Saturday, January 14, 2012

For the Love of Curious George!

We could not let a birthday (two birthdays!) go by without a PARTY! Of course, Curious George it had to be!

I figured it would be a good time to have it when all of Craig's family was here, including all the cousins, over the holidays.

Checking out the decorations.I found a clever idea on Pinterest to make a yellow cup and plate look like a yellow hat!

I had the kids rotate through four different Curious George activities:
Making pictures with monkey stickers.Gluing together monkey faces.Doing some matching activities.And this one cracks me up...I put Uncle Kevin in charge of reading Curious George books. Looks like he had a captive audience!

We turned the kitchen into Chef Pisghetti's Restaurant.The kids made their own pizzas!No big cake this year, just monkey cupcakes.
And presents!
It was a lot of fun! Big thanks to everyone, especially Aunt Erin, Grandma, and Daddy, for all their help! :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Birthday Time!

We celebrated two birthdays this holiday season!

Eli turned TWO on December 16th!
Chocolate chip pancakes for supper!

Gage enjoyed helping Eli open his presents!

Cake! (Daddy was in charge of the candles...He made a number "2" plus some...)
Gage turned THREE on January 4th!
Enjoying some new trucks. Eli of course thought they were his...Gage was a good sport too!
Pancakes for breakfast, mini pizzas for lunch, and mac & cheese for supper...and cake for dessert!
I am a big one on birthdays! Something I so gratefully learned from my mom, who made our birthdays very special growing up.

As much as I'd like to spoil them with lots of gifts, we go pretty simple on the birthday gifts, but BIG on the LOVE! We decorate the kitchen, make special meals, do fun things together. It is my JOY and DELIGHT to shower my boys with lots of LOVE on their birthdays!

Inwardly, I celebrate them as my "birth days" too. January 4, 2009 and December 16, 2009 will always be two of the best days of my life!