The weather has officially become spring/summer here in MD, which means a few of my absolute favorite activities are back - sitting on the deck late at night reading/relaxing/catching up on tv shows on the laptop and our nightly evening walks after dinner. Since those June nights in 2011 after Georgia came home from the NICU, we've loved our family walks around the neighborhood after dinner!
|Wahoo for after dinner walks and beautiful summer nights!|
It feels like we've been celebrating Georgia's birthday for months at this point and I still haven't recapped the child's ACTUAL birthday party... So here goes!
Nick and I snuck out a few nights before the party to pick up balloons and party supplies. Georgia was beyond thrilled to wake up to a house filled with balloons! In fact, that could have been the extent of the party and she would have been thrilled with life.
|Mickey & Minnie!!|
|Checking out her balloons with Mimi, who flew in for the party!|
|The bow was made out of rice krispie treats!!!|
|Georgia's mini cake just for her!|
Of course, it's not a party without a few decorations...
Since Georgia has been Minnie/Mickey obsessed for the past 6 months or so, our theme was pretty easy to pick this year! Thankfully, it was much easier to find items for that theme after last year's desperate search for anything Bubble Guppies related!
|Georgia's grape skewers; Pink buckets for our little lady attendees and red for the boys; Popcorn goodies; Drink buffett|
|Ready for her party!|
Of course, we had plenty of yummy treats!! Thank goodness for Etsy and all the wonderful ideas, like Donald's Drink Bar, Hot Diggity Hot Dogs, Pluto's Popcorn, etc. If you're looking for any of the paper products, check out the seller, Oohlalovely on Etsy.
|Nick may have wanted to kill me when I made him cut out all the rice krispie treats using a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter for our "Mouse Krispie Treats"|
No party is complete without lots of friends and family to join in on the fun. Thank you to everyone who joined us for Georgia's party, including all her little friends from the neighborhood and school!
|Loving her "3" balloon!|
I've figured out the key to rounding up a group of kids quickly - just yell, "Cake time!!"
Those trick candles were still a hit...
The little diva definitely enjoyed her party!
After our guests left, Georgia relaxed for a bit in lieu of a nap and then had a blast unwrapping all of her presents. It was non-stop gift opening all week long. Thank you to all of our friends and family for all the cards and presents that arrived from near and far. Georgia is one lucky and blessed little girl.
|Thanking Mimi for her new bike!|
|Loving her new baby elephant, Winks, from Papa; New Bubble Guppies stickers; Checking out a new book; Digging into a bag|
|Lots of new clothes, books and toys!|
Of course, Georgia wanted to open every present and start playing with toys immediately!
|Checking out her new ride|
|New princess playdough from Becky, Conrad & Baby John!|
|The birthday girl|
|Mimi & G having a "birthday party" for her beloved friend, Looch the dog!|
It must have been a memorable day because she was still singing "Happy birthday" to herself later that night... for quite awhile!