Wednesday, April 28, 2010

~ r2d2 cakes ~

arent these little r2d2 cakes too cute?

let me tell you they were full of yumminess!

they were created by my sister

with cake batter, rice crispy treats, and lots of icing!

they were very popular among the jedi knights!

i love this picture!

thanks titi winnie for all you do!

i thought i would share the menu with you!

unfortnately i have not one picture of the food

we put on a "lightsaber buffet"!

which offered hot dogs on a stick, pretzel sticks, star fighters (doritos), planets (potato chips), edible ewoks (gummy bears), and yoda soda (lime sherbert and ginger ale)!

you cant go wrong with anything on a stick, chips, candy, and a green drink!

um, yum?


Saturday, April 24, 2010

~ jedi training aka. noahs birthday party ~

here is the cast of characters that helped celebrate noahs 8th birthday!

jedi in training aka. noah

princess laia aka. jillian

jedi knight/trainer aka. uncle craig

jedi trainees aka. noahs friends

noah in training to become a jedi knight!

see how hard he is concentrating!

oh no! look who showed up!

darth vader aka. daddy

noah, defending the galaxy from the evil one!

thats my boy!

you are looking at the newest members of the jedi knights!

i had fun putting together the activity for noahs party!

i made each child their own jedi robe! i even made jillian a robe and of course the signature buns! everyone also received their own lightsaber!

my sisters sweet husband dressed up and practiced his role as the jedi knight trainer.


he watched and reenacted the youtube video of the production they put on at disney! what an awesome uncle!!!

after the training everyone was able to put their skills to use by defeating darth vader! poor darth! some of those boys were really into it! i had to talk some of them down!

then each jedi knight received a certificate for graduating the jedi knight training!

this certificate announces that on april 17th, 2010


has completed the necessary training to be worthy to become a jedi knight.
the jedi council feels confident in noahs ability to defend the galaxy from the evil empire.

may the force be with you.


training approved by the jedi council

i printed this wording i came up with onto white card stock and used a funky font!

i did come up with the invitations on my own but i got the idea of the robes, the yoda soda and the cake from this lovely lady!

wait til you see the cakes my sister made! too cute!



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

~ may the force be with you ~

i will be posting some pictures and details soon about noahs birthday party!
it was a hit!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

~ lightsaber invites ~

this is what i have been working on lately!

noahs birthday party!

we had to schedule it a couple of weeks after his true birthday to accommodate my wants!

i wanted to show you the invitations!

i think they turned out cute!

you know how i like the "3-d" look for invitations!

they were very easy and very inexpensive!

all you need is a swimming noodle, silver duck tape,

both from the dollar store!

and vellum paper, spray adhesive, and an electric knife!

just cut the noodle in the desired length with your electric knife, cover one end with electrical tape, print out your party info onto the vellum paper, cut to size, and spray the adhesive onto the paper and attach to the noodle!


you have a lightsaber invite!

pretty cute, huh?!

Calling all Jedi Knights!

You're invited to a galaxy far, far away to celebrate Noah's 8th birthday!

Prepare for battle, food, and fun!

Please RSVP to the Jedi Council

Please leave all weapons at home!

All you need will be provided!

cant wait to show you more details!

i linked this crafty invite to
diy day at soft place to land

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

sunshine award!

i recently received the sunshine award!

i truly appreciate this sweet award!

so, thank you denise, rebecca, and regina for sending me some sunshine!

the rules for accepting the sunshine award

1. put the logo in my post and within my blog

2. pass the award to 12 fellow bloggers

3. link the nominees within this post

4. let the nominees know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blog

5. share the love and link to the person who gave you the award

so, here are the blogs i want to send a little sunshine too!

1. another day today

2. farmgirl paints

3. loo, boo's, and shoes

4. playing sublimely

5. sugar and spice mommy

6. beyond grace

7. music to my ears

8. sillyness abounds

9. the goat and the kid

10. a little of this

11. kirsten

12. dewins blog

stop by and visit these sweet bloggers!



Monday, April 12, 2010

~ decorating outside ~

a little tilling,

about 80 of these green beauties,

and some weed blocking!

this is what we have been working on for the last two weekends!

we are so excited!

we have lived in this home for almost four years and have come to the conclusion that we will be here another four or five! so, why not make it more to our liking! the plants in the front yard were put in by the builder. they would of been fine however, they were an "all you can eat buffet" for the deers. i do love the deers but the plants were always bare and looked dead!

with a little tilling, weed blocking, and planting we are happy!

we have reused, replaced, and donated!

have you been busy outside?


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

~ celebrating his birthday ~

we celebrated his birthday in st. augustine!

we had a picnic lunch under the trees, played some ball,

walked around the old fort,

enjoyed the view,

fed the turtles,

and ate dinner at clarks fish camp!

we love the crazy amount of animals at clarks!

and the ice cream sundaes!

these are a few of his favorite things!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

~ happy birthday ~

i remember the first time i felt you,

found out who you were,

and the first time i saw you!

it was love at first sight!

i thank the Lord every night for you!

you are so







and faithful!

you love the Lord with all your heart!

and for that i am the most proud of you!

you will always be my sweet boy!

i love you more than all the stars in the sky!

love you forever!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

~ dyeing eggs ~

yesterday we dyed easter eggs!

they had so much fun picking colors, mixing colors, and coming up with stripes!

i think they did a wonderful job!

and after the creativity!

they quickly looked like this! they love hard boiled eggs!


i hope you have a beautiful easter sunday!

remember why we are celebrating!

He is risen!