Ashby’s Popsicle Party!

On Sunday afternoon/evening, we celebrated our sweet girl’s fourth birthday with 
Ashby’s Popsicle Party!
Ashby has been telling me for months and months that she wanted a popsicle party at the pool (and by that, she means our neighborhood country club pool…because she’s obsessed with the diving board).  I’m pretty sure she was saying this before Christmas.  This girl had her heart set.  So, we made plans, invited her little friends and their families and headed off to the pool on Sunday afternoon.
 I took a picture of her birthday sign before we left because I knew things would get chaotic later.  Isn’t it so cute?!?  For those of you who don’t know, my friend makes these birthday signs (not for the public, I hate to say) and we hang them on our birthday wall after each party.  Right now, we have quite the collection!

 And then my friend Emily makes the cutest cupcakes with mini sugar cookies on top (I know…brilliant, right?!).  Aren’t they so cute?!

So, we arrived at the pool ready to party!  We were feeding our guests dinner and cupcakes, so upon their arrival late that afternoon, they got their popsicles :).  Our birthday girl picked an orange push up pop!  She was so excited about her party!

 The Slaughter and Shull kids enjoying their popsicles before swimming.

Andrew and I have decided that summer birthday parties are our favorite :).

Miss Sadie and Bowen

Griffin and Ashby

 I love these sweet friends of mine and was so happy that they brought their families to celebrate with us!  More than that, I’m so happy that their kiddos have truly become friends with Ashby.  She loves all of them so much!

Our husbands were somewhere…but in the meantime, we selfied :).
And then there was a lot of this…

Ashby adores Andrea!

Trying to take a picture and well…this is pretty typical.

All of the kiddos sitting down to eat their dinners (the grownups ate too!).

 After dinner, we had cupcakes!

This picture!
Ashby was so happy to blow out her candles.  FOUR!  How is she already four?!

Love my little family so much!

Lots of enthusiasm for present opening!

True love.

Ashby’s Popsicle Party was a HUGE success!  
Ashby’s actual birthday is on Thursday, and we have BIG plans for that day too!  Basically, we’re celebrating all week :).
And for lunch today (or a side or a light dinner), you need to make this…
You. will. love. it.
xo
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  • Kimberly June 7, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Happy Birthday to Ashby! What a cute theme for a party. And those cupcakes are darling!

    Very European

  • Carrie June 7, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Great party! And nice Cavs shirt Andrew! Although, it was NOT a good night for the CAVS. 🙁
    Love your updates and I love how your kids parties are so special, uniquely suited to them, yet not over the top. You're one awesome Mama!

  • Amber June 7, 2016 at 10:16 am

    What a fun day!!! I agree, summer birthdays are the BEST! We have a child with August and one with January…flu season or ice gets is every year! Enjoy your sweet girl!!!

  • Amy Heinl June 7, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Happiest of birthdays to sweet Ashby….looks like she had a wonderful day

  • Stephanie Spring June 7, 2016 at 10:43 am

    This is such a cute theme and idea! 🙂

  • Erika Slaughter June 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

    My kids had a blast (and I did too). I'm still dreaming about those cupcakes! Amy outdid herself on that sign. It's ADORAbLE!!!

    • Caitlin Davies June 9, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Erika, I love your cover-up! Would you mind sharing where you purchased it?

  • Narci June 7, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Happy birthday Ashby!! So glad you had such a great time at your party!! Xoxo

  • The Cold Coffee Blog June 7, 2016 at 11:12 am

    What a cute theme! Happy Birthday sweet Ashby!

  • Lynn Thompson June 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

    One word…ADORABLE!

  • Paula June 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Happy Birthday sweet Ashby. I love how she fits like a perfect puzzle piece. You would never know she hasn't always been.

  • kelly June 7, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Happy birthday Ashby! It's nuts but I love your sweet little family too and I don't even know you! Have a wonderful year Ashby! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics.

  • kelly June 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    P.S. the sign is sooo cute and clever with all the popsicle sticks

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} June 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Well, the popsicle party looked perfect! The sign and the cupcakes were precious, and Ashby's joy just radiates through the pictures!!! Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

  • Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog June 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    What a great birthday party theme! Popsicles are a favorite around here too. And those cupcake cookies….yum!

