Saturday, November 13, 2010

Busy Saturday

My goodness today was a whirwind kind of day but we had so much fun and enjoyed every moment of it! Saturday morning we got up, got Kaylee picked up from the slumber party she went too and got ready for our family photo shoot with my dear friend Julie Armstrong Smith, you can find her on Facebook under Relieve Photography.  She does such a good job and I love her to pieces!!  She did send me a sneak peek, and I know if you are on FB you have already seen these but I do have other family members not on FB so enjoy the pics again.

Thanks again Julie...I LOVE THEM and I can not wait to see the rest!!

As soon as we were done we had about ten minutes to get to an awesome pirate birthday party for a really special four year old, Slayden.  He is Kara Brooke's teacher's son!  Again it was a pirate theme and they out did themselves....
They made a ship, they walked the plank, had their face painted and tattoos put on, threw cannon balls, busted a candy filled shark and went on a treasure hunt.  The invitations were adorable too, it told the kids to come dressed as pirates or ship mates.  

Here are my two pirates!

Kaylee's shirt has sculls and cross bones on it, she didn't really want to "dress up" as a pirate.  Ummm...I think she is growing up too fast!

Captain Slayden walking the plank!

Kaylee walking the plank.

My sweet pirate girl!

Tossing the "cannon balls"!

Captan Slayden has his own chicken coop and while he was waiting for the other pirates to walk the plank, he went and caught a chicken and was carrying it around like it was a little puppy or something.  Too funny, we laughed at that kid for the longest time!

Here is the awesome pirate ship that Joy {Slayden's mom} and her Dad {Pa Alton, as KB says} built for the kids to play on.  It was perfect, they did an amazing job with it.  Joy has the best imagination ever and can do anything!  I'm so thankful for her and her mother, they have been so good with KB.

Here is were X marked the spot at the end of the treasure hunt.  Mrs. Joy even had to dig it up, all the kids are so excited and so amazed!

They got the treasure box up and unlocked it to find....

...lots of gold, jewelry and money!  Captain Slayden so graciously shared his treasure with all of the other pirates and shipmates.

Kara Brooke so patiently waiting for her turn to dig through the treasure box!

KB getting a good lick on the candy filled shark!

Kara Brooke and her BFF Kaegan counting their "dollars" and checking out the loot!

Kaylee busted it and candy went fling out!!

Happy Birthday Slayden!

Thanks Mince family for a great party!  We enjoyed our selves and we love you guys!!!

As soon as the party ended we headed to Unionville for a benefit auction that my cousin was heading up.  Once again we got to see a lot of family and old friends from my high school days.  They girls were getting tired, KB had NO nap all day but was the best little thing, so we headed home for he evening!
It was a fabulous day spent with lots of family and friends, just the way we like it!!!

Gearing up for another busy week, high school basketball starts this week and of course we have several other things planned.  Our Thanksgiving family time starts this weekend too, so that is something to definitely look forward to!

1 comment:

The Howard Family said...

Love the pics Holli! You all are such a good looking family and your girls are getting so big! Miss you!!