Jun 23, 2011

You're My Favorite Deputy! Carsen's 3rd Birthday Party

Turning 3... so many emotions are tied up into that statement. We are proud of the little boy Carsen is becoming. Underneath the "tow head", blue eyed, pasty white boy exterior there is a genuine loving boy. Following around Travis is his favorite thing to do. He enjoys helping T with any project. Whether it's changing light bulbs, planting flowers, pulling weeds, hanging a picture, Carsen is right there to hand him a tool and ask "why do that?" Or if he doesn't understand what you are saying, he says... "what you said?' It totally cracks us up. He's very curious about everything going on around him and he doesn't miss a thing. Tricking him is becoming more of a challenge. He is already quite witty. This will go one way or the other... Ha! Ha! I love every minute we spend together. Carsen knows his role as big brother and he takes it seriously {even if Chloe feels otherwise} They are the best of friends and I hope it always stays that way.

His latest obsession has been the Toy Story Trilogy. What better way to celebrate his 3rd birthday. This party was super fun to decorate {minus the concussion and black eye}. I actually made most of the things instead ordering them on ESTY. That was a shout out to myself. TOOT TOOT. Lol. Thanks to my mom, Ulli and Mary for helping put my vision together.

The Invitation

Food Table...

Watering Hole...

Mantel... the drawings here are from Andy's room in the original Toy Story. The banner was purchased on Esty.

My First Subway Art...
Thank you favors...

Drink Dispenser labels... One was "alcolholc" and the other was just tea... LOL! Long story.

Cake was from Market Street decorated by me.

My sweet sister Mary made the banner. Love having this talent in the family! Notice the army men coming down from the light... just a little touch from the movie.

Alien cupcakes made by Emily and decorated by Emily, Mary and Tamra. Thanks girls!

And now the actual party. The inside was for food and eating and the entertainment was outside. The weather wasn't as bad as last year. Everyone was able to enjoy the pool and other water activities.

Sweet Nash and sister Presley

The kiddos enjoying the movie Toy Story while eating "Pizza Planet" Pizza. (shhh... it was really Little Caesars )

We had around 40 kids from a month up to 7 yrs old. Everyone had a great time!

Kimmy and Braydon... Did you plan your outfits?

Krissy and Addison. I think she was the youngest there.

Aunt Myssy and Peyton

"Can someone PLEASE help me?!

G'Ulli, G'Clo, G'Aunt Jane

Katie and Kylie

Birthday Boy enjoying the pool!

The Neighby's

Birthday Cake Time... And yes he sang along! He loved that it was finally being sung to him!

Chloe Bear taking a rest. Partying can be exhausting.

Late night with Landon and Ava

I see future trips to the ER. Thanks Hampshires!

Birthday brunch with the family. This was his actual Birthday.

Chloe enjoying her some icecream!
Thank you to everyone who helped Carsen celebrate his 3rd birthday. He still talks about it. We are blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. XOXO

Amanda and Travis