Going out with the Circus

… so let’s party!

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Yes, putting together a mini Circus in our backyard was an insanely incredible feat for one!
But so worth it, though sometimes I wonder if Pinterest is going to be the death of me.
There are way too many great ideas which have taken my simplest of projects and spun them into hyper overdrive.
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I completely love that while everyone was singing happy birthday to “you”, my birthday girl… I mean birthday unicorn hat girl, was singing happy birthday to “me”!

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One of the highlights was having our wonder pup jump through a ring of fire! Little E practiced with her all week and to our sheer amazement she really did jump through the hoop on cue.

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Clown noses and live goldfish went home in everyones goodie bags, I’m sure the local pet store’s running on fish bowls this week.

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Turns out the balloon pop was a huge hit and had kids lined up all afternoon, only to break away for the occasional snack and cake.

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So glad we found the Fred’s crustache sandwich cutter, it was perfect for making mustache chocolate chip cookies.

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What can be more fun than a doughnut eating contest?!

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I’m so obsessed with these Pottery Barn Kids birthday hats! Not only are they absolutely adorable and very well made, they stayed up on everyones head!

Happy End of Summer, everyone!

WINTERTIME LOVE : {Western New York Engagement & Couples}

Now that we’ve officially started to thaw out here and the snow is almost gone, it’s time to look back at one of my favorite winter engagement session.

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
~Anton Chekhov

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Maple Weekend in New York

Getting excited about this time of year!!! We can’t wait until it’s time to do this again:
  We ventured out in the bitter cold on Sunday to enjoy the morning at Smith’s Maple Farm for
 Maple Weekend, so glad we did but now I want to own my own maple syrup farm.
It was was so yummy and the perfect outing for my brood of sugar lovers and I’m getting much better
 at photographing in gloves, something I never had to do living in the deep south, enjoy the slew of photos.
(re-post from our other blog http://www.ramblingsfromutopia.com)

Burger Fest and Bed Races

A while back I took the kiddos out to an awesome event the little town where I grew up and where my love for hamburgers began, I probably ate my weight in burgers when I was little even though now I’ve been a vegetarian for 25 years it doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy a little fun watching the bed races and eating ice cream at Burgerfest.
My two meat eaters, enjoying every bit of their burgers.

Summertime Fun

Our firefly outing was so much fun, especially with this being my kids first time ever seeing them in their natural habitat, even Echo (our dog) managed to catch three…. I mean eat three.