Monday, May 25, 2009

sugar coated day

If pictures could talk, or if 3 year old kiddos could stop long enough, they would say this party was totally awesome!! Bubbles, Craft time (putting together foam animals & painting) and all you can eat cake--what more could lil fancy pants ask for?
patiently waiting We sang the birthday song Avery style... 'Happy Birthday to you... cha cha cha. Happy Birthday to you... cha cha cha!...'
Make a wish...
After the sugar kicked in... this face made it all worth it!

On the menu we had fruit kabobs and the yummiest fruit dip, chips and salsa, veggies and dip, pink lemonade... and lots of treats!
Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us!! ♥ and the rain for being somewhat cooperative!

70 comments:

Bethany said...

awww! happy bday to Avery!!! great photos! looks like a beautiful day & a fun time was had by all!! can i ask you where you got Averys so so neat yellow skirt & that awesome butterfly tank top?? that outfit is just oh my goodness SOOOOO incredibley precious!!! i really think i MUST MUST have it for my little girl! LOL!!! oh maybe not MUST, but well, ya know :) I need it! :) heehee! have a great memorial day!!

mai said...

Happy B-Day! Simply Beautiful :)

EmmaJ said...

Oh, what a fun looking party! I love her big yellow skirt.

Ally0005 said...

Do tell where you got Avery's outfit from?
Also, is this in your back yard or at a park? Is that a picnic table you painted white?
One more question where did you get those paper flowers hanging from the tree is that from martha stewart? Ok enough questions have a great day. And Happy birthday to Avery!

susette said...

She is just delightful and precious!

debevans said...

Isn't being a MOM the best gift EVER? Did you make her cute little cake? All the food looks so yummy!!! I too like the paper flowers and her yellow skirt! Glad it didn't rain...it's been raining everyday for a week down here in the South! :(

Jenn N said...

What a great day...and those cupcakes look delish!
Oh, and I loved her invite. So amazing.

Rachel said...

SO cute! This looks like a beautiful and fun party. Avery looks like she had a blast!

Anonymous said...

Avery's pictures are so beautiful! What a great day for a party! it looks like she had such a great time! She is a sweetheart!!!

love,
lori c.

elizabeth said...

Bethany said... can i ask you where you got Averys so so neat yellow skirt & that awesome butterfly tank top??

Hi Bethany,

the skirt was made by my sister's sister in law.

I just emailed her to see if she is still making them I know she stopped for a while so I will get back to you...

elizabeth said...

Ally0005 said... Do tell where you got Avery's outfit from?
Also, is this in your back yard or at a park? Is that a picnic table you painted white?
One more question where did you get those paper flowers hanging from the tree is that from martha stewart?

Hi Ally
I answered your first question above...
The party was in our backyard
the table and bench are from IKEA
The paper flowers are Martha Stewart Pom Poms kit (makes 5 total)
thanks!! :)

elizabeth said...

debevans said...
Isn't being a MOM the best gift EVER? Did you make her cute little cake?

Yes it is!!! :) and no I didn't make her little cake I got it at a local bakery. love baby cakes!

thanks

Dionne said...

Oh, looks like the kidlets had fun! What a sweet party!

felicia said...

Such a fun party! will you share the fruit dip recipe?

Anonymous said...

What a perfect idea to have one of those small cakes for a childs birthday. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun.

--Marilyn
Northern VA

Jenna said...

What a beautiful girl! Happy Birthday Avery!

Myra said...

It seems that a little someone had a wonderful party! Happy birthday to your daughter. Everything looks beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Kit said...

Parties are so much fun...and so much work! I'm glad you could come over on Sunday to relax a bit and let me feed you all. You planned and executed a perfect party...resisted the urge to invite too many 3 year olds, planned perfect activities with an easy flow, beautiful setting and lots of love all around!

You definitely created a memory for all of us, including little guest Jane: "Dis is my fust buthday pahty eveh!"

Thank you Collin and LIz! And Avery, thank you for sharing your special day with us!

hugs, Gigi

Emilie Ahern said...

What a gorgeous girl!
happy birthday kiddo!

Michelle aGuilar said...

Oh so sweet and the last one looks like it could be in a magazine just like when you were. Hey like mommy like daughter right?
Everything looked wonderful!
Glad you had a great day full of fun!

stephanie howell said...

she is beautiful. everything was just precious. happy birthday, sweet avery!

Vicki Boutin said...

Looks like the perfect day!!! Happy Birthday, pretty girl!

How are you, my friend??

s a n s k u :) said...

Thumbs up!

PamperingBeki said...

What a sweet party.

Good job, Mom. :)

She looks adorable!

Stacy Milford said...

SUPER CUTE photos! TFS!!! They grow up so fast...being the mama of 2 teenage sons...I can tell you to hold on tight...time flies, but wonderful memories are made along the way!!!

Michelle Vandepol said...

beautiful cupcakes on the stand and mini cake! borrowing those ideas for the summer birthdays coming up :)

Tausha said...

Would you mind telling me the name of the local bakery where you got her cake? My son turns 1 on June 20 and I wanted something small, simple and cute and Avery's cake is that and more. Thank You!

Dani said...

Looks like a fabulous party!!!

Mindy said...

So cute!! Happy birthday to the sweetie.. she is a darling!
Now I feel somewhat bad praying for the rain :0

Sara Ancich said...

Too too cute. Is it her bangs that make her look so grown up? Looks like it was right out of a magazine. Happy Memorial Day, Liz.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to Avery! Her party looked delicious! What fun...hope she had a great time.

travelingmama said...

Happy Birthday to Avery! Is there a better way to celebrate your day?

elizabeth said...

