super bear!

Since we have two December babies (3rd and 7th) in our house, we try to spread out the celebrating. We had Bear's birthday party on Sunday.

I had tried to adjust the plans to fit the kids coming (he has an autistic friend, 3 with little brothers and a friend afraid of balloons). It wasn't the awesomely creative party I had hoped for, but he had fun. We had a backdrop (sheet painted) of a city for the super heroes to fly above and pose for pictures. There was a super secret hideout with a tent, ball pit and tunnel.

All dressed up and ready for his friends to come.

His cake was a star shape with clouds. There was a Super Bear (made out of model magic) flying above the skies.

Each kid got a personalized cape, mask, super bracelets and a goodie bag with desserts.

Even Super Little Brothers had fun saving the day.


pretty please

Bear is at the age where he says the silliest things. I love that I can have actual conversations with him, and it amazes me to watch how he absorbs his surroundings.

Classic conversation
Bear: "Momma. I want more juice."
Me: "What do you say?" We've been working on our manners so I was looking for a please in there.
Bear: "Momma you look pretty. I want more juice."

Flattery works just as well as manners sometimes.



Boys birthday & Christmas presents: Check

Christmas cards: Check

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December here we come!


giving thanks: 6 & 7

6. I'm thankful for Wii Netflix. Hours of snuggle time for me and Hubby once the boys are in bed is perfect.

7. I'm thankful for the nursery at church. The bell choir I'm in played twice during the service today. Hubby had duty (which is nothing new), but he couldn't watch the boys. Normally, I can leave the boys with someone for the 3 minutes we play. We had to stay up at the tables for the 7 or so minutes between songs though. Luckily, both the boys did great being able to play while I was able to play, too.


giving thanks: 5

So I'm a little late starting this up this year. For the month of November, I will post something that I'm thankful for. It works out to start on the 5th though. The first things people always list are the generics. I'm very thankful for those things, but I hope to go a little deeper this year.

1. I'm thankful for Hubby. He might not be perfect, but he's perfect for me.

2. I'm thankful for Bear who makes me laugh every day. The year of being two has taught me patience, and it has shown be time and again how God must feel about me.

3. I'm thankful for Monkey. He has his spunk, but his soul has a peacefulness about it that amazes me. He was the perfect fit for our family.

4. I'm thankful for our home. It's not my dream home by any means. But, it's our home. It's filled with trains, Cheerios and love.

5. I'm thankful that Bear freaked out today that the bottom of his pants were wet from the rain. That means that he's used to clean, dry clothes which is something not all people can claim.