Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Do You Like Apples?

The only person who loves the apple orchard more than I do is my dad.  He takes it seriously.  When we were kids we would always go to Blake's and spend the day picking apples, eating donuts, drinking cider and finding the perfect pumpkins.  Except for the inflated prices, not much has changed.  So we took our annual trip to Blake's with Poppy and Bebe.  

Isla has affectionately named her cousin Timothy III "Titi"
They are just as close as I was with my cousins when we were growing up.  
Its the greatest when you don't know whether your siblings or cousins, 
but people really do mistake these two for twins.

How do you like them apples?
 She LOVES them
And she says "a pole" in the cutest voice you've ever heard

See you next year Blake's!

30 Going on Forever 21

Well it happened about a month ago.  I turned 30.  My adoring husband threw me an awesome birthday party.  He cleaned the whole house, got a babysitter for Isla, attended to our guests and he even brought in Brown & White Productions to DJ the event (and yes...they are available to provide entertainment for your next special event.)  It was spectacular.  We played Minute to Win It games and watched the MSU game.  Best of all, I didn't clean anything up because on top of being my usual nausea, I also had the stomach flu.  Thank goodness for my sister Melanie and my great friends for cleaning the whole kitchen.  What a treat!

 A big thanks to Greg (a/k/a Brown) 
for his assistance with the Minute to Win it Games.
 The usual suspects
 Norm trying to get a card to stick in the watermelon
 Do I have attractive friends or what?

 It's not as easy as it looks
 Can you handle the intensity?

*For the sake of discretion, I omitted a few pictures of Kate and Carrie who are by far the most fierce competitors when it comes to "Junk in the Trunk."  Just take my word for it.  You will lose against either of them.  Whether they are pregnant or not.  

We talked....
and laughed....
And this is how I ended the night. 

In addition to having the greatest party ever surrounded by the nicest people ever, I also got some awesome gifts.  I got a total of $250 to Forever 21!  I could practically buy the whole store.  Thanks to all who helped and attended and to my sweet Dave for throwing me an awesome party.  I've never felt so loved.