Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tea Party

For my birthday I had a few friends over for an English Tea Party.  I invited Megan, Rachel and my friend Heather and her twin 1 year old daughters.  It was such a great time.  Heathers husband is gone for 6 weeks training so I knew she could use the help with the twins.  They are so adorable but such a handful.  We all had our work out by chasing after them.  Megan was also such a help coming over an hour early so that I could finish getting ready while she watched Kaellyn. 

Ready for the tea

All ready for everyone

I love the English Rose tea plates
I had 3 different servings of food and each serving had 2 teas to try with it.  We started out with black tea and 2 different salads.  Earl Grey and Prince of Wales for the tea. And a green salad with basil vinaigrette and a cucumber, tomato, onion salad.  The Prince of Wales was a hit with everyone which is great because it's my favourite.  The second course we had was all of the sandwiches with green tea and chai vanilla tea.  There were 3 different kinds of sandwiches: wheat bread with almond butter and bananas, white bread with mint cream cheese and cucumbers, and potato bread with strawberry cream cheese.  I also had made bisquits with marmalade.  All of them were delicious but the almond butter went over the best which I found quite surprising. The green tea had vanilla mixed in with it so it wasn't so bitter but the chai vanilla was the favourite of that group.  The final course was chocolates and cookies and cupcakes made with lavender.  The teas for that course was a white tea and an orange tea.  The cupcakes were the favourite of that group and everyone enjoyed putting a slice of orange in the orange tea.  It was quite an elaborate tea party but it was very informal.  Kaellyn had fallen asleep so she missed out on the fun but it was good because it gave me a chance to run after the twins and have fun with them.  I also had put on "A Disney Princess Tea Party" DVD for the girls.  Albeit, I think Rachel enjoyed it more than the twins for she kept singing all the songs.  But it was good. 

The many different sandwiches

All of us girls

Explaining the different teas and sandwiches
Having the twins watch the video

Trying to keep one of them entertained
Climbing on top of one another

We had an amazing time during the party and it was so great to spend time with everyone.  Heather had to be the 1st to leave to get the girls home for the afternoon nap.  And just as she was leaving Kaellyn woke up from her afternoon nap so we could introduce the 3 babies to one another.
She was so sleepy when she woke up the girls were in such a blurr around her

Making sure Emily didn't poke Kaellyns eye out. 

Now they all started to play together

And even watch the movie again

The 2nd time the movie was on the girls watched it

Heather finally got a chance to hold the littlest baby

But then the girls got jealous and climbed into her lap.

All playing

Heather finally got a chance to rest her feet and hold Kaellyn

Saying goodbye

Once the twins had left Kaellyn was much more in her element.  She went straight over to the couch and climbed on it and licked it.  She was claiming her territory again.  Then she climbed over to the TV and climbed up there.  And finally we got some smiles out of her.  It just was too many people in her house and she was concerned about it.

Finally I got her all to myself

Climbing on her things

Lots of smiles once the twins were gone

Teasing the camera

All of her things to play with again

Climbing on Rachel

Megan Love

I tried to match her

So all in all it was a great fun time with everyone.  I would love to have more tea parties!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My 25th Birthday

My birthday was so much fun!!!!  I woke up and Kaellyn and I watched Spice World while Briss slept in.  I've watched Spice World on my birthday for several years now.  It was Kaellyns 1st time of watching that silly movie.  Although, by no means was it her 1st time of hearing their songs.  I also always have a strawberry cream cheese bagel.  So we watched the movie and ate breakfast with a cup of Prince of Wales tea which is my favourite.  Briss woke up around 10 or so and let me take a long bath and get ready for the day.  I had watched 2 tutorials on youtube of how I wanted to do my hair and make up.  I wanted my make up to look like Victoria Beckhams (Posh Spice) and I wanted my hair to look like Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice).  So the time it took me to get ready took longer than normal but it was fun.  Then Briss had to say goodbye as he needed to go down to San Diego for a study session and to get his hair cut. 

Watching Spice World

Prince of Wales tea and strawberry bagel

My hair and inspiration

My make up inspiration

So after Briss said goodbye and I was all ready I got taken out to lunch by Sarah and Duane.  We went to the Old Spaghetti Factory which I think I have gone to for the last 4-5 years on my birthday.  I just love spaghetti with mushrooms.  So that was very fun.  They even brought out my ice cream with a candle.  So lunch was very good.  When I came home from lunch Briss still wasn't back yet so Kaellyn and I danced to what else but Spice Girls?  So our afternoon was very enjoyable. 

Mini bottle of champagne

Kaellyn was very happy during lunch

Birthday ice cream

Duane and Kaellyn

The Cox's and Kaellyn

Eating the placemat

Us girls

Outside in the sun.  I can't help but feel like Victoria with the glasses, heels and a baby on my hip.  Hehe

Obligatory tiara picture

Happy baby after dancing
Briss came home around 4pm and when Kaellyn woke up from her late afternoon nap we went to Kaisen Sushi.  It's a whole in the wall sushi restaurant that makes very fresh but inexpensive sushi.  It was delicious.  When we came home Briss gave me the video game dance game that I had been wanting!!!  But he couldn't get the controller so we couldn't play. . . . YET.  But this weekend we sure will!!  Then we had some cake and watched some TV.  Overall, it was a great day.

My outfit

Victoria Beckham Jeans and Steve Madden shoes

My crazy glitter 4 inch heels


Glass of champagne at the end of the night

Cake at midnight