Saturday, February 13, 2016

Aunties and Birthdays and...Go Broncos!!!

Between aunties and cousins visiting, a birthday celebration and the Broncos winning the Super Bowl, we've had lots to celebrate over the last couple of weeks!  My sister, Savannah, and her son, Bane, came out to visit the day after my official retirement.  It was fun to have the little cousins playing together.  We went to the Mall of America for Toddler Tuesday and even rode some kiddie rides, which was a huge hit!  Then we drove home for 2 hours in the biggest snowstorm of the year (a drive that should have taken 25 minutes.)  But we got to play in the snow the next day, and I made snow ice cream with Lyla - a childhood tradition I remember loving.  L was not impressed by the flavor and ended up adding salt and pepper.  She was going for savory and sweet, I guess.

The morning of Lyla's birthday and party Auntie Alycia and her daughter, Brailyn, came into town.  Savannah and Bane didn't leave until that evening, so we had lots of family in town to celebrate!  The party was at a local indoor park, and the kids had a blast.  I tried talking Lyla into some "sensible" clothes, but she could not be deterred from her fancy party dress.  :) 

We surprised Lyla with an Elsa cake at the party.  All she saw before the party was the frosted cake, which she found to be totally anticlimactic.  She'd lost her Elsa doll when we went ice skating in December, so when the new doll showed up at the party she was so excited.  :)  Thanks to all our friends that came to celebrate!

The next day was the best day of Ryan's life, I'm pretty sure.  I mean, forget the whole wedding and baby thing, the Broncos won the SUPER BOWL!!!  We had a little get together, naturally.  Two parties in one weekend?  No big deal.  But we kept it low key, and then woke up the entire neighborhood when Ryan and Lyla ran screaming through the streets with our Broncos flag.  In shorts.

Here are some photos of all the fun!  :)

- K

toddler tuesday

ridin' rides

we happened upon Blue - who is one of sis' favorites.  :)

helpers making birthday cakes

4th birthday!

cupcakes for breakfast :)

both girls were thrilled to see Goan!

this is when Evie spotted Goan.  :)

I made a measuring stick to start recording the girls' heights on their birthdays :)

Brailyn trying on L's new Rapunzel wig.  I think she's feelin' it.  :)

getting ready for the big game!

family selfie...minus L

I'm honestly shocked there were no holes in the walls after this happened...

1 comment:

  1. Happy 4th birthday to sweet little princess! My niece is also turning 7 next month. I am looking for some good venues in NYC as I will be with her after 4 years and want to give her a surprise party which she would remember for long.