Saturday, June 14, 2014

Spring Break 2014

Taz had a tournament the first two days of Spring Break.  We were anxious to get out of town and head to Boise.  Taz's team lost every game except the last one that qualified them to play Tuesday evening at 8pm.  I had booked a hotel in Ely and we were planing on leaving when he was done mid afternoon.  I cancelled and we left early Wednesday morning.  We arrived in Boise in time to catch Kresimir's baseball game.  Tanner had been there since Saturday when he got done with finals and so it was very nice to see him again!! He did a good job of playing with Beckham during the game. 
We were there to throw Krissy a baby shower.  It's always exciting when your baby sister is having her first baby and we were all beyond excited!  This was my first meeting of the cute little baby girl she will soon bring into this world!
Cynjyn and Kres and Beckham had no trouble entertaining themselves outside. 
Taz joined in when they decided to make a fort upstairs. 

We went to the party store to gather some decorations and supplies for the shower.  Cynjyn, Tanner and Taz had a great time entertaining themselves.

We spent a whole day preparing for the shower.  Mom had come up with a lot of finger food recipes that everyone helped her make.

We managed to find time to go out to dinner as a family after the shower because we were all beat.  Cynjyn had a huge plate of fajitas.
Luckily, we were able to attend Beckham's 5th birthday party.  It was a week early, but Ky planned it for us to be able to attend.  Tanner and I threw together this large monster mouth to use as a photo booth backdrop.  Ky and Clay made some props for it. 

Cynjyn hand drew these monster silhouettes for the window to great the kids as they came in. 

The teeth kept falling off the mouth and Tanner had about had it with keeping them on.  He put this last one up just as the party started and they lasted the whole evening!
We all arrived early to help Ky decorate.
I was the official photographer, so I took pictures for her of the decorations and events.
The theme was how to train your monster and these monsters were cousins of Gizmo the Gremlin because Beckham is obsessed with the movie Gremlins.
So, these cute monsters were the centerpieces on each table.
The dessert table held some bases of eyeballs and the cupcakes.
And Beckhams special cake.
It looked really cute with the photo props and eating ware.

The games were fun.  The monster's could only eat donuts, so they trainers ate them.

They danced in the dark, so everyone got several glow sticks and they danced to some gnarly monster tunes.  It was dark, so they had weird faces as the flash went off.

Beckham blew out his candle and everyone sang to him.
Kres added some frosting war paint and looked adorable.
Beckham opened his presents.  We had gotten him a Gizmo and Stripe and when he opened them,
He ran to Tanner and gave him a big hug!
All in all, it was a successful night.  One party down, one to go!
The very next day, we had Krissy's shower.  I am into photo booths right now, so Cynj and I tried out some props.

We decided to move it into the hall and Taz helped me get the camera correct.
I was in charge of decorations, Ky made the invite and sent out the invitations, mom did the food.  I made these signs for the people as they drove up and walked into the house.

This was the drink table. And below was the food table.  I mixed homemade decorations with some store bought and it turned out cute.  The theme was Mad Hatter shower, so I brought Cynjyn's tea pots also. 

Mom went all out on the finger foods and tried a bunch of new stuff.  It was all good, we had some cream cheese sandwiches and ham and cream cheese stuffed with pickles and three different olives and fruit kabobs, cucumbers with humus and some little filo cups filled with a spicy sour cream/taco sauce, baguettes with nutella and bananas

Jodi was the only other family member from our side there.  Mom was throwing her a family shower in La Grande the next weekend.
Krissy's sister in law Alisa made the topsy turvy cake and it turned out really cute.  Every part of it was edible.  The tea pots and cups were made of chocolate.
This is Alisa and Krissy's two nieces Kylie and Ella.
She scored on the gifts.  One lady gave her 25! outfits!
She was very pleased I think with how it turned out.
We were so happy to have made the trek iup there for two parties in the short amount of time we had.  We came back on Easter Sunday, so we basically had no Easter, but it was worth it!  Love my family.

1 comment:

Gwen Waite said...

Both parties were lots of fun! Thanks to the Goon family for all you did! Together, the "Waite" girls know how to throw a great, creative party. I think everyone enjoyed themselves. I know I did!!!