Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Regan's 9th {4th of July/ Mustache} birthday... {continued}

My sweet father in law asked me what I needed help with for the party.

He offered to take care of the games and I happily passed that one off to him knowing full well it would be in great hands.

Oh, that Pa Pa did not disapoint!!!!

I told Regan that Pa Pa had bought a costume of some one famous with a mustache to do the games.

She then of course asked me WHO????

I told her she would just have to wait and see.

Then she replied.... "Uncle Bubba! I know who he is dressing up as...Uncle Bubba!"
I told Papa what Regan said and he told me he couldn't compete with all this awesomeness!!..... ;)
Since the Uncle Bubba costume was out of the running Pa Pa decided on...............
{Regan's face!!!!!}
This is when the party got started y'all!!!!
Mario started with a pin the mustach on Regan......

By the end we all agreed that Regan needed a good Shave! ;)
Good ol' Mario was just getting started with the fun.....
Next came the balloon races!

Then it was time for the nail polish game.
{it was like muscial chairs and when the music stops you paint one nail with the color you have.}

and then it was time for the Piniata....
{Pa Pa even managed to find a fireworks one!!}

Pa Pa did such an amazing job!!!
I feel so blessed to have such amazing in laws that love my sweet girl so much!!!
{They are pretty cute!!!}
I had several friends say that they wanted to hire the Presley grands to come and host their kids party. ;)
At the end of the day...
The girls wore mustaches....
and the boys had on nail polish....
Mario had everyone laughing....
the popcorn was a hit.....
The cake was yummy....
the kids left on a sugar high....
Regan felt loved......
and told us that it was the PERFECT 4th of July/ Mustache party!
{I have no doubt that her big Bubba was smilling down with all of the crazy fun of the day.}
I love you baby girl!!!...
to Bubba and back!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Regan's 9th {4th of July/ Mustache} Birthday Party

Regan came to me one day and told me that she wanted a 4th of July birthday party in honor of her sweet Bubba.

With tears in my eyes I told her that she didn't have to do that.... she could pick any theme she wanted.

Then she replied "I want this Mommy....let me have this!"

What could I say to that??

Some where a long the line she decided to add mustaches to the theme as well.

Yup, that's right an April 4th of July/ Mustache party!

Give me a theme and I will run with it!

So, we decied to make it the best darn April 26th.. 4th of July/Mustache party EVER!!!!

I want to start with the cake.

Do you remember the wonderful ladies that made Bubba's cake last year???...

and the AMAZING organization Icing Smiles ?

Well, they insisted on making Regan's birthday cake this year!!

I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I am for Sandy and Jessica.

Tears... lots and lots of tears!

They made Bubba's last birthday with us a very special one...

and they did it again this year for our sweet girl and what has been a HARD eight months for her.

They took a VERY hard theme and made a cake to perfection!!! 
You are both angels in a little girl's eyes!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! 

and now onto the details.....
The popcorn machine was run by the Men ;)...

We had a photo booth...........

{A HUGE shout out to my Mom that made this awesome custom dress to match the theme!! You are the best!!!!}


AND then a very special guest showed up..............

{To be continued.......................}

Thursday, April 25, 2013

{9 years ago..........}

Nine years ago I was up late at night in pain….. Trying to decide if I should go to the hospital AGAIN.
My sweet little Regan did not want to come into this world when I wanted her to.
She held on with all her might.
When I hit 36 weeks I would go into my doctor’s office and CRY begging him to induce me and get this going already!!
I had Bubba at 32 weeks so anything after that felt like pure torture with Regan.
 I would sob to my poor doctor telling him that I could no longer lift Bubba’s wheel chair into my car and that it was a risk to me and the baby.
 He then would just laugh… boy he knew me to well.
Yes, I LOVE my OB.
His wife was Bubba’s eye surgeon and we seem to know everything about each other’s families.
 Shoot, I would be on the exam table and Hubs and the good Dr. would talking sports, laughing about work stuff… and then I would have to SUBTLY remind them that it was time to get down to business. ;)
I gained 60 pounds with her!!!! {I enjoyed the not being sick while pregnant thing a little too much with her.}
One night I woke Hubs up and told him that my water had broke and that IT WAS TIME!!!
I was so excited!!
Then the nurse that examined me softly said…”Ummmm… sweetie… you just peed yourself you’re not in labor.”
Yup that happened.
As I got closer to my due date I did EVERYTHING that people suggested….
Spicy food…
I drank castor oil {don’t… that’s all I have to say... just don’t}…
I walked on the beach every day…
We did EVERYthing…..
And that night it happened… I woke up to pain.
I debated whether or not to make Hubs take me to the hospital AGAIN…
I ended up deciding on the better to be safe than sorry route.
The nurse checked me and said “Ummm… sweetie… this isn’t REAL labor. You should just go home take some Benadryl and try to get some rest.”
WHAT do you mean NOT REAL LABOR!?!?!?
We went home…
I took Benadryl. {Yeah that wasn’t smart.}
And tried to rest.
It didn’t go away.
Luckily that day I had an apt. for a checkup with the good dr.
I went in TIRED, DONE, and a little drunk on Benadryl.
The good Dr. checked me and said “Yup, this baby is coming today! I will have the epidural waiting for you when you get to the hospital.”
In that moment I LOVED the good Dr.
It was happening!
It was the most amazing experience of my life.
{With Bubba’s birth it was scary… I was sick…he was sick... he was whisked away not breathing on his own… hubs didn’t get to cut the cord.}
Regan’s birth I was aware….
My nurse was from Texas… I mean come on… you can’t beat that!
I enjoyed every second of it {Ok, as much as you can.}
I was able to deliver her myself while watching in a mirror. {Pretty awesome!}
Hubs was able to cut the cord and hold his little girl right away.
It was perfect.
I am so grateful for April 26th….
 The day that I met my sweet girl and fell instantly in love.
She has forever changed my life, taught me, and been my shining star in the darkest moments.
Happy Birthday my sweet baby girl!!!
You mean the world to me!
I am so blessed and lucky to be your Mommy!
I would pee myself a hundred more times if it brought you to me! ;)
I love you to Bubba and back!