Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sisters: Easter 2014

Easter mash up 2014

Should this be 3 different posts? Yes. 
Sometimes I am just doing good to make one great big post, so here we go!

Masyn's Easter treats for her teachers:
A giant plastic egg filled with Easter candy, EOS, & their favorite drink. 

Yes, that is a GIANT Diet Dr. Pepper

We made silly bunny ears

& wore them for days.

We hunted eggs for 3 days. Lyndon & I took turns hiding eggs all over the place. We filled them with notes, nail polish, coin…. just random little things. The girls LOVED finding eggs all the time.

This isn't really Easter related, but next year, I'd really love it if LT would fill a basket full with these little guys! My newest favorite thing!

Each year we do some themed craft with either their hand prints or their foot prints. 
This year we made carrots :)

Masyn skipped school on Tuesday & went to visit Mr. Bun. My girls really don't love Santa like they love Mr. Bun. He's a BIG deal to the littlest Tharp girls. When we got there, Masyn handed him a picture she drew & told him the art work was an original! ha! She drew his entire fam!
She has such a sweet & caring heart. 

Masyn's class had an egg hunt & class party.
All of the kids were so cute hunting their Easter eggs.

Counting her eggs :)

I have to laugh because Masyn realized at school this dress wasn't covered in Easter eggs…
She said, WHAT!? These aren't eggs! This dress has pineapples all over it! Pineapples aren't for Easter!
She is hysterical. 

I remember doing this in 1st grade {pretty sure it was 1st grade, anyway}
You fill eggs with paint {after you wash them out}

Then you go waaaay out in a field when it's very windy & you're wearing a princess dress… throw them at a blank canvas & make a pretty painting. 

Can you see the egg flying through the air? It's spilling green paint on the way down…
AK had a harder time hitting the canvas, so I'd just pick up the eggs that didn't break & add more paint for her to try again :) 

I don't have a final photo of their work, but AK finally got the hang of it & both turned out so great. 
Now that the canvases are prepped, we are using them for another art project coming up :)

We dyed 36 eggs. I had several fun egg dying kits for the girls to use, but forgot them in the trunk. LT & I swapped vehicles, so I had to improvise & use food coloring instead. They didn't even notice we didn't use the dye kits they picked out. I think we will make confetti eggs for Cinco de Mayo with them instead. I assure you, I do not want to look at another boiled egg for a long long time! ha!

AK got a bit rough with this one, but I told her to dye it anyway.
When it came out she said, "MOMMY! MOMMY! ELSA EGG!!"
Yes, it sure does look like an Elsa egg to me, too.  

We watched several Easter movies & made bunny popcorn.
Then after the girls fell asleep, Mr Bun came to visit!

He brought Masyn another Taylor Swift cd & AK this book.
Have you seen it? It was MADE for my girls. I couldn't stop smiling when I read it for the 1st time. 
If you are a girl mom, pick up this sweet book

I only picked my camera up for a minute today. Lyndon was off & we spent the day as a family. It was one of the BEST days we've had! I am really feeling blessed this Easter. :) 

Happy Easter!

oh praise the one who paid my debt
& raised this life up from the dead

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lyndon is THIRTY! {Casino Party!}

Lyndon is FINALLY 30! NOW, he can stop calling me old. :) 
When Lyndon & I first started dating, we went to the casino more than we should have.
I think we've been a total of 5 times since we've been married. 
I brainstormed several ideas for his birthday-- a fiesta at our favorite Mexican restaurant, a golf day with our group of friends… then I thought The Hard Rock!
I made his invitation with my Silhouette & emailed it out to everyone.

It is hard to decorate a hotel room. I like to put holes in the walls when I decorate & I think that would've been frowned upon, so I refrained. YAY! for washi tape!

You KNOW there were matching shirts…

I put these little favors in the rooms.

inside the boxes:
{the little glass bottle is from Hobby Lobby}

a necessity: gatorade + tylenol for the morning

& a door hanger :)

 Our ice chest was small, so I filled the sink with drinks + ice, too.

Lyndon requested a veggie tray & a cheese/crackers tray...

I made the water bottle labels with my silhouette & I always have striped straws on hand.

Brad & Cassidy checked in & the next thing I knew they were ready to hit the casino floor in matching shirts! :)

Our epic selfie that put Ellen's Oscar selfie to shame ;)

one more time….

On our way to dinner, Sarah had 50 people wish her a Happy Birthday!

Now, you may think this is cake & candle picture overload, but there is a story here. Our waiter brought out the cake {with the candles lit} while Cas & I were in the restroom. 

Lyndon didn't want to blow them out until we got back….

They looked & looked for us…...

& Sarah took lots of photos for me…..

but there is always a long line for the women's bathroom :/

So, Lyndon waited….

& waited…..

Brad was very concerned the cake was going to burst into flames….

So he finally blew them out.

Whoa! That's a pretty big flame, old man! ha!

All 30 candles out in 1 breath! 

& we were still in line for the bathroom….. 
Thank you Sarah for taking pictures for me!

Then when we FINALLY made it back to the table, we all had a good laugh about it.

 & played musical chairs.

Sarah was the official paparazzi for the evening :)

We went back to our room & hung out for a bit.

Lyndon was the DJ

for our dance party

Cameras aren't allowed on the casino floor. We gambled in the high roller room for about 30 minutes. Obviously that didn't last long! I think my money was gone in 3 spins. Lyndon didn't do too bad for the night though, but no one won over 5K. The deal was, if someone won 5K+, they were footing the bill for the weekend. Maybe next year! :) :) 

We had SO much fun & I am so thankful for this fun group of friends. Thank you for sharing this milestone weekend with us & celebrating Lyndon!