Monday, November 05, 2007

Ahoy mateys!




Gearing up for Yosef and Biniam's birthday party this Friday night--they just turned three on October 28th. We're having a pirate party and our kids are SO excited! Every day Anna asks, "Is the pirate party tonight?" In spite of the fact that I waited WAY too long to mail out invitations, people are actually coming and I'm really looking forward to it. It'll be extra festive because people are coming dressed as pirates if they want to.




I really wanted sweet Kaitlyn to have something "pirate-ish" to wear but couldn't find anything, so I bought these great iron-on transfers at Michaels and ironed a big skull/crossbones onto a long-sleeved white onesie. Would have turned out perfect, except my iron has steam holes on it! I read all of the instructions (which were rather extensive) but it said nothing about that. (I'd never done transfers before, obviously.) SO FRUSTRATING, but hopefully she'll still look okay--I think I'm going to try to doctor it up a little. It's just on the black part.




I've had fun finding stuff to put in the goody bags, like temporary tattoos, gaudy rings, and other assorted loot for kids. My kids' parties are always just big get-togethers at our home--I don't plan games or structured activities at this point. I figure kids this little just like to eat food and run around. I realize this may have the potential to be boring, but my kids always seem to have fun. I also like to do evening parties, because my kids are pretty much exhausted if it's close to nap-time.




Anyhow that's what I've been up to lately. I'll post Halloween pics sometime soon, too. We've been enjoying these yummy Halloween funfetti cupcakes that I made for the kids this past weekend (what is it about boxed cakemix/frosting that tastes so good?! The frosting is actually orange...food photography is not my strong suit!)




10 comments:

Joy said...

we're coming to your party! and we're excited. i'm working on the pirate gear, but the outlook is grim. i'm too cheap to buy, so...we'll see. kaitlyn's onesie is so cute! you should make t-shirts and sell them :)

Brianna Heldt said...

joy i'm so glad! not to worry, not everyone will be dressed up (and i wouldn't expect anyone to buy that's for sure! we'll hand out the little goody bags at the beginning so every kid can have a tattoo and ring and therefore feel like a pirate. :))

you know i think i know someone who sells those shirts and is really good at it. and hers don't have weird steam-hole-marks on them!!! :)

Anonymous said...

The onesie is darling!! Just a friendly word of advice...you can see what your home address is if you click on the picture. Don't want the wrong person to know where you live :) :) We are all honest people around here though!

Rachel said...

I've wondered about the address thing too, but with our address being listed and our first and last names easily figured out from our blog, it's pretty much public information anyway.

I love Kaitlyn's outfit! Bandanas are good pirate gear and they are pretty cheap at Michael's.

Brianna Heldt said...

rachel that's kinda what i figured about the invite (i'd thought maybe it was so blurry no one could tell for sure but i guess not). at any rate what with google and the internet, you can pretty much find anyone.

yeah i'm trying not to be too bitter about the steam holes on the onesie. i agree, i think i'll have to hit up michaels for a pink bandana!

Jeannett Gibson said...

LOVE the shirt! So cute! Man, I'm gonna have to scrounge something up for the H-Man...hmmmm...

Oh yea, and we'll be there! I'm so bad about RSVPing...

Brianna Heldt said...

well jeannett, you may not have rsvp'd, but you're one rockin' table hostess! heehee! so glad you guys are coming, and thanks again for saving me a seat tonight.

Lara said...

I'm SOOO sad we won't be there.
=( I was so looking forward to dressing up as a pirate. *sigh*

Hey, by the way, thanks for the reminder about the Inn at Morro Bay. I had forgotten, but I now vividly remember that story and we will not be staying there. Yikes!

Kristen Borland said...

so bummed out that we missed the shindig. did i rsvp? i doubt it. we were out of town (see blog). i love the invites though. super cute!

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