Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The kids earned a trip to Build-A-Bear to make ninja turtles.  I had never been to build-a-bear so I think I had as much fun as the kids did.

Don't mind the pjs and rain boots I promise they usually don't go in public looking like this!  It was just one of those nights!

The kids got to pick out a heart to put in their turtle.

And after it was stuffed they had to give it a "bath"

Brandon's Texans Birthday Party

Our little firecracker Brandon turned 5 this week!  How did he get so old?!  I can't believe he will be going to Kindergarten next year.  It makes me sad that my baby is getting so big.  Anyway, Brandon told me he wanted a Texan's football party so all things Texan's is what he got!

I'm glad my mom was in town to help!  She had so many great ideas.  Although I think I drove her nuts with my OCD perfectionist personality.

I made this cute mask for the piñata and the game. 

I went to Wal-Mart for wrapping paper and somehow found Texan's paper.  I was so excited when I saw it!

As party favors I made football root beer bottles, stadium candy and JJ Watt bags for their piñata candy.

Food Table

For our "concession stand" we had candied popcorn, hotdogs, chocolate covered strawberries, football suckers and chips and dip.  I added Texans vinyl to the hot dog boats I had.

My mom and I made Brandon's cake.  I LOVE how it turned out.  Jason told me he was in charge of a cake topper and came home with this miniature helmet.  It looked perfect!

Jason also made the goalpost.  So funny story about it--I sent Jason out to make a small goalpost for the table.  He came back from the supplies and told me he was making an 8-foot goal post!  I don't know what he was thinking!  An 8-foot goal post would have been huge!  Haha, we had to compromise and I have to admit he did an amazing job!  I love how much it added to the backdrop!

The birthday boy loved his party!

Present Time

Popper Time

Haha, Sophie cracked me up.  She was ready for football!

We love our friend Ruby even though she cheers for the wrong team!

Thank goodness grandma was here to wrangle and entertain the kiddos!

Lunch Time


I am happy that Brandon's birthday is a week after Halloween because all the Halloween candy gets put into a piñata

After the little kiddos had a few swings we let Matty loose and let him finish it off

I'm so glad Heavenly Father sent this special guy to our family!  We had a fun day celebrating Brandon!