Monday, June 24, 2013

Evelyn's Butterfly Garden Birthday Party!

We're back!

So, how can I describe the way I am feeling today? Happy? Content? Blessed? Exhausted? I'm going with all of the above. And usually when I'm feeling all of these things it means one thing: we had a birthday party around here! :)

I've shared most of our pictures online already, but if you don't have facebook then here are a few of them!

The theme was "butterfly garden" as per Evelyn's request. It was super simple! Flowers and butterflies - easy peasy. I actually wanted to do even more and incorporate more buggy things into the theme for the fellas who would be there, but honestly, I ran out of time. Seems that time is a finite thing and that human beings actually DO need sleep to survive! I've been trying to prove that one wrong for years, but it hasn't worked yet. :)

I was trying to run around and take pictures before quite everything was set out yet, so if you look really closely (please don't, haha) you'll notice there is some food missing, the cupcake stand is empty, and we were still setting up tables and things. Nothing EVER goes perfectly when we have a birthday party. Ever. You'd think by now I wouldn't forget those things, but nope. My mom still has to remind to slow down, "eat something!" and that everything will work out in the end.

But this day wasn't about me. It was for this kid:

Evelyn is such a blessing to us, so we really enjoyed blessing her with a fun day with friends! Thank you to those who were able to come and to those who tried to come - we know things come up, too! :)

Many of our water balloons popped before the party, the gusty breeze made bubble blowing a little difficult, and it was a super warm day - but all of the kiddos were excellent and oh-so-cute. They just melted my heart, and I know that Evie enjoyed seeing everyone!

We had some fun with the photo booth:

And Evelyn got to blow out her candles this time - wahoo!

It was great day, and I was very thankful that the pop up storms they were predicting for the afternoon held off until well after the party was over. (We were on a walk when the clouds came rolling in, and we were nowhere near home! We called in emergency assistance, got a ride home, and ditched our strollers on a friend's porch just as it started to pour. We're ridiculous!)

I am very happy with the way things turned out, and relieved to check one more thing off of the list of to-do's for the next month. Now we are now in full-on VBS mode!

Thank you again for those were able to come to the party. Evelyn was looking forward to seeing you, and I know she'll be talking about it for a long time! And oh my, where do I even begin to thank everyone who helped give this day to Evie? My mom and mother-in-law for all that you do ALL of the time. Amazing! My sister who painted faces and helped me when I needed it. Eric for being super dad. And all of our friends and family who stayed afterwards and made clean up easy. Seriously, it seems to take a small army for me to throw a party anymore. Reagan is an easy baby, but adding that third child made a huge difference in my ability to get stuff done! So for Evelyn - thank you for your help!

Here are a few more pictures from our day. :)

Have a happy week!


Cassie said...

love this! the party was great. and just like you said, it's not about the small details, it's about that adorable little daughter of yours!

and those pictures of S&H. oh man i just LOVE THEM! thank you!

Heather said...

I think you should be a party planner. Or just my party planner :) Good job mama.

sblind2 said...

The party was great!! Matt just shook his head when I told him that Brody picked the purple lace umbrella for the photo booth - lol

Katie said...

How fun! Your babies will have such good memories of their birthdays and that's what's important! I think it looks amazing if that counts for anything :)

Sara Simpson said...

Adorable party! Everyone looks so happy!!!

Christine Pettijohn said...

The party was awesome. Thanks for the invite again!!

Adrien said...

Thanks, girls! It was a great time. And I'm pooped today! Haha. :)


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