Monday, October 21, 2013

Little Pumkin went to The Patch!

We spent Sunday afternoon at the Pumpkin Patch! Since Cooper was brand new last October, this was his first trip! He loved it and Ben and I had fun too! They had a petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, swings and of course a patch full of pumpkins to pick from. Here's just a few pictures from our day!

It was such a pretty FALL day. Coop decided to wear his shades...for like 2 seconds.
Somebody had a good snooze on the way to the patch!

Not too sure about the turkeys at the petting zoo. Ha!
Telling EVERYONE what he thought about the pumpkins...
We have a winner. He kept trying to pick that pumpkin up by himself...one day he'll be able to!
 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Etsy Shops and other Party Details!

I wanted to give a shoutout to a few of the vendors I used for Cooper's party. I had some GREAT Etsy experiences and was so pleased that I wanted to pass their info. along.  I love helping out those who go above and beyond for their customers!


Designingforpeanuts did his invitation and all of the printables I used around the party (banners, water bottle labels, favor tags, etc.). She customizes specifically for your needs and will also special design things too. She just designs it, sends you the files and you can print as many or as few as you want. She is SO FAST too! I had a few changes on the invitation at the last second and she whipped them out and had them sent to me in a matter of minutes!

His sock monkey longall came from a shop called CartersClosetByBeth. I plan on purchasing more things from her in the near future. Also, I requested a fabric change on the actual monkey appliqué and she searched until she found the perfect one. The longall was lined and she was a breeze to work with. Great communication too! I am excited for him to wear it again with his red turtleneck this fall/winter.

The party hat was one of my FAVORITE finds! Even if he didn't love wearing it. Lol! It came from appleKembroidery. It was so well made and she used actual "sock" fabric which I loved! It even had cute polka dot fabric on the inside. I will keep it FOREVER!

The chevron diaper cover was from Seams2u and again, was very well made. The seams and everything held so well even around Coop's chunky thighs. Would definitely recommend!

Ok, these aren't Etsy vendors, BUT I thought I would share for those of you who are planning parties in the future...

Sam's Club cupcakes are pretty awesome and SUCH a good price! I priced how much making 60 cupcakes would cost and Sam's was the better deal for sure. Also, I kind of waited till the last minute to order them...like the Friday before his party :/ and they were like NO PROBLEM. They were ready for pickup by 1:00 on Saturday and his party wasn't until Sunday. It was great! Although, I wouldn't suggest waiting till the last minute...STRESSFUL. I honestly just totally forgot. My brain these days. Also, I told the sweet lady at the bakery the colors I needed over the phone and the match was right on. Even without them seeing anything in person. They are yummy too!

His cake was from Cakes by Cindy. Y'all have seen her stuff before if you've read my blog for a while. In fact, she did the cake for my wedding tea, our wedding, my baby tea and now for Coop's party. Local girls, email me if you want more info. She is a dear friend and is SO creative and she can smooth icing until it looks like fondant! She took my idea and went way above and beyond!

If y'all have any other questions, let me know! Y'all have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cooper's Birthday Pictures

Back in September we had our sweet photographer take a few pictures of Cooper for his birthday. Local ladies, Hannah Mink {www.hannahminkphotography.com} is great to work with and very patient. Coop was all googly eyed over her too, he knows pretty girls when he sees them. Ha!
 




















 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Our Monkey Is ONE!

 
 
 
Our monkey's first birthday party was this past Sunday and we had so much fun!
 


 












The sock monkey finger puppets cracked me up!


BIG kids need a favor too!











 


 
 



 We are blessed to have so many friends and family celebrate our boy with us. Thank you Lord for this wonderful year and our little miracle, Cooper Joseph! Happy Birthday to YOU!