Saturday, February 19, 2011

If you go out in the woods today...

You'd better not go alone!
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Today we had a party to meet my cousin Janessa's baby girl, Ellie. We decided it would be fun to have the baby shower that we didn't get to have (because of distance and timing) before she was born.  

The banner says "Welcome to the picnic"

We borrowed some small pine trees and for the rest of the decorations I raided my kids' doll box and play kitchen.

It was killing Lila that I had brought all this fun upstairs (where I don't usually allow toys) and I wouldn't let her play with it! I know. I am such a mean mom...

The little bears in the trees were sent out with the invitations and everybody dressed them up and brought them back so Tiffany can use them to make a mobile.  I was going to do a "Fairy Bear" but then I decided to knit a tiny sweater instead. (You can kind of see it in the first picnic picture...) And it was a good thing, because there were lots of fairy bears. But they were all so cute. 

Tiffany had a game for Janessa, where she had to taste some jars of baby food and guess what they were. She got 3 out of 5 right, but I was more impressed that she was such a good sport and even tried it! I really don't think I would have...

Especially after seeing Janessa's reaction.

Here is the guest of honor Ellie. She spent most of the party playing with the tissue paper.

This is the only other picture I got of her. Doesn't this picture just say, "Who are you and why are you photographing me?"  She is a darling baby though, good work Nessa!

Now for some random crowd shots to document who was there...

Tiffany, Kaia, Janessa, and Kamra (the proud Grandma!)

Jen and Vivianne, Donna, Cecily (who's turn it will be next), the Great-One, Kristen

Grandma, Kristen, Lauren, Amy, Kaylee, Lizzy, Evie, and Lila

(Tiffany will most likely kill me for posting this, but I did give her fair warning...)
This picture just kills me! I was trying to get this group and Tiffany noticed and tried to slink back out of the shot.  Obviously she didn't quite make it...

A redo so you can see what she looks like when she is being normal. I can't help feeling like the smile is  trying to lure me in to a false sense of security, when she's really thinking, "You have to sleep sometime..."

Kissing Cousins! 
Lila and Kaia kept giving each other hugs and kisses all day. It was so sweet.

It was a fun day ladies, thanks for coming!


Emilie said...

Good work, Birthday girl!!!!