Wednesday, August 8, 2012

James and Reese--A Mickey and Minnie Birthday

Mid June we drove up to Memphis to celebrate James' 3rd and Reese's 1st birthdays! They had a sweet little Mickey/Minnie theme with lots of swimming and water play outside because it is HOT there this time of year--a few degrees cooler than here in Dallas, but it always feels worse because it's so muggy.  Anyway, we always LOVE going to visit our family...we miss them!  Here are some of the highlights of the special day...

Anthony enjoyed this little Ford pickup truck...

It was so sweet of James to share

my sister Michelle pushes Reese in the swing

Lucas was content driving this little pink car  ;)

Our family and some friends
I'm sure Mandy was hollering, "Who's ready for a hamburger?"  Haha!
You can see Justin in the back manning the grill

a couple more of the group--
that's my brother-in-law, Josh, on the left, and my Daddy on the right

Lucas was squirting everyone with this water gun...
guess he knew we all needed to cool off

there was lots of splashing going on in the little pool

sweet James was so happy on his special day

Papa helps Lucas blow some bubbles

that's a great blow, Lucas!

James has a turn too

Reese had some crazy hair after going from the pool straight to the swing...
i think she might need some new hairbows to tame it!!!  ;)

Mandy's decor was so cute!
I love the red and the pink mixed together.

Here's James' cake! 
Yes, she made it!!!  She's such the artist!

red, black, and white balloons on the birthday boy's chair

pink and white and baby minnie for the birthday girl's chair

these are reese's cupcakes
yes, mandy made these too!!!

so easy, yet adorable
you can never have too many cupcakes!

this was my favorite--the treat bags!
eek!  the minnie ones were so cute!!!

James is so proud while everyone is singing for him

big blow, buddy!

sweet reesey piecey!!!

just a little taste test to see how it is

oh, yeah!  this is definitely worth eating!
see her minnie ears?  aren't they precious?!?

and here's that sweet baby all dressed up in her first birthday outfit!

Thanks for having us, Mandy and Justin!!!  We all had a ball, and well, next year will be here before you know it!!!  Happy Birthdays, James and Reese!!!


Mandy said...

Love that Mel!