Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Puppy "Paw"ty (Rory turns 2)





I cannot believe my tiny baby is 2!

seriously.


How did that happen so quickly?  I get it now. I get it that the days are long and the years are short. 

Because they really are! And there were definitely some loooong days in there ;) But somehow they still fly by, and before you know it your tiny baby is no longer quite so tiny. His chubby little roly-poly legs have grown longer and he's lost his rolls.  *sob* 

I think it's just hitting me harder with this little man because this is the last time we're planning to go through this whole baby stage, and I just want to savour every little bit of his "baby-ness"! 


So, when the boy asked for a puppy party, a puppy party is what he got ;)


Anytime I asked him what he'd like to have at his puppy party, the answer would be..

"ummm....shmarties....aaaaand puppies....aaaand shmarties (smarties)"

I asked him if he would like a cake, or cupcakes... his answer.... "PUP cakes" :)


Perfect. Done. 

(well, sort of. He didn't seem to care that they looked like gremlins)


The only problem was that big brother Finny had to go under anaesthetic for dental work a couple of days before the party, so we decided to have a very small party to keep stress levels down for this mama (I was a nervous wreck in the days leading up to Finny's surgery, and it took me the good part of a week before I felt back to normal anxiety-wise).  

I wanted to prepare as much of the food, etc beforehand as I could, so I decided to serve it "picnic" style in little brown bags/baskets. The kids, I mean "Puppies", ate out of doggie dishes (new ones, of course!) around a low table, as doggies do ;). 



























My blue-eyed birthday boy! 

(serious business, this "Happy Birthday" thing ;)



























































When I ask him about his puppy party, he says "Eweebody shing...Hhappy Buhhhhfday dear Woweeee" and "Niiiiishe puppies....nishe pupcakes!!" 


I think he approved. ;)




Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bunny turns 50!




I think I've hit a new level of crazy ;) 
But, before you think I've gone completely nuts by throwing a birthday party for a bunny puppet....let me explain...




This is Bunny.


He belongs to Finny, who apparently met him in the wild, and says that it was the best day of his and bunny's whole life.






Bunny actually came to our home by way of a sweet lady who we've never actually met. She sent a gift to our family when Rory was born, and Finny adopted Bunny. As soon as I put him on my hand, he became part of our family too (along with a new baby brother, of course).

That was two years ago. Bunny is still going strong.

 Finny's imagination is so vivid that he talks to Bunny as though he's a very real friend, and won't even get changed in front of him! ;) 

In fact, Bunny has been a huge help in many situations...going places with Finny to make him feel more comfortable, or helping him face his fear of ditches (yes...ditches).  I've overheard more cute conversations between Finny and his beloved Bunny than I can count, most of which end in ..."Oh Bunny, we'll be together fowevuh. I love you, and I'll always keep you safe" :) *melt*

So, when Finny informed me that Bunny had a milestone birthday coming up, how could we NOT have a proper little celebration??  

"Mama...Bunny told me that he's only going to be 49 for a few more weeks, and then he's turning 50...and once he turns 50, he would like us to call him Rabbit!"  heehee. 

I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried!

So, we had a very small, but very fun Bunny party.

And yes, I made a "Bunny is 50" banner. A new level of crazy.












































*Bunny's present and card from Finny) :)



Fenton and his bunny "Big Ears" brought Bunny a birthday present of chocolate Lindt carrots! Bunny really enjoyed those! ;)






Children's imaginations are magical, and I'm so lucky to be able to join in on the adventures :).  I truly believe in keeping them little for as long as possible. There's so much push to have kids grow up so quickly it seems, and this precious little time is so so short.

 So, as crazy as it seems, we're going to grab every opportunity to be silly. 

Why not, right? :)








Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Barn Gift Boxes



It's been a ridiculously long time since my last blog post, but life is busy these days and something had to give ;)

I'm up to my ears in toddler 'dump-everything-on-the-floor' messes, lego destruction (with its usual big brother anguish), and homeschool. 

It's messy. 

But it's real life. Real busy momma life.

And just when I'm thinking that I could use a few more hours in the day post-bedtime, I decide to start a business. Call me crazy, but I love it! I love having a creative outlet....something to create once the littles are in bed. Something that helps me remember that there's still a part of "me" in there.

So....here it is.....



My new baby ;)





It all started with this....





Our beautiful hundred-year-old barn in Pt. Roberts, WA.

 I feel so completely fortunate to be able to call it ours. It's got oodles of rustic charm, and I love the idea of our boys growing up with it....making all sorts of good old-school memories. 


So...what does it have to do with gift boxes? 

Not a heck of a lot, to be honest ;)


This barn just inspires me. 

It makes me want to live a simpler life. Do more of what I really enjoy doing, and less of what I think I 'should' be doing.  Nurture the much-neglected creative side of me that needs to come out. 


So there you have it.....curated gift boxes it is. This is definitely me. It's got me written all over it ;) I love love love picking out gifts for people, and seeing the look on their faces when they receive them. I love deliberating over the perfect little treasure and wrapping it up. It's my love language. 

I've been busy scouring the city for the best locally-made delicacies, and am having so much fun putting them all together to make up these boxes. Visit barngifts.ca for more details on the contents of each box.



Home Sweet Home Box











Valentine Box for her


''[






Valentine Box for him










more boxes coming soon.....

custom boxes always available...




my sweet baby boy :)








Related Posts with Thumbnails