Friday, August 17, 2012

Oh Snap! shots: Birthday Bashes

I seriously did not do this on purpose.

How cool is it that this week's theme was "Birthday Shots" and I am celebrating my birthday with a give-away, too?!! I couldn't have planned this any better if I'd have tried. I would give myself a pat on the back for having my act together, but not this week. 

The downhill cycle all started when:

I crammed my schedule too full.

Which caused me to let the house go...

Which caused laundry to pile up...

Which made me feel overwhelmed...

Which made me not feel like cooking dinner...

Which didn't mean a hill o' beans. I still had to cook...

Which means I still had dishes piled up, but I have not a dishwasher...

Which means I let the dishes go because I was sooo exhausted...

Which means I regretted that decision the next morning...

But, I had no time to do the dishes because...

I had crammed my schedule too full.

I felt guilty about letting it all go. But, as my oldest says, "It's my birthday month! So, I can do whatever I want... right?" :)

In Real Life, 
Oh Snap!

You want birthdays to be perfect, especially the cake...

You get the kids all dressed up for the occasion...

Sometimes it goes off without a hitch...

This is me on my second birthday. Wasn't I cute?

Other times, not so much...

"By golly, you're gonna eat this cake... now stuff it!!"

"I was fine until you put this dang carrot hat on my head! I look ridiculous!" 
(This is my oldest son at his Carrot Top themed first birthday party.)

Things can get kinda messy...

Or violent..

Superhero's chasing down a "villian" at my son's 4th birthday party.

But, no matter whether you celebrate their big day in NYC

Or at the park with friends and family...

Just remember the most important thing...

At the end of the day, we all get cake!

Thanks for submitting the birthday pictures! Next weeks Oh Snap! shots has no theme. Any funny pictures will do! I have some I haven't been able to use yet and I am dying to!

***The necklace with the most votes for my Birthday Give-Away was... #1! So, I'm ordering it for myself tomorrow! Thanks for everyone who voted!
Raindrop Brolly via Etsy
And Congrats to Mandee McDonald, who will receive the necklace she voted for, which was #3! I may have to buy one of these for myself, too! Hope you enjoy yours!

Mrs November Studio via Etsy

PS. Thanks for all who voted! There is another jewelry give-away coming soon, so stay-tuned! It's a good one!

A Beautiful Day



  1. Oh my goodness!!! I never win anything!!! WOO HOO!

    1. Well, thank Opie! He wrote all the names, put them in a hat, stirred 'em up, and then picked one! He was thrilled to help me out. He helped me tally up votes, too. He even asked, "So, Mom, are you famous now?" To which I replied...

      "Bahahahaha!!! *ahem* Yes, son."

      JK. Call me and we'll talk BLOG. :)

  2. Those are cute birthday pictures! And happy birthday to YOU.

    1. Thanks lady. Wasn't that little girl getting force-fed a cupcake cute? ;)

  3. You were a cute baby, but mostly you were so happy to be in this world -- a bright smile every day. And, your presence sure enhanced my life - still does. --mom

  4. These are nice birthday pictures. In these children are looks very pretty.
    First birthday party nyc

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by! So, you make birthday stuff in NYC?

  5. They all are way cute! And Happy Birthday to you! :)

  6. I often live in the state of being overwhelmed, or talking myself out of being overwhelmed! I love your feature! Great idea!

    1. I think most moms are. Some just aren't as candid as we are probably! HA! I am not ashamed to say it. If you can't laugh about it, you'd go crazy... Thanks for the compliment. It's been a fun feature.

  7. This was such a delight to read through! LOVED all the pictures. Birthdays are my favorite! :-D

    Thanks for linking up to Sunday Snaps! I appreciate the support :-)

    Sarah B Texas @ City Girl Gone Country

    1. It's an honor for me to link up! Anything I can do to help you out, you just drop me a line!!!

  8. Oooh, I have been away so long that I started with the oldest post last and it looks like I voted in good company! Which one you gonna get Birthday Girl??? Hope that schedule looks better this next week? ;)

    1. I got the #1 for myself. I loved them all, but that was the most practical looking. I did love #3, though. I will have to order that one someday when I get some extra money. It's literally hand-made and I love the uniqueness of it. But, that's what the winner got, so I'm glad she got it!