Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Beth Turns 5!!! | Bartlett, IL Party Photography

I can't believe that my baby is 5 already! The years have flown, even though I can't remember life without her!

We've never hosted a children's party before, and due to our rough winter with Beth's hospital stay, we wanted to make her birthday a little extra special. Fit for a princess, you might say.

So we contacted Susan at Royal Tea Parties and she ran the party flawlessly! I probably had just as much fun as the girls! Activities included: dressing up, getting nails and hair done, a bead bracelet project, wish granting with Princess Beth, storytime, Princess Pizza, cupcakes and tea. What fun! I was snapping pictures left and right and created a slideshow (see below) as a thank-you gift for all of Beth's princess pals. Being the mommy to two girls is the best!!!

Baby K | Newborn Photography | Bartlett, IL

Baby Karina is as cute as can be, and I'm not just saying that because she is the newest cousin in our family! My girls were a whopping 9+ lbs, so tiny Karina looked like a little doll in comparison!

It was great to see my cousins with their first-born. They sure are proud parents, and are fitting into their role just swimmingly. I'm sure I looked much more frazzled (and spit-uppy) a week after Beth was born!

Click below to view a slideshow of Karina's week-old photos. Congrats Rich and Steph! I wish you all the best!