30 June 2016

June you Monster!!

I thought I'd catch up on a few 
happenin's around the Mills bunch ;)

 We went to the splash pad with our really good friends and Rory still hates water hahaha
I seriously don't know where she came from!
Her daddy and aunt were swimmers in high school and I love the pool!
Jade on the other hand, loves it!
After about an hour Rory finally mostly got into it
but then we had to go cuz it was HOTTT
and lunch time which resulted in a meltdown haha
oh toddlers man!

After the splash pad we got some Kneaders for lunch and 
naps were a big success that day. 
We all felt better after a nice snooze.

My dad "had" to bring the drone to help us take a video of the whole room
and it sent decor flying around like crazy with the down draft hahaha

 We helped my grandparents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary!
That's a HUGE milestone and my major #relationshipgoal
They were so cute during the whole endeavor
and especially during the program my mom had put together for them of their favorite
songs from Broadway.
She asked actors from the theatre to come help her out 
and they more than rose to the challenge!
They came without getting paid,
unless you count mom's famous chocolate chip cookies as payment haha
and they dazzled the crowd! 
It was a cultural hall full of fairy lights and family and friends.
My grandparents were thoroughly impressed
with what my mom had put together
and I was happy to soak my feet the entire next day after being 
the designated helper all day for party prep hahaha

We also got to go to opening night of Newsies at Gammage!!
My parents had given us tickets for Christmas
and it was finally time to pay up!! ;)
It was sooo good and made me just wanna dance around everywhere.
Note to self:
dancing around while cooking dinner, not the best time to try out
new dance moves that I definitely can't do! Hahaha
It was a nice night to get out without the kids and leave them in the very capable
hands of our favorite babysitter (who just moved away! cue tears!!)
We celebrated Andrew's 27th birthday on the 15th!
I didn't take any pictures cuz that would have been smart
But we took him out to eat for lunch and then he went on a guys night out
to nerd kingdom (AKA GameStop) and then they played games
for a long while that night.
He was a very happy camper ;)
Father's Day!
So Rory's birthday was also Father's Day and we gave Andrew a book
he's been asking for for a couple years now.
And each grandpa and Papa got a similar present to Mother's Day.
"All About Grandpa/Papa" and they loved it!
All three of them have interesting favorite superheroes,
and their jobs are very unique and no, 
I have NO idea where she got these answers hahaha
They enjoyed them though and I think this may turn into a tradition ;)
Beverly, Jenna, Kayla, Jen, Brooke, Camille, and me
I also got to do a brunch with some of my favorite ladies on the planet!
It was nice to get out and just be me.
I didn't have to worry about entertaining kids or husband
and I could just listen.
It was awesome!
I can't believe June is over today!! 
Year is half over, holy crap!
I'm also extremely grateful that this insane month is over!
Anniversary party, 2 birthdays, Newsies, Father's Day
AND a birthday party full of toddlers!
Oh my! ;)

24 June 2016

Rory's 4th Princess Party

SO this past weekend we had Rory's birthday party!!
She requested a straight up princess party this year.
Well, twist my arm why dontcha?!
I had way too much fun setting it all up and we really went minimal this year.
I've realized that my kids don't need a Pinterest party every year
(though I still thank the heavens for Pinterest and its ideas!!)
and quite frankly doing something huge each year just stresses me out so 

 We had a makeshift photobooth set up for picture taking.
(kid you not, the backdrop plus 11 props was on clearance at WalMart for $2.50!!)
I really wish my house had better (or any) natural light coming in hahaha
But the kids loved getting the props and taking pictures
We did however have a very special royal guest 
come to the party!
 Princess Belle!!!
We actually KNOW Belle, she was one of our actors in the youth theatre
my parents work for (and Andrew and I have done things with them 
behind the scenes too).
My mom won a party with her at one of the fundraisers for the theatre
and I was so excited when she offered it for Rory's party!

 Belle came and told the kids her story,
cuz what Belle wouldn't tell a story!?
Complete with singing and the kids gobbled it up like pie!
She helped pass out the cake,
played hide and seek with the kids
(which didn't work out very well cuz Rory is really bad at waiting to be found,
and helped open presents and keep them organized!

Rory was on cloud 9!
She thought she was the coolest princess and loved her party!

 Her cake was freaking adorable from Fry's!
She got so many awesome things from her friends
and we gave her some Captain America jammies,
Avengers flip flops and an Avengers towel.
What can I say?
The girl has many fandoms already haha
After her party, we all kinda fell into a coma.
Rory wore her new jammies all day on Sunday for her actual birthday,
except at church when she wore one of the new dresses GG and Papa bought her!

She looked seriously gorgeous
and I had to hold back some tears.
I can't believe how fast it's going by.
Sure she drives me up the wall most of the time but she's my BABY!
SO there ya have it!
Birthday party #4 for Aurora Rose is in the books now!

Time to start planning Jade's!!
Mickey Mouse themed! ;)
She LOVES Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,
just like her sister did at the age,
guess who gets to reuse the decorations!?!?