Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I was sitting with Molly today working on one of her work books and after a dot to dot there was a question that asked "Who are your friends?" When I asked her she went on to tell me about Jackie and her friend Jaxie both of who are her invisable friends. She is always playing with her invisible friends. She never says that they are invisible, but she is always saying "I'm just playing with my friend, she's right here her name is Jackie and her friend Jaxie. She is so funny. It will be interesting to see how long these invisible friends last. I love it. She is so funny and creative!
Friday, July 10, 2009
My cute sister in law is having twins and I don't know how I hit the lottery on being the one to give her a baby shower, but I was sooooo excited! So I have always wanted twins and if I can't have them I will have to live vicariously though Chelsey! When I first heard I was doing the shower my mind started to race. I had about a million ideas, but this is what I settled on.
Being as Chelsey is having twins I decided to go with a "Doubles" them, and being as they are both boys we did the Blue and Green color them. So here was the invitaion.
Then I decided that being as Mark and Chelsey had "rolled the dice and got 2 for 1" we should go with a bunko theme. I made up these bunko cards.
The prices went with a baking theme... being as Chelsey has 2 "buns in the oven". the prizes were... a cupcake stand, a really cute apron, and a box of Bearfoot Contessa cupcake mix (if you have never tried this you need to. They are more than the regular box mix, but totally worth it. The prizes went to the highest bunko which was Deette, the most wins which was Chelseys sister Brandy and then the most losses which was Kerry.
Bunko was so fun! Everyone seemed to get into it, it took a second, but the thing I love about this game. You don't sit with the same people the whole time, so you get to know others that you would really get to talk to.
The colors were blue and green and I really tried to stick to these colors. I did a candy mix of blue and green candy and put the names that Mark and Chelsey are thinking about in the candy so that people would know what names they were thinking about. I took some pictures for her invitations and so I made a picture garland of her cute pictures. The food was soooo good. My mother in law and sister's in law did all the salads and they were to die for and then I did several desserts... brownies with pb frosting, Amy my sister in law did mint brownies (holy cow, so good!) mini cupcakes, pumpkin bars, and then the fruit tray was all blue and green. Green apples, kiwi, green grapes, and then blue fruit dip. I did a balloon bouquet of green and blue balloons. and then to just finish it all off I had a diaper cake for her.
It was all so much fun and it was such a blast. I loved being able to do this shower. We are all just so excited about these little boys coming to our family!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
My Independence Day Birthday Girl!That's right. My sweet little Molly was born on the 4th of July! This is only fitting for several reasons...
1) The 4th of July is my favorite holiday (It ties with Christmas)
2) My Grandmother (Mom's mom) was also born on the 4th of July!
3) Molly is my little miss independent.
The 4th is always so much fun. My family always has a huge party that starts with breakfast in the morning and ends with fireworks late at night. Because of this fun tradition we have never had a really "Birthday Party" for Molly on her birthday. So this year I asked Molly what kind of birthday party she wanted. We went to a party store and let her look at all of the fun Dora plates and Elmo party hats and on and on, but when all was said and done she told me she wanted a pink party. As the Ideas started to flow I decided since we spend every 4th with my family (Because it's tradition and it's so fun every year) That maybe we could have in a sense have 2 parties, one to celebrate Molly's Birthday with Kris's family and involve them in one of my favorite Baird family traditions... the 4th of July breakfast, and then go down and celebrate with my family for dinner, jets, firework, and the movie on the side of the house.
We invited Kris's family and some friends/neighbors to our "Pink Breakfast Birthday Party".
We had so much fun. What amazing friends and neighbors we have. Margaret & Alex thanks for holding Stella and helping out so much. I got to know some of them better than I did before. One of witch was an elderly man that lives up the street and just lost his wife. He has made both of my girls wooden stools, which they love, and I hadn't gotten to know him really well until yesterday. We were so glad he came and everyone else.
Breakfast was (Mostly pink) Pink homemade buttermilk pancakes (my brothers recipe) with the homemade syrup. Sooooo good Really you can't go bake. Mini Bagels with Pink raspberry and Pink strawberry cream cheese, Strawberries with Pink fruit dip, Watermelon, Mini O.J. mini chocolate milks, Pink milk (no not strawberry, just food coloring) water, and then because we didn't have cake and ice cream we did lots of pink candy and pink grab bags for everyone to take home treats. It was so much fun. Molly got lots of fun presents, everyone was so nice and generous. Here are shots of the birthday party...
