We had so much fun with his Super Mario themed birthday party! A huge thank-you to Oriental Trading for helping me get most of the supplies I needed for his party! Oriental Trading had birthday banners, plates, cups, balloons, and of course Mario and Luigi masks and mustache. WE adored the masks and the posters which helped us decorate and set the mood for fun for the whole party!
So the first game we played was pin the mustache on Mario and Luigi. This was a fun game and the kids enjoyed doing the game but then taking their mustache off and putting it on themselves!
After the mustache game, we played the pie face game... that was some good laughs.
Next we needed to pose in our mustache's and so mom would have a fun picture for years!
We also had yummy cupcakes! Thanks to my friend Randi for coming over the night before making them! We had Goombas, stars, mushrooms, and bricks with the question marks! It was my first time really working with fondant and it was a learning experience for sure!
Before we handed out the goodie bags, we had an obstacle course that the kids had a ton of fun in! After the course, we also had to have some fun with a pinata!
Titus, I don't even know where to start on this birthday post. It is becoming harder and harder to admit you are growing up because I still see you as my baby. Technically you are such a little guy right now and I can still easily pick you up and I know at 6 years old I need to stop doing that...however, I love being able to and kinda enjoy baby-ing you. I know I know pretty soon you will be so mad at me so I am learning some self control in that area.
Titus, you are such an important person in our family. You bring joy to the room with endless silly things and laughs each day. You might be quiet at times but I know your brain is constantly thinking of things all the time.
You are a thoughtful kid, you see and act in a loving way. You can be sensitive at times which is okay and teaching me to help you learn to deal with hurts and pain.
This last year you showed us you love soccer and are really good at it! You are starting to be a great reader! You love school and your teacher! You have a lot of great friends and even though you have a few kids that don't always play fair you are learning to be an includer and friend no matter what.
No matter what we are blessed that God let us be your parents! I love being your mom!
Hugs and kisses,
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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