**Updated: apparently I have pregnancy brain (I love being able to blame things on my unborn child)...This actually makes the FOURTH year that Cindi and Cass have taken pictures of our crew in the pumpkin patch- meaning that no one else has ever taken pictures of Lou OR Cbug in the patch. Just thought that was noteworthy.
I'm sure many of you share my insistence on taking pumpkin patch pictures each year...its a wonderful tradition.
(HOW DOES CINDI ALWAYS AVOID HAVING HER PICTURE TAKEN) has shown great patience, shared lots of laughs, chased my rascals, and helped pose the posse all over the pumpkin patch
No one else could quite understand (and capture the fact) that this IS Cbug.
And no one else could understand the essential nature of nurturing KJ while treating him like the BIG 5-year-old that he is.
So, I hope it is a tradition that continues for many years of fall.
Amidst this craziness, though, I did think that maybe next year it would be easier to just throw a bunch of pumpkins out into our front yard and take pictures there with our crew of FOUR adorable punkins!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I didn't think it could get much better than last year's Batman party...but it did. Oh WOW, it did.
My kids, the boys especially, are at an age where you simply can't turn to the next age WITHOUT having a party. They don't necessarily think you need a lot of guests, presents, or a big to-do, but you NEED to have a party. With a theme.
A regular conversation at our house is "whose birthday is next?" and we have to run down the list of family birthdays. When the boys realized that mine was next and coming soon (ie MONTHS ago), they started planning my party. Like last year, I decided to totally let them have free reign. For quite a while it was to be a Spiderman theme, but just a couple of weeks ago, my logical 5-year-old declared "Guys, Mom would probably like something girly. Maybe it should be Barbie instead." And from then on, Barbie it was.
If you've known me for long you realize the irony of this selection. The humor in the fact that Spiderman might actually HAVE been a more accurate theme choice. I'm very certain, in my entire life of birthday parties, I NEVER chose Barbie. I barely even owned any of the dolls. AND I'm 100% sure I've never had a high-heeled anything atop my cake. But, I love the fact that my sweet children decided that since Barbie is pink and I am a girl, I would LOVE this Barbie party. And they were right. I loved going all-out-pink and celebrating with some of my favorite little people.
For your Barbie party (per KJ)...
You need PINK.
Lots of pink.
So, we started with a pink cake (which equaled strawberry cake...YUM).
Thursday, October 27, 2011
And attach them.
Next, you make the faces. This was actually Cbug's idea all by himself. He figured out how to make eyes and a mouth and his big brother copied him. I was pretty proud of our "middlest" who usually chooses to just do whatever big brother is doing.
As Lou applied stickers above, she had her tongue out to concentrate. A trait that runs in the family, apparently.
And the finished pumpkin people. On their own, they each ended up making their people primarily out of their favorite colors which sure helped me in keeping them straight as to whose-was-whose. Thanks, guys!
So, here is our little lineup of pumpkins.
(which he says is a ninja)
Um, and in case the "we stayed in our pajamas all day" wasn't proof enough that just because we have MMM does NOT make it a perfect Monday....