Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Whirlwind Weekend: Graduation, Birthday + More!

Today is Knox's third birthday! I can't believe my baby boy is already three! Where has the time gone?! 

(C) Liz Haas Photography 

We are celebrating with his favorite lunch today, Chick-fil-A (because, of course!) and lots of play time. It seems like yesterday this was him; it's true what they say: "The days are long but the years are short." 

(C) Liz Haas Photography 

We did lots of celebrating this weekend -- for both boys! 

Thursday was the last day of school; I couldn't believe it! This school year seemed to practically fly by and I cannot believe we'll have a Kindergartener in August. 

The boys' shirts are here

Our letter board is here 

Walker graduated from Pre-K on Thursday evening (all the tears!) and then we had a family dinner following for his guests. The graduation was so sweet and of course, they played two of the saddest songs ever during the video slideshow ("Don't Blink" and "You're Gonna Miss This") that had both my mom and me in a pile of ugly tears. But it was so sweet and Walker was so proud -- and I loved seeing how happy and excited he was. 

My shirt is here 

On Friday, we held Knox's third birthday party at our house: a popsicles, pool and pizza party! And, the party wasn't complete until the ice cream truck made a stop by our house! I was so glad I booked Texas Ice Cream Trucks to come by; it made the dessert aspect of the party so easy and the kids (and adults!) loved it. 

Knox loves popsicles and ice cream, so when I found popsicle chalk at Dollar Tree, it set off my theme! And thanks to Oriental Trading, Target, Walmart and Dollar Tree, we had a pretty cute little party! I sent the invitations via Paperless Post, which made it so easy. I love sending my invitations via Paperless Post; they have such cute options (ours is below!) and I love being able to track online who has RSVP'd. 

Popsicle Banner
"Happy Birthday" balloon garland 

Popsicle napkins
Popsicle plates
Galvanized metal container
Paper straws 

Metal bucket -- Target Dollar Aisle
Popsicle chalk (Dollar Tree) -- similar here
"Thanks for Popping By" sign
Thank you tags 

Knox's rash guard and swimsuit 

So as you can see, we had loads of celebrating over the weekend! We can't wait to continue to celebrate Knox today! He requested my meatloaf for supper and Funfetti cupcakes (with Funetti icing, natch!) for dessert, so I'll be making those today for him! 

Enjoy your day! 

Linking up with Jenn, Jessi and Lindsay

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  1. There are sure lots of big events this time of year. That quote - days are long, but years are short - is exactly what I thought of when I saw your recent IG story about having a tough day. It's probably an overused phrase but so true. I can certainly testify to it as we're speeding toward my daughter's senior year!

  2. What a fun theme! It's so nice to host birthday parties when the weather is good, unfortunately both of my kids are winter babies. Congratulations to your little guy of a successful year in Pre-K.

  3. Oh my goodness, how is Knox already three? It goes so fast! I love that you were able to celebrate both boys with such great weather. And girl, solidarity on the hard days - but these days are fleeting, and you're doing amazing :)

  4. Cutest themed birthday party ever!!


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