Reese's good friend, McKay, had a Spiderman Birthday Party in the beginning of December. When we got the invitation in the mail, Reese yelled, "Spiderman!!!" I was surprised she even knew who Spiderman was!! But she was so excited and had a blast! Here are a couple of the kids at the party with their Spiderman masks on. I had to add this photo as I LOVED little Avery's face on the right!!!
I thought it was so cute that during one of the games, Reese kept raising her hand to answer the questions!!
Reese and McKay playing with balloons!! I wish I would have taken more photos as the whole party was SOOO cute! I loved all the decorations, games, etc!
Happy Birthday, McKay!! Thanks for having us over!!
I'm totally playing catch up now that I feel better! In Aug. 2011, my friend, Brie, and I gave another friend, Amy, a baby shower! It was a lot of fun planning and putting everything together! And since it was the Summer and beautiful, we held it outside. As everyone arrived, they could add names to the "Name Tree" to give Amy ideas for naming her baby girl! Here it is before everyone started putting the tags on it:
The table display of food and treats! It was a book themed baby shower so we used covered books for height on the table and through the party:
Our beautiful Amy:
The diaper cake was one of my favorites as it was looking ok but as the flowers were added, it just looked amazing! And yes, they were all real beautiful flowers from our hostess's yard!!
A cute setting for Amy to sit and open all her gifts:
Here is Rachel adding the name tags to our "Name Tree":
Party guests, Emily and Kaitlin. Huge thanks to Kaitlin for helping me set up!! It would have never gotten done without you!
The lady of the hour, Amy, and another friend, Brooke.
More book decor holding down the blankets:
More party guests:
The guests sat on blankets...picnic style!!
Of course, there were fun games. Love this photo of Kaitlin:
And then we got to watch Amy open all her cute books and presents!! Thank you, Amy, for letting us throw you a baby shower! It was so fun, and we LOVE your little Alivia!!!
This year Reese switched back and forth between wanting to be Rapunzel, Scooby Doo, Rapunzel, an Ice Cream Cone, and finally Rapunzel again. Once she said Rapunzel the last time, I told her that was it and she couldn't switch any more!! :) I think she turned out to be a beautiful Rapunzel!!
We carved pumpkins and Reese helped and painted a few small pumpkins as well!
Hanging with friends at the Trunk or Treat!
Holding hands during the parade at Trunk or Treat!
Showing off all her loot!!
On Halloween we headed out to the neighborhoods and then met up with some cousins which Reese loved!
When I heard that Lightening McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile of Cars 2 were coming to a nearby mall, I just knew that Reese would love it. Luckily, it was happening today on a day that Trevor only works half day so we waited for him to come home, and we headed out. When we arrived at the mall, there was a small line that wrapped around a water fountain. So Reese practiced making wishes and throwing pennies in the water. Her one wish was to get lots of candy on Halloween!! Crazy kid!
Daddy trying to show Reese how to throw the pennies over your shoulder:
When I originally saw this event on Facebook, I was picturing cardboard cut outs of the cars that we could take pictures with. Nothing big, but wow was I wrong! This was an amazing event! We first got a large Cars bag with a coloring book in each bag. Then we moved over to the next table where they had a game where Reese won a color changing pencil and Trevor won crayons. Then we moved to the next table where Reese spun the wheel and won a Cars Beach Towel! And I won a car air freshener. (not as exciting as the beach towel!)
The next table was just bowls of goodies to pick from! We could each pick a glass magnet or glass key chain. Everything was fine quality! Sometimes events like this give out cheap items but not today!
Finally we made it to Mater, Finn, and McQueen, and they were amazing! They were life size and real cars!! They were seriously cool!! We were told that they couldn't be driven but that they were just huge remote control cars!! Awesome! Reese wanted to get her pictures taken by herself:
SERIOUSLY COOL, right?!
They also had giveaways for the new Cars 2 DVD that is coming out next month. We thought they said Reese's name and got all excited but it wasn't her!! :( Still a VERY successful and fun afternoon! Here is Reese carrying all her loot through the mall!!
I love events like this that surprise you with how cool they are!!
October 2nd, Trevor's brothers and a friend came to visit with us and to go to a Seahawks game. While they were visiting, they found a couple extra tickets so Trevor, Reese and I were able to go with them! Reese and I had never been to a pro football game before so we were excited to go! It was a crazy walk to the stadium...everyone is tailgating and throwing footballs around like the boys are doing below. Reese was even getting involved!
The start of the game was fun but scary for Reese. She started crying when they let off the fireworks, especially the really loud fireworks.
We were at the VERY top in the nose bleed section but I didn't care. It was still awesome and very loud! Trevor had told me before that this stadium is the loudest stadium in the country but I didn't realize how loud it really was until I was there! It is crazy!!!
Family shot. We really were at the very last row! My thighs were burning by the time I climbed to our seats! :)
In the middle of the game, someone got a little tired and crashed! I still can't believe she fell asleep in such a loud place especially since she won't go to sleep for me at home! :)
I accidentally cut Reese off but thought it was a nice shot of Trevor and me!
It was a fun and very close game. Seahawks lost but it got really exciting towards the end!
Trevor & Maria met at BYU-Idaho and were married in the Washington D.C. Temple in 2004. Reese entered our family in 2008 and has added so much joy to our lives! We currently reside near Seattle, WA and are trying to make the most of each day!