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Teepees, and Picnics, and Cake Smash…Oh My!

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Ok y’all, I’m going to try and do a little backtracking…So, let’s talk about teepees, and picnics, and cake smash…oh my!  I know that I mentioned before that I love themes…you can see here in my previous post about teacher appreciation week…So, you can imagine that I get a little crazy when it comes to my kids birthday parties.  Only problem is that I usually can’t settle on one thing.  I end up combining several random things together to get just what I want!  So, when it came to planning my last baby’s 1st birthday party I really got a little spastic!  I knew I was doing something with teepees and arrows, because that’s been “his theme” since he was born.  His room his decorated around that and we used the same teepee that is in the pictures shown for all of his first year picture sessions.  At the same time, seeing how his birthday is only a few days away from the 4th of July, I really wanted to do some kind of picnic theme also.  Then there were colors…I love navy and mustard right now, so of course I had to throw in some sunflowers to bring in the yellow!  And how could you leave out foxes with some splashes of orange here and there!  Then there is the currently popular galvanized metal accessories that we must have…oh and antlers…and feathers, don’t forget the feathers!!!  I always have a hard time finding exactly what I want, so I really just make it up as I go!  My brain just goes all over the place and I know my time is limited before they want themes like…Garfield (and yes I’ve done that one too).  With that said I’m sharing a few pictures from his cake smash session.  I will try to post some from the party itself, but as I’ve mentioned before I’m not the best with picture quality and in usually cell phone fashion…my storage was full the day of his party.  So, I’ve had to rely on pictures from friends.  Am I the only one this happens too?  Never fails…if it’s something I really want pictures of, my phone decides that the storage is full (insert face that says “I think my phone is lying”).  So, I’m borrowing some of my photographers preview pictures.  She’s always so good to put up with me and my 5 million ideas!  Here is a link to my Pinterest inspiration, I just had to boy it up a little, haha!

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Things I Use To Do

Hey y’all…missed me yet?  I know I’ve been slacking on writing on my blog, but they say that distance makes the heart grow fonder…did it work?  In my defense, this summer has been busy with vacations, weddings, projects, and birthday parties!  Seems the older I get, the harder it is to multi-task…Maybe I will get around to sharing some things from my summer with you soon.  Until, then I thought I’d just do a little writing about “Things I used to do”.  My friend tagged me the other day in a memory with this picture.  Yep, I used to make cakes…for fun (insert tone of how was that ever possible).  I tried making a cake for my middle son’s birthday a few months ago, only because it was too late to order one, and fun was not how I would describe it.  Even when I was doing it for fun, I hated my work, it was never “perfect” enough.  I didn’t charge nearly enough for the amount of time I put into them.  Now, when I look back, I think they weren’t so bad.  This particular cake was one of my favorites.  I loved the inside layers with all the different colors!  But, I also think…how did I ever do that?  Do you do that?  Look back on something you did and wonder how in the world you ever accomplished that?  I guess it’s because we all go through different seasons in our lives.  I suppose that’s the way life is supposed to go.  I keep telling myself that I’m going to blink and the house will be empty and I’ll have time for all the hobbies I can stand.  So, I try to savor the daily madness around here.  It’s hard when you’re in the midst of it, I know!  But, this season too shall pass.  I’m sure I’ll look back at pictures one day and think “how in the world did I keep three kids dressed and fed” haha!  Until, that day I’ll just keep on keeping on and try my best not to compare who I am to who others are…we all used to do some awesome things and we are all doing something awesome right now, we just need time to see it from a different perspective to be able to appreciate those things.  So, even though I’m not able to do it all (even though I sometimes feel like everyone else around me is able to) I will know that I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing at this time in my life…and so are you!