May 24, 2011

Party Time!

Lots to share, not much time, so this post is all over the place with random stuff.    

Last weekend was the twins’ 7th birthday!   It’s hard for me to believe how quickly the time has passed, it seems like just yesterday Shannon announced she was pregnant and then the next month we found out it was twins!    Fast forward 7 years and they have just hosted their first “separate” parties.    Taylor had 7 (or was it 8?) of her little friends spend the night Friday night….according to Shannon there were some not-to-be named girls running up and down the hallway at 3:00 A.M.!       My big contribution to the festivities was making some cute tissue paper pom poms.    



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Easy as pie, just take tissue paper and fold like an accordian,  secure in the middle with some wire, then fan out until you have a big fluffy pom pom.   Lots of good tutorials on line, you can find some here and here.

Mine turned out pretty good, might order some from good ol’ Martha next time.

Taylor had a cupcake party….Shannon had all the fixin’s set up and pre-baked cupcakes so that each girl could have at it decorating their cupcake.   


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The table runner and dish towels were picked up at Kohl’s (love that store!) after Valentine’s Day for about 75% off.    Most everything else was from the Dollar Tree.


The “favors” were simple Dollar Tree spatulas that had each girl’s named on a personalized card and tied on with pink and white ribbon.

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(and here they are in Taylor’s homemade Easter bucket….that’s what she put them in)….just keepin’ it real folks!


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Saturday was Jackson’s day and he had a swim party at his great grandmother’s pool.    Shannon rented a water slide thingy and the kids (of all ages) loved it.   

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Grandson Cade with DIL Jennifer


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I think Jackson was  wore out by the end of the day


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birthday girl Taylor enjoying some cookie cake


The next day we went to my sister’s lake house.    My son brought over his new boat and we had a great time hanging out  


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Taylor and her friend get pulled on the big tube


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No more room for another boat!


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My sweet granddaughters – Taylor & Mckinley


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My baby boy - so proud of his new boat


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Just a short boat ride from the lake house you can see where the tornado left destruction here in Alabama on April 27th.   This is part of Lake Martin that was in the path of the tornado.


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Cade helping daddy drive the boat!


We’re spending the weekend at the lake Memorial Day weekend.    My sister and I plan to spend lots of time on the deck soaking up the sun.   She had a great idea for us to get together with our daughters and go for a spa day….you don’t have to ask me twice…..just tell me when and where!


And I just had to share this last pic of my handsome son and sweet granddaughter……


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Please keep all the folks affected by the latest storms in Joplin, MO in your prayers.


Rhonda said...

How cute your grand kids are!!!!
Love the new boat - trying to talk Al into trading our boat in for a pontoon.

I really feel sorry for all of the people going through this latest line of tornadoes - I think there expecting more tomorrow.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks like everybody had a great time at the the favors idea! Also love that new boat and look at that awesome hat!!!


Lindsey said...

Going to the lake is one of my favorite things to do! Not sure if we are going this weekend, but I am so ready to go! Loved your party pics too, so pretty! Have a great week!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

The party favors are so cute! And great fun for all the family and friends!

Debbie-- said...

Great looking party! a lot of fun stuff, I've got to make some of those pom pom flowers! I'll be at Lake Martin too! Small world, Have a Great Memorial Day weekend!

Susan said...

I just love following your blog! The parties look like so much fun and I loved all the decorations and favors. We, too, have two places next door to each other on Lake Martin and are HUGE Auburn fans. Looks like y'all are having some major fun!
Take care and

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