Monday, August 27, 2012

Grayson's 2nd Birthday-THE PARTY!

I promise this is the last post about Grayson's birthday!  I seriously love birthdays and love for them to be over the top special so we celebrate in a big way.  Plus- why wouldn't I celebrate such a blessing? ;)

The theme for Grayson's party was vintage picnic.  With his birthday being at the end of July, I knew it would be too HOT for a traditional picnic.  There is a cute little farm in Greeneville that I LOVE LOVE LOVE and they happen to have a pavilion for events!  Wahoo!  It always has a nice breeze and I wouldn't have to worry about rain.

I feel like I did not get very many detail pictures but I did get a lot of people pictures.  In 10/20/30 years, when Gray looks back, he will see how much love was at his party.  I was not too worried...

Picnic quilts-empty cake stand ready for a pie

Birthday cupcakes

Vintage (looking) Cracker Jacks

Artie and Gray

Austin (Awkin) and Gray

Gray insisted that sit with Austin to blow out his candles!

He LOVED Austin singing Happy Birthday to him

Aunt Margie and Uncle Homer
Grayson's great-great Aunt and Uncle

Sweet friends 

Miss Mary

Grandma Rosanna with Autymn

Uncle Tyler

Austin, Ashley and Rachael

The only darn picture of us and I look a bit disheveled ha!

Gray and his new Lightening chair
Sweet Rachael

Grayson's cousin Autymn riding his new tricycle

Sweet face!

Grayson was not exactly happy about it.

Cute shirt made by Rebecca

The back

 I love this picture haha

Chalkboard that sat with the snacks! 

Grayson and Pop Pop

Playing with his new toys


I made little signs and pinwheels to go in the centerpieces

What wasn't photographed-
Cokes in glass bottles, mason jars with cute straws, strawberry shortcake and lots of yummy food. No biggie right?  

It was such a fun day!  In fact- it was so fun that I am already planning Grayson's 3rd birthday ;)  

Hope you had a great weekend! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

2 Year Photo Shoot

Have you ever been so busy that you have no time to blog? No? Oh....moving on!

The theme for Grayson's birthday party this year was "vintage picnic".  Being the ridiculous obsessive crazy person I am, Grayson's 2nd year photo shoot had to reflect that theme.  The goal was to be able to use these pictures at his party, so the had to match people!  The problem began when I could not find any suspenders for his size of person.

Does anyone know what is up with that?

Was there a major incident with suspenders that I am unaware of?  Maybe it was the wrong time of year to be looking? suspenders.

Which meant that I was going to dwell on that until it was almost too late to take pictures for his party.   On my quest to find the elusive suspenders, I spotted a girls headband bow that might work.  It was cheap and I so bought it hoping I would use it as a back up.

The day of Gray's birthday, with Artie there to help, we hauled a few props outside (bow tie included) and shot as much as a 2 year old would allow ;)  Which is 15 case you were wondering.  

So I will leave you with one million pictures of my child because he is THE most beautiful baby ever born ;)

This one is out of focus but I loved it. 
 I thought it looked like a page out the Ralph Lauren catalog. 

The 15 minutes that I did shoot went well!  I was SO thankful that Artie was there to help because little man is WILD.  He wanted to explore in the field the whole time.  I can't believe how big he looks in these!  Sweet boy is my joy!  

Click here for last year's birthday post