We had Sloane's 2nd birthday party over the weekend -it was kitten themed:) Sloane is a big fan of cats, so this party was right up her alley (get it? alley cats? Don't worry, plenty of cat puns to come).
It was so much fun coming up with kitty-themed decorations. Although, it always seems like I take a ton of time working on a certain decoration, then completely forget to put it out the day of the party. Last year, it was the table runner. This year, it was the table runner and the yarn balls:/
(I staged the yarn ball photos after the party -gotta get some kind of use out of them)
Oh ps, I made the "swig" cookies for the party. They are my new favorite go-to. Make them. Make them now. RECIPE HERE
For the party, I wanted to make sure I had some kind of activity for the kids. So I made the "kitty corner" by wrapping our coffee table in upside-down wrapping paper. Then I put out some crayons and coloring pages. Kitty ears and party blowers were also a must:)
Too many cute kitties:)
As I mentioned before, once you start with the cat puns, you can't stop. So we had a cat pun contest. Ernest was a pro! Seriously, he could work for Laffy Taffy. And check out that amazing prize! It has even been edited (by Camaron's mom). hahaha
The winning pun involved the police and cat nip (I'll let you figure out the rest). Never a dull mewment with these cool cats! Ok, ok, I'm done.
Sloane is still learning how to blow out candles (she's just too dainty!). So, Fox helped:)
Thank you everyone who was able to come (and no worries to those who couldn't -summer vacations are totally understandable)! And sorry I didn't get pics of everyone. Apparently the overload of cake and cookies in my body led me to be a forgetful photographer.
A little party'd out
Also, our deepest apologies for not playing Cat Stevens during the party.
Know any good cat puns/jokes? leave them in the comments below:)
napkins, straws, cups, party blowers, foil letters, and honeycomb balls from Just Artifacts. All other decorations made by me. Invitation designed by Little Kit Design (aka me)
Our fourth of July was full of watermelon, fireworks, and patriotic colors. It was such a fun (and busy) day. The kids both skipped naps and woke up extra early, so there were some rough moments. But it was still a fun and memorable day.
Camaron woke up (extremely) early with the kids, so I took the kids out for a bit to give him a nap break a little after I got up. We headed over to Michaels for their summer craft camp. The theme of the day was "Castles and Princesses", so we made some jester hats, dragon puppets, and jester puppets (no castles or princesses). Fox is becoming a pro at using scissors! It was a fun way to spend the morning (and I know Camaron was a fan;)).
That evening, we headed over to my parent's house for some swimming, BBQ, and fireworks. Cam and I decided to pick up a few extra fireworks at one of the roadside stands on our way there. The top picture in this post features me wielding the "princess power sword". A firework which I will always be in debt to Camaron for finding. It was amazing! I felt like a wizard.
Fox helping Grandpa grill the sliders:)
My favorite part of any holiday is the food. fact.
These kiddos are obsessed with this little pool! Almost as much as Sloane is obsessed with that purple, two-sizes-too-big swimsuit:) The rough moments I mentioned earlier mostly happened here, but luckily they got over it and just decided to have a blast instead:)
I'm so grateful I got to spend the day with Camaron and the kids and celebrate our country's independence.