My beautiful blessings!

My beautiful blessings!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Superhero Party....Rome turns 3!!!

 Rome is really into superhero's right now so for his 3rd bday this year we decided to do a a superhero themed birthday party!! Every year I say I'm gonna go super easy and not throw a huge party but haha ya that never happens. I can't help myself. I LOVE parties! It's a great excuse to have everyone over and spend time together.  I also enjoy preparing for them and making cute things. I think Rome had just as much fun with all the preparations this year as I did! He had fun trying on the masks and tasting the "superade" and pointing to all the party favor bags and saying who he thought it belonged to. I think his favorite thing to help with was filling the piniata with candy! We had to taste it to make sure it was ok :)  Here are some pics of the fun things I made and some from his party!
Party favor bags! Just used brown paper sacks and colored cardstock paper!

Silly string "Spider Web" game was a huge hit even for the adults! I got the paper covers online somewhere and printed them off and taped them on. (Sorry can't remember where) 
 Made masks for all the kiddos out of felt and glued them with a hot glue gun
Superade drink!! Just bought small gatorade bottles and bought scrapbook paper and printed superade on it and cut it to the right size and taped to bottle! Super fun and super easy! 
Power Puffs!! Bought 2 huge bags of cheeto puffs and seperated into ziplock bags then printed "power puffs" on scrapbook paper and cut and stapled to bags!
Oreo cookie pops!! Soooo yummy!
1/2 package(24 cookies) of oreo cookies
1/3 package of cream cheese (18ounce package), room temp
Melting chocolate
Lollipop sticks
1. Put the oreo cookies in a food processor and grind to fine crumbs
2. Add in cream cheese and blend well
3. Mold mixture into 1-inch balls and refrigerate for around 20 min
4. Melt chocolate according to package directions
5. Dip a lollipop stick in chocolate and stick halfway into pop
6. Refigerate pops again for a few min
7. Dip cake pops in melted chocolate
8. Refrigerate until chocolate sets
I needed to buy 4 packages of Oreos to make enough for our party. I think I made like 40 something Oreo pops!
Everyone met up at our house first and we ate and chatted!

After we ate we headed to the park in our neighborhood for our silly string game and the piniata. I brought balloons filled with helium and stuck the strings in the grass so the kids could shoot at them but of course it was way more fun shooting at each other lol ! And the adults couldn't help but join in on the fun! Want something fun to do at a party?!?! This is it my friends! Nothing more enjoyable than watching my hubby and sister chase each other around shooting each other hehe! I swear Jess and Keegs are always at it! 


Every party has to have a piniata
Attempted to get a pic of all the kiddos! This was the best we could do and some of us mom's had to hold our children to get them to stay haha

Opening presents
After the party and after everyone had left I let Rome stay
up extra late to play with all of his fun new toys!
Thank you so much everyone who came to celebrate our lil man's birthday! We are truelly blessed with some of the greatest family and friends! We had some family drive 2 hours to come to this party and we are so very greatful for you. It's moments like this that remind me how loved and supported we are by so many!

Friday, May 9, 2014


This was our second trip to the beautiful island of Ohau and once again it did not disappoint. Last year we went for 4 days with our friends the Gullicksons and we both left our kiddos behind. It was fun to have a break and the Gullicksons were so much fun. This time we went for 9 days with my inlaws, sister inlaw and her 2 girls and our Romeo! It was so nice having Rome there too this time, I missed him last time and he had a blast on the beach. Can I just say that I am totally a sit on the beach drinking lemonade all day kind of girl! I think that's when we had the most fun, boogie boarding and chilling on the beach eating fresh fruit. Best part about that was it was free!!
We stayed in a beach house in Honolulu literally one house away from the ocean, it was heavenly! I got some really awesome  runs in on the beach in the evening. I know some people probably think it's crazy to workout while on vaca but it is something I really enjoy and makes me happy. Honestly, it was so peaceful running along the beach. The sound of the ocean, my thoughts, being barefoot in the sand, the cool breeze and the view, oh my gosh the view! God truely does make some beautiful art!

I could go on and on about our trip but I'll just let the pictures do most of the talking :) Enjoy


Rome's first flight!
 First set of wings!
 Waiting for our rental car

 First day on the beach by our rental



 Got to visit the Hawaii Temple with my sweetheart!! Gorgeous!!
Boogie boarding with my love while Rome takes a nap with grams on the beach

Day before easter we planted our "magic" jelly beans in the planter in the backyard

 Colored eggs
 Easter in Hawaii! How will we ever top this

Easter egg hunt on the beach
Dole Plantation
Discovery museum

 Luau at sea world park

Enjoying our last Day
Love our family! I could not of married into a better family!


As you can see Rome Fully enjoyed his time on the beach haha
We had an amazing time! I feel so very blessed! LIFE IS GOOD!!