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Gav’s Tae Kwon Do 5th Birthday

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This past Saturday was our precious firstborn’s birthday.  The last time his birthday fell on a Saturday was his actual BIRTH day.  The day he came out!  You can read all about that HERE.  What was the theme this year?  Why only one of his favorite things to do, tae kwon do!  Gav started taking tae kwon do last summer and immediately loved it.  His masters are so encouraging yet firm and he thrives under that sort of discipline.  This practice has been so good for him and lucky us, they throw birthday parties!  We knew this would be perfect.  We literally had this party booked in November. Low and behold, time got away from me and I rushed to get the invites to his class mates and some of our outside school friends.  I tell ya, I love me a Pinterest party.  You KNOW I love a Pinterest party! (See Gav’s construction birthday and Ro’s lumberjack bash)  But there is something very liberating about only doing a few details and just letting go of the rest.  So basically all I did was stick with a red and black color scheme, made some super simple black belt treat bags, and got…

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I Like Being “The Pinterest Mom”

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It may not come as a surprise but I LOVE Pinterest.  Everything about it from the inspiration to the recipes, even to the gorgeous wedding pics and boards.  I may be married but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate all of the pretty inspiration photos!  But in my mommy world, the kind of parties I’m looking to plan are of the kiddo variety. There are probably double the number of pins as there are children in the world for every type of party you can imagine.  And you can best believe I already had a full board of pins for Gav’s first birthday before he turned 6 months old.  (Ok…ok…Roman too!)  I can’t help myself and I’m not even doing it for the “wow” factor of party guests.  It’s for me!  I absolutely love all of the themed food, games, and favors.  As a crafter since birth and perpetual DIYer, it’s fun for me! Train Birthday Party // Monster Bash // Construction Party But this year, for Gav’s 4th birthday, well…I didn’t.  I had a really hard time with it at first.  There was just no way I could have as many kids as we were inviting in my house….

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Gav’s Birthday Questions

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This is one of my favorite traditions for birthdays around here.  I love hearing his answers, even if it takes 15 minutes of “I don’t know”s until I get an answer.  He’s a stubborn little Mr. but he’s awfully cute! See three year old Gav’s answers HERE. XO, Kelly

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Happy Birthday, Gav!

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Last night I gave a bath, helped with a devotional, read a book and sang songs to a three year old.  Last night watched an almost four year old brush his teeth, pick out his jammies, and say his prayers. This morning I woke up to a four year old where my three year old slept the night before.  I remember the moment they placed you in my arms as if it were yesterday but at the same time it seems so far away.  You are tenacious, smart, strong willed, independent, and imaginative.  You amaze me every day with what you say, what you do, and who you are.  I love our conversations, how you talk a mile a minute after school, and when you tell me all about your dreams in the morning.  I love playing Ninja Turtles with you and all of the guessing games you make up.  I also love your knock knock jokes, especially when the punchline is always the same.  (It’s the interrupting cow joke but sometimes he’ll sub out cow for tree or some other object.  More often than not, the object always interjects with “Moo!”) I love your big, bright, handsome smile when…

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Gav’s Construction Birthday Party

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We had so much fun last week celebrating Mr. G’s birthday with our friends and family.  This year we went with a construction theme since that’s one of his favorite things in the world.  He knows just about all of the names of the vehicles and will, no doubt, correct you if you’re wrong. Also, as an added bonus, the street behind our house, a major road that we travel daily, is undergoing massive construction.  I mean, like this won’t be done for a few years so there are construction vehicles working on the shoulders everyday.  Mr. G is in hog heaven! So, once I new what our theme was, I created a Pinterest board to get all my ideas together and then narrowed them all down to fit in my budget.  Believe me, if I could have done everything on that board, I would have! Here’s how it turned out: THE FOOD THE GAMES Wrecking Ball Empty boxes, blocks, and permission to destroy something!  What’s not to love!  This is also a great outdoor activity for those warmer month birthdays. Pin the Nail on the Hammer This game was a gamble since I wasn’t too sure how 2/3 year…

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