Man, I can not get my stuff together over here on the blog. Because I will be out of town for most the week and have limited access I’m throwing in part of Week 49. Can’t believe I have almost made it all 52 weeks.
Running errands as a family!
Marking things off my Christmas List.
A Lazy Sunday trying to stay cozy.
20 Week Sono, even though the baby would not let us see the goods!
Little Man’s Christmas Program.
A Surprise Date Night with Big Man!
A Breakfast Birthday Party!
A caring and servant heart husband.
Crossing more off the Christmas List.
A wonderful TCOC Christmas Program.
Catching Little Man singing “A baby change’s everything”
6 Year Wedding Anniversary.
Stores like Kid to Kid, Momma’s on a budget!
The Pumpkin Patch with Bestie and Little Miss A.
Hearing the baby’s heart beat at check ups!
Little Man’s 4th Birthday!
Big Man helping out.
Hanging with one of the Besties!
The count down to my trip to see my Granny in Louisiana. (75th Birthday Celebration)
I can’t believe my boy is 4! That’s crazy! Here is a run down of his birthday party! We had an “at home” party this year.
THEME and Decor – Space/Rockets
Started with Lunch since we started at Noon:
I really played off the theme and used space terms like Rocket Dogs for the Hot Dogs (search on Pinterest) Little Dippers for the nuggets, Jet Fuel for the Lemonade, ect. I also used a printable birthday package that you can find here for the decor and all labels. They had so much to choose from. www.thecelebrationshoppe.com They have everything you need to complete a party.
So, I was kind of concern about the kids and the “activities”. I didn’t realize that at this age and maybe it is a boy thing, they were totally content playing in Liam’s room and playing ball outside in the back yard. Speaking of the back yard. It wouldn’t be a party without one of these incidents taking place. Ladies and Gentlemen this would be a face plant in the dirt. Which is basically our back yard. We have no grass.
Look at that poor face! 😦
Activity One: Rocket Balloons, which you can find at Party City, Target, Wal-Mart pretty much anywhere. Long balloons with a little pump. Upside. Good fun with balloons that you don’t know where they are going and make funny noises. Downside. That little pump that takes forever to blow up the balloon and when you have a group of kids waiting for their turn it seems like it takes even longer.
Activity Two: Rocket Darts. Which is basically like these yard darts I found at Toys-R-Us, reminds you of horse shoes. These were kind of a bust. They were boys, so what did they want to do. See how far they could throw them. They didn’t care about the target after about 5 minutes or keeping score.
Activity Three: Rocket Launch. I looked all over the internet for these. There were little ones that were good for a toddler and there were big ones that were good for like 10+ YO. Not to mention we were in a neighborhood so we couldn’t go to terribly high. So we got these sling shot type of rockets and I was hoping that the kids could help. My husband would set them up and the kids would help with the sling shot part. Well, didn’t work. 😦 It was too hard for them to pull back and for my husband to hold steady. So they all just watched him and then ran after the little rockets once they hit the ground. Which with little boys turned into competition.
The Birthday Boy had a great time and loved having all his friends over. I put this post together pretty fast so if I left something out and you have any questions please feel free to ask.
A night of Party decorating with My Girl!
A great 4th Birthday Party.
A Happy Little Boy!
Hanging with the Girls!
Great discussion in class at Church.
Catching up on shows on a lazy afternoon.
Little Man’s new interest in babies when one is around.
Man, keeping a secret like that is HARD! I think with Little Man everyone knew within a week of us finding out. Holding that in until the 9 week mark was the hardest, I can’t imagine waiting a full 12.
So when I told Big Man and looked up different ways to tell him I read different ways to tell others as well and I have seen the I’m going to be a big brother/big sister thing before. But I wanted it to be at a time where everyone was going to be together so everyone could find out at once. So lucky for me, my birthday was right around the corner. I knew that when people asked “what do you want to do for your birthday?” I would just say, “a family/friends dinner and cake!” Simple, huh? I thought that I would make it kind of fun and do a at home photo booth thing and ask my sister to bring her camera. Fun for everyone and a little more than dinner and cake.
So I searched the good ol’ world wide web for a kickin’ Big Brother T-Shirt and saw this really cute one on Etsy, but the price was not right so I went onto http://www.uberprint.com and made one. We loved that it said Big Brother to be and that the font/design reminds you of a baseball type shirt.
I figured everyone would show up and say their hello’s and maybe start making salads or play in the photo set up and I would casually be like, “Hey, Little Man” Let’s go change your shirt, that one’s dirty!” Take him to the back change the shirt and then walk out like no big deal right? Worked like a Charm!
My Sister was the first one to spot it and spun her head around and looked at me all one eye brow raised. Then asked my Mom who was sitting right next to her. “Did you see his shirt?” At this point Little Man was all over the place and knew what his shirt said so he was being kinda shy about it. Everyone started to look and ask him to turn around. It was fun and even though he was being shy, he was pretty proud of his shirt.
Here are some pictures of the night.
Beautiful Weather for Blastball!
Ordering Little Man’s Rocket Cake!
What I thought was going to be a double date turned into a Surprise Birthday Dinner. It was awesome! Didn’t see it coming one bit, I cried.
Seeing Old Friends!
A lazy and play day with Big and Little.
My Birthday Dinner!
Sharing the news!
The cool breeze in the morning and the warm breeze in the afternoon!
This was on our way to school this morning.
Me: Did you know that Mommy has a Birthday coming up?
Little Man: Big Gasp….I want to get you something.
Me: Well, you need to tell Daddy and he will take you to go pick something out.
Little Man: I’m going to get you a toy.
Me: Well, don’t you think Mommy might want something more for grown ups or girly?
Little Man: No, I’m going to get you Optimus Prime….. and Bumble Bee.
Really Son? So Ladies, it starts earlier then we ever knew. This logic that boys have of getting something for a girl that is really for them. Well, my Son has it.
With the TONS of Rain we have gotten lately Puddle Jumping is a common occurrence lately. In front of our house at the end of the drive way a puddle forms and Little being Little, he is all about puddle jumping. If I know that we aren’t going anywhere else for the night then, hey, why not? He can change his clothes. Yes, I am one of “THOSE” moms! Sometimes I even get in on it myself! Where do you think he learned it from?
This past weekend one of my dearest friend’s daughter had a birthday party. She almost cancelled the party because of the rain the day before. She had Miss A’s party at a park and the hit of the party were the puddles! It was so cute and the Birthday Girl was the one having the most fun with them.
A great example of a “Splendid Mess” Moment!