my parents just celebrated 30 years of marriage! they are both such spectacular examples to me and oh how I love just being around them. my sister suggested a semi-surprise party with some close relatives to celebrate and you know I'm not one to turn down any opportunity to have a party. here are just a few of my favorite details.
skinny jeans +
rainy morning after taking lily to school +
orange tractor +
magical blue wall I never noticed before +
lightning and king +
those superhero boots I bought as soon as I found out it was a boy +
how happy he was when the garbage truck drove by and the driver waved at us +
little blonde head of hair +
hearing him saying "I knowv oo"
he's my lovey boy
while we're on the topic of holidays I skipped blogging about, how about mother's day?
my sister and I came up with the perfect gift for my mom along with the perfect use for my fancy dancy silhouette (no I didn't get one sent for free from the company to show off, I bought it...birthday money)
when you are a bit of a crafty lady sometimes other ladies will get together and convince you that you should be in charge of the crafty part of a baby shower and you will want to because it's fun. you'd much rather be challenged to create a cake out of diapers than you would, for instance, do some public speaking in front of the county commissioners.
the receiving blankets all came in a pack so they matched (all from walmart too). when I opened them they were kind of folded in long strips so I left them like that. I safety-pinned them into big loops, all different sizes so they'd stack. then turned the loop inside-out to hide the pins. then started sort of spiraling diapers in real tight and stretching it out as I went to keep it firm.
this picture below is the bottom of a layer. the diapers line right up with the blanket. on the top where there was extra fabric I folded it and just stuck pins in to make that nice smooth curve.
the ribbon came with the packaging for the blankets. bonus. I used it to decorate some layers and make loops to attach toys and things. those spoons are stuck into a safety pin.
here's the back where the seams are. the board I put it all on (not needed but I'd bought a blanket for it anyway) is some thick cardboard. I tucked the blanket around the bottom and just taped it down.
little sockies just stuck on with a straight pin again. kind of hidden inside because I'm fancy like that.
remember the balloons from the mantle? they were awesome. but then they magically became a ginormous ball gown which was really even more awesome.
also p.s. this huge circle balloons never lose their air. helium trades for regular air, yes. once the mixture is about half and half they make for a super game of slow-motion keep-the-balloon-up-in-the-air. you should try it.