Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nick's OBX Pirate Birthday Party

Since we were with a lot of family while on vacation I thought it would be a good idea to throw Nick's 3rd Birthday Party into the schedule as well.  What better theme then a Pirate Party while in the Outer Banks!

Party Invitations
Lori is amazing to work with and gets orders shipped in no time!

The Guest Table

The centerpiece at the head table, also a pinata for the kids later in the evening.

The chairs

The Dinner Plates

 We had bbq chicken legs, chicken nuggets, french fries...

pirate's cavier,

pirate ships,

goldfish crackers

and a jell-o blue sea with Swedish fish.

A few of the guests
Grandma Kenna and Aunt Karen


Uncle Andy

Patrick, Aunt Karen and Uncle Tom.

Uncle Andy, Oliva and Grandma Kenna

The Treasure Hunt
The kids seemed to love this!  All I did was put sand in a giant shell and filled it with pretend gold coins.  Each child had the chance to go on a treasure hunt, once they found 5 coins they got to pick from the goodie bag.

Olivia found a coin, she was so excited!

Paul found his coins too!

The Pinata!
HUGE HIT, literally, lol!
 Nick got to go first, he had three hits.

Olivia giving a try at it,

 Kate made a great swing at it!
 Andy protecting himself from the wild bat!

After all of the kids got a chance to break the pinata, then the adults got a chance.  They had to wear my pink camo sleeping mask though!
This is Aunt Lola.

 Grandma Kenna took a whack at it and missed!
The "Great" Uncle Tom finally broke open the pinata and candy flew out everywhere!
(Look at Kate in the background, so much anticipation!)

The kids diving for the candy after the pinata broke.

The Gifts
Nick loved unwrapping gifts this year!

The Cake and Ice Cream
We ended the party with cake and ice cream, yum-o!

I had these stickers made for the tops of the ice cream cups from the same company as the invitations, they were too cute!

Friday, September 23, 2011

OBX part 4

We could not have asked for a better week weather wise, it was sunny and 86 everyday!  The perfect weather allowed for lots of pool and beach time all week long.

We did lots of...
playing in the sand,

beach football,

kite flying,

and just chill'n by the ocean letting the waves crash into us.

We all got lots of time to go boogie boarding too, kate especially loved the thrill of the ocean waves.

Nick wasn't so sure about this until the very last day, but then loved it!

I like the small waves to cruise into shore on,  but
Mike prefers the BIG waves.  Some were 10-15 feet high that just beat you up!  You forget how powerful the ocean current and waves are until you are out there in it. 

Goodbye till next time Atlantic Ocean.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The wedding!

What a fun wedding on the beach in Nags Head.
(Without one mosquito!)

The wedding guests waiting for the bride.

The bride walking down the aisle with her Dad.

The ceremony was right down by the ocean near sunset.

Kate (flower girl) and the 2 ring bearers heading down the aisle.

Bride and Groom

The colors were a grass green and a coral color, it was beautiful!

The Groomsmen.
They had starfish as boutonnieres.

They had unity sand instead of a candle.

The new Bride and Groom.

 Kate had a little trouble walking back up the aisle after the wedding.  They ended up in a pile in the sand, it was hilarious!
Mike and Abbey

The "wedding cake" was delicious, each cupcake was filled with yummy goodness!

                 The centerpieces.            The party favors were perfect for the beach.
                                                              (Sun block)

Sarah and Kate. 
I loved Kate's dress, it was the perfect coral color and very beachy.
We found it at Target over a year ago!

Our family at the reception, I love this pic.
We had chicken, baked beans, southern bbq sandwiches, greenbeans and much more for dinner, it was one of the best reception meals I have ever had.

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