Monday, April 9, 2012

Howdy, y'all!  (This is how non-southern I am, I had to Google where the apostrophe goes in "y'all."  Please don't hold it against me.)  Grant's first birthday party is right around the corner.
Bethany and I found Grant a pearl snap jumper to wear to the party and had to
give it a test run when we got home.  Quite a steal at the local consignment shop.
Luckily Auntie Jen had a spare bandanna to complete the look. 

The party has gotten bigger and bigger in a good way.  This is because it's somewhat turned into a Welcome to Tulsa party for the Baughmans with family and some of Bethany's new co-workers in addition to some of my young mom friends I think Bethany would hit it off with etc etc etc.  It should be a great time and I can't wait!

Grant's invitations turned out rather awesome if I do say so myself.  When a friend asked how long they took to make, my reply was, "A season and a half of Army Wives on Netflix."  Truly!
For the front of the card, I used a picture we took at Christmas.  I layered several
different scrapbook papers purchased guessed it...Hobby Lobby.
Some horses had wandered onto Papa's property so he took Grant down to
see a horse for the first time. He wasn't scared one bit!

This is the inside of the card. Close ups are below.
All little kids have oodles of toys.  We decided to throw Grant a "build a library" party.
I saw this idea on Pinterest/Etsy and decided to make my own.  I found a template online
for the library cards, printed those, then simply typed up the wording in Word and
ran the sheet with the card template thru the printer again.  I made the pockets out of
scrapbook paper, cut them to size and folded the edges to the size of the card. I used
double stick tape to hold down the pockets and slipped the library card in the pocket.

For the inside of the invitation I decided to make a wanted poster with the party details.
I found the FREE fonts (free fonts are the best fonts) at  After printing
the insert, I cut them down to size, cut the brown card stock larger than needed,
tore the edges and used a dark brown ink stamp to darken the edges so they looked
like worn leather, and then mounted them on the card.

After the party takes place I'll post on decorations, recipes we're going to give a go and how I found a lot of my inspirations on Pinterest. I really can't wait to have family and friends over to celebrate Grant's big birthday.
Auntie Jen couldn't pass up giving Grant his first pony ride.  He'll make such a great Buckaroo!

It's so hard to believe Grant turns one tomorrow.  He's so bright and developing more and more each day.  I feel so lucky to get to share special moments with him now that the Baughmans have relocated to Tulsa.  I've made it my Auntie Mission to add A LOT of silly to his life.  I'm talking as much as I can pack in no matter how silly. I have no problem acting a fool to make that boy giggle.  In fact, I spent most of dinner tonight making him giggle and I loved every moment of it.  I love you, lil dude!  (Now, if I can just get Tyge to move here so I can see Sahari more I'd be in AUNTIE HEAVEN!)

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