Thursday, May 31, 2012

penelope's turtle party

well, it was the turtleebird's birthday party this past weekend. we celebrated third child style, by being super low key with family and a few friends. usually we invite the entire universe to birthday parties, but honestly, i think i'm over that. who can do huge birthday parties for each child every single year? people who drink 5 hour energy every 2 hours? people who know if dinosaurs actually existed? people who use margarine instead of butter?

none of those things describe me so i don't know.

anyshways, let me first say, a turtle themed party was obviously written in the stars for this child, for she is an actual turtle-human. she even has a green car seat.

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here was her invite:
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this sweet drawing was made by lauren myers. OMG. so great. and she made this one of all the kids. adorbzzzzzzzz. is it not exactly them? she can draw your family too.



so ya, there was actually a real life turtle at the party. duh. a tiny one that was found on a soccer field.
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we ate it too. yum.

just kidding.

and then i carved a watermelon into a turtle shell. this carving produced a fight, before the party, between nato and i. i think i yelled, i mean, you can't even carve a turtle shell right!
what? who yells that?

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oh are those chocolate turtles? that's so ironic...considering it's a turtle party!
woo!

and then i basically just dipped everything in chocolate. that's the easiest thing to do in the world. and also it's the best thing to do in the world.
anyway...
guys quit buying that weird chocolate in the produce isle that's for dipping strawberries. you just melt chocolate chips in a saucepan and then...yes, dip the strawberries in it. put them on a pan lined with wax paper. let them set in the fridge for an hour. done and done.

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cupcakes and...drum roll....fake flowers? yes, only the best for you penelope.

napkins rolled. lemonade in jars. green turtlee straws.
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a meager attempt to decorate the entry way.
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'twas ripped down promptly by children. in like 5 seconds. while i watched and pretended like it didn't hurt my soul.

P almost got burned by her candle because nato was insisting she blow it out. oh memories.
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she didn't even get messy with the cupcake. just ate it daintily like turtles do.

and opened 800 outfits...but loved the wrapping more than the gifts.
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happy birthday sweet girl. it was so fun to celebrate you that day. we look forward to many more.

20 comments:

  1. in that first picture it looks like penelope is being held above the ground. then you look up and there's no hand. creeeeeppyyy!!!

    and that drawing is amazing! i think it's hilarious she drew lila with her shopping cart. haha! love it!

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  2. my goodness, jami, i think my heart just grew three times bigger. zee beebee turtle is zee sweetest beebee i have ever seen.

    also, i actually DID burn myself on my first birthday. mom lit the candle - and i grabbed it...just like that. then i cried. a lot. it was awful, and it is all on camera. so fun to relive!


    your third child birthday style puts any of my party planning techniques to SHAME. just. . . i don't even . . . hmm.

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  3. She is the sweetest little turtle baby--congrats and happy birthday to her! Cute party, too!

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  4. I love so much that she is your turtle. I love comparing everyone to an animal. Even my pets, they remind me of different animals : ) Dorky, I know! But this party is precious. Way to make it special with the little things!


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  5. What a precious turtle baby. I love the look on her face when Nato is holding the cupcake trying to get her to blow it out

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  6. totally random, I love the color of the room with the white fireplace. What color is it? And your little lady is such a beautiful being. Such personality!

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  7. Your little parties are always too cute. The invites for this were precious!
    Happy 1st birthday to the turtle!

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  8. I've been looking forward for this to be posted. Since the sneak peek on IG.
    Beautifully done as always Jami, you have the awesome gift to impress and inspire us every time.
    Happy B-Day lil turtle!!

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  9. Happy Birthday to Penelope! So adorable. I love the way you write and the pictures are so cute.

    I just had to share a song with you, I may be waaay of, but it reminded me of you playlist, which I also love;) It's a hit in Norway, have no idea if it's known in the US: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4nva3qlGvc

    Have a great day!

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  10. love it. that illustration is perfect!

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  11. SIMPLY adorable. She is such a cutie-pie turtle. Love the theme - simple and completely adorable.

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  12. Really? So cute. You know I love a themed party. ;) Penelope is so stinkin' adorable. And I see you fixed the platter that some horrible friend gave back to you broken. Sheesh. Some people. And that drawing is to die for! Happy birthday P!

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  13. I love the color of your family room. What is it? Yes, this is totally random, the party looks so fun too!

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  14. cute party for a cute baby girl. i really like that u used normal paper towels--the baker's twine made them cute! happy birthday, little lila!

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  15. your parties are always adorable.

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  16. I love the one where she's looking at her daddy like "Dude, obviously I have this new toy here, I don't want the dang cupcake!"

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  17. What a cute lil turtle party.

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  18. who uses margarine instead of butter? happy birthday to penelope. the party looks awesome. with three kids we only invite fam and a few friends also. way easier. plus no one remembers their first birthday so i figure i will pull out the big guns when they actually remember it!

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  19. I do believe your crazy talented friend gave you an extra baby in that super cute drawing. And don't say it's a doll. Extra baby. End of story.

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  20. Where did you get those cute tiny jars in front of the Starbucks ones?

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