Thursday, March 29, 2012

Diamond Hogs

So, this is actually from a couple of weeks ago, but some sweet images I don't want to forget.  We have been taking advantage of this warm spring we have had in Northwest Arkansas and headed to a Razorback Baseball game.  Razorback Baseball is near and dear to mine and Flint's hearts, so it was fun to see Cilla embrace it.  Of course, her favorite things were the "cheerleaders", known by fans as the RBI girls, and Ribby the Razorback and all of the action.  Not, so much the game itself.  But we all had lots of fun!
Cilla loved meeting the RBI girls!
She wasn't sure about Ribby at first, but after one high five, she was a fan!
Daddy's girl!
I just couldn't resist.  I love these little feet!
Such a fun family night!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Chic Pink Third Birthday

I had lots of fun working on Cilla's birthday party.  It was so girly and pink.  One of my very favorite places was the inspiration- Anthropologie!
I failed miserably at taking pictures.  I was working up to the last minute getting food ready and I really tried my best to soak it all in with Cilla.  So, along with that comes the lack of pictures!  
I can't even describe how perfect the day was.  The weather forecast all week called for cold weather and rain.  But, God answered my prayers far beyond what I even asked Him to.  The clouds parted on March 10th and it was the most gorgeous day.  The kids played and played outside until their little hearts were content.  It was absolutely perfect!
The birthday girl's cake!  Pretty and pink!
And here is our little birthday girl "helping" get ready for her party!
So excited and anxiously waiting on her friends!
 There was an abundance of desserts.
Mini pink Funfetti cupcakes.
Cake balls served on ice cream cones.
 The food table.  
The menu consisted of: Mini Ham & Turkey Sandwiches, Cucumber Sandwiches, Mini Pizzas, PB& J Sandwiches, Homemade Plain Chips (homemade as in made by one of our favorite local dives!), Homemade Ranch Chips, Corn & Avocado Salsa with Pita Chips, and Fruit Cups

Lanterns made out of doilies hung over all the tables.
Some of my favorite Cilla pictures were displayed.  Why is this always one of my favorite details about her parties?!  Only a mommy and a daddy can truly appreciate it!
The little girl favor bags were adorned with handmade flower hair clips....a great big thank you to Cilla's Nana for this contribution!  They turned out so cute!
A "Cilla" banner hung on the fireplace.  It turned out really cute. 
Wreaths hung on the front doors.
The birthday girl all ready to blow out her candles and dig into her cake.  Which, by the way, was as yummy as it was beautiful!  
I love this smile!
Sweet friend, Adeline and the silly birthday girl!
Opening presents.  Total chaos, but so fun!  There were LOTS of helpers!
Little Miss Jillian was testing out the new toys!
Fun with friends in the bounce house!  I can just hear the laughter and squealing when I look at this picture!  
Zach, Laci, Cilla and Paige
Reid and Hannah playing on the roller coasters.
 Hair in face.  Check.  Ring Pop in mouth.  Check.  Doggie purse.  Check check.  Ready to ride!  I promise I did not knowingly let her run around with a Ring Pop in her mouth!   
Cilla had so much fun and I think for the first time she really enjoyed her birthday!!!  Thanks to everyone for helping Cilla celebrate.  We are so blessed to have so many dear people in our lives!  It was the perfect day.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Birthday Girl

Oh my goodness!  We lived to tell about all the excitement of Cilla's third birthday!  Boy, was it ever a weekend full of fun!  Friday, March 9, was her actual birthday and she opted for a pedicure over going to Chuck E. Cheese (sorry Chuck E.!) We had the best little time with some of her dearest friends getting pampered down to the bone!
Look at this girl.  Doesn't she look like she is enjoying herself?!?!
 I love this picture of Laci!  Her face says it all!
 I am pretty sure this is foreshadowing of what is to come!  These girls probably have many more pedis together in their future!
 She couldn't have had a better time!
 And these little piggies couldn't be any more cute!
 Our little birthday girl!  Total silliness!
 They had the best time!
 Cilla picked Chick-Fil-A for lunch.....of course!  So we graced CFA with our presence and our circus for a peaceful little chaotic lunch!
After a little afternoon siesta, we continued the celebrating with some of our cousins.  Cilla loooooooves her time with Natalie, Emily and Max so they joined us for a little birthday fun.  We had the birthday girl's favorite, Chicken 'n' dumplings for dinner.  And a girly three year old birthday wouldn't be complete without a princess cake.  
 She couldn't have loved her cake any more!
 Pure joy!
Oh how I loved Cilla's birthday this year and I think she really loved it, too!  I tried to soak it all in and enjoy every last bit of it.  These babies grow up way too fast!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Weekend Recap

This picture is not from this is actually from well over a month ago, but I love this one. It is just a measly ole camera phone picture, but it is of two of my very favorite people which is what matters the most!
Our little family enjoying a Sunday lunch.
And this one is not from the weekend, it is midweek.  But we couldn't help but get out and enjoy the beautiful weather we have had here in NWA.  Here is Cilla with some of her besties after bible study this week.
 Friday, we helped our friend, Xander, celebrate his 2nd birthday.  Cilla had so much fun playing outside and playing with bunches of her sweet friends!  Xander's mommy did a little Friday morning play date birthday party and it was perfect!  Why haven't I thought of that?!?!  I am sure all the daddies appreciated not having to give up their Saturday for another toddler's birthday party!  I know they enjoy their time together, just like we mommies do, but let's face it...these parties get a little crazy!
Of course, Cilla always loves the birthday cake!
 And the birthday boy!
Friday evening was Friday Night Out at our church.  This is a win for everyone!  Cilla gets to go to church and play with her friends and mommy and daddy get an adult night out without having to get a sitter.  Flint and I went out with another couple for pizza.  We had a fun double date night!
 Saturday was a laid back day.  A much needed day of not being filled to the brim!  This momma needed that!  I did fit in a little shopping trip to our local consignment sale, Rhea Lana.  Since everything is put away, I will have to share more on purchases later.
Sunday was another day of enjoying time together as a family.  Here is our little munchkin after lunch at Jason's Deli.
 She cracks me up.  First thing she does when she walks in the door is put on her Cinderella glass slippers.  She would wear these day and night if we would let her!
This weekend was one of the most laid back relaxing weekends we have had in LONG time.  I have to say, I loved it!