Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Go Bananas!!!

I decided to do a monkey/banana theme for Gracyn's 2nd birthday party. The girl LOVES bananas so why not?! I started getting ideas a couple of months ago but time kind of snuck up on me. I didn't start getting things together til the week before. I felt like it turned out very nicely though. We decided to keep it small since we are saving up for the wedding (that's so weird to say.) All that matters is that Gracyn had a wonderful time...which I think she did!

After last year's cake fiasco, I decided to give Shelby Lynn's another chance....they did not disappoint! I was very happy with the cake. At least the pink was actually pink, not maroon!

                                                     I thought this sign was very fitting!

                                                    Gracyn loved her monkey balloon!

                                                                  I love this picture!

                                                        Aunt KK was a great help!
     Modeling her new backpack from Nonna! I'm looking forward to her carrying her own stuff now!
                                                 Taking a spin on her new tricycle!
Making a wish!

Lounging on her new strawberry beanbag chair while hugging her new Cabbage Patch Doll!

Gracyn has such wonderful family and friends that came to share her birthday party with her. She got some fun gifts that she plays with every night! Thanks to everyone that came! We love you all!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba!

Gracyn LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba! The first time we watched it, Clint and I were like, "Whoa, this show is weird and she isn't allowed to watch it." Then before we knew it YGG became a family favorite! I still think it's an odd show, but it teaches good life lessons to kids and the songs are very catchy.

When I heard Yo Gabba Gabba Live was coming to Tulsa I was so excited and just had to take Gracyn! Even if it meant missing the homecoming game. Katie was just as excited about taking the outfit planning began! : )

Katie, Eric, and Caroline got to the house about 9:30. Eric and Clint were planning on spending the day together watching football then heading over to the stadium to watch the Hogs take on South Carolina. Us girls headed out to Tulsa. First stop...Cheesecake Factory! MY FAVORITE!!!

We were a few minutes late to the show. Once we got there and got sat down Gracyn was wide eyed and in awe of what she saw on stage! After a few minutes, I stood her up on the ground and all of sudden she was doing the, "Jump, Shake, Shimmy them Out!" dance! Her and Caroline loved it!

I Love Bugs!

Doing a little dance!

Hugging each other after the show!

Enjoying a treat after the show. Honestly, this is the only way we could get them to sit still long enough for a picture together.

After the show, we stood in line to get them a YGG toy and a concert tee. This was a little stressful. The girls were full of energy and just wanted to run around! Needless to say, they were crashed  out on the way home!

Checking out Muno while we waitied in line for a concert t-shirt!

So....for those of  you who might find this funny. Eric insisted that we use Katie's GPS on her phone to get us there and back. I wrote directions out on how to get there, but not how to get back. Katie's GPS got us there just fine so I figured we would get home, no problems.  Before we left Tulsa, I put my address on the GPS and we were on our way. Katie and I tend to talk A LOT when we are driving and it's not uncommon for us to miss our exit. However, with Katie's GPS we were given a few seconds warning when our exit or turn was coming up. So we were set on our way home. Before we know it, we are in the middle of nowhere. All we could see was farmland. I said, "Katie, I don't think this is the right way." She said somethign along the lines of the GPS hasn't told us to turn around. I got my phone out and pulled up the GPS. Sure enough....we were WAY out or route. Seeing as how Clint is from Tulsa area, I called  him for help.  It was about 5:30 so I figured he would be in the stadium but hoped he would answer. He answered. I told him what had happened and where we were at. He asked where were and I said Highway 28. He exact words were, "Hnnn, I don't know where that is. I left Eric at the tailgate, I'm trying to sale 2 tickets, and find Bill. Wait, Bill is calling. I got to go." and then he hung up!!!! So he wasn't much help at all! I told Katie to pull over at this little station we were coming  up to. Seriously, it was a place straight out of a serial killer movie! There was even a big scary guy staring us down as we passed by!!!! We just kept on going. Creeper! We followed the blue dot on my GPS and finally made it back to 412! The point of this is....don't rely on GPS or Clint for help!

On the way home, we stopped at Buffalo Wild Wings to get some take out. We had planned on being home in time for kick off, but our scenic detour put us behind about 45 minutes. We got home towards the end of the 2nd quarter. Hogs won!!!

Modeling their new shirts and giving kisses to Foofa's!

Overall it was a great day! Gracyn and Caroline had a blast! Katie and I had a great time! But most importantly.....
Clint and Eric had a fabulous man-date!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Looks like it's about time to convert to a toddler bed!

I dropped the side of the crib one morning to get her out of bed and forgot to put it back up. Gracyn decided she would try to crawl in bed herself. I think we will be converting to a toddler bed once she turns two....which is in only two weeks!!!

*** Disclaimer: she cannot do this when the crib side is up. So none of you grandmas need to worry that I'm leaving the crib side down so my child can flip it on her own. : )

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Just a few shots of my little bumble bee! We started the night off with a little dinner at Chick-fil-a, then went to see Daddy at work. We stopped by G-rise and Shannon's then to Aunt Jeffie's. Gracyn went to about four houses to do a little trick or treating then handed out candy to a few kids. She thought handing out candy was so funny! Every time a group of kids came to the door she would run that way saying, "Come here!" She wanted me to see what was going on too! She would just giggle at all the kids dressed up. After they would leave she would grab a piece of candy from the candy bowl put it in her bag.

Headed out to get some candy!

Such a big girl!