Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Break

Last week the girls were out of school for spring break, so after Hayden's big bash, we high-tailed it to the beach!

Ocean City baby!

We got in Monday evening and decided to walk the boardwalk. Not a whole lot was open, because it was still early in the season. No matter, the Millers make their own fun!

We stopped at the huge tire in front of Ripley's Museum.

Hayden shot off Bailee's legs with a cannon....ouch!

Tuesday we attempted the beach, but it was too cold. We decided to ride our bikes down the boardwalk instead.

Wednesday we hung out at the pool and went mini golfing.

Thursday we went to Assateague Island to ride bikes and check out the wild ponies.

Can you spot the wildlife in this picture?
It's the beast on the left. Ha Ha!

The one and only picture of mom from the trip!

Riding bikes is exhausting!

Friday morning our hotel hosted an Easter egg hunt.

This was Hayden's first hunt that he really understood what was going on and what he needed to do.

Spring break was a blast! Too bad it only comes around once a year.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hayden's Party......continued

Here are some action pictures of Hayden's birthday party. Tons of friends and family showed up and we had a total blast!

The invitation:

My friend Marc made this invitation. He totally rocked it!

The birthday boy!

I'm in love with this shirt! I got it from Kelsie of Abbie's Creations. Check out her other darling custom made shirts.

Party guests!Grandpa Chuck, Grandma Jeanette, Aunt Virginia, Great-Grandma Telka, Daddy and Cousin Erin

Bostyn and Mommy

Daddy, Cousin Erin, Cousin Nathan, Bailee and Aunt Mary

Marc and all know the other three in the picture...ha ha

Blowing out the candles....

Jump around!

Opening a plane from cousin Alexa

Opening bubbles from his BFF Laura

Hayden loves his Laura!

Hayden's party was so much fun. I planned and prepped for weeks for this little shin-dig. I'm really excited for his next party, but I have no idea how I'm going to top this one!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yee Haw!

On Sunday, we finally had Hayden's birthday bash. It was cowboy themed and I went all out. (Whew!) Here are some pictures of the decor.

Our welcome sign to the party. I outlined the sign and Bailee filled in the cow spots.

Candy buffet

Close up of the banner that I made to go above the candy table.

I made the tablecloth and the garland hanging in front of it.

I made loot bags to hold everyone's candy.

This is a truck that Hayden has had since he was born. I filled it with bullseyes for the candy buffet. I also had snake eggs (whopper eggs), Hershey's gold nuggets, licorice lasso's, Cow Tales, cow patties (Reese's peanut butter cups), cowboy kisses (Hershey's kisses), prairie peanuts, Jolly Ranchers and miners mints.


the crowning glory of the entire party!!!

The cowboy birthday cake!!

How amazing is that cake? I did it with the help of my BFF Laura. I could not have done it without her. Bailee was also a big help. She painted the number 2 that sat on top of the cake. It was a team effort, but it paid off. Hayden's cake was unbelievable!

Here's a close up of the belt buckle that Laura made. She piped the outline and his name by hand. No cutting corners here!

I'll do another post tomorrow and show pictures of the actual party. Come back and check it all out!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cherry Blossom Festival

Despite the overcast and chilly weather on Saturday, we decided to head into D.C. to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival. In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave the city of Washington D.C. a gift of Japanese cherry trees. He did this in an effort to enhance the friendship between the United States and Japan. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving! These trees have continued to bloom bright pink for the past 99 years.

The festival is spread out over 2 weeks, with the culmination of a parade on the last day. Hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the place to take in a glimpse of these gorgeous trees. In order to avoid some of those thousands, we decided to park in Bethesda (at Jake's office) and ride the metro into D.C. Hayden has been digging trains lately, so he had a blast riding the metro.

Here are a couple of shots of the parade.

After the parade, we walked down to the tidal basin to enjoy the trees....and the ducks.

And to finish the day off, we had to stop at the now famous Georgetown Cupcake (aka: DC Cupcakes from TLC). Jake and I found this shop over a year ago before they were famous and had lines out the door. Luckily fame hasn't changed the taste, because they are fantastic!

Friday, April 8, 2011




Playhouse Giveaway

I have the most amazing giveaway for you!

Julie from the Etsy Shop Miss Pretty Pretty has generously offered to give one of her amazing

Felt Card Table Playhouses
(worth up to $200)
to a she wears flowers reader.

How amazing are these playhouses? They fit over a standard card table and fold up flat and small to be stored basically anywhere. So cool.

She even has playhouses for boys!

You can also get tons of add ons to dress up your playhouse and give you little one's hours of fun....I think I have to have this one for Hayden.

Hurry over to Miss Pretty
Pretty's etsy shop and pick out which playhouse you would like to win, then head over to she wears flowers and enter the giveaway. Don't take your time though, this giveaway is only open until Monday, April 11 at 11:59 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 12.

Good Luck!