Monday, January 9, 2012

Natalie's Garden Fairy 3rd Birthday Party

This past weekend we celebrated Natalie's 3rd birthday with her pixie and pirate friends.  I was amazed how smoothly it was prepping for it.  Last year was a little chaotic.  Andy swears it's because I'm pregnant this time...  She is all about fairies this year so I decided to do a Garden Fairy themed party.  We had it at our favorite park and the day turned out to be beautiful (which was great considering the week started in the 30's).  I uploaded her party onto Catch My Party with all of the details.  Which I might add is a great site!  Fun was had by all and now we're on to planning next year's Princess themed party... Which will be so much fun with a 8 month old in tow!  Lovely.  What Andy and I have realized, and continue to realize, is how loved our little girl is by her family and friends.  We are so grateful to them all!

My Handy Andy

So I've always known my husband was handy but he blew me out of the water with this one.  We expanded Natalie's dress up clothes by a gazillion between Christmas and her birthday so I searched online for storage units and fell in love with this one.  And what's so great about Ana White from Knock Off Wood is that she has blueprints listed on her site!  So the First Sunday and Monday of 2012 Andy built it, sanded it, and painted it!  He's amazing!

Natalie was so proud of her Daddy!

It held Natalie's friends wings at her birthday party

It's home for the moment...
It's not completely done.  We want to add wood sections in the bottom to keep her accessories organized, a mirror on one of the sides and hooks on the other.  That aside, I think it turned out perfectly and I am so thankful that I have such a handy hubby!