Friday, December 30, 2016

Carsyn's 3 yr checkup

I'm way behind on blogging so we'll keep this short and sweet.

Carsyn had her 3 yr checkup in October.  She weighed 32 lbs (50%) and was 38.5 inches tall (83%).  She also received her flu shot, thankfully daddy took her so I got to miss all that excitement.  Car-Car is our sassy, sweet little lady.  She's crazy smart and caring, always concerned and taking care of others.  Her favorite thing to do right now is play Dr.  She'll grab her medical kit, tell you you're sick and take buggies out of your ears.

Granted I'm writing this in Dec but she's now fully potty trained!!!  She only wears a diaper at night.  Way to go Car-Car!  No more pull-ups for us.  :)  Because of this she'll be able to move up to the next class room at daycare.

Her next checkup is at 4 yrs of age.

playscape at Phil's Icehouse 10/30/2016

hayride 10/16/2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Carsyn's 3rd Birthday - Carnival Theme

We finally were able to have Carsyn's birthday at Kiddie Acres!  The weather was perfect the weekend of her party; partly cloudy with lots of sun, a cool breeze and 70 degrees.  We couldn't have asked for a better weekend.  Kiddie Acres provided the entertainment, food and goodie bags.  We brought her cake/cupcakes, table covers, a cooler of juice boxes/water and birthday plates.  When the kids arrived we gave them their tickets and let them loose on the grounds to play mini golf, ride the train and carnival rides.  Pizza was served around 5pm followed by cake and then more rides.  The kids had a blast and were thrilled with their cotton candy/balloon goodie bags.

The evite:

Hurry Hurry
Step right up and have a ball!
Rides, activities, food and more...
Popcorn, cotton candy and treats galore.
Here's your ticket, you're on your way,
Come celebrate

We will have a covered table reserved from 4pm-7pm.  Pizza will be served around 5:30pm with cake to follow.  Tickets for the rides and mini golf will be provided for the kiddos.

Happy 3rd birthday Carsyn!
Big Top Cupcake and snowcone cupcakes
I found the idea for her cakes on pinterest.  The big top was pretty easy as I already had the giant cupcake pan and only had to decorate the top.  The candles I bought from Party City and the cupcake wrappers came from Michaels.  The snowcone cupcakes were a breeze as well, all you need is 3 different colored crystal sprinkles and frosting.  You pour the sprinkles onto plates and roll one side in one color, then roll the other side in another color, and then roll the middle with the last color.  Voilà! 

Train ride

She loves ponies

Happy birthday to you!

nom nom nom

We waited until we were back home to open gifts.  Carsyn was one happy little lady.  A huge thank you to everyone that was able to join us and celebrate Carsyn's 3rd birthday! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

5 and 2.5 yr checkups

April was a busy month with Ry's birthday and the littles wellness checkups.

At Ry's 5 year checkup he weighed 41.6 lbs and was 44 inches tall.  That puts him in 50th percentile for weight and 75th percentile for height!  Thankfully no shots were needed this time around.  He's a super happy, healthy and smart little guy.  Ry is now ready for Kinder registration!  I can't believe how much he's grown and how grown up he can be, he's always amazing me with his genius.  <3

Carysn had her 2.5 yr checkup at the end of April.  She weighed in at 28.4 lbs and was 36.75 inches tall.  She's also in the 50 percentile for weight and 75th percentile for height!  No shots this time, her next checkup is at 3 yrs.  Car-Car is an amazingly sweet, intelligent and healthy little lady.  She's always on the go, keeping up with her big brother.  <3

camping march 2016
Easter 3/26/2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Ryland's 5th Birthday Party - Godzilla!

Weather has not been our friend lately for outside birthday parties.  Originally we had planned to party at Kiddie Acres (which we had postponed from Carsyn's 2nd b-day the year before), but a series of severe thunderstorms projected for this past weekend resulted in us changing venues to Pump It Up.  So glad we made this change as it rained off and on all day, and really started pouring at 5:30 pm (right in the middle of his party).  Ry also had lately been asking to go back to Pump It Up, so the venue change worked out really well.

Playing with the Godzilla destruction pack before I used it as cake decor.
For the past several months he's really been into Godzilla.  Not sure how he discovered Godzilla, it might have been from watching YouTube on the tablet, but either way all he could talk about was Godzilla!  Since the venue covered everything (food, utensils, setup/cleanup, entertainment, goodie bags, etc) all I had to do was make the cake and cupcakes.  After some internet searching and pinterest-ing I found everything I needed to make the perfect cake.  I scored some awesome Godzilla cupcake topper rings (also made for an a great take home goodie bag item) and a Godzilla destruction pack with 3" figurines, breakable buildings and mini army vehicles for his 13x9" cake.  🎂  I also ordered him a Godzilla and King Ghidorah toy from Amazon as his gifts from us.

Loved this Godzilla cake with crumbling buildings
the cupcakes
Ryland LOVED his party.  We invited his friends from daycare, pre-K, family and our friends.  Since we changed venues last min our only option was a 5:45 pm party, a bit later than what we would have liked but worth it to avoid the rain.  The kids had a blast jumping on all the inflatables and running through the bubbles.


wind tunnel

Ry and Kingston

It's like herding cats to get all these littles to stay still for a pic!

Ry's 5th birthday party!! - 4/16/2016 
After over an hour of playing we made our way into the party room for pizza and cake.  The nice thing about this place was we could also bring in our own food and drink, so we had a veggie tray, fruit tray and meat/cheese tray as well as the pizzas.  The boys were THRILLED with Ry's Godzilla cake.  Ry was so excited that he blew the candles out before anyone could start singing happy birthday to him!

the food
Birthday Boy on his throne
Happy Birthday To You

After we finished eating Pump It Up packed everything up for us and helped load the car.  We decided to open gifts at home as we only had the venue for 2 hours.  Ry received some awesome gifts and was up past 10 pm playing with them.

 A big thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated Ryland's 5th birthday with us❣

my guy

The next day we gave him our gifts and HE.WAS.ECSTATIC!  He fist pumped the air, yelled "YEAH!" and was beyond excited to get his big Godzilla.  💕

Showing Car-Car how to play Godzilla
My Pinterest site contains links to all the party items below.
Amazon - ring cupcake toppers, Godzilla and Ghidorah toys - Godzilla destruction pack (used as decor on cake, and tons of fun to play with afterwards!)
Sam's Club - veggie/fruit trays, juice boxes, waters, meat/cheese tray