Saturday, September 12, 2015
My sister will have my newest nephew in late October/early November. Jaemin is still having trouble understanding why we were having a baby shower when the baby was still 'in there'. This was my first real shower and I wanted it to be elegant for her because she is elegant and she always makes everything nice for others. I'd been planning it for over 2 months and texting my cousin bak and forth so her and my aunt could participate. Luckily, my cousin is younger and knows what people actually do at showers nowadays, so she took care of games, prizes and eatery. My aunt brought some good fruit and monkey bread. I made egg casserole, french toast casserole and got the decorations and cupcakes.
A girl at work made some cupcakes that I had found a picture of I wanted them nice and simple, so she just did white cake mix with white icing and made pretty, simple, elegant little flowers. I sprayed blue icing spray on each one of them so they'd still have some white edges. Got a huge glass platter at the Salvation Army and put my moms glass cake plate on that for a cupcake display. I got the vases at the Salavation Army as well and then used my 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby for the burlap roll. I have the beautiful lace table cloth my great great aunt/uncle gave us for our wedding 21 years ago and put the burlap on top of that. See the baby's room is pretty much shabby chic and I wanted to keep in with her theme. I got the flowers on sale that day thanks to my cousin's alert. I wrapped them in extra burlap and let baby blue chiffon ribbon fall inside the vase around the burlap. I thought it all turned out really nice on a very easy budget. I also borrowed my mom's (family heirloom) steamer trunk for the gift table. My sister loves this trunk, so I knew she'd appreciate it. I think everyone liked the food and the games and my sister got a lot of great gifts to get her started. She still has 2 showers to go, so it's a pretty good start to being ready for that baby!
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015
All graduates deserve one last party from their parents. We tried to keep it inexpensive by getting decorations at Dollar Tree and Oriental Trading. I thought it turned out great. We kept it simple to avoid major stress. He just wanted his Godparents, aunts, uncles and Grandparents, so that was it. He said all of his friends had their own to go to.....such a boy. A lot of the kids had left and my kids remembered we had silly string, so they had a quick silly string fight and poor Jaemin got hit hard....sometimes because he would just turn the bottle toward his own face on accident. We barbecued some chicken quarters in the morning and picked up some Little Caesar's in the afternoon. We really had nothing left. But it was GOOD.
Friday, May 29, 2015
The boys went fishing Wednesday and caught quite a bit. I don't think they took aNY pictures and the outfit gives the catch away to places like Wounded Warriors. Yesterday dad came in and so did a little rain, so we went to Wonder Works. A couple of things weren't working, but we still spent 4 hours there. They liked Lazer Fury the best and they liked laser tag. I even did the ropes course with them. It was kind of the Science Center and the Magic House rolled up with a little bumper arcade. The boys also did some pitching. Chase is NOT a natural. Cole has never pitched and immediately threw 70+ mph strikes. I was pretty impressed. Chelsi is a whole loto more of a dare devil than I knew. She would try anything....and Kaelin wouldn't. Go figure. Jaemin wanted to try more, but he was too small for most. We went to the Wicked Wheel to eat. It was pretty good. The waitress said she's only been there for two weeks, but we were her favorite table. She couldn't believe how neat and we'll behaved our kids were. Always nice to hear.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
We always try to go to mom and pop (local) shops and not much on chains to eat. I can usually find coupons they put out just to get you to come in. Most are small and very hard to find. Last night we went to Busters Big Kahuna Cafe. They had these sandwiches where the meat was wrapped with a flat jack (still don't know what that is) and all of them have slaw on them. OMG was this GOOD! Reasonably priced even without the coupon. We'll probably go back there before we leave. Tonight, we tried out Ramon's Pizza. It's way out of the way, but it is by far the best pizza I have ever had. The crust was so different. It was basically a Greek restaurant, real small, with just a husband and wife running it. So delicious. I would eat something like that, often, back home. If you ever go to Panama City Beach these are our two absolute favorite restaurants.
We spent into the night at the pool last night and today we went to the beach, pool and then the boys wanted to slingshot and then we ate. Cole said it wasn't as great as everyone acted, but he liked it.