Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ry's Birthday Celebration and Halloween

Ryanne turned 7 in October and she was given the option of having a party or having 1 friend come over and spending the day doing lots of fun stuff with that friend. She chose the 1 friend option (Yay!)
We met up with our friend on Friday night and the kids made their own mini pizzas, then they watched How to Train Your Dragon while I made cupcakes. Then they did "Frost your own Cupcake" and got ready for bed.

The next morning we decorated pumpkins. All sorts of craft items took over the table and the kids had a blast.

The girls got special nails put on for the day

And we sprayed their hair hot pink and glittery gold.
They played outside for awhile and then we all came inside and made our own sub sandwiches.

Next up, we went to Menchies and got some frozen yogurt. Jonah's concoction almost made me sick, just looking at it. Too much candy! From there we went to Barnes and Noble to look at books and later that night

we met up with Dad at La Parilla for dinner. It was a fun day!
The next day we were able to go and ride a friend's horse. Ryanne loves horses and this was a very welcome surprise. (Somehow some of these pumpkin pictures are out of order, sorry!)

Ryanne was thrilled about riding a real horse and was ready to start lessons right then and there.

We were all able to have a turn on the horse (Savannah's picture got put down below)

On Ryanne's actual birthday, which was a Tuesday (we did all the friend celebrating and horse riding on the weekend), she made a birthday sign so her cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents would know where to go to get some birthday cake and ice cream. She also decided to try out a possible Halloween costume.
She loved her cake and eventually got all the candles out. It was a successful birthday celebration!

I didn't get a picture of the costumes the kids wore to the Trunk or Treat but on Halloween we went trick or treating downtown and they chose these costumes from the dress up collection. Every one had fun and they have already forgotten about their candy (good, since it all went with Matt to work!)

Oh, and Savannah wanted to take a picture of the parfait she created today with leftover birthday ice cream, whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. She was very excited about it.
Well, the pictures are all out of order, but at least I got some up! Just a few weeks until our next birthday!


Carlia said...

looks like a festive celebration! your children are beautiful...and handsome! we miss you guys! we aren't too far away anymore. maybe we could meet up sometime!

Laura Dawn said...

I love this so much. I wish I could have been there! :)

Love you

Aloha_Misty said...

How fun Mare! I love the cake! The horse riding! I would love to here Ryanne talk about that. Hope you are well. Miss you tons.

Heather Bankhead said...

i LOVE that sav went as a cow. it's so funny to me because she is such a princess.

Audrey and the Boys said...

Happy Birthday Ryanne!! Wish we could have popped over for some cake and ice cream. My boys were thinking about you. We sure miss you guys! Glad you had a good birthday and a happy halloween!