Thursday, February 22, 2018
Beyond overjoyed to share our newest miracle, born on my half birthday. 🖤
Evelyn Lillian Vincelli
Evelyn pronounced: “ehv-eh-lyn”
February 8, 2018
8 lbs 10 oz
We praise God for our precious little Evie. (pronounced “eh-v”)
Thankful. Grateful. Happy. Healthy. Sleep Deprived. So in love.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
And just like that my first little babies started the first grade and turned 7 years old!!
Their LEGO party theme was a blast to plan for. And fairly easy considering we already had so many Legos. And with using primary colors in the theme, that makes it so much easier to shop for and use items you just have around. Classic and fun!
That's typically what I do, try to plan a theme around things we already have and can use. Convenient and inexpensive! :)
We celebrated their birthday at my parent's farm in early September. It was a beautiful day to be outside!
Big 7 year olds on their birthday party day:
The twins designed their own Lego creations to go on the cake!
I had purchased Lego plates, napkins, and banner on clearance at Walmart the year before knowing we would someday do a Lego themed party! What a deal! :)
We borrowed mega blocks from a friend to use so we could build a creation for the display table. Here's the cake "stand" Elijah made:
And the utensil holder Will created:
Guess how many Legos are in the jar! Always a fun and easy game. Forgot a prize though so gave out 4 one dollar bills instead. ;)
Purchased yellow cups and drew on Lego faces! Fun fun!
And of course party hats!
We had this Lego table the bigger kids could create on:
And mega blocks for the babies:
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Printed these sheets so everyone could create their own Lego person:
Made up a Lego memory face game:
I'm a sucker for creating signs on a computer program and printing like crazy:
Happy 7th Birthday, Elijah!!
Happy 7th Birthday, Will!!
The twins share a birthday with my dad so we made him blow out a candle as well.
He was super thrilled about it. HA! ;)
And Uncle Barry's Birthday in September too:
Opening gifts: Go Vikes!
Then later in the month, the boys had a friend birthday party!
We let the kids run around crazy in the yard! :)
And I was quickly reminded why I am not an elementary school teacher.
I don't have enough patience. ;)
The only problem was it was CRAZY WINDY so things kept flying all over the place!
Just did cupcakes for this party and since I have no cake making abilities,
it worked well to simply put a Lego on top. Pretty cute!
Party loot bags for this party:
Thankful for great friends and cousins for the boys:
Making the same face as the Lego person cups they used! ;)
Cake and ice cream time:
Lego people they created: It was seriously so windy they didn't have to hold these up,
they just stuck to their faces. :) :)
What great parties! :)
(News previously shared to family and friends in September 2017)
Because of God's grace upon grace upon grace, we have been blessed. So very blessed.
We are overjoyed and beyond grateful to add a precious little girl to our family.
Appropriately due on Valentine's Day 2018 as we are already so very much in love with this miracle.
Thank you for your continued love and prayers.
Is this really happening? ;)
The big balloon pop reveal:
Pink cookies to celebrate!!!
Sunday, August 27, 2017
So....now that Caleb has been 3 for almost 4 months...I finally found some time to blog about it. Cut me some slack...it's summer. ;)
It's crazy hard to believe that my little baby is now 3 years old. These past 3 years have seriously flown by. Caleb brings such joy to our lives. We are so so grateful.
My love of themed party planning this year brought me to.....CURIOUS GEORGE!
All of my boys LOVE Curious George.. It's one of the few shows they all can sit and watch nice together. So, when one of our local little party dollar stores was going out of business and had Curious George plates and napkins on mega sale, I snatched them up and bam...I had a theme planned in January. ;)
Fast forward to mid-April and I realize Caleb's birthday is a few weeks away. Yikes! Time to plan! Why does it always sneak up so darn fast?
So just some quick ideas were thrown together mostly with things I already had for party supplies, other random Curious George books and things we already had around the house, and some work on Print Shop.
One of my favorite parts is creating the invitation. This one may be one of my all time favorites:
I lucked out and remembered there are "Curious George" fruit snacks so got those as a party favor.
Beautiful cake made by Anna Minutillo. She never disappoints!
It was sooo pretty! Love the simple bright primary colors.
And of course it tasted AMAZING!
We had the Curious George lunch box and I used a $1 black easel from the Dollar Tree to display a book we also already had. In the red bowl is dried bananas which no one was a fan of. ;)
I wrote Caleb's name on a cute little banner I bought on clearance.
And the Birthday chalkboard was a $3 Target find that we can use over and over again!
I purchased this drink jar a few years ago for around $20 and wow,
we've used it so many times for parties. Definitely worth it!
As I mentioned before, the clearance birthday plates and napkins that made me pick the George theme!
Took all our Curious George books and made a little reading nook for guests!
"Snuggle Up and Read A Book!"
We had a triple birthday party with Caleb's cousins, Ava and Cora.
They all have birthdays within 12 days of each other.
Here's the gift table:
So grateful it was a gorgeous day and we could all be outside!
I googled "Curious George free printables" and found some word finds, coloring sheets etc. to set out for kids to work on.
The May birthday kiddos!
Look what big brother, Eli, made for Caleb. So sweet...
Love this sassy birthday girl!
Happy 13th Birthday Ava!
Happy 3rd Birthday Caleb!
Happy 10th Birthday Cora!
Big boy blowing out his candles!
All the Cox grandchildren. AND ALL LOOKING AT THE CAMERA!!!!
It's a miracle!
My boys and both sets of their grandparents!
My sisters and parents took a quick selfie together.
We need more of these!
Happy 3rd Birthday, Caleb. We love you dearly!