Friday, September 22, 2017

The Apple of Our Eye {Party Details}

Evelyn turned 1 last week! Of course we had to throw a big shindig to celebrate our sweet little lady. If you've been reading this blog for several years you know my affinity for a good party and I always do something grand for the 1st birthday.

Since Evy was born during the fall/apple season I thought it would be fun to do an old-fashioned apple orchard party for the apple of our eye!

Evy's invite that I designed.

Here's a look at the party details and all the apple goodness!

The dining room featured a table for guests to eat at and some apple coloring pages for entertainment.

The party favors were caramel apple suckers for all the guests!

My favorite feature was the caramel apple bar!

A caramel apple bar with all the fixings: apple cupcakes, caramel apples, apple slices, Reese's, M&M's, pretzels, and peanuts.

Also, in the kitchen we had a drink station and a buffet line with pulled pork sandwiches, chips, watermelon and a vegetable tray.

The red caddy is actually a toolbox that Kyle made when he was a little boy!

There were other smatterings of apple decor around the house. Nora was such a great help decorating for the party!

And one of my favorite details: an apple bib I made for our sweet girl to wear as she smashed her cupcake. Speaking of smashing her next post will detail the actual party!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Actual Bday

We celebrated Nora's birthday early so Daddy could be involved. But on her actual birthday we had a small family celebration in honor of our little lady!

First thing in the morning she enjoyed a birthday sprinkle pancake cake!

And a little gift opening

She loved her Elena of Avalor dress and scepter

The day was pretty low key, but in the evening she got to have a Daddy date! She dressed up in her finest dress, put on her accessories and curled her hair. Daddy took her downtown for ice cream and a carriage ride!

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Climb

Evelyn may be our slowest walker (she didn't walk until 11 months while her siblings walked at 9, 8, and 10 months respectively), but she is our earliest climber. The girl can climb on top of anything and she is fearless! She has been known to climb on top of a bed, couch, bench, ladder, slide, dishwasher, camping chair, fireplace and table. Here's a snippet of a few of her climbing conquests:

Not climbing here, but this is her other favorite past time...opening cabinets and pulling out the contents.

Friday, September 15, 2017

iPhone Unload {August 2017}

We had a lot going on in August! Here's what I captured on my phone:

Pictures (top to bottom, L to R): to round out or summer fun we went to an OKC Dodgers baseball game, fun night at the ballpark and despite Nora's long pants and freezing posture it was a sultry 100 degree evening; play time with Daddy includes ear pulling, airplane and lots of laughs; my baby girl; when you're in a precarious situation and sister is always there to help; silly Nora; Evy loves her Daddy; last date night before football hanging out in Brockton; my cutie pie from above; my little fish Kolter and those lashes are to die for; one last swim afternoon before the pool closes



Pictures (top to bottom, L to R): Evy always under foot; climbing on top of beds and under benches; Evy loves her Daddy; final family fan fore football #schenksix; Opposite Day (Nora styled Sawyer and Kolter and the boys dressed Nora); Mommy & Evy play time; happily getting stepped on by an elephant; Kolter's happy place...a dinosaur museum; Nora contemplating the beautiful tile work art piece at the museum; he is a small kid but he has a big personality and big emotion #boysandtheirboots #longsleevesin90degrees; kids doing work (specifically Sawyer pulling weeds); White Water Bay with the football team and everyone had lots of fun despite Sawyer's face; Nora soaking up the sun and the last few days of summer #thattantho; sister love; my view + my heart #whilethebigkidsareaway #armrollsfordays

 Pictures (top to bottom, L to R): the scene everyday when Daddy gets home; Nora at her 6 year well child check; Mom & Evy selfie; my baby playing like a big kid; Evy pie; Evy sink bath; Mommy & Nora spa night...she had been begging for a face mask ;) ; Evy's 1st time to swing