big brother Tyson is adjusting well. He's been very accepting to all the changes. I'm so proud of how well he's been doing. Dealing with sensory issues isn't easy. Especially when you throw a baby into the mix.

My heart is so full, there really are no words to express my love for my boys. It's been an exhausting, emotional yet amazing two weeks.
Let the fun begin!

Elf On The Shelf Day #21 - #24

Elf On The Shelf Day #21

We found Twinkle hanging from the ceiling holding onto a colorful candy cane.

Elf On The Shelf Day #22

Tyson had a sleepover at his Auntie's house. It didn't stop Twinkle from finding him. He decided to play a game of poker with some friends while there.

Elf On The Shelf Day #23

Only two more days until Santa takes flight! Twinkle left a wonderful book for Tyson, along with a sign and some special Reindeer food.

Elf On The Shelf Day #24
This month has flown by so fast. It's hard to believe Christmas has already come and gone. I hope you all had an amazing holiday spent with loved ones.

Twinkle kept the tradition going and left Tyson a Christmas eve box. He received pajamas, a DVD, popcorn, hot chocolate and more reindeer food to attract Santa's friends.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Elf On The Shelf Day #20

Christmas is SO close! Twinkle decided to celebrate by announcing how many days are left with shaving cream.

Elf On The Shelf Day #19

Twinkle landed in our Christmas tree after coming back from the North Pole.

Elf On The Shelf Day #18

The last day of school before Christmas vacation, Twinkle decided to hide in Tyson's stocking. He also left some yummy after school snacks inside.

Elf On The Shelf Day #15 - #17 (2015)

The North Pole was experiencing horrible weather. Unfortunately it stopped Twinkle from visiting Tyson. During those few days, Tyson stayed with family while I was in the hospital with his new baby brother. When we got home, Twinkle had a very special surprise. He not only congratulated Tyson, he brought him a very special book.

Elf On The Shelf Day #14 (2015)

Tyson is due to have a new baby brother any day now. Twinkle decided he should get into the spirit of things, and pretend to take care of a baby.

Elf On The Shelf Day #13 (2015)

Who would have thought Twinkle would make a great realtor?

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