Side Note: She was due on February 5th and the ONLY day I DIDN’T want her to be born was on Valentine’s day. Ha! Sure enough that little sucker came 9 days late, on V-day!
After she was born I couldn’t help but be sad that she was going to get shistered on her birthday every year by her future husband or she would be one of those folks that has such a high expectation for their birthday that nothing could ever live up.
My idea to off set the future therapy factor is to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 13th. That way…
a) Cora gets her actual Birth Day to herself
b) Eli isn’t getting a gift on his sister’s actual birthday (because it is totally lame if your sibling gets a gift on your birthday… I mean shouldn’t they learn to be excited when someone else gets something special and not feel entitled to something themselves!)
c) If we do her birthday after the V-day festivities then (my thought is) the birthday is what will be most remembered.
What do you think?
I need to know.
Is your birthday on a holiday? (or near one?)
What did your parents do that totally sucked?
What did they do that was totally awesome?
Cora made this funny face the whole time we sang to her…
She got used to the whole thing as soon as she had a cupcake in her hand…
It’s so easy to make birthday’s special for you little ones! She’ll have a party on another day but on her actual brithday we always do something!
(Since Cora’s bday is on Valentines, we have another tradition I’ll share tomorrow… and I’m going to want your opinion if you have a holiday birthday in your family!!)
Do you do a birthday dessert or something else special on your kiddo’s actual Birthday?
(If you have a post about it leave the link in the comments! I would love to get ideas!)
I promise you’ll adore them!!
Great blogs in no particular order…
According to Kelly
Alive in Wonderland
Bring Your Own Gown
French Garden House
Fun Orange County Parks
Jen Johnson Photography
9 More Months
A Love Story – Mommy Daddy and a Bean
Karen Eileen Designs
No Time For Flashcards
Our Journey into Parenthood
Back to work Dad
Thoughts of a Mommy
The Blah Blah Blahger
The Domestic Fringe
The Glamorous Life
The Jungle Wife
Polka Dots on Parade
30 Handmade Days
The Mom Diggity
Love & Lace
Sweet B Blog
Totally the Turtle
3 Before 30
Fun OC Parks
Thoughts and Stuff
Pigtails and Pinstripes
Cox Family Adventure
Everyday is a New Adventure
Hanging with my Pumpkin
Living on Silver and Dreams
Mia and Jacob
Rogers Family Life
Stabile Family in Illinois
The Marchbank Family
The Schultz Family
~Paint one sweet little hand like this:
~Stamp. (I did Cora in pink and Eli in red)
~Repeat on the other side, making a heart shape on the paper.
Do a few practice runs, especially if you are doing it on a canvas and only get one shot.
(I had to press their pinkys down on the paper because it didn’t get enough paint on the paper without an extra push.)
~Frame (couple of bucks at IKEA)
We only eat the tops of our donuts around here.
When will a donut place smarten up and cover the whole thing with that thick sugary goodness!?!
A few months ago I met Noel from Bosh Images through the wonders of the internet!
Of course I had to comment on her awesome name (the second part of my name!) and I quickly discovered that she is an amazing local photographer!
And she offers some pretty awesome classes for those of us who aren’t as amazing with the camera.
Tell us a bit about your family…
I love the concept of “anytime-art!” How did that idea develop?
Cut the plastic wrap to about a yard long then lengthwise. So you’ll have 2 long skinny strips.
I thought we were going to lose fingers with this next step…
Tie a 3-5″ ribbon inbetween each of the candies or candy clusters.
Curl the ribbon (or not) and wear!