Are you ready for a post full of pictures? If so, proceed.
So I mentioned in the last post I was in the process of planning some parties for Brooks. He had two on his birthday and one in Illinois two days later. By the end of his birthday extravaganza, my stomach was a wreck and so was Silas’ (he vomited from eating too much chocolate icing). At least it was fun eating all those celebration treats – on the way in.
These are the donuts I made for Brooks’ preschool class. I let Brooks and Silas lick the parchment paper after the glaze was dry. Brooks’ response was, “Mama, these are just so good.” I know little guy. There is lots and lots of butter in the glaze. You can find the recipe here for the pumpkin donuts. While you’re there, check out the rest of her site. Its inspiring.
And this is what Brooks woke up to on Wednesday (along with about 20 really cheap balloons that kept popping during the night). Also, I know ‘birthday’ does not have an ‘8’ in it. I just couldn’t find the ‘d’.
His party was once again outside. That’s the beauty of having a baby in October. You can usually count on the weather to be nice for a fall themed party. This time we had chili, hot dogs, pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin rice crispy treats, and cake in a barn with a bonfire.
Can I introduce someone very special real quick? This is my new little cousin. We’ll call him Baby B. The boys were fascinated by him. When asked if he wanted a baby in his house Brooks responded with, “No, I have Silas.”
And one more party . . .
This is an airplane propeller. It was on the gift table. What a neat idea! Where on earth did they get an antique airplane propeller? I can’t wait to see the wedding. It will be decorated by the same amazingly gifted lady who did this shower.
And the favors were little suitcases filled with toothpicks, gum, candy, and nail files. They literally thought of everything. It was a fun shower trying all the delicious desserts but also because the kiddos were getting some much needed Daddy and Papa time.
So glad we are finally home.