Saturday, February 18, 2012
Sweet Boy/Booger Bear/E-Dawg Turns 3!!!
It is now official. I am no longer a Mommy of a 2 year old.
Unsurprisingly, I had to document "3 Year's Eve" . . .
Here are my 2 favorite guys...so fitting that they're wearing matching Superman gear, because they're both super heroes in their own, awesome ways!!!
Moving on to celebrating our little guy's birthday:
First, we celebrated with my parents last weekend, at Chuck E. Cheese. This was way.more.chaotic than I could have ever expected. We didn't do an "official" party there, but it was still fun...especially if you consider it fun to try to hunt down an almost 3 year old multiple times, in the craziness of a Sunday afternoon at C.E.C. This kid has no fear. I swear, he'd be with me one second, and GONE in half that time. Literally. I feel like I'd blink, and he'd be nowhere to be found...and in that short period of time, he would end up on the other side of the game area. I guess my look of PANIC was in full effect at least once, because a couple of fellow mommies came up to me and said, "What is he wearing? We know that look of panic. Let us help you!"
And, of course, E would be safely playing with this or that game.
Seriously. This kid.
Anyway, here we are :)
(Daddy's shoulders are pretty much the safest place for our super-fast and curious stinker!)
Today, we celebrated with an official "party"
Here are the details in picture form:
For the invitations, I just used various cardstock, scrapbook paper, Cars stickers, and Market Street Stamps "Pretty Perfect Grid" clear stamp. Font for the text was Silhouette Online's LD Mischievous, and I happily let my Silhouette sketch pens do the work for me :)
This year, I took some shortcuts and didn't make my own icing. I made the cake, but had "a breakthrough" (according to my husband) by actually saying it would be okay for him to pick up *gasp* store.bought.icing. And let me tell you - it was AWESOME. Sure, it probably didn't taste as great. But man, was it fun to be able to knock that cake out WAY faster than usual!
I had no clue that Wilton made silver sprinkles, but lo and behold, they do! I was looking for anything resembling a road, so they worked out perfectly! Hubby found the Squinkies version of Cars characters, so that made the design of the cake easier to decide upon...something that could accommodate more than just a couple of cars...like a "3" racetrack!
I got the idea for Stoplight Snacks from where else? Pinterest! Mad in Crafts' "Stoplight Cookies" were pinned to one of my boards at some point, and I modified them a little bit by taking the easy way out and using graham crackers, chocolate icing, and M&Ms.
Of course, birthdays are just another opportunity to try out new shirt designs and test my sewing skillz.
I completed the Mater shirt almost a week before the party...and then decided that making invitations and a cake just wasn't enough. I *needed* to make a Cars themed skirt for my daughter as well.
And, since this was my first attempt at a skirt, I didn't exactly whip it out as quickly as one might (maybe?) expect. Instead, I'll let my Silly Jillybeans FB status share the sad truth:
why did I convince myself that my daughter needed a Cars themed skirt for her *brother's* Cars birthday party? Oh, right...I needed/wanted an excuse to try a skirt pattern...and here I am, at 4:40am, about to go to bed. *sigh*
Even with a lack of sleep, I'm so, so happy I stayed up and figured it out (the waistband portion of the pattern kinda tripped me up...in retrospect, I should have just made an elastic casing).
I'm not sure why I have the crazy need to make everything myself, but I hope that my kiddos always know that it's done with so much love.
I am so thankful for these sweet kids.
For each wonderful birthday I get to share with them.
Here's to many more fun celebrations - with or without accompanying craftiness!!!!
Much love to my sweet THREE year old!!!! Mommy loves you!!!