Tuesday, May 17, 2011

She's walking!

Pretty blue eyes!

Cookie Monster Cookies

I told Lilija that we could make cookies for her actual birthday. Auntie Trish (the Cookie Monster Cookie expert) came over to help out. Oh what fun!

Other fun pictures from the party

Calah going for a spin on Lil's new scooter! She was even helping push off! Faster Bapa!

Me and my Calah Girl
We have a little artist on our hands!
Katie and me. I didn't know there was a louder, more energetic version of me running around, but apparently there is - especially when Starbucks is involved. Tee-hee!Grandmarais, Robert, and Calah

The presents!!

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?"

The Birthday Food

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

Lilija's Birthday Party - The Peeps

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

Scott and...

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

Calah is starting to walk!