Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Emilia's magical unicorn 1st birthday party

We had the absolute best party for our darling Emilia's 1st birthday party last July. Her actual birthday fell on a Sunday so we hosted the party on that day. Since she is my only girl, I wanted everything to be pink, pink and more pink. At first I thought maybe I should do something low key but who am I kidding, low key is not even part of my vocabulary. We never had a baby shower to celebrate her arrival so this 1st birthday became the celebratory event.

I got on Pinterest and completely lost my mind. So many great ideas. When I found the unicorn theme, I was completely in love. The meaning was so powerful: uni = one which was perfect for a 1st birthday and frankly, I still can't believe that we have a girl and we get to keep it. She really is our little unicorn. I shared our inspiration here.

The guest list kept growing so we decided to rent a place rather than hosting it at home. Everyone was so excited to celebrate our baby girl and we really wanted to include them all. To occupy the big kids, we thought about getting a magician since it went well with the unicorn theme. That's how we got our magical unicorn 1st birthday.

The main wall with the sweets table. Everything came together so perfectly.
A little close up of the table with the rainbow cupcakes
We had mini unicorn cookies
The cake turned out absolutely perfect. We had a mini fiasco with the spelling of the name but we fixed that in a swift. Are you in love with that unicorn cake topper like I am
The room was huge, perfect for the kids to run around while the parents just sat nearby and watched. We decided not to do anything outside because of the July heat and we wanted to keep everyone inside for the magician
We had a "happy birthday" wall. How cute is my little angel here
My boys were matching of course. I did get them shirts with their names on them and they loved that they said "big bro"
This is the best family picture that we could get
My mommy and her darling granddaughers
Hubby's parents with their only granddaughter
I took a million pictures with my baby girl. We were wearing matching bows as you do. Someone please pinch me, this can't be real life
Emilia and her parents. Hubby was a good sport and wore a pink shirt to match with the theme. His exact words "I might never wear this shirt again" hehehehehe
Emilia and her daddy. She is already spoiled rotten. Are you loving her pink Toms like I do
The food was delicious. We ordered sandwiches and pizza and made a few fruit trays
After we all started eating, it was time for the show. We had a really nice group of kids in a variety of ages and they loved the show
I think we ended up having about 50 adults and 35 kids. It was grand
The kids were laughing their heads off

I told the magician to include the boys in a skit. Bean was too busy playing but Tman and Jbird loved every minute of it
They loved that they had a big job to play in the entertainment at the party
They really loved the skit
They also loved being the center of attention for a few minutes :)
This magician was really good. The big kids were really entertained for the entire hour and didn't want him to leave

The Magician gave all the kids balloons after the party. It was awesome.

He also had a bird and he let everyone play with the bird for a bit
My niece with the bird
My mom trying to get Emilia to play with the bird
Jbird with the bird
And one of my favorite picture of Bean with grandma. My baby boy was not phased by that bird I tell you
After the magician, it was time for cake
YAY for birthday cake and cupcake
Grandma and granddad hanging out with Jbird and Bean
J from life with my 3Js was there to celebrate with us. I met J through blogging and we became real life friends.
College friends  that are more like family
My family, brothers, sister, mom, aunt, nephew and nieces. So happy to have them all here to celebrate the kids birthdays. Love my family.
Tman's sweet face here is so adorable
Jbird playing with his friend
My friend Anna and I laughing hard at something that I can't remember. i am sure it was hilarious
We really had a fabulous time
Holding our baby girls, a mere 5 months apart
Chilling with my friend G who gave birth to her twin boys 2 days after the party. Can you believe she was there celebrating with us so close to her due date. Great friends
My brother J chilling with baby girl. I really love this picture of them
My sis K got to hang out with Emilia too
This lovely bunch of people came out to celebrate our baby girl in style
It was such a memorable celebration. Our last 1st birthday party for our  own kid. You guys this has been the hardest, fastest yet most enjoyable year of our life. Becoming a family of 6 and completing our family with a daughter was simply the best. Happy birthday to our sweet girl, looking forward to celebrate more birthdays (surely more low key) with our little princess and the crew.

Me and my girl. She is really my girl and I get to keep her. Someone pinch me, I must be dreaming. Actually, I don't want to wake up, let me stay on this cloud nine.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Jbird is 5 years old

My second son Jbird turned 5 a month ago. Five years old who started Kindergarten this year. You guys, I can't even get over how quickly things are going. My kids are just growing and growing and growing and I am so thankful for their great health.

Jbird is such a fun loving kid. He is calm, cool and collected. This time last year he was barely talking and now, he is a complete chatterbox. I am so happy, actually I am ecstatic. I don't want him to stop, I always ask him questions and encourage me to tell me stories. I love my not so little Jbird so much. He is pure sweetness wrapped in a handsome shell.

My sweet Jbird on his 5th birthday
I took loads of pictures of him because I just love taking pictures of my kids :)
He got tired of it pretty quickly
Yeah, he was totally done here :)
 Just one more, because this kids is so handsome and an absolute joy to be around
On his actual birthday, we celebrated him at home with our families. He wanted cupcakes so of course we delivered
I asked to take a picture with his cake but he didn't care. His brothers definitely wanted to help
Tman, my little camera loving kid said "I'll take a picture for Jbird" :) :). This kid I tell you
I love this series of picture of us waiting to help Joshua blow his candles
Are you loving all the smiles like I am
Hubby made an appearance before he started getting the cupcakes ready
Then it was time to get the candle ready for Jbird
I love my family so much and all these happy people that I get to hang out with everyday
Grandma and Bean are always the cutest duo
Emilia waiting for a cupcake
Then it was time to open some presents
Everybody was excited to help Jbird open his presents

My big boy Jbird was just so happy for all the precious gifts he received

I love this picture of my mom and brother with the youngest grand babies. That's my nephew right there
How sweet are these two babies

Awwww at Emilia and grandma
We had such a great time celebrating Jbird on his 5th birthday. I love that we always make a big deal about celebrating birthdays in our house. I am thankful that we live near family and they get to watch the kids grow. Happy birthday sweet Jbird. Thank you for filling up our lives with so much joy and happiness everyday. We love you to the moon and back