Monday, September 19, 2011


Sorry for the lack of posts. Busy visiting grankids and crafting. Hope to catch you all up soon!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

More pictures

More party pictures

Party for Loraya in West Virginia

We had 3 tables that we decorated for the party. The eating table which had butterfly wings at each seat and their own cupcake stand with their cupcakes on them. We also had pink lemonaid in mason jars with striped straws with butterflies on them. Butterfly noise blowers were fun for the girls to blow at each other. We also had a yellow polka dot table cloth covering the table. Assorted paper lanterns with butterflies on them were hung above the table and all over the place.
The food table had a brightly striped table cloth on it and simple food items displayed on cute trays and plates. Butterfly cheese shaped sandwiches, popcorn, cake pops, jello cups, veggie cups with ranch and a cute picture of Loraya made the table complete.
The favor table was my favorite. A pink table cloth was on the table and each girl got to take home their goodies from the day. Colorful buckets with their names on them were decorated by Loraya for the party. They got to have many cool things to take home. A butterfly net was put in the tall pink metal flower bucket with a large "L" on it. Sunglasses, bubbles, nail polish, lip gloss, butterfly suckers, stickers, books, bracelets, stamps etc all with the butterfly theme were a big hit. The girls decorated a pair of flip flops to take home also.
The pink curtains were put up for the backdrop which added to the charm of the party. So cute with the walls a bright yellow! We really worked hard to get everything up by Thursday night because the party was Friday at 11:00am. It was a good thing that we planned ahead because the day of the party I got the flu and was in my bed all of Friday and missed the big party!! I could hear the girls having fun in the other room so that was fun to hear them get excited about everything. I will post more pictures so you can see more of the decorations. ENJOY!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Welcome New Grandbaby #14 Vann Michael Bennion

We did not have the crib yet for the new baby so we made do with my carry on suitcase for 1 night until the mini crib arrived. We had to do the same thing with our first baby Matt because he came a month early and we didn't have a crib yet. Matt slept in a dresser drawer!!
Getting ready to go home!

On February 5th Kandis gave birth to Vann Michael Bennion. Weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. A real cutie! Looks just like his father Nic and such a sweet calm baby. Nixon loves him and doesn't seem to mind having another person in the house. Kandis looks great and is such a sweet mom to both of her boys. This picture the first time Nixon met his little brother Vann. Precious

Birthday party part 3

We had a poster to take pictures with so the kids and adults could put their heads into the hole and look like they were riding a tractor. Here are just a few of the pictures of Nixon, Kandis, Vann, and Sid. Enjoy. It was a great day and lots of fun.

Birthday party part 2

I got these home depot tool pouches for 77 cents each and the kids loved them! I could not have made them for less than that.

This is the thank you table that the kids saw when they came into the party. The little metal pails are full of goodies that I made for them (truck crayons, chocolate truck suckers, gummy tools, stickers, activity book, small truck, fabric pouch made by my friend Cindy! The polka dot bags were for the goodies in the pails to fill up before they left and take with them. The parents loved the goodies too! I just loved the picture of Nixon with a construction cone on his head. He is so funny and cute!