Tausha, I got the cake at Flour Girls and Dough Boys in American Fork. They have the yummiest stuff!

wren said...

happy birthday to Avery! Hey Liz - you get on facebook about as much as me which is hardly ever! I needed to know what size shirt to send you but I assume a small and I am sending this week. Email me if you get a chance at wrendavid@hotmail.com and let me know this is the right size. Thanks - happy happy birthday

Cassie said...

Happy Birthday Avery. It looks like she had a great time at her party. I remember my daughter's 3rd birthday party, and now I'm planning her 9th! I'm loving how she's into retro 70's things and wants a happy face birthday party...I'll have fun with that one.

ARob said...

Of course her party would be perfect! I bet you made that gorgeous cake & decorations hanging from the tree too!! Happy Birthday Avery!!

Ann-Marie said...

Happy Birthday to Avery! I love the paper decorations hanging from the trees - how magical! Looks like a beautiful day!

Anonymous said...

Such cute photos!!!
Liz, can you let us know what the name of the pink script font is that you used for Avery's invitations?
Thanks!

Christiane said...

Sorry, I hit the return button before I entered my name. That previous Anonymous post is from Christiane

abbiejsmith said...

So cute! The two of you sure make cute kids!! :)

elizabeth said...

yes, the font is called pee pee pants from dafont.com

:)

it's a cute one!

Meri said...

Hi Avery,Happy Birthday, looks like you had a great time. Yes like every one else, love the outfit and the paper flowers??? Any chance of details where they are from? I am from Australia and just love all the beautiful ideas you have. Many thanks Meri

Meri said...

Hi Avery,Happy Birthday, looks like you had a great time. Yes like every one else, love the outfit and the paper flowers??? Any chance of details where they are from? I am from Australia and just love all the beautiful ideas you have. Many thanks Meri

Brooke Premo said...

Precious party! (and I'm so glad I now know about your blog!)

Christiane said...

Thanks for the font name, Elizabeth!

Ana said...

CUTIES! How fun. :)

Alison said...

Happy Birthday Avery. And tell your Mommy that I always think your sister and you are super cute, but your birthday outfit was the bestest ever!

Keely Yowler said...

LOVE these adorable birthday pics! Happy birthday, Avery!

Merri said...

Looks like a wonderful party! I have been admiring and reading your blog for some time now. I just love reading it! I was just wondering...who takes all the wonderful photos of you and your husband and also of you and your girls? They are always amazing...I need to take more of husband and myself! I am always taking photos of my children, but need to do more of me and me and my husband :-) Thanks for sharing!!

Bethany said...

i'm keeping my fingers crossed that ur sis-in-law is still making the skirts LOL! thanks for checking for me Elizabeth!

Jane said...

Wow! Just BEAUTIFUL.......dreamy!

Colby said...

Such fun photos...and a hapy birthday girl! Please share your yummy fruit dip recipe!!! Gotta love those Martha Stewart pom poms---just used those a few weeks ago for my sister's college grad party. So festive!

Anonymous said...

It looks like Avery had a great birthday. What did you do to your photos before you posted them? They look great!

Sally said...

A great birthday. I can remember the day my daughter turned 3. The pictures are wonderful. Do you run your pictures through Adobe before posting them? I love the color and lack of shadows.

Scrappyhour said...

Love all the candid shots! You've probably answered this before on your blog, but what camera do you use to take those great pics? I am looking to buy a new camera and I have limited camera knowledge, but I do want one with very little delay since I have an almost 2 year old and a 3 year old.

Lacey said...

That look on her face while she's waiting is so funny!!
Cute party!

P.S. Tell Collin the grass looks great! If he's anything like my husband it will make his day. What is it with guys and the yard???

lohersh said...

Avery is so, so beautiful. What a sweetie.

Mary and Ryan said...

What a cute party!!She is such a beautiful, sweet little girl. Happy Birthday Avery, we love you!

Rebekah Williams said...

Hey Elizabeth. Geez -- everything is so gorgeous. Can I BE you when I grow up? :)

If your sister's sis-in-law isn't making the skirts anymore, could I get a pattern number/some details so I could make it myself? Too cute!

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

SO SAD WE MISSED IT :(

Missy Luukkonen said...

Adorable! Everything about it, the kids, the party decor, that dress!! I love your blog, and so you have been tagged on mine, check it out to see why! :)

tina said...

Elizabeth!

What a CUTE party! :) I made the pom pom flowers for my Emma's 4th birthday on May 3! I decided to suck it up and make them myself rather than good ol' Martha kits... try it next time! :) easy and CHEAP!! I made big and small - all hot pink and white. Girls are so fun! Anyway, Happy Happy Birthday to Avery!

tina

Shanna said...

happy birthday Avery girl! Liz you and your cute kids! You are such a fun mom. your kids are lucky!

LilyHaven said...

That looks like the perfect party! I'm planning my sons 3rd birthday party as we speak. His party will be next Saturday. I can't believe he's growing up so fast (I'm sure you can relate). :)

Hugs,
Shannon

Joanna Goddard said...

the "patiently waiting" photo is SO cute!!! this birthday party was really lovely :) joannaxoxo

jen renee said...

adorable! we sing the 'cha cha cha' version too (my neices taught it to me.) then we sing 'skip around the room, skip around the room, we won't shut up till you skip around the room.' I don't know where that came from...

happy b-day to you and your little sweetie. :)

Martinaaaaaa said...

ohhh she is so gorgeous!!:)

traceyjb said...

Absolutely adorable party! I just found the MS pom-pom kit (same colors) at Wal-Mart in the clearance isle for $5.00! I happened to be walking by and eyed these - so funny because I just looked them up on-line and they were 19.99. Of course I grabbed them for my daughters party in August :) Thanks for the great ideas as usual!!

Dawnie said...

Question: does Collin have a flower on his head or is that a flower hanging from the tree that just LOOKS like it's on his head???

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