My baby boy is 2! How can that be - I don't know where the last year has gone but he has grown and changed so much. Being the cheeky little character that he is he even managed to spread the celebrations over several days and spent all week singing " Happy birthday to me!". So sweet.
To celebrate the actual day we had - as requested - pizza for dinner and then ...
An improvised ice-cream cake which was eaten in ice-cream cones with extra sprinkles.
Then on the weekend we had a small family birthday party with a Thomas Number 2 cake. He loves blowing out candles and being the centre of attention. His big brother loved it too! Happy birthday my sweet Puggle. xxxx
I haven't written any posts on art and craft activities for soooo long.
The main reason is that a simple invitation to draw or colour usually ends in this .....
... half eaten craft supplies!
Yes despite being almost 2 my little puggle is still obsessed with having a little chew on everything he gets his hands on! So frustrating for his older brothers but I guess we will just have to wait a little longer to get back to those family art projects! Hope your week is going well and you are having more success with your arts and crafts.
Like all my boys, Puggle has preferred to feed himself pretty much right from the start. For a long time he has also resisted any attempt on my part to get him to wear a bib. I do love his independents but I'm not quite so keen on all the mess.
I struggle to find good breakfast options for my youngest boys who are usually far too busy to sit still for more than a minute or two in the mornings. So I'm very happy that Puggle has become a fan of my breakfast porridge with blueberries.
However, it usually mean that a complete change of clothes is needed after he has had his breakfast.
Last week, after having to change his clothes pretty much after every meal, I decided that perhaps an apron was in order. It is a bit harder to pull straight off than a bib and has the extra length which is needed to collect the little pile that gathers in his lap.
There is still plenty of cleaning up to do but hopefully a little less washing in the pile! Perhaps I need to make a few more of these little aprons.
Last month Junior turned 6! Where did those years go? I can't believe how fast it has gone or how long it has taken me to actually publish this post! (The last few weeks have really got away from me). Anyway we started the day with candles and the birthday song over breakfast and then prepared for the party.
Junior requested a Nijago themed party and has been asking for this for some time. My suggestion of putting some of his Lego figures on the cake didn't go down well so in the end I found a lego figure ice cube mould online and made chocolate lego men to decorate the cake. I even set some in little disks of chocolate in an attempt at making Ninjago spinners!
The lego men also decorated the cupcakes and I printed up some Ninjago eyes to decorate the Jelly cups and take home bags.
I found some free printables for the water bottles and got the boys busy making Lego brick containers to hold straws, napkins etc. Aussie Dad even built me a Lego cake stand. Lots of fun.
We kept the party guests entertained with a spinner hunt, musical spinners and a spoon and lego brick race. Lots of fun and giggles for the birthday boy, his friends and family. Happy Birthday my big boy!
Sorry for my absence - I have been trying to locate a camera cable which a certain three year old had taken off my desk and hidden! Eventually he showed me where it was so I have finally been able to download some photos from last weekend. It started with a quick trip to our local famers market to stock up on fruit and veg (and some sweet daffodils which Rascal couldn't resist).
I have been meaning to try this tape resist art project with my boys for a while and when I saw these mini canvas boards at the Educational Art Supplies shop last week I knew what I would use them for straight away.
I taped the first letter of the boys names onto each board using some masking tape and then let them paint whatever they wanted.
At first they painted over the masking tape but with a little encouragement they soon took to the whole board with enthusiasm.
I particularly liked Rascals approach where he painted over the board with a brush and then started drawing patterns in the paint with his fingers.
The paint bled a little under some of the tape so I might outline the letters with a felt marker (Sharpie) but I think the results are very pretty and will make a nice addition to the boys bedrooms. Puggle was asleep when the boys painted these so I have painted over his board with a pale green and I will let him loose with some marker pens which will be a little easier for his little hands to tackle (and I hope a little bit less messy)!