#3 spent in a Jolly sort of way!

**warning picture heavy!

Since April, our Little Selah has dreamed of nothing but Mary Poppins.. I mean like in a crazy sort of way. She loves every song (can sing most of them) and will tell anyone that Mary Poppins is her favorite princess…(NOPE i am not gonna correct her and tell her she is NOT a princess:)

When people would ask what she was gonna do for her birthday she would proudly say ‘a mary Poppins party’ Like duh doesn’t every 3 year old want that?!! (and its crazy cause Frozen wasn’t even on the radar .. sigh!) So for the past week we have been dreaming, planning, sewing, prepping all things ‘Superfragalistic”.

The door:) Nothing says Mary Poppins like a carpet bag and the Movie:) (yes its a DVD:) we love old school!

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during our trip to Disney in September she saw this Minnie Mary Poppins and HAD to have it:)

Then one of my favorite parts.. the decor!!!

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“A spoonful of Sugar helps the medicine go down:)’

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The carousal cake, and penguin

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Now on to the games and crafts.. NOW we must remember the oldest child invited was 3.5 and the youngest was 2.5 so we had to get creative!! ūüôā

"Lets go fly a kite".. I had precut kites and give them crayons and stickers!

“Lets go fly a kite”.. I had precut kites and give them crayons and stickers!

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The Crew and their kites

The Crew and their kites

Remember when Mary Poppins stepped on the turtles? Well we had to also!:)

Single jump on the green shapes!

Single jump on the green shapes!

The next game surpired me and ended up being the kids favorite.. It was to balance a teacup on their head..(we didn’t have any plastic ones so I used these little cups..).. They ended up playing it multiple times each!!

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even big brother had to get in on the fun!

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This might be my favorite picture from her party!!

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OH my she is 3:)

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since the party was small I had a small white cake (it is the top tier of a wedding cake meant for the 1 year anniversary) made and then I decorated it with frosted animal crackers and black and white straws:)

So very blessed by her friends.. lots of My little ponies, books, and pretend play!

So very blessed by her friends.. lots of My little ponies, books, and pretend play!

all her sweet friends, minus one who wanted to sit with mommy and one who was sick:(

all her sweet friends, minus one who wanted to sit with mommy and one who was sick:(

And before the party even started she INSISTED on having a picture with her daddy…

Daddy's first little girl... growing up WAY to quickly!

Daddy’s first little girl… growing up WAY to quickly!

Love my little Mary Poppins! I pray as she grows she will take the joy that she has and Become the Woman of God, he has planned for you to become!

Love you my sweet Selah girl!

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So that is our long awaited Mary Poppins party!

Hope you enjoy the picture as much as we enjoyed the party…:)

~jessica

 

 

 

Our Cowboy turns 4

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4 years ago on Feb 20th our 2nd child was born.. he was everything we could dream… our little boy who loves fully and laughs with his entire body while enjoying all things cowboy..So for his 4th birthday he requested a ‘rodeo show’ party.. (if you follow my blog you will know this was also his experience for Christmas.. he received a day filled with horse riding and a full ‘rodeo show’ experience.. He loved it so much tha tis what he wanted to share with his friends..:)

Here was his invite (created by me)

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All his little buddies and family were invited to attend the ‘show’… Then came day of … here is a glimpse of the day!

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the cowboy

the cowboy

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the table

the table

low cost decor:)

low cost decor:)

the amazing cake

the amazing cake

the fire pit

the fire pit

superman made 'marshmallow shooters" for all the cowboys

superman made ‘marshmallow shooters” for all the cowboys

turning 4!

turning 4!

superman made 'marshmallow shooters" for all the cowboys

superman made ‘marshmallow shooters” for all the cowboys

eating dinner cowpoke style

eating dinner cowpoke style

the view from the yard!

the view from the yard!

big brother!

big brother!

little sis

little sis

all our friends!

all our friends!

Then we topped the night off with a movie under the stars.. Little birthday boys favorite movie.. Grand Champion! (amazing movie if you have not seen it!!)

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So ends the night with a very happy boy who’s face might hurt tomorrow due to all the smiling.. and at bedtime tonight he mentioned he wanted the same party next year.. soo as a mother i consider a success! Happy birthday sweet boy! i love you!
~mommy

the BIG 3-0

~This past weekend it was my 30th birthday.. A few months back i had envisioned a nice quiet cruise with my Husband.. that didnt work out due to sitters.. then i thought OOH a nice overnight trip (one night mind you) and a trip to the Baltimore would be AMAZING!  Procrastination on Superman and my part.. SOO i thought MMM 30 is big.. lets just go out the two of us for a nice dinner and a date ..(my friend had offered to watch the kids for us for free..SCORE!)

SOO i was all excited about this quiet evening.. i mean i was turning 30 right?!?!

WELL as it would happen .. all 3 of my kids got sick and friday night Superman came down with something… that left healthy, birthday momma to take care of all involved…

I was kind of bummed at first.. then i realized.. WHY?!?! I have SOO much to be thankful for.. i am now 30 with a home, no debt, 3 amazing children, a God given Husband-whom i adore-, my dream job -full time mom- and the list really could go on.. As I thought about it I thought i have everything i want and or need right here (NOW dont get me wrong a nice date or cruise would have still be wonderful..) this was my life and i am completely satisfied with it!

Guess this is just FOOD for thought!:)

Since i didn’t take a picture on my birthday i did take one of the littlest member in our home who has stolen my heart….And makes all i do (or dont) worth it!

Sweet Baby on my 30th birthday

Sweet Baby on my 30th birthday

~jessica

DIY… this and that

For Christmas this past year i wanted to make a bunch of the gifts we gave.. although i wanted to do more i was able to do 5 or so really neat ones.. Thanks to good ol’ pinterest!

The first one i made was a scarf for my Sis n law…

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I used Fabric Juice i ordered off Amazon..(the tips were med..but i think i could have gone with wide) I wrote the verse

“she is clothed in strength ¬†and dignity, she can laugh without fear of the future. Proverbs31:35” ¬†I got the scarf at 5 & below… it was time consuming but i loved the end results!

The next thing i made was this:

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cake taker for Supermans Grandma… she makes the most AMAZING cakes (11 layer to be exact) and she needed a personalized carrier right??:)

(i sell the decals over on my site http://www.etsy.com/shop/Delightdesigns2 ) I loved the way it turned out..

I am watching two little girls 4 days a week so for their parents I made this:

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Each girl’s little foot .. i LOVED it.. Made one for me..yeah not as cute… (plate walmart $4.00, paint i had on hand.. Vinyl i sell in my shop.. custom order)

And lastly it was my in-laws 35 anniversary this year so as thier tag on their present i made this ornament..

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There is just something about a homemade christmas!!

(i did make a fort kit for my niece but i forgot to take a picture..:(

Did you make any fun christmas gifts??

~jessica