Here are the pictures, finally, from Anniston's starfish birthday party last month. She LOVES stars, so that was the inspiration for the party. Crazy that she is TWO! Most things are homemade/I already had.
(*Oh, and do note that when I put the little "m" on some of my pictures, it's just because of the up-close nature of the certain subject of the pic...not because I think the quality of my images is anything special...because I know it's not. BUT, the sweet subject sure is! :)
Invitations. With personal stuff blurred out.
These cupcakes were AMAZING. I did decide to order cupcakes this year, and I am so glad I did...for time and taste's sake :).
With Aunt Meg.
With GG. My dad really was here, but I don't have a picture of him :(... Since my mom was taking pictures during the party, I will blame her, ha.
Sweet tea in mason jars...well, sweet tea eventually was in them :). I thought "star" fruit sliced on the rim would be cute but soon found out that they were not in season (couldn't find at store), so we went for oranges instead. I'm thinking a whole orange slice maybe could be cut to look like a star if a little of the rind is left on? Not sure.
Grilled cheese cut into stars.
The little shovels in the food were fun.
Friends playing with our new kitchen from grandparents :).
Coloring with friends.
Pictures of Anniston at the beach the last three summers.
Pops grilled hot dogs.
Grammy...Stan's beautiful grandmother.
With Janjan and Pops.
Party favors: playdough with fish shaped cookie cutter and sand toy for molding dough.
Opening gifts in her birthday chair from grandparents.
This is how she was the whole time opening gifts from her sweet friends...tired, laying back, not really interested :).
The guys played bag-o and stayed longer than anyone else...impressive.
Love you, sweet girl!