  • Megan June 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    She is just the cutest!!! Happy birthday Ashby!! And love your birthday signs!!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt June 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I love a themed birthday party! My mom always threw those for my sister and me, and I will continue the tradition when I have kids. Such a cute idea!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  • happymomof4 June 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Happy 4th Birthday Ashby!!! Have fun all week celebrating!!! Birthday party looked too cute❤️❤️

  • kimm atwood June 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Happy birthday ashby !

  • Three Gals and a Guy June 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    LOVE the theme! Looks like another great birthday party in the books! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Tigervalgal June 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I'm curious…what type of decorations do you do for outdoor pool parties? I may be doing the same for my two year old. And did you do a cake or just cupcakes?

    • Mix and Match Mama June 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      I kept it really simple! Lots of colorful balloons, goodie bags in bright colors (setting out for extra color), fun plates and napkins (also in bright colors) and cupcakes. It was simple and fun!

  • Leigh (Balancing By Faith) June 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    You should celebrate her all week! So much to celebrate!! I love the birthday signs – your friend should seriously start a business!!

  • April Parrish June 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    These pics make my heart so happy! I've been reading your blog for a long time and love how Ashby was the missing piece to your beautiful family puzzle. She's perfect and no doubt loved! Happy 4th birthday to ASHBY!!!!

  • Darcy Sexson June 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    What a cutie! Looks like everyone had a great time!

  • Aubrey June 7, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Agree! Summer bdays are the best. We celebrated Kate's birthday for TEN DAYS STRAIGHT. So glad you're doing the same for Ashby!

  • Frankie, Yen, Maria and Baby June 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    So cute! Where was her swimsuit from?

  • cherrietopdworld June 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I can't believe no one has commented on how precious that photo of Bowen and Ashby are!!!!! Too cute for words

  • Rebecca Jo June 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    All the JOY in her face. I just think of her in an orphanage somewhere on her birthday & then this live she has now. how blessed she is… you are 🙂
    & girl is sporting a nice TAN! Look at her beautiful color of her tan skin.

  • Johnsons June 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    So precious! I live Kensingtons cover-up… Could you tell us where it is from? Thank you!

  • Kristina @ Ms.Modify June 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    What a fun party! You can see pure joy in her face! To think she spent a couple birthdays in an orphanage and now she has an amazing family… what a blessing!!

  • Unknown June 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Do you know where Erika's swimsuit coverup from?? I love it!

  • RoseMary Norman June 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    GO CAVS..I attended the same High School (STVM) in Ohio as Lebron James albeit only 40+ years before (hahaha) he was there!! He is such a great contributor to the school and to the Akron Community through his Lebron James Foundation!

  • Valerie Cox June 7, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Sweet Ashby! Her popsicle party was just as precious as she is!

  • Haley Southey June 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    this is so sweet!! LOVING THOSE CUPCAKES!!!

  • Shelby June 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    my big ohio loving heart is loving Andrew's bro-tank! GO CAVS!!!!!!! cleveLAND that i love!!!
    happy birthday ashby!!!!

  • RebeccaLynn17 June 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Happy 4th Birthday to Ashby!! What an awesome and sweet 4th birthday party! My heart is so happy for her! And I agree, summer birthdays are the best!!

  • Melanie June 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    So much fun! Happy birthday to your littlest little:)

  • Erica Hedman June 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Happy Birthday, Ashby! What a fun party!!

    I need the details on your bathing suit and cover up!!! Love it! Thanks!

  • Jen Besnett June 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Griffin's face in the present opening photo kills me! Ashby could not be cuter if she tried! Happy Birthday to your big girl 4 year old!!

  • Foxy's Domestic Side June 7, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    So sweet! Happy birthday Ashby! 😉 You throw the best parties, seriously. And i agree I love summer parties.

  • Kitten June 7, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Totally off topic: did I see the recommendation for THE WEDDING DRESS here? So wonderful…thank you! Happy Birthday, precious angel Ashby.

  • Jeanie June 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    What a great day! I can't believe she's four already.

  • Angela Ellingson June 7, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Love, love, love party posts! Such a sweet party! Happy birthday Ashby!!

  • Sissy June 8, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Where did you get your swim cover? I love it!

  • Erin June 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Yes! I need to know about that white cover up as well! Love! And what a fun party for Ashby!!

  • Beautifully Seaside // Formerly Chic Coastal Living June 10, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Happy Birthday sweet Ashby! God bless you always! XOXOXO

  • Morgan Eckert June 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Happy birthday sweet Ashby! Can you link to your swimsuit cover up? I LOVE it! Thanks girl. 🙂