I have loved sticking with the little tradition I started a while back, of having a little something for the kids to come home to their first day back to school. A place that celebrates an early morning, getting through the first day and all the nerves that can bring, and back to the routine. Just creating a place they can sit around and talk about their day over a little snack and treat. I hope they will always remember their first days as special ones.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
we were originally going to try and go camping for ella's birthday this year, but, the campsite we wanted was already sold out. so, ella suggested we do a campout in our backyard instead. this was already something that was on our bucket list, and i loved the idea, so we went for it! i kinda thought it would get me out of hosting a party, but ended up being way more work! haha! totally worth it though. i loved that it got us outside the whole time. we played games (scavenger hunt, dance freeze, flashlight hide n seek, corn hole, etc), swimming, football, relaxed. i loved that it actually felt like a little campground. i loved the adventure of sleeping in a tent. i loved waking up to my own friends and sitting on the patio sipping coffee and chatting. i loved watching the angel game on the screen outside and movies later on. i loved that the one night we planned it for turned into the whole weekend. we didn't want it to end. i could go on and on. it was truly the perfect summer theme. and i know without a doubt it will become a new summer tradition. this time we will tell anyone who wants to join just byot..bring your own tent. more the merrier.:) happy, happy 11 our ella!! xo
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
so, basically i was inspired by a cute door mat that i bought a couple of months ago. ideas immediately started swirling in my head as to what i could do with this theme. after a little thought, i knew an end of the school year celebration was it! so, i went to work planning this little get together. we invited over close friends from school on the last day. it was a half day so it was perfect. i served lunch and treats and we had a day of swimming and celebrating getting through another year! ahhh..summer is finally here and i couldn't be more excited!!
i was so excited to even find a dress to match the theme!;)
my friend brought over this adorable, yummy cake!
definitely a fun day with friends and the perfect way to kick off the summer!!!:)