Thursday, October 29, 2009

Falling for Fall

If any of you out there watch Noggin with your little ones you might be singing right along with me..."I feel like I'm falling for Fall" (in the voice of Moose A. Moose, of course). I can't get it out of my head but at least it is very fitting. We loved South Africa but this time of year is definitely something I really missed. This was the first time Emerson got to really experience a pumpkin patch, the last time we went she was only 3 months old. It was wonderful to see her eyes light up and run through the pumpkins with her friends. It is such a blessing to spend time with our girls!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Ruby!

Our niece Ruby had her 4th birthday party today. It was such a great cowgirl party and all the kids had a blast. The adults weren't hurtin' either with delicious mexican food and fabulous dessert made by Desi of course... and cute to boot!

We love you so much Ruby and hope that being 4 is awesome!

Emerson, Ruby & Olivia, ready to party!

me and my baby!

a birthday hug for Ruby

hanging out with Reese

Reese's first root beer...
just kidding, what kind of mom do you think I am?!

Grandma and Reese going for a pony ride

a true cowgirl, playing dead


Ruby blowing out the candles on her horse shoe cake


Emerson loves Acacia!

here's my cutie girl

Reese and Uncle Ronnie

Mocking Byrd Graphics

Last Friday night I was blessed to have the opportunity to set up a display of my greeting cards, invitation sets and thank you card sets at Paris In A Cup. Paris In A Cup, in Old Town Orange, had a charity event for breast cancer and I got to be a part of this wonderful evening.

It was the first time I put a collection together for my budding company Mocking Byrd Graphics. I usually do freelance projects for personal invitations and business needs like signs and business cards. It was fun to be able to do what ever I wanted creatively for these items. I am so thankful to my kids and husband who bared with me in the week prior to the event and for my mom who always stepped in when I couldn't rush to Emme or Reese.

Here's a few photos of the night...

keeping an eye on Reese while I work

the spread

Chef Val and her tasty treats!

Paris In A Cup during our set up

Reese came for a visit, well actually she came for some dinner.