Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hailey's 1st Birthday Puppy Party

So apparently I completely forgot to blog about the details of Hailey's 1st birthday party... back in July 2012. Shame on me. Well, I guess better late than never, right?

And what made me think of it? Well, I'm starting to plan her 2nd birthday party.

Yes, 3 months early.

And yes we have decided on a theme and although we are excited about her party, we are NOT excited about her growing up so fast. I wish I could freeze time for awhile and enjoy her at this age a little longer.She is just so fun right now and I love to see her learn and grow everyday.

So here are the details on Hailey's 1st Birthday Party!

The theme was a "Puppy Party!" Anyone who knows us, or has snooped around this blog, knows that we have 4 dogs. Yes 4. We are big animal/dog lovers, so it seemed fitting since she wasn't into anything yet, such as Dora or Elmo. You can see the invite HERE!

This was her outfit for the day (pre birthday cake!

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There were lots of family and friends that made it.

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Hanging out with Godmother/Auntie Amie.

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Saying Hi to Gramma Kimmy and Ben (top). Meadow (middle) also came to play, as well as the Horton Family and Kally (bottom).

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These were some of the decorations I put up around the house.

I found the balloons from an online store and based the color theme off of those.

I found inspiration from websites and blogs for the decorations and food ideas. 

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I decided to do a chocolate fountain.

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I wanted to incorporate the theme somehow into the food, so I had a variety of snacks.

Top:
"Pup-cakes" = Cupcakes
"Bark" = Almond Bark that I made with sprinkles.
"Bow-wow-nies" = Brownies

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Middle:
"Chew Sticks" = Pretzel Rods
"Scooby Snacks" = The graham crackers that are in the shape of bones.
"Pup-corn" = Popcorn

Bottom:
"Dog Food" = A bowl of cocoa puffs
"Puppy Chow" = I used the regular recipe for Puppy Chow.
And sugar cookies shaped as paw prints and bones.

Her cake was in the shape of a paw print.

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She received a ton of great gifts from everyone!

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One of her favorites was her shopping cart. She was obsessed.

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It took her awhile to get into her cake, but as you can see she loved it.

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We gave her a quick bath afterwards and she was energized and ready to go again.

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I made "Doggy Bags" for all the kids as they left.

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It was such a great day to see everyone and hang-out for awhile, talk, catch-up, laugh and eat some tasty treats.

Thank you to everyone that came to our house and helped us celebrate Hailey's 1st birthday!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

365 Photoaday Challenge {February 2013}

Here is the month of February for my personal Photoaday 365 Challenge.

Follow along with me on Instagram @MrsMamaD

#day32 #Feb1 Family photoshoot day. #sexydaddy ##photoaday365

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#day33 #Feb2 Happening more and more every week. #toddler #pottytime #photoaday365

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#day34 #feb3 A handful of my favorites for the Superbowl. #friends #photoaday365

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#day35 #feb4 Just a girl in her Puma track suit. #photoaday365

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#day36 #feb5 Updated my twitter with my new look. Still lovin it. #socialmedia

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#day37 #feb6 Me & @kallyjo_ at the Lady Gaga concert. #photoaday365

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#day38 #feb7 First pair of cowgirl boots & Elmo slippers. #photoaday365

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#day39 #feb8 Laying in Daddy's spot watching cartoons. #photoaday365

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#day40 #feb9 Baked pasta dish. Yummy in my tummy. #photoaday365

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#day41 #feb10 Four in the bed and the Mama said... #photoaday365 #puppies

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#day42 #feb11 Hubs is letting me take the new car. @bigdradio #photoaday365

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#day43 #feb12 A little @shopkikilarue on this hump day. #photoaday365

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#day44 #feb13 Beyonce in July! Yes please! #crazyinlove #photoaday365

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#day45 #feb14 Even after 10 years he still knows how to surprise me. He surprised me at work with lunch with him & Hailey, along with colorful roses and a new Coach purse! #luckywifeandmama #photoaday365

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#day46 #feb15 Hanging out in her chair eating a snack. #photoaday365

