Sunday, June 28, 2015

Paxton turns TWO!

Yesterday my boy turned TWO years old!  We had such an incredibly busy day filled with tons of fun and friends.

I planned a pool party and had the back yard decked out with lights and lanterns, we rented and set up a bunch of tables and chairs, we had lots of outdoor games, the sprinkler, baby pool, sand and water table and buckets of squirt guns, bubbles, chalk and sparklers.  And of course it rained.  Thanks Florida. But, even though the weather didn't cooperate we still had a wonderful day celebrating our sweet boy!

First thing in the morning Paxton got to open up presents sent from friends and family.  He sure was spoiled! He got a ton of super fun new things!

I once again did not take pictures during the party, but here are some I took right before people started to arrive.  I forgot to take pictures of our pretty outdoor setup though.

On the entry way table I had a sign that said "Welcome to our pool party.  Please pick out a lei and jump in!" I had a picture of Pax from every month this past year.  And the party favors were a beach set, bubbles and a beach ball.

I have a major sweet tooth.  And I miiiiiight have gone completely overboard with the birthday cakes. I got not one, but TWO birthday cakes.  I made cupcakes, brownies and cake batter truffles as well.  

The bar.  We had prosecco, assorted beers, Jones sodas, Izzy's, and those blue pitchers are a cocktail I found on Pinterest made with vodka, blue curacao and lemonade.  Yummy! 

Food table!

Pax and his sweet friend Zach.
Happy birthday dear Paxton.  Happy birthday to you!!!

The party started at 4 and eventually the rain stopped around 7ish and we were able to go out back.  A friend brought their corn hole game and a few people even got in the pool.  After Paxton went to bed we all stayed up late sitting out back enjoying the nice night.  It was such a fun day!  


Here are some of my favorite pictures from the little photo shoot I did for Paxton's 2nd birthday.  I got a bunch of balloons, which of course, my toddler decided were terrifying and we spent a good 10 minutes trying to get him near the balloons.  Not even a cupcake could tempt him near!  So, the balloons had to go far away and then he happily went about devouring his cupcake.  

 Paxton skeptically eyeing the evil balloons.
 I really can't believe Pax is a whole two years old.  He is such an amazing little person.  I loved his tiny squishy baby phase, but I love this rambunctious, sponge brain phase just as much.  He is funny and clever. Sweet and silly.  Smart and full of excited sequels and big belly laughs.  He fills my days with joy, happiness and so much love.  So glad you are in the world, Paxton!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Little piece of paradise

Whenever I get back from vacation I always feel homesick and the best cure for missing home and the people there is to get outside and to stay busy!  As soon as I got back to Florida I headed out to the barn for a ride, ran, did yoga and headed out to the beach.