I turn my back for one second, and this happens.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Last Wednesday, we went to a splash pad with some friends. The boys had so much fun! I was trying to figure out how I was going to keep an eye on a 7 year old, 3.5 year old, and a busy crawler that needs my constant attention. I decided that bringing O's walker may be helpful. If there is one thing that I know about mothering crawler/toddler, it is that containment devices are your friend. Ha!
So, off we went. Owen was a wild man zipping around the splash pad. He had an absolute ball! He would go from sprinkler to sprinkler as they went off an on. He was a happy baby, for sure!
We got home and Drew took a 3 hour nap and Owen slept for 5 hours! They were worn out - bless their hearts. I have a feeling that we may spend a lot of time at the splash pad this summer. :)
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Yesterday, we got to check something off of our Summer Bucket List. Whoo-hoo! We've actually already checked off several fun things - check, check, check. :)
This week was Homeschool Week at Legoland, which meant that admission was only $8. Yes! We jumped on the bargain with some of the our pals from church. The boys had soooo much fun!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Last Monday was Clayton's last day of school! It is officially summer at the Carpenter Casa - yay!!! I am loving summer so far! We have spent tons of time outside soaking up the perfect weather before it gets unbearably hot. It's so nice to have no agenda, nothing to wake up early for (not that Clayton Carpenter would ever dream of sleeping in!), and an unlimited amount of time with my peeps.
During the last week of school, the 1st graders had 2 spelling bees. Clayton brought home two 1st place ribbons! We were so proud of him! I am the world's worst speller, so I am glad that he doesn't take after his Mama in that respect. ;)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I LOVE 1st birthday parties! I really do. I think it is such a fun celebration of completing that first sweet year of a baby's life. Soooo much happens in that first year - the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is fun to celebrate that you made it through - that you kept this tiny being alive and thriving for a whole year. :)
That being said, I know that I tend to get carried away with my kids' parties at times. Having a project (their party) to focus on helps me not to be so sad that they are another year older. Also, I want them to feel really special on their birthdays. I want them to know that we are glad that they were born - that we feel like they are worth celebrating in a big way. Plus, planning parties (showers, birthday parties, church parties, etc.) is so much fun to me! :)
I started dreaming about Owen's party months ago. Thanks to good ole Pinterest, I saw the Pottery Barn Kids Very Hungry Caterpillar party and thought that it was just perfect for my sweet little caterpillar. Hence, the theme was born.
With just a little fabric and some scrapbook paper, I was able to make the invitations, party hat, shirt, table cloth, and birthday banner (with his monthly pictures). I really enjoyed making everything for my sweet O. He really has been the very best baby - so good to his Mama! The least that I could do is throw him a fun party, right? I think that he enjoyed himself. ;)
I got some paper lanterns super cheap online and my Hubs (bless his sweet heart!) hung them for me in the shape of the caterpillar. He was explaining the process to his buddy earlier in the week. His friend said, "So, basically, when it comes to this party, she is strategic, and you are tactical." Ha! That was a pretty good description. I come up with hair-brained ideas, and Wade makes them happen. He's the best. For real.