Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birthday Parties - My babies are 3 and 5

Lexy's 5th and Josiah's 3rd birthays have come and gone. The years continue to fly, but what a wonderful time we had celebrating their lives! I am so blessed to be their Mommy and want to savor every day that I'm given with them. Josiah's Handy Manny Party Josiah insisted on a Handy Manny party, eventhough I could count on one hand the number of times that he's seen the show. We decided to have his party in the gym and set up stations for the kids (ages 2-5) to explore. Each boy received a hard hat with their name and a homemade tool belt (my first sewing project!). The girls received sun visors and garden tool belts. They decorated their hats with stickers as one of the activities.

Of course, Handy Manny had to have his repair truck there. The kids had fun driving it around the gym.

Other stations included: an art station with a tool box to create, work benches and tools, Melissa and Doug cardboard bricks to build with, Mega blocks, Construction Moon Sand set, and a bounce house.

After all their hard work, they took a lunch break...
...and played some more!
Josiah finally got his cake that he talked for days about...and then only a a bite or two!
He also enjoyed opening up his presents from friends and family. Thank you for celebrating with us!
Lexy's Madeline ParTea

Alexis has a reputation of picking hard themes for her birthday. All Madeline decor and toys have been discontinued for the most part. Madeline, however, is her favorite character. She enjoys the movies and books so much. So, we went with it!

Happy Birthday, Alexis!

Of course, a Madeline party had to be set in Paris! The girls enjoyed creating French flags and playing "Pin the flag on the Eiffel Tower."
Her Madeline hat cake (don't look too closely).
So Cute...a friend of mine came across a toy store that no longer needed their Madeline display. They gave it to her, and she gave it to us!
A tea in Paris is a perfect way for a little girl to celebrate her fifth birthday. Each of the girls received their own handmade Madeline hat (idea found at Family Fun).
Lord Cucuface even made an appearance...
...and led the girls in their prayer after the rhyme. "We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all, we love each other."The girls each got their faces painted. lexy got Madeline on one side and the eiffel tower on the other.

They also visited the Louvre!
They stopped their tour of France with a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower. Notice little Pepito on the left!
We also read "Madeline's Rescue." Afterwards, they had to find Genevieve. Geneveive was a dog pinata.

We took a break to open presents. She was excited to receive American Girl bitty twins!

Lastly, they enjoyed cake and icecream while watching an episode of Madeline.

Now, to enjoy another year with my precious children!


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