Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Lilija was just a riot when it came time to open her presents. She was SO dramatic (wonder where she gets that from?) and over-the-top with her reactions, and she was that way with everything she opened - from the toys to the clothes! "Oh, I just LOVE it." "It's SO beautiful!" "Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! Is it for me? Can I keep it Mama?"
What meal do you make for a 3 year old's birthday party? Something for the birthday girl, or something that the "adults" will like? Well, we went through Lilija's favorite meals, and here they are:
1. cheeseburger, fries, juice, and a napkin (and that is verbatim)
2. cheesy-rollup, chips, and dipit (yep, this is verbatim too! Oh, and "dipit" is anything that you can use for dip - ketchup, ranch, salsa, you name it!)
3. peanut butter and jelly sandwich
We ended up going with the third pick, and thought it would be fun to make a peanut butter and jelly buffet! There were multiple kinds of jellies, marshmallow fluff, crunchy and creamy peanut butter and three different types of bread. Basic but fun!
Monday, May 9, 2011
The guest of honor, Miss Lilija Marais! Doesn't she looked thrilled? We had just told her that she had to wait a little while for cake. Such is the life of a 3 year old!
Me and...wait...who is the hottie standing next to me?! Oh, that would be my hubby! :)
Calah, Bapa, and Nana
Note: You will see a lot of pictures of Calah in the birthday pictures. You see, Calah is still at the age where you can hold her and she'll take a picture. Lilija would prefer to run, jump, or do just about anything other than stand still for a picture.
Grandmarais and Robert
The GGs and Miss Calah
Uncle Andy and Calahdactyl
his son, Jack. Why do I all of a sudden have the theme song to Gilligan's Island in my head...
Bapa and Grandpa Mike
Alissa and Kari
Are you singing the Gilligan's Island theme song?
Katie and Shawn AKA Shawn (said with a French accent) and Poppy