Thursday, December 12, 2013

Catie turns 3!!

Catie turned 3 on December 1st! Here are some of the photos from the actual day!

She loved all the princess and Sophia bags Grandma Julie got her. This girl is a pink-a-holic.

Andrew and I decorated her door the night before and she was so excited about the sign her made her, the balloons, and the crepe paper.

Since her birthday was on Sunday, we made special Christmas tree rice crispy treats together than she could share with her nursery class at church.

She also got a princess bike with training wheels!

The Sofia stuff from Grandma Julie & Grandpa Kim has been loved and loved and loved! She is obsessed.

My cute birthday three-year-old!

This cutie was so excited about her birthday that she woke up closer to 6am and could not fall back to sleep. Her overtired-ness all day made a huge impact on her mood... so by the end of the day we were wishing we could have a birthday redo! I definitely wasn't patient enough with her on her special day, but we did manage to have some fun! We made her a birthday waffle (with a candle) for breakfast, made a dinner that she liked, and then we celebrated her birthday all weekend long before the actual day arrived.

I sure love this little girl and all of her cuddles and smiles!

4th Annual Buskirk Cookie Exchange

I admit wholeheartedly that the idea for this cookie exchange was not my idea. I stole the idea from my awesome party planning friend Kaari when we moved away from our old neighborhood. The first one only had 5 people at it (since Catie had just been born)... this year we had about 30. It was a lot of fun and so yummy! Here are some photos my friend Rachel took while I was chatting and playing hostess last night.

The judges agreed that everyone upped their game this year. The spread was even prettier and yummier than previous years.

Too bad my dining room light makes everything looks so yellowy...

We needed my whole dining room table extended plus my long buffet table in order to fit all the treats.

Jessie & her friend Pam even came up to join us. The kiddos were SO EXCITED to see Jessie! Catie had a really hard time sharing Jessie with Pam... it was kind of funny...

Here are photos of some of the party people!

And I can't forget the amazing judges. It was a great group this year. Catie & Andrew had fun sampling the cookies too. Catie basically put herself to sleep before the end of the party. I was impressed that she managed to sleep while the house was so loud.

Lindsey, Suzanne, and Laurel won! I am writing this down so that I remember for next year.

Here are posts to our past cookie exchanges... it is such a fun tradition!