Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Today Caleb turns four months old. Happy milestone honey! I am amazed at the verbalization's, the smiles, the many giggles and mini routine that you are in. Thank you every day for all of those small wonderful joys. Ty is four years old these days and giving Byron and I the time of our lives. The conversations we have are intriguing, funny and honest. We absolutely love it!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Valentine's Day has become a Hallmark Holiday for Byron and I. We choose not to celebrate it really other than to say "Happy Valentine's Day" in addition to the words we say daily and sometimes multiple times during a day "I LOVE YOU!" Whenever we are asked how we will celebrate Valentine's day and we provide our response... we don't have anything planned, or don't do anything for each other there is a stare of disbelief pointed right at us. But it is true we really haven't and don't put lots of efforts into celebrating this particular holiday. However this year because we have kids and I want them to enjoy the holiday and learn about giving we have embarked upon a few homemade crafts that will decorate our home. pinterest addict have had the creative juices flowing because of all the wonderful ideas I have found there or repined. This was one such project! Though I have deviated from the directions found on the link to the original project I have enjoyed taking the time for myself and enjoyed working at this project for a few days when I find time. It really helps me to unwind. It won't be up for Valentine's day (today) because it is not completed. But the project will be finished soon enough and I will be proud of my handy work. Ty and I spent some time this past weekend working on a project of our own for Byron. The idea of course stolen from pinterest pins. But I love it. Ty and I painted his hands, thumbs and feet with gold glitter acrylic paint and pressed them onto the piece of poster board I purchased. I then wrote the words ACT, LOVE and WALK and finally wrote the words justly, mercifully, and humbly. We framed it and will give it to Byron tonight when he arrives home. Take a look!
Friday, February 3, 2012
That's what I say pack in everything you can and don't waste a minute.. But be prepared for melt downs and or exhausted children running on empty. We reap what we sow right? Right! Last weekend I did just this. I packed in a Super Hero 4 year old Birthday party.
Wow I have packed a variety of things into my weekend on top of working a full week! My son Ty is turning 4 on the 31st of this month which means we are having his birthday party this weekend. We are excited to have little friends of his over to the house and celebrate his birthday. He has requested a Super Hero themed party. I have been planning this party for a month now. I have completed the Super Hero capes and accessories, the goody buckets, and have three activities for the party. Decorations are next and the cupcake making and decorating will be completed by the weekend. Oh the preparation has taken a tremendous amount of time. It has generated excitement in our house as the topic of conversation continues to be around these fun activities, who is coming and the visuals of things around the house as they are produced. What a fabulous theme I might add. It is interesting to me that many of my friends who have hosted 4 year old birthdays all have had a Super Hero type theme. Must be developmentally a choice that kiddos make. Not only are we having a birthday party to celebrate 4 years of life we are also having our son Caleb's baptism, to celebrate his new life in the Catholic church. This is exciting for us. We have been very impressed with the increased knowledge of his faith now that our 4 year old has now that he is attending Catholic preschool. We look forward to raising Caleb with the same faith and are looking forward to watching his growth. Both Byron and I are becomming more and more involved with the happenings of Ty's school and our church. Caleb's baptism will be such a joy for us to witness! There has indeed been preparation for this event as well and it has generated excitement as well. We are looking forward to friends and play dates on Friday evening as well. It is amazing how busy we all get with the every day things life offers, work, school, actviites , making dinner, and finding time to be together. We are blessed to have friends to hang out with that our kids enjoy being together and we enjoy hanging out with. Details are all worked out and we are ready to have some fun. I am also looking forward to all of this being over. Funny but it is exhausting to plan, create, prepare, enjoy and ensure enjoyment for others that I will look forward to relaxation.