That’s not entirely true. I haven’t knit anything blog worthy, though. I’m still working on the Twist cardigan–finally on my first sleeve. Most of my time lately has been consumed by making the invitations and thank you cards for my oldest son’s party–which was today. I’ve also spent countless hours making the invitations for my daughter’s upcoming party. It’s crazy the stuff we try to do for our kids, isn’t it?
So first, a terrible picture of T’s invites… I don’t have any fancy photo editing software and I couldn’t figure out how to blur or otherwise erase his personal information, so you’ll have to envision what the whole card looks like, ok? While you’re at it, pretend I have some previous experience making cards!
The inside of the card has a funny little pirate-speak invitation with threats of walkin’ the plank and all that jazz.
His thank you cards took a bit longer to make because I could not, for the life of me, find the pirate dress up outfit for the Sizzix paper doll cutout. I finally ordered the thing online and almost 2 weeks later was able to finish the cards.
The backs of these will have a base writing with spaces for my son to fill in blanks of what was given, etc. Now that today’s party is behind us, we can get started on those.
We chose to have a water park party at the local athletic center because we figured it’d be cold by now and we wouldn’t be able to do any outdoor activities. Yeah. It was upwards of 86 degrees. It was downright hot. Anyway… This is the best picture to depict the party:
There’s a limit on the number of guests allowed for the party and T has a large school class, so we couldn’t invite the whole class…I’m not one to pick and choose friends, so we opted for a boys only party. The party was an overall success, but not without some drama.
My daughter can swim well enough to not drown, but still panics if she’s pushed underwater at all. She fell off the floaty things pictured above and freaked out a little. A good hug from mom (who was wearing regular clothing, not swim gear, oops!) and she was off to play more. The biggest dramatic moment was when my youngest was done wearing his life jacket and took it off to put it away. As he was walking over to do just that, he wasn’t looking where he was going and walked right into the 5′ deep water. It was amazing how quickly he sank down! It was odd, though… I was standing right there and was thinking that he was going to do exactly what he did, so I just kinda stepped over, pulled him out, got a bit more soaked, and calmed him down. It was oddly uneventful, if that makes any sense. I’m just super thankful that I was standing right there. I trust lifeguards, but I still believe my kids’ lives are my own responsibility and try to keep a hawk’s eye on them.
Anyhow, T got lots of things he was really wanting as well as some stuff he wouldn’t normally choose. He’s happy and tired. What more could a mom ask for?
All the kiddos are asleep now, so I’m signing off for some quiet time! Enjoy your holiday tomorrow, if you have it. 🙂