Saturday, September 3, 2011

C Turns the Big 5

This week our little C turned five.  He woke up on the morning of his birthday and told me he was really glad he was five now because it was hard to hold down a finger for four. I told him he actually didn't have to hold up any fingers and could just say the number, and he has really latched on to that idea. :)
When asked what kind of birthday party he wanted, he promptly answered, "CARS!" (referring to the movie). Though this theme is a bit commercialized, we felt it was more important to give him what he wanted.  And I think he was happy...
Saw this idea on a blog, and it turned out to be pretty easy.

Pin the wheel on Lightning McQueen
License Plate Craft (materials from the Dollar Store!)
Mater and Lightning McQueen Relay Races

I've never seen a group of kids line up as fast as these kids did when they found out they could  get inside him to race.
And of course Mater was full wheelchair accessible.  It wrapped around back of C's power chair.
Pizza, watermelon, root beer, and CARS cupcakes!
C and his friend E even had the same CARS t-shirt.  This is their "silly face" picture.
Goodie Bags to say "Thank you!" 

His little smile at the end made the prep time totally worth it. He said, "Mom, this is the best birthday party I've ever been to in my whole life."  Such a sweet boy--he always melts my heart.  He almost makes me want to do it all over again tomorrow. Almost.

Beginning, The Beginning, The Beginning of Our Story

The day finally came.  After all the hype (and all my worry) our little C started Kindergarten. His first day was perfect, and he now loves going to school and gives me a huge smile every day when I pick him up and always has something exciting to tell me about how his day went.

So go ahead and tell me I was all worked up for no reason and worried for nothing. I don't mind hearing it. After all, I'm a mom.  Worrying is my job.

The Pintrest Obsession Begins...

For any of you who are not aware of Pintrest well, you should be. It is the best thing that ever happened to my craft & sewing addiction. A friend told me about and I have been telling everyone I know about it ever since.

So when I needed a cute gift for my sis-in-law's wedding, I went there and found an easy answer.  My friend "pinned" this idea from a blog, and I "repinned" it. To find the original tutorial click here. The wired ribbon I already had, and the cute charm I found at Hobby Lobby.

Don't know if you can tell, but the inside is their wedding invitation, cut into strips, and curled around a pencil.

Simple, but it is always nice to have something to hang on your Christmas tree to remind you of your special day.