Birthday Shenanigans

Friday, May 27, 2016

Time for another round of 7 Quick Takes with Kelly at This Ain't the Lyceum.

Happy Memorial Day weekend everybody!

This weekend begins the SUMMER OF BIRTHDAYS!

Also known as every summer.

But it's still fun!

1

This little guy turns 4 on Tuesday!


I finally wrote up his birth story yesterday. You can read it here if you're so inclined.


2

We're having his party on Monday. He has decided on a construction theme again!
Just like last year!
Which means DIY gets that much easier.

Showing the toy digger favors from last year.

3

My great plan last year was buy a roll of this stuff....

....and put it everywhere!

I made a coat hanger wreath by tying little strips of caution tape around it. Glad I held onto to that DIY!

4

Still not sure what to do about the cake though. Last year's turned out pretty awesome.


Grind up some chocolate graham crackers in a food processor and you've got yourself some excellent, edible, road material!

5

My mom is awesome and will send a whole box of party supplies every year, once she knows the theme. These construction cone party cups are going to be a hit with the kids, me thinks.

6

My sister, Mary, arrives for a visit tomorrow so she can join in on the birthday festivities!


She is graduating from high school this year, and is a very accomplished auntie. 
The kids are super duper excited!

I have four sisters, so I'm only about 30% sure they really understand which one is coming. 
But they're EXCITED!

7

Last weekend we had a beach bonfire for an early birthday celebration for me!
Having a birthday so soon after one of the kids means I'm normally a little burned out by the time my birthday rolls around.

Matt, champion packer of food stuffs he is, brought things for fire cooked hot dogs and corn-on-the-cob. S'mores and champagne apparently go together quite well.



The kids had a great time playing in the ultra-soft sand.
We even found some tide pools with some good mussels, barnacles, and sea anemones. John and I had JUST read the Magic School Bus about the ocean so John was all over naming the creatures.

It made me feel like such a put together homeschool mom...because I TOTALLY planned that....

1 comment :

  1. Those cups are so fun for a construction birthday party! We've never really done themed parties, but my oldest decided last year that he needed a patriotic party, which was easy enough because his birthday is on July! This year he's planning a decathlon, which I think will actually be pretty darned fun - I'm kind of excited :)

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