Thursday, June 26, 2014

Miles 1 Year Birthday Party

 
We had a great time celebrating Miles first birthday with a few family and friends last Saturday.

I made a photo wall with pictures from his first year.  Instead of cake, we served milk and cookies...and coffee for the grown ups.
 
There was a table outside for the kids to build their own kaleidoscope and another with cloud dough.  Mostly they just played in the mud kitchen, though! 
 
 Favors were bags with glow in the dark stars, glitter play dough, and mini Milky Way bars.  The littles got star shaped pillows that played "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".


Tables were decorated with gold glitter stars and stars cut out of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" sheet music.


Paleo pizzas (in the shape of stars) were served for lunch with homemade pimento cheese and sweet potato chips, veggies (cut like stars) and paleo ranch, antipasto skewers (gherkin pickles, olives, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and salami), and watermelon mint salad (cut like stars).




Miles closest-in-age cousin, Clifton.


 
Miles had his own cupcake topped with a star sparkler.





1 Year Old!


Last Friday Miles turned one year old!  Growing up way too fast for this Mama!  He is all over the place and into everything.  He's been standing on his own for a few weeks and started taking steps on Saturday.  I know it's just a matter of time before he's chasing after his older brother!  He is a good eater and not too picky yet.  His favorite foods are cantaloupe and any meat.  He's also recently had ice cream and potato chips and LOVES both.  He says "mama", "da da", "bye bye", and signs "all done".  He loves to clap, dance, and copy whatever you're doing.  He likes being outside and in the water.  He has five teeth now and has been a fussy teether for sure!  He has a sweet and tender personality, though and we don't know what we'd do without him!














Oh what a difference a year makes!



Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wines Family Weekend

Just a few weeks ago my family headed back to our favorite lake house for our annual Wines family weekend.  We didn't plan much as far as scheduled activities since the entertainment coordinator (me) had been having issues with vertigo and knew I was about to have surgery.  It was a relaxing time though, and I think everyone enjoyed the weekend away.  The kids enjoyed the hot tub, sprinkler, playing in the sand, and watching movies.  The adults cooked, read, and relaxed on the deck.