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#day47 #feb16 Me dancing & drinking at Babes. #twofistingit

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#day48 #feb17 We signed up at Lifetime over the weekend, so naturally I had to go shopping for new workout clothes. #photoaday365

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#day49 #feb18 Bath time for H = catch up on social media time for Mama. #photoaday365

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#day50 #feb19 Bruno Mars. Can't wait! #photoaday365

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#day51 #feb20 First night back at the gym. First time trying Zumba. I'm gonna feel it tomorrow. I'm so outta shape. #photoaday365

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#day52 #feb21 This is becoming a regular morning occurrence. H wakes early, put her in bed with Daddy, while Mommy gets ready for work. #photoaday365

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#day53 #feb22 Wearing my "sassy" pants today. #photoaday365 #red #sassy

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#day54 #feb23 Gramma Kimmy got Hailey a new Dora toddler bed! #photoaday365 #love

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#day55 #feb24 Found a stray and got it back home to its owner. #gooddeed #photoaday365

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#day56 #feb25 Now THIS is a good mail day. #erincondren #scentsy #elf

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#day57 #feb26 Can't believe my punkin is 20 months old today! #photoaday365

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#day58 #feb27 Love being able to listen to @1013kdwb while tanning. #photoaday365

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#day59 #feb28 Love getting emails like this. Makes me feel good. #photoaday365

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Stay tuned for March!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Life Lately {December 2012}

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Today is my Dad's birthday. We had dinner at Birdtown in Robbinsdale. They have great food, are affordable and so family friendly. We all love it. Even little miss H as you can see loves her grilled cheese and french fries. Oh the simple pleasures in life.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

We took Hailey to visit Santa. I thought she was going to be OK, with no tears.

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Wrong. There were tears. My favorite is the picture in the middle. Sheer panic. Am I horrible for laughing?

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Classic crying with Santa picture.

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I think every kid needs to have a picture like this with Santa.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

KDWB Jingle Ball was tonight.You can see my post about that HERE!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

I did a wedding in St. Cloud. You can see my post about it HERE!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In all my spare time (haha), I had been packing up for our move. We met the owner of our new rental house tonight and got the keys! We were so excited to get going.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Moving Day 1: We borrowed Wayne's cousins trailer and then had a bunch of vehicles.

This was at our current house.

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This was at our new house with trip #1. We moved pretty much all day. It was so nice outside.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Moving Day 2

We just had to move a few more things from the old house to the new and just did some cleaning at the old place. It was a very long two days, but we were excited about our new home. The first thing I did was put up our Christmas tree. It was starting to feel more like home as soon as it was up.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

We did Christmas with just my immediate family. We had a spaghetti dinner, opened presents, then had desert. It took awhile for Hailey to get into the gift opening.

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Hailey's Vikings pillow.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Santa was going to be at Birdtown that evening, so we decided to have dinner there and see if Hailey's second experience with Santa would be different than her first. It was. She didn't cry, but was still VERY nervous.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Wayne had to work the morning of Christmas Eve, so after he got home at about noon, we headed out to my hometown, Clara City, for Christmas with my Mom's side. We went to church, had dinner at my Aunt's house with the whole fam and then drove home late that night. It was so great to spend time with my Grandma who I don't get to see all that much.

Wayne and Hailey in church.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Since we got home so late the night before, we took our time getting ready. We headed over to Wayne's side family Christmas. We usually always spend Christmas Day with his Mom and family. We ate delicious food, opened presents and had lots of laughs.

Hailey opening her stocking at Gramma Kimmy's house. And yes, my Husband is wearing the same shirt two days in a row. Note to self: He needs some new clothes.

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Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve. I worked for part of the day and then I decided to go with Wayne to Babe's that night, so we went and had dinner at my parents house. They always do a surf n turf meal. So yummy!! Hailey stayed with them over night, and I went with the Hubby and met up with Beth & Josh. It was a low-key night, but super fun to catch up with a couple of my favorites!

There's 2012 for you!

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