Monday, August 11, 2008

The aftermath...

Well, i'm happy to report that Tony's birthday bash was a smashing success! Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves, especially my hubby :-) The kids probably had a little too much fun as evidenced by the state of my house and yard yesterday. Yikes! We found several watermelon rinds in Noah's room, there are board game pieces all throughout the house, and pretty much every room looked like a tornado hit it. Us adults spent the whole evening out on the deck, and the kids spent a large portion of the night outside as well - we set up Noah's spiderman inflatable bouncer outside (it's normally in the playroom) as well as an inflatable chalkboard and his trampoline. But kids will be kids, and they were apparantly itching to explore the inside of the house, too! The party started at 4:30, and the last group of people left around midnight - 4 families of neighbors outlasted everyone else. We even let Noah stay up the entire party since his friends were there, too! He has never stayed up that late before! Needless to say, everyone was tired yesterday.

Here is Noah with one of tony's best friends:




Tony insisted he didn't want a birthday cake, so I put candles in the dessert I made him (my mom's Trifle recipe... his favorite). I still found a way to get the Birthday song in there, lol! Me with some of the neighbors:
Today was a fun day, too. We had a playdate at the "airport park." It's a little playground right across the street from BWI Airport, and you can see the planes right after they've taken off and right before they land. The kids love it there, and it's very cool to see the planes so low over our heads.


In scrappy news, today was a fabulous mail day for me! I got a big 'ole box from Create My Keepsake. This month's sponsor is Paper Trunk, so not only did I get several lines of Paper Trunk, some of their stamps and their chipboard wheel, but I also got CMK's September kit ahead of time for me to have fun with, too. I can't wait to play!

Hope everyone had a wonderful start to their week! I can't believe how quickly summer is coming to an end...

17 comments:

LoRi said...

Awesome photos. Can't wait to see what you create with your new goodies!

Anabelle said...

Your pictures are always so fun. That trifle looks awesome! Can't wait to see your CMK projects. (BTW, you've been tagged! See my blog for details...)

TatumW said...

looks like you had an awesome time! you have been partying hard lately LOL...lucky you :) !! Can;t wait to see what you create with your new box of fun! Have a great week. Tatum xx

Nicole said...

Looks like your party was a ton of fun! Great pics!

Charlotte Cramer said...

YAY!!! Glad the party went well!!!! The children looked like they had a blast!!! Can't wait to see what you do with all of your goodies!!!!!

Leslie Ashe said...

OHH I LOVE your pics Staci!! What a FUNNNN party you must have thrown! Have you surfaced from cleaning yet? :)

lisa dickinson said...

Oooooh...trifle! now you HAVE to share the recipe! :)

redoaklines said...

great photos! everyone looks so happy!

~Amie~ said...

you guys seem like such fun, we want to come hang out too! :) love the photos and your kids are so so so adorable! Happy Birthday to your husband!

Jennifer said...

what FUN!!

dannisdoodles said...

oh it looks like you had such a wonderful celebration! how incredibly fun! can NOT wait to see your projects for CMK, I know they'll be AMAZING!

hugs & love!
danni

Staci said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! Happy belated birthday to yor DH!
Staci, you're such a terrific person. Wishing you even more success in the future! :-)

Lucy Edson said...

Looks like a fun party, Staci! Love your photos as always!

It is so fun to get a goody box! Happy Creating this week! :)

Pearl said...

Wow ! terrific party by the sounds & looks ! lol good for you & Tony !

woohoo ! happy mail day ! can't wait to see your creations !

I was so sure my box of new Pink Paislee which I ordered frm CMK would have arrived by now but alas they haven't !

Alexandra said...

your pics are fabulous and your kiddos are totally adorable! I want that trifle recipe, it looks totally yummy!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christine said...

Great photos from your party, Staci! It looks like everyone had a great time! That trifle looks delish...I need to remember to make one sometime soon, too! :)

Wow! You'll be busy having fun with all the stuff you got from CMK! I can't wait to see your projects with the kit and Paper Trunk supplies! Have fun!!!

Michelle StClair said...

Sounds like a total fun party!!!!!!!