Road Trip, Celebration of 4

Scenic vista

Cherry blossoms

We’ve taken a handful of day trips given that Maggie came along, but this was our first longer trip as a party of 4! We headed back down for a few days in our old LA hood and it felt so very good to get out of town. Now that the little one is much more and more a particular person every day, we’re getting our travel plans in order and we’re excited to be hitting the road a lot more.

The kids did wonderful (see here for all of our travel suggestions with children!) and we had been so satisfied to invest some time with our LA pals. I helped out at a dear friend’s baby shower and got to pat her little baby bump. We hit up Universal Studios for a handful of hours to see all of the Harry Potter stuff, but Henry was mainly excited to hug a Minion. He also got his quite very first barbershop haircut, which was the most adorable (we typically cut his hair at residence). We ate at some of our preferred Studio City spots, and I was even in a position to sneak away for a mani with a friend and some purchasing at Bonjour Fete, the cutest tiny new shop on Ventura.

I took my big camera but forgot a memory card, so these snaps are all old-school blog post style, straight out of my telephone. Which possibly is a small bit refreshing? Since this is genuinely what our trip looked like. Playgrounds, child snuggles, a little sunshine, and a lot of exciting. xoxo

Paper poppy centerpieces

Culver Hotel

Hogwarts Castle

Boy hugging a minion

Baby snuggles

Toddler's first haircut

Playground

Boy eating a waffle

Bonjour Fete

Bonjour Fete

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A Easy Two Year Birthday Celebration

Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party

Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party

Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party

Certainly there’s no way in the planet that I have a two year old. Henry turned two on Tuesday and more than the weekend we celebrated with close friends and family. Thought I’d share some snaps from his celebration setup and a small update on this two year old dude!

These are the days, guys. These are the excellent old days. We’re in them proper now, watching Henry develop up and become a particular person with his personal quirks and idiosyncrasies. I was taking photos although every person was singing him Satisfied Birthday, and to watch his sweet tiny face just broke my mama heart apart. He was part proud that it was his birthday, portion bashful that every person was singing and seeking at him, component happy to be with all of his close friends and family members, and element just ready to stuff a cupcake in his mouth. And when we told him to blow out the candles and he did it, actually blew them out by himself without any assist, I was entirely taken aback. This tiny person whose entire physique used to match in my two hands is a little boy now. And there’s no going back — he’s only going to get older and larger and a lot more independent. If there’s something that’ll cease you in your tracks as a parent, it’s watching your baby sit in a chair all by himself and blow out his own candles.

Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party

Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party

Ahead of his birthday when we asked him what type of celebration he wanted, his answer was often, “Cupcakes.” No Mickey Mouse, no Paw Patrol, no trucks or vehicles or any sort of theme — just… cupcakes. So there have been cupcakes. And other than that, just a handful of balloons and some blue and gold touches right here and there. We invited all of his small buddies more than and let them run loose in the backyard and play with toys, and they all seemed quite a lot content material. I’m sure in the future we’ll have lots of party games and organized entertaining, but for now we’re still in those sweet days exactly where you can just let a roomful of toddlers do their factor. We had some awesome cookies produced by Bird Treats and sent them home with our guests. It was such a sweet, basic morning, and we wrapped up the celebration feeling so grateful for all of the men and women who surround Henry and are helping shape him into a small boy.

Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party

Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party

And if you’re asking yourself what tends to make ol’ Hank tick these days, here’s a tiny rundown. He loves to play. He wakes up and says, “Play all day?” Soon after which he promptly tells you regardless of whether he’s wet or dry, and then asks where Maggie is. His greatest buddy is his Mimi, and when she’s in the area there’s pretty a lot no use in attempting to talk to him. He’ll study books with you all day. He gets upset with a alter of pace — if we’re at property and require to go to Target, he’ll cry. Then when we’re at Target and have to go home, he’ll cry once more. He asks concerns about almost everything, and is not satisfied unless you give him a grownup answer. It is like he knows if you’re making some thing up to placate him. We learned a long time ago that he’s a logical dude, and he likes to have items explained to him. Causes for why things come about, and all that. He loves being outdoors and undertaking yard perform with dad. He’ll bring his stool and stand by me at the kitchen sink and “help” me do dishes. He’s quite easygoing with a side helping of sturdy-willed. And he’s a total jokester. This kid loves to laugh and be happy, which tends to make my heart swell.

