Thursday, April 23, 2015

Big Hero 6 Party

This year we decided to do a Big Hero 6 theme for Karson's 8th birthday. That's right, I said 8TH birthday!!! How is he that old already?! He originally wanted to do his party at Jump Time... but I'm selfish and I don't like going to those places. So instead I rented a bounce house... super fun! We rented it through Idaho Inflatables, and they were great! They brought the bounce house over a couple hours early and picked it up about 1.5 hours late, so we had it for 7.5hrs instead of the 4hrs we paid for.

The problem with April birthdays is that you never know what the weather is going to do. Unfortunately, it was a little chilly and it rained almost all day :( but the kids didn't mind. Karson had a soccer game at 1:30 (which we found out about after I had sent out the birthday invitations), so he was a little late for his own party. The party guests were excited to surprise him when he got home though, so it all worked out.

I had a handful of activities planned out to keep the kids entertained, but didn't end up doing any of them. The kids just wanted to jump in the bounce house, and I was fine with that! Definitely a fun party :) And my parents came up, which always makes things even better!

"Honey Lemon" Lemonade

Baymax Veggies

GoGo's Bubblegum and Fred's Invisible Sandwiches

Wasabi snack mix... yum!

This fruit dip is heaven on earth... just FYI

Mad cake decorating skills LOL

Baymax cupcakes

Spring Break in Saint George

For Spring Break, the kids and I packed up and headed to Utah. We stayed at my Mom's Wednesday night, then drove to Saint George on Thursday. Poor Chloe had a miserable cough that she had acquired a few days before our trip, so she wasn't the happiest of campers :-/ The drive was long, and the kids weren't super excited about being in the car... but we made it and spent a nice weekend with family.

My grandparents live in Saint George during the winter months, so we were able to spend some quality time with them before they went back home for the warmer months. My Grandpa recently bought a Razor, and he took us to Sand Hollow to drive it around... so fun! The kids had a blast riding around on the beach and up the big rocky hills. I was able to drive around a bit, but was just content soaking up the sun :)

My uncle Nolan and his family came up to visit from California. It was so fun to see them! Karson and Chloe really enjoyed Aiden and Regan's company. The drive back to my parents' house was long, and the kids hated it, but we made it safely.

Here are a few pictures from our trip...

Swimming at Grandma and Grandpa GG's pool

Fun at the park

Chloe tipping the Elvis impersonator
Karson and Grandpa GG ready for a cruise

Chloe in the Razor

Granny and Chloe :)

Who doesn't love a carousel?