Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Post Birthday...

The day after the party we woke up and Elic opened his presents. He got LOTS of boy toys which we are so thankful for considering most of our house is covered in princess dresses, kitchen play stuff, strollers, dolls, etc. We greatly appreciate all of the sweet gifts! We have one happy boy :)

Opening presents...
He really got into it :)
He is "raising the roof" he does this when he is happy :)
Watch out!

I can't believe my baby is 2!
Lots of goodies...
Love my babies...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Elic turns 2!

Elic's 2nd Birthday seemed like forever ago! It has hardly been a couple of weeks I am just so behind :) One his actual birthday which was Election Day, we had the day off from school so we started the morning with a yummy family breakfast. Then I took the kids to go play at one of Elic's favorite places (Monkey's Treehouse). On the way home we stopped and grabbed Elic's other favorite (lunch from Oscar's) took naps then when daddy got home from work we opened presents and went to dinner at Mellow Mushroom! It was a jam packed day...

 Opening presents from mommy, daddy and sissy!
 His most favorite present...tractor trucks from daddy!

So fast forward 4 more days on Saturday, November 10th. We had a huge Fall Bash at our house to celebrate friends and Elic's Birthday! When I say huge I mean 90+ people huge! It was insane but SO much fun. We had a chili cookoff for the adults, bonfire with smores, an outdoor movie for the kids, corn hole...it could not have been more perfect and the weather was AMAZING! It was so meant to be...
 Cupcakes! I love how this table turned out :)
 Elic is TWO!
 Chili Cookoff complete with judging cards and a grand prize!

 Love this table too...Smore Love :)
 Smore goods...
 Connor getting the bonfire going...
 Welcome! Let's Have a Ball Y'all!
 This is an overview of the setup...to the left up against the garage we had a movie set up for the kiddos and our side yard was open with the play set to play on. The little kid tables sort of divided areas. The bonfire was on the back side of the black fence and then the chili's were setup starting underneath the basketball goal...the space was perfect!
 Movie area...
 Family photo right before the party begins!
 So excited to celebrate!
 Connor and our soon to be brother in law...Danny!

 Glow sticks for all the kiddos...
 And this is where Elic was during the WHOLE ENTIRE party...
 Grill Man grilling hotdogs for the kiddos...
 As long as he is happy...
 Ellison eating with her friends...
 Future sorority pose ;)

 Watching the movie...
 Singing Happy Birthday!
 Yummy icing...
 Ellison and her sweet friends (Lucy, Audrey and Hadley!)
 Love this girl and her precious family...Mary Ellen, Maitland and me
 GoGo, GJ and Poppy with the birthday boy!
 MeMac with Elic
 Tricycle from Claude!
 New trucks from Aunt Sarah
 Sarah and Ellison
 Aunt Sarah and Uncle Danny with the kiddos
 Tried to get a sibling photo
 My sweet friend Catherine
 Exhausted but proud parents...
 My love who worked so hard for the party setup and cooking!
 Love these two...
 Ellison loves her GJ!
 Connor, Danny and Poppy
Me, Jeff and Sarah
Thank you to everyone for helping with the party and for coming to celebrate our sweet boy! We had an amazing time and I think this might be an annual occurrence!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Finally...Halloween 2012!

After a thousand posts about Halloween here is my actual Halloween post! We continued our tradition of trick or treating with our sweet friends, The Ogle Family! We always get together, eat chili and go trick or treating down on Main Street in downtown Franklin. This year was just as fun as the past 3. We had a muscle man, princess, bumblebee, pirate, Mr. Josh was a garden gnome and Zaylan was a monkey (I think :) He stayed snuggled with his mama the whole time!

Ready for trick or treating with Ava and Asher!
These two are too cute...
Daddy and his pirate
Best friends :)
Ok this was awesome...they close Fair and Main Street down for this trick or treating event. We were all just walking when we heard a band, not just any band though...this group (obviously play the band in high school) got together and just walked up and down the streets playing. There were dressed up so you didn't know exactly who they were but it was SO much fun. Everyone was cheering them on. The kids loved it! Only in Franklin :)
I caught these two holding hands...
Our attempt at a group shot!
Love my Nikki...
The dads...
Elic, daddy and the grumpy old troll...
This is what Elic did the WHOLE night. He did not want to be held, carried or helped. He drug his heavy candy bag everywhere for 2 hours. He wanted to walk the whole time and never showed fear of any costumes. SO not like his sissy...
Family shot on Halloween night...