Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Party!

I had the most fun planning Stellan's 1st birthday party! I chose the Very Hungry Caterpillar for the theme, and the possibilities seemed endless for food and decorations!

I enlisted the help from some of the youngins to make caterpillar kabobs!
I made these bookmarks for favors:

Ellen made this FABULOUS banner!

I think my favorite touch for the party was picking the menu from the food in the book. Then I put little labels in each dish with a quote from the book such as, "on Thursday he ate through 4 strawberries, but he was still hungry":

The yummy food!

Smash cake! Fact: this "1" candle was Caleb's. We never lit it for Caleb's party because he was sick and didn't want any cake. :( But hey, it worked for Stellan's party so we finally got to use it!

The birthday boy just woke up from a nap and is sporting his birthday caterpillar outfit that Grammy made him! So cute!!!

Favor jars:

Another glimpse of the food table. The food was my favorite part! ha!

The caterpillar cake:

Mmmm, he was all about some cake!

Present time! I was surrounded by children. :)

Lots of family and friends were able to join us for the party. Hanging out with Pops. :)

It was a GREAT party and we are so blessed to have so many wonderful family and friends!! We love you! And happy 1st birthday, Stellan!!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blog Hop Time!

I'm dying to share one of these before and after pictures! I just learned (as in, last night) how to soften and smoothe skin in Photoshop! I had a yummy little 3-month-old to photograph yesterday and he was my first little guinea pig!


After: Hooray for this new trick!!! :D

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Oh dear. Dear, dear, dear. How in the world is it August already?! I did not post anything in July!! I do apologize. July was a hectic and crazy month for us! Actually, I think it's safe to say that every month is hectic and crazy. But July was especially so. Here are a few pictures to hold you over until I can post Stellan's birthday pictures!

Stellan loves him some spaghetti!

The two older kids thought it was quite hilarious to share their popsicles with Stellan.

Obviously, it was a little on the tart side, but he kept asking for more. :)

Caleb was just his cute little self....most of the time.

One day, Laura Anne wanted to wear her "wedding dress" as she calls it. When she was done wearing it, she hid in it.

Yes, our little babe is ONE and pictures from his awesome Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party will follow! Thanks for coming back to see pictures even though I've been slacking!