Monday, September 25, 2017

Planning another party

My absense of blogging is bc we are crazily planning another party (and bc I'm too busy and tired anyway :)).  Shelby never had a 13th and we want to knock it out this week.  We are glutens for exhaustion.  Not sure how we'll pull this one off.  But it will be super simple. Zzzzz

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Art Emoji Glow party done!

Yippee!  It's done!  But I'm wiped so no pics tonight!  Maybe tomorrow!  Evening parties seem to never end!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pooped from party planning

So tired.  Can't wait for tomorrow this time.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nine is Nifty! Go, Ash!

Well, it's official....she woke up and she's NINE! 
 I think she looks older already :)
                                            
 And she was really hungry...wow, 9 donuts, Ash! 
Love this sassy girl...she has grown so fast.
Rainbow unicorns were the theme for the day :) 
 Fried cheese sticks were also on the agenda for lunch. I must admit, White Castle may be my fav new cheese stick place. Yumm!
Cupcakes for the class....yes, I added a little something on the bday girl's one...lol. If you haven't heard she's a prankster lately and a prankster needs a prank pulled on her sometimes...esp. on her bday!  I did mourn a little that we had no Sam's cookie cake (per her choice).  I love that stuff!  But the cupcakes were good.
Since we live in our van, we had to decorate it and make it the bday mobile....I'm partial to these.  My old speeder became one once or twice :)
Thumbs up for Nine!  Though she was not thrilled about watching her bro play soccer for over an hour in the heat.
                                                
Gift opening is always fun when your sister is very jealous that you got a canopy and she's always wanted one!                        
That's a lot of potential rainbow poopers there! :)
                                                 
Things get loud when we sing!
No unicorns were burned in this bday cake blow-out :)
We even had to add our New Yorker into the mix! :)

It was a good day.  A full day, but a good day.  I still remember so vividly the day our little (actually big!) Asher was born. So darling and so sweet from the get-go.  And she has just multiplied that each year of her life.  She's full of spunk, full of smiles, full of thoughtfulness, full of life.  She brings such joy to our family

Funny of the day...They announced her bday over the loud speaker at school...by saying "Clara Stegemoller" :) lol!  She was not happy!  She received enough Target gift cards to probably makeover her whole room. She was so excited! A great day from start to finish...lots of love and well wishes from friends and family. Feeling so blessed that our girl has such a wonderful support system...and feeling very blessed by her 9 years of life. She's a beauty inside and out! :)  Love you, Ashley Claire (or Clara?) :)

Happy bday Ash!


Meant to post before midnight in the final moments of 8!  But got caught up in decorating. She isn't officially 9 til 830 am anyway.  She's slumbering peacefully now.  Can't believe I was laboring with my final girl 9 years ago.  Time flies.  What a blessing our Ash is!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pooping out on partying

A decade of no parties sounds good to me right about now.  Our current lifestyle does not have time for this.  What was I thinking?  I obviously was not. :(

Monday, September 18, 2017

The days are flying by...manic Monday!

This week is flying.   And I'm wiped. One bday cake almost done.  One more to do and a party to plan...plus a real bday to celebrate!  Sept is usually our slow month!