Friday, September 19, 2014

Magna-Tiles Love.

The boys are lovin' them some Magna-Tiles right now.
So much so that I even agree to leave them out on the floor because I know they will get played with lots. Typically, it would drive me crazy to leave toys around, but leaving these out is a great distraction from those dang i-Pads.
We try so so so hard to keep the boys from being on the i-Pads for a long period of time.
It's tough.
We only have a set of 30 something tiles right now, but I am thinking Santa needs to bring the boys the big set! :) 
They have created a new game themselves where they build up a house and then throw Ninja Turtle discs to knock it down. They repeat this over and over.
I just love them...

Brista Barrington

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dylan's 5th Birthday Party! {Fishing Birthday}

It was just this last May when I stated how much I enjoyed to not have a themed birthday party, however, for Drew's 5th birthday I went all out with WWE/ was only fair I themed it up one last time for Dylan's 5th birthday. 

I was not surprised when he said he wanted another fishing party. He wanted it to be just like last year at Grandpa Bruce's with all his friends there to fish with him and a "catfish" coming out of his birthday cake. (There was some cake drama & that didn't happen. I may or may not had them totally re-do the cake when I picked it up.)

So I went to Etsy to search for a Fishing Invitation when I came across this printable package.
I originally was just looking for an invite, but once I came across this package I knew I HAD to have it. It was beyond adorbs and totally made the party decor turn out amazing.
Last year, we had a fish fry, but since my Dad could not be there this year to fry the fish, we ordered some Subway trays and just had some sandwiches and chips.
And LOTS of deserts. 
Cake, cupcakes, cookies, and S'mores.

He enjoyed his party so much. We had gotten there earlier in the day and this boy seriously fished the whole time we were there. He really enjoyed all his family and friends coming to share with him on his birthday his most favorite thing to do. 
He appreciated each of you driving over to celebrate. (And so did Mommy & Daddy.)

After his party, he said "Mommy, you know the one thing that I hated about the party?"
As I brace myself for the answer, I ask "What?"
He says "That everyone didn't get to catch a fish."
I melted. Right there. How sweet is that??

Ohhh!! & PS: he also called me out to be the Fisherman of the Day since I hooked my very first worm!!
First worm people. This child has been fishing for years and I just now got enough guts (no pun intended) to actually hook one. It was the most disgusting thing I have ever done.
I literally wanted to puke. 
But I did it and he thought it was quite funny.
I guess my next step is to learn how to take the fish off the hook...Eeeeekkk!!

And now herre ya go with the loads of pictures from the party....:) 


Thanks Brandy & Mandy for snapping pictures throughout the party!
You know I appreciate it oh so much! 

Printable Package: Spaceships and Laserbeams
Cupcakes/Cookies: Mother in Law
Cake: Larry's House of Cakes
Brista Barrington