Our Chickadee turned 1!

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ON Dec 4th our youngest (for the moment) turned 1. As I reflect and realize that 1 year ago I went to the doctor as normal only 37 weeks along.. sent to the hospital.. 9 hours later give birth to this precious baby girl. MY first 100% natural birth and my smallest baby..:)

Now I see a girl who is full of personality, desperately wants to talk, walks around like a champ, eats puffs and green beans like a pro and is ONE!

Unlike the others parties it was easy to plan and prepare.. Sweet Lydias was a bit harder.. its is Christmas time and all that it entails.. friends are busy, family is far away.. and i didn’t want a winter, frozen, Christmas theme..

SO first we did our Kent family tradition .. donuts (at the local donut shop…) then publics for her choice of cereal..(yes older siblings MAY have helped;)

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Then it was time to plan her party.. we always do party bigs.. but this year with me very pregnant and it being christmas time.. it ended up being sweet and simple! Our theme was ‘Cute as a Button our Lydia Grace is turning 1″

simple button decor

simple button decor

a few of her favorite things

a few of her favorite things

favorite things!

favorite things!

we went with a non traditional cookie cake:) it was given to us as a blessing!

we went with a non traditional cookie cake:) it was given to us as a blessing!

poor girl wasn't a fan:)

poor girl wasn’t a fan:)

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she ended up throwing it on the ground:) haha!

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picky picky

present time

present time

just mommy and daddy and our sweet girl!

just mommy and daddy and our sweet girl!

all the children who were 3 and under that came (there were a bunch of older siblings too!)

all the children who were 3 and under that came (there were a bunch of older siblings too!)

So very blessed to have friends who we can have our children grow up with.. most of these little girls have siblings my kids age.. being able to do life and parties with them is so much fun!

there you have it.. our Sweet Lydia Grace’s 1st party.. not my best but special non the less!!
We love you sweet Liddy!!
Love mommy!

 

 

An arrow of Love

Tonight was amazing! Most of my dearest friends were able to come out and love on our sweet #5. I have been dreaming and scheming all things arrow for his little nursery nook..reveal coming;) And when I walked into the shower it was perfect!!!

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The beautiful decor!

The beautiful decor!

Why arrows?? As soon as we found out we were expecting #5 God gave me the verse Psalms 127:4.. and arrows kinda stuck.. We even used it for our reveal – God know it was a boy because arrows would have been a bit crazy for a girl:) Anyways… I have read and study this verse.. and with #4 only being 3.5 months old when we got pregnant with this blessing.. this verse gave me peace and excitement!!

OK back to the party!!! One of the activities was to make arrows for our decor.. this was so fun and they turned out SO CUTE!

Making arrows

Making arrows

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Aren't they beautiful!

Aren’t they beautiful!

Our little boy is so blessed with such cute things!

although this sign is perfect for our family!

although this sign is perfect for our family!

These ladies and a few others who were unable to make it.. make my village (coined by another friend) so blessed to call these ladies at anytime and walk live with them!

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A special guest.. My sister!!

A special guest.. My sister!!

These two worked so hard to make my arrow shower a success! Love them so much!

These two worked so hard to make my arrow shower a success! Love them so much!

thank you to my dear friends for their love and support as we welcome our sweet #5!!

PS I am 30 weeks.. the count down has begun!!

~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