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We are Erik and Jennifer Lankford...married for 11 years! We are the proud parents of Isaac Joseph who was born June 15, 2007 and Hadleigh Jane who was born July 15, 2007. They were placed in our home when they were 10 days old and adopted SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. On November 2, 2010 we welcomed Libby Louise into our family and we couldn't be happier. In July of 2012 we welcomed Isaac's biological brother to our family. Jaiden's adoption finalized on Feb 14, 2013. On November 21, 2012 we welcomed Mollie Ryan in to our home to bring us up to 5 children. We live in Aspermont, TX. I have been doing photography for 9 years. I shoot with the CANON 5D Mark II in hopes of buying the 1D eventually. My favorite lenses are the 70-200 2.8 IS and the 85mm prime! I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing families, children, newborns, high school seniors and maternity!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party: My 3 year olds

Isaac and Hadleigh turn 3 years old this year! I was 3 in June and H will be 3 in July. I CANNOT believe it! We have almost had them for 3 whole years. It's amazing the little people they have turned out to be and their distinct personalities. 

They are both so independent and I love that. They are their VERY own person that God has planned for them to be. They like to do things by themselves and for the most part if they think they can do it we let them.

I read this quote in a book I am reading through my pregnancy and I LOVE it!

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed" -Maria Montessori

 My Isaac: Sensitive, smarter than he lets on, cautious, at this point he is a follower, ALL BOY, does not like shirts with collars...he says they "bother" him, he has a memory like an elephant, very quick learner, likes to ride his bike, play outside, hunt bugs and read! He's the first to learn every word to a song and learn his memory verses. He will play with his cars/trucks all day long by himself, the first to learn his colors, the first to walk and the first to talk (will REPEAT anything and everything you say word for word), has been carrying on a real conversation since before he was one. 

My Hadleigh: Snuggle bug, she has no fear, wants to wear a dress every day with a matching bow....GIRLY GIRL, likes to swim and is also a fast learner, the first to be potty trained, the first to swim by herself, she is a go-getter, very expressive and you know what she's feeling by the look on her face, a leader, attention getter, likes to do anything artsy, likes to dance, the HARDEST to discipline (nothing is working with this girl), hard headed, mean and a lover at the same time!

So on with the party!

I had the GREATEST privilege of working with Viridian Design Studio and My Delightful Designs to prepare and pull of this FUN party! The party was hosted at the Comanche Trace pool.


Merydwen Peschel, with My Delightful Designs prepared a full spread of characters for me to choose from. I started with Thing 1 (Isaac) and Thing 2 (Hadleigh) and told her to do whatever after that. She designed the Invitation, Thank You card, Posters for both Hadleigh and Isaac, Gift Tags for the party favor buckets, Stickers for the bubbles, Water bottles and Drink bottles .

Here is an idea of how these things were used at the party!


To go with these designs and colors Tricia and Emily with Viridian Design Studio came up with these FABULOUS and "Seussish" decorations!



And last but not least, here are some party pics!


Claire @ Completely Claire said...

LOVE IT!!! You are so creative!! I love all of your work, pictures, parties & more!! Thanks for sharing!

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Amber said...

Are the blue and red flowers used in the centerpieces real? If so what are they called? Thanks the decorations were so creative!!

Jenn said...

Amber, yes they are real, but I couldn't tell you what they are called, but you could contact the florist & ask her!

Sarah said...

where did u get your tablecloths? please email me and let me know.

Isaac Joseph Lankford

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Hadleigh Jane Lankford

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