Just before the Party ended Stella we off to take a nap and Molly was shortly after as well. Kris and I worked on clean up and then took a nap ourselves... well what nap we got. Then Kris washed the cars and we were off to my parents. We had Costa for dinner and then had cupcakes (side note about the cupcakes. This was my request every year for my birthday cake growing up. It was my Grandmas cake and she would make it for me every year. I love that symbolism... Molly being born on her birthday so this is the cake I have made the last 2 years.) Then we opened presents and played outside in the yard and talked on the deck until the Jets flew over for the stadium of fire. This is my favorite part of the 4th. This year they also had 2 helicopters fly over as well. It's just fun because they come right over my parents house. Then we just hung out until the fireworks started. Molly was so funny. Kris and I gave her a camera for her birthday and she kept taking pictures of herself and the flash would go off totally blinding us, but she loves that camera. Also while we were waiting for the fireworks to start we could hear the performers and Molly asks "Mommy what's that sound?" I told her they were singing and then she asked "are they playing their instruments?" like what 3 year old ask that? Oh she is so cute. So I was totally bummed about the movie (we didn't do one on the side of the house this year) but it was still an amazing 4th. I just can't believe that my baby is 3! Oh how fast they grow. Here are some pictures of party #2 at my parents house!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I don't really know that we can call it Girls "CAMP" It didn't have much of a camp feel at all. This year we had ward girls camp as opposed to doing stake girls camp. So being as it was all ward and up to us to plan and decide, our YW president decided to take us all to her cabin "mansion" just about 45 minutes away. The leaders were taking turns rotating outside with the girls in tents, but they were so nice and the counselor over me had said being as I don't sleep at home I should be one to sleep both nights inside in a bed. My friend Margaret is pregnant and they opted her in as well so we roomed together. The first day we did a almost 5 mile hike, I loved it! Then we headed home for some pilates and dinner. Then we did a scar story, (everyone told about one of their scars). Then the girls watched movies and most of (if not all of the leaders) Went to bed. Margaret and I, I think were the last leaders to bed, trying to get the girls settled and out of the house into their tents. The poor leaders who had to sleep outside, and the all of the girls got rained on and a few of the tent were totally leaking. I had a hard time sleeping I was just worried that I would end up moving too much and Margaret wouldn't be able to sleep, or I would be breathing my bad breath on her and I just kept rehashing the day. I don't sleep well these days. So the next day we did our crafts (friendship breacelets, and headbands, they were both so cute and so much fun.) Then we headed to the lake for some boating... Like I said Girls "Camp"? Really? We spent a while at the lake and then just about 5 minutes before we were planning on packing up we got in a huge thunder and lighting storm. It just started to poor. It was so fun and we kind of just hung out in the cars till the lighting passed and then we braugt the last boat in and we were headed back to "CAMP" to take hot showers and get some more yummy food. Pork, mashed potatoes (the best I've ever had) rolls and on and on with dinner. Then we had a devotional with the bishopric and we just kind of hung out and chatted. Being as the rain had still not really let up all of the girls came inside to sleep. We had a few ask if they could sleep in our room. They were so cute. It was so fun to talk to them. In fact when Melissa came out to tell them to be quiet, she said..."Oh I was coming to tell the girls to be quiet and it's you Lindsay." I know it gets late and I get tired and I get giggling and laughing, but we had so much fun. We were up the next morning and had our devotional and Scripture reading and then another amazing breakfast (really I think in 3 days I gained about 5-10 lb's) no lie! We did our service project which was my baby. I had gathered new books form people in our ward that they so gratiously donated and then we talked about how to tell a good story what makes it a good story and how to deliver it. Then taking the books that had been donated we had the girls read them all on tape and we will pack the tape with the book and it will be donated to the Christmas box. A shelter for abandoned children, with no moms to read them a story. The girls were so great and it went really well. Then we were packing up and doing lunch and we were on the road... (being as our YW preident has a cleaning lady come in once a week, we didn't even have to clean up. And the tents were so wet that we just left them out to dry out and the YW Pres was going to take her family up the day we got home for a few days so she had her boys put all of the tents down... Really! Like I said "CAMP"? It was good and really all in all we all made it out alive! No really it was fun and we had a blast. What a girls camp it was! The theme was A.R.K. (Acts of Random Kindness) Each of the girls and leaders were assigned a partner... you know 2 by 2. you and your partner got another partnership that you were supposed to find a way to serve though out the camp. It was amazing the acts of service performed. I just loved the spirit of everyone pitching in to help out everyone else. It really did set the tone for camp! What a great theme and camp... Way to go Shannon, Melissa, Kay and all of the other leaders... It went so well!