Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More Summer fun and Birthdays!

 Meet PJ!   The newest addition to our family...Emma is in LOVE with her bird!

Our day trip/mini vacation to Port Royal

Emma had her 8th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese this year.  She was so excited about the ticket blaster (that's pretty much THE reason she wanted to have her party there  - you can only "experience" the ticket blaster if you have a CEC birthday!)  It was a ton of fun...she hasn't had a party in a couple of years, so this was a special treat.  ...Although I think my favorite special birthday thing for her was our mother daughter weekend trip last year...hoping for another one of those...maybe next year!   Notice my attempt at making Chuck E Cheese less cheesy...I tried...  :)

Alex wanted a Wii party...so perfect for him!  He absolutely loved it!  Mike set up the projector and darkened the windows upstairs, which was the perfect atmosphere for the party.  The boys played a HUGE game of Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. and New Mario Bros.  It was great...and I attempted to make some Mario star cookies, and cupcakes...Alex was so excited about all of it...so cute to watch him!  I cannot believe he is 6!  Both the kids were so sweet and fun at their parties....it just could not have gone better!
Oh yes...a word of advice to those who might consider using icing gel on the cookies that they slaved for hours on...DON'T!  It will NOT dry!  Wish I had known that before I designated the bigger cookies a "take home"!  Oh well...the kids still loved them.

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