So that’s him. And now I have a two year old and I have no concept how we got right here so fast. I’m thankful every single day for the ways in which this tiny boy is creating me a far better person, and I virtually don’t remember our lives without him. What an honor it is to be a mama, you guys. xoxo

P.S. Henry’s 1st birthday celebration!

SOURCES: Massive round balloon. Gold letter balloons. Big gold number balloon. Gold stripe paper plates. Mint paper plates. Turquoise honeycomb balls.

Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party

Simple Two Year Old Birthday Party

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Let’s Flamingle // Every thing You Require for a Perfect Flamingo Celebration

Hey Lovelies! Large hand for our girl Erin, back again to show us almost everything we’ll need to have to throw a perfect flamingo summer season party! This may be my favored post of hers to date, so prepare your self for some significant flamingle-ing. xoxo

Erin right here with some inspo for throwing a perfectly pink flamingo celebration! I’ve loved this trend for a even though now, and given that it is not flying the coop anytime quickly, I believed summer season would be a fabulous time to make my pink flamingo party dream a reality. So grab your flock and let’s ruffle some feathers with these enjoyable celebration picks!

Let's Flamingle Party

 1. Sweet sips never looked so good on this tropical inspired cocktail cart.  Add a “Let’s Flamingle” banner for a flirty touch.

2. This friendly flamingo balloon will turn into your celebration BFF.

3. Invite your girlies for cocktails with these cute printable invites.

4. You will have a leg up producing these yummy flamingo lawn cookies.

five. Flamingo swizzle sticks to stir it up fairly.

6. Capture every single picture excellent moment in an immediate with Fujifilm’s Instax mini camera.

7. Each and every girl under the sun will be tickled pink more than these darling DIY flamingo shades.

8. Backyard barbecues will by no means be the exact same with this enjoyable DIY flamingo ring toss yard game.

9. Beat the heat with these adorable flamingo ice cube trays!

So what do you feel? Are you more than this trend or are you like me and prepared to host a girly flamingo celebration ASAP?!

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Printable Watercolor Invitations and Celebration Menus

Printable Watercolor Party Invitations and Menus

Printable Watercolor Party Invitations and Menus

I took out my watercolors the other day to mess around and as usual, couldn’t cease. I do not use them usually but when I do I really like it. Not that I’m especially fantastic at it, but it is just so stinking exciting to mix colors about and watch them swirl collectively! I started painting this colorful, stripey pattern and decided that it was destined for a printable. So! If you’re hosting a celebration soon, you can download this fairly watercolor pattern and print it out to use on menus, invitations, and far more!

Materials

Make Time: 20 Minutes

Step 1: Download our printable watercolor background. Note: This is a unique file meant to work with Avery’s Design and style &amp Print On-line platform, so do not fret if it seems like it didn’t download appropriately! Just carry on to the next step.

Step 2: Open the files at avery.com/open.

Step 3: Decide on to print on the Menu Cards (product #80505). (You will be in a position to print 3 of the exact same item on one menu sheet.)

Step 4: Insert the image into the card template, and comprehensive the menu or invitation with your desired information! Use the toolbar on the left to add and edit any text you like.

Step 5: As soon as your image is total, print on the blank menu card sheet. Separate the 3 strips and you are prepared to go!

You could use this pattern for so significantly — summer BBQs, grad parties, baby showers, and just about any other shindig you can think about. And with the design and style software program, you can use it vertically like we did or flip it and make it horizontal, as well. So what’s your next celebration?! xoxo

Printable Watercolor Party Invitations and Menus

Printable Watercolor Party Invitations and Menus

Printable Watercolor Party Invitations and Menus

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