Showing posts with label Birthdays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Birthdays. Show all posts

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Harper's 3rd + Tanner's 1st | Picnic Birthday Party

HOW has it been almost two week's since we celebrated harper and tanner's birthday!!??
it never ceases to amaze me how quickly a week (or two) can pass.
BUT time flies when you're having fun they say, and that's just what life has been lately!
we had just the best time EVER celebrating these two babes of ours.
though there are challenges within the whole "babies having the same birthday thing", it was also more fun and exciting than I could've thought. to get to bring them BOTH together and to celebrate BOTH of them for a handful of days was like a big ol' family/friends celebration where no one was left out. now that will be true until our next babe comes along (not pregnant) and that's also assuming we won't have ANOTHER baby born on JULY 13TH :)

Lord, you sure dropped an extra challenge on our plate with this one, but boy the blessing it is to have these birthday twins sure overcomes it all!
one major challenge from the get-go was how in heavens name to a choose a theme that will fit both a one year old boy AND a three year old girl...
lots of pinteresting and I came upon a picnic theme!
...and from that moment on I did my best to get my hands on all the red + white gingham I could find.
we had this little picnic area set up for the kids, and as soon as her little friends started to arrive, the birthday girl became the best little hostess! setting a peach on each plate for her friends, then running into the house filling their cups with lemonade and a straw.
this girl has the sweetest, most giving heart.
this all white picnic set from RePlay (the basket, gingham cloth, plates, spoons, forks, & cups) couldn't have been more perfect! we already love their products so much and to have a whole picnic set for the kids, was a final touch to the party :)
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hold him a little longer, rock him a little more, read him another story, you've only ready him four, let him sleep on your shoulder, rejoice in his happy smile, his is only a little boy, for such a little while.
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this little big one year old birthday boy wanted NOTHING to do with his cake.
shocking too, cause i mean just look at him.. no question that this boy can eat ;)
aw well tanner boy, we'll get you a cheeseburger instead.
...and to end a backyard picnic party, sack races!!
this girl was all about running the show :)
happy FIRST birthday tanner boy!! you're now a ONE year old!!
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happy THIRD birthday sweet harper girl!! you're THREE!!!


here's harper's lemonade birthday party from last year :)

Xoxo
-Brittney

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Harper Monaé || THREE YEARS

this right here. 
our harper girl.
captured just perfectly.
her being her.
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oh my sweet harper girl. 
the joy and blessing you have been over these past three years. it's indescribable. just as I sit here and try to soak every little ounce of you in through these precious pictures, goosebumps + chills flood over my body. my eyes well up and I can't help but smile.
you girl, are something special. God's light is shining right through you and into this world. I want to freeze time and hold every bit of you close and dear to my heart for always. 
to see how you've grown into your own little self over this past year fills my heart ever so much. 
I never want these days to pass, yet I am so excited for all the years to come. you have such a bright future, my girl. I pray everyday for you. your pure joy brings joy to all around you.
as I sit here the tears are flowing and you are running around the house dancing + singing in your sweet voice. girl, please always be you and never change.
your smile. your personality. your sweetness. your love for your family + friends. your sass. your role as a sister. your singing + dancing. your giving + caring spirit.
I love you, baby girl.
love, mama
xoxo
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My sweet girl, I love you more than words can ever say! I can't believe you're 3 years old.  It seems like just yesterday when we brought you home for the first time. You've grown into such an amazing little bundle of joy & with a little spit fire when you need it :)
You will always have my heart Harper.  I'm so excited to see the great things God has in store for your life.  Please always draw near to Him.  I'm so grateful to be your Daddy!
Happy 3rd Birthday Harper!
Love, Daddy

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happy 3rd birthday baby girl!
we love you!!

Xoxo
-Brittney

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