"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, a home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for."
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I've been wanting to make a birthday wreath for quite some time and finally tackled it earlier this month. May is birthday month in this household because all birthdays fall during May. I knew making the wreath would be worth it in the end since I can justify keeping it up all month long. The wreath was easy to make, just time consuming. I made it off and on for two days. It required the use of 180 or so balloons. I have a short attention span so after pinning 40 balloons on I was ready to get up and move on to something else.
All that is needed to make a birthday wreath is:
a straw wreath
balloons (and lots of them)
scrapbook paper and a picture (optional)
I left the plastic wrapping on the straw wreath and then placed a balloon onto the wreath with a floral pin. I repeated this process over and over again until the wreath was nice and full.
I then decided that the wreath needed a little something in the middle of it. I took some scrapbook paper and framed it around a picture. I then cut another piece of scrapbook paper and placed a number 4 (the age my son was turning) sticker onto that piece of paper. I used a sticker so that it could be customized year after year. The picture is also able to be removed because I made a frame for it by cutting a piece of cardboard and gluing the scrapbook paper around it while leaving an opening at the top to remove the picture. I then glued a piece of ribbon that had cake and party hats on it to the back of the frame and hung it to the top of the wreath with a floral pin.
Landon, also known as "Landon Love" or "Love Bug" is our pride and joy. Landon is incredibly loving and is always giving the best hugs and kisses. Landon knows that he is adorable and uses it to his advantage. He knows the exact moment to flash his smile so that he is no longer in any trouble. Landon loves playing Candy Land, playing hide and seek, riding his bike and playing with Tinkerbell. His current favorite shows are Super Why, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Caillou. He is obsessed with animals, Cars, and super heroes. Raising Landon these past three years has been quite an adventure and we couldn't imagine life without him.
These days I am best known as "Mommy". I am a snot wiper, boo boo kisser and a boogy monster chaser. I am a chef, a teacher, a nurturer and a comforter. I love taking daily walks, playing at the park with Landon and just enjoying my life as a mom. If by chance I happen to get a spare moment, then I enjoy filling that time by baking, reading, and scrapbooking. I live a very simple life that revolves around Landon and I would have it no other way.
Kevin is an amazing dad to Landon. He loves to play with Landon and read to him. Kevin enjoys spending his free time relaxing on the couch while watching ESPN, reading an occasional book, and cooking.
We consider Tinkerbell our first born. She is an absolutely adorable Pomeranian. Tinkerbell acts like a third parent to Landon and even barks when Landon is doing something that he should not be doing to get our attention. She is so loving and gentle to Landon, even when he is rough and tough with her. We couldn't ask for a better dog for Landon to grow up with.