Happy 2nd Birthday Sebastian!

Sebastian, you stole our hearts from the first day we met you. Dayla prayed for a little brother almost every night for two years…and you will always be our answered prayer. From day one you have been mellow and laid back. Now that you are two years old you are also showing us that you are so sweet, kind, always eager to help, and constantly trying to make us laugh. You have very few words but I am convinced that is just part of your laid back personality.

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Halloween Party

Since Sebastian is our second child, his birthday parties are going to be a little different. You see, I realized with Dayla that the over-the-top party’s I like to throw are completely lost on children under 5. So Sebastian and his little sibling will have the short end of the stick when they look back at pictures, but for right now, I know they don’t care.

I also thought it would be fun to have a Halloween party. We have never had one. And again since Sebastian was only turning two this year, I knew he wouldn’t know or care that his birthday party was Halloween themed.

So this year for Halloween, we threw a Halloween 2nd birthday for our little man…no presents…no hoopla..but a lot of friends and smiles.

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We did a costume contest for best “family themed costume”. There were some fun entries! This one is the Guadette family. Can you guess their theme?

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Fritz and family were dressed up as tourists. They won the prize!

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The Friesen girls, dressed as a cowgirl and her horse and unicorn:

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We were going for a family theme of “Pirates and Fairies” but the birthday boy did not want to wear his pirate costume…and Dayla hates pictures. So this is Daniel and I. And for the record, the birthday boy not only didn’t make it into his costume, he is in fact wearing a pajama top. I figure it is his party, so he can pajama if he wants to.

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Our neighbor Maya:

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All the kiddos:

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And of course, since it was a birthday party, we had birthday cupcakes. I was so super sick this week, that my dear friend Julie Dennis made these for me. I think they turned out SO CUTE. Way better than I would have done!

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Happy Birthday little Sebastian! And Happy Halloween to all!!

Halloween

I am helping out with the yearbook for Dayla’s school this year, which means I am helping out with taking a lot of pictures. For Halloween I dropped off Sebastian at a friends house and got to spend lots of time capturing the Halloween parade. It was such fun.

As it turns out, the Garden Road Elementary teachers band together and come up with a group Halloween costume. Every teacher participates in some way. I have decided this is pretty much the best thing ever. Can you guess this year’s theme?

Here is almost all the staff:
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Below is Dayla’s teacher Mrs. Pon:
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Mrs. Dickinson (the principal) as the Queen of Hearts:
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I also got to hang out for Dayla’s class Halloween party. The room moms made all sorts of adorable snacks like these…

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And last but not least…Dayla and her two best buds this year. Dayla as a “Garden Fairy”.

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(Left to right: Joey, Dayla, Shannon)

Happy Halloween 2013!