Grandma Jack and Pop came to visit and so did Brian’s sister and brother-in-law and their kids. We had SO much fun spending time with family. I honestly forgot how much my kids adored their grandma and pop and having them and their cousins here was straight up good for the soul. We played sardines for hours in our house and I couldn’t believe how good my kids were at hiding! I didn’t take many pictures after they got here, I wanted to spend time with them and not behind a camera, but I did get a few shots I thought I’d share to commemorate their birthdays!
The kids’ birthday weekend started off with the most amazing Christmas like Birthday morning ever. I mean… how can a house not just oooze in happiness when there are two gorgeous, and lighted might I add, teepees full of birthday presents? The answer is it can’t. It was amazing. And I’m pretty sure Brian and I now need a teepee for ourselves! You can find the black and white teepee here and the natural arrow teepee here. They are both from the Tnee’s Tpees and I ended up getting the six footers. I spent hours and hours trying to decide what size I wanted and ultimately I felt like splurging on the bigger size was going to be worth it. And it definitely was. My kids are three and five and if the teepees had been any smaller, I’m not sure how much they would have ended up playing in them. This way we can turn the teepees facing each other and they can go back and forth from Savy’s to Boston’s or they can both play in one with enough room to spare. Plus they make me happy seeing them in our living room and they hide toys flawlessly. Win win!
Decorations: Dream Catcher | Tassel Garland Tutorial | similar Sheepskin Rugs (I got mine at Home Goods for $50 each. I debated on getting the cheaper fake ones but these are so soft and I know they’re going to last through massive amounts of abuse and photoshoots. Plus they don’t shed. If you can’t afford to splurge right now here are some cheaper ones I’d get!) | White Lights | Burlap Banner – just cut triangles out of burlap from target and hot glued twine to the backs.
^^ almost a month later and she’s still entirely obsessed with this hello kitty airplane set. Thanks gma Jack!
^^ He CRACKS me up. The passion in his tiny little body is out of this world. I got him these Alphabet Transformer Letters that he plays with at the library and I knew he was going to freak out when he opened them. He’ll sit for hours and just transform them in his tent. Best present evvver!
^^ her birthday crown (still available from Wynne Marie Ink) she got when she was little. Best tradition ever – she looks forward to wearing it all year!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for ya! I’m sad our family has left but it’ll just make it that much more special when they come out again when the twins are born. Plus hosting is a little bit stressful… cleaning, grocery store trips, meal prep, baking… speaking of baking. I’m dishing this tomorrow:
The half frozen half TMNT cake! It only took me a thousand hours but it was totally worth it in the end! Until tomorrow, happy Friday!