Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Madi and Halen's birthdays are only 4 days apart...this causes quite the birthday party dilemma..at least it does for Liz. She would like to have each child have their very own party, their own special celebration just for them..to be completely spoiled rotten. But, having a big giant birthday party for each kid 4 days apart from each other is just CRAZY (yes, Liz would like to do it anyways...but for everyone else's sanity she has reluctantly held back...lol) So.... we decided to have one big, giant, HUGE, not to mention FABULOUS Birthday party for them together...this years theme?


Of course, both kiddos were dressed in their "mousekattire"...
Miss Madi Cakes
Turned 3 years old!!! 

Mr Halen
ONE year old already!!!

Here's a peek at their big day!

Here are the guests of honor doing a little wrestling/hugging before the festivities got going

I love that they love each other SO much!!!

The table! All birthday partied up!!

Super Duper Awesome, not to mention YUMMY Cake
Made with Love by Grandma Mary!

(She found the perfect Mickey & Minnie ornaments for the cake top! 
Perfect on the cake PLUS a great keepsake for them!)

The "Mickey" side of the table

Yummy veggie cups (with ranch dip in the bottom)

"Minnie" fruit kabobs!
These were a great hit! The kids gobbled them up in no time!

Who doesn't love a chocolate covered pretzel?! 
I think we could have made double the amount of these & they still would have been gone in a snap! Yum!

Mickey Mouse shaped cheese!

Chocolate dipped Mickey Mouse shaped Oreos!

Turkey and Ham w/cheese roll ups

One of my faves... Minnie's Bow Tie Pasta Salad!

What Mickey/Minnie Mouse party would be complete without Hot Dogs? 

( In this case it was mini corn dogs! Another fave of the kids!)

I can't believe the HUGE turn out!!! I am so happy so many of our close friends & family made time to come join in the celebration! 

(Although our poor house gets very small very quickly with that many people!!lol)

The birthday girl getting ready to decorate some cookies!!

The kids took turns decorating Mickey Mouse cookies! 

(Thanks to Grandma Mary for baking LOTS & LOTS of homemade sugar 
cookies and homemade frosting for the kids to use!!)

We did the cookie decorating thing at Madi's 2nd birthday party and she loved it so much that we just HAD to do it again!!

This is her favorite part.... she will frost the cookie, add sprinkles...LICK it all off then start all over again! She must have done this at least 5 times...with the same cookie! Silly girl!! 

The Birthday Boy! ( & His Mama!) 

This is what a million sprinkles will do to your lips! 

Halen, getting ready for his birthday cake!

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday to You!!

(Madi did the blowing out of the candles for them both... Halen was not really sure why everyone was looking at them singing & got a bit of stage fright! I'm sure next year he'll be right up there with her!) 

Halen wasn't really sure about his smash cake...he just recently got aboard the "I eat foods with texture" boat....so this was still very new to him.

But really, who doesn't love a little bit of frosting? 

A few bites in ( plus an overdue nap) & Halen was done! 


Madi got some assistance from her girls

Halen was a bit sleepy but ended up totally getting into the whole ripping open the wrapping paper thing!

He did want to stop and play with each new thing he opened though, so we had to keep getting him back on track!

Sometime after the first gift or two I gave up my OCD control issues and stopped trying to make sure each of them opened their own gifts... Madi ended up opening Halen's & Halen opened Madi's...We all survived the chaos! 

Happy Birthday Halen & Madi!!

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