Sunday, February 17, 2013

Big 6th Birthday

Brooklynn turned 6 the beginning of this month. It is awesome and challenging at the same time to see her grow up so fast and develop into a little girl. She has such a tender heart. Every night she prays that no one would get in the "uh-oh" pocket in school. She hates seeing others get in trouble. She is also such a willing helper. I know she will love, protect and do whatever needs to be done for her siblings. She loves drawing and anything artistic. She is already able to converse with others from all different ages and has confidence in the things she does. We are so thankful to be her parents and pray that she would continue to grow into a young woman who is able to impact the world.

For her 6th birthday I asked her what kind of party she wanted and she told me a "BEE" party. Her teacher's name is Mrs. B and the theme in her class is "Bees" so I was not too surprised when that is what she wanted. I went to work to find some fun things to do and she had some ideas of her own for the party. We had a great day and are so thankful for all the people who pour into our children's lives.

I downloaded this print from the blog eighteen25 and really have enjoyed having it to change out for birthdays!

This is a terrible picture, but my mother in law was able to find these cute bee cutouts at the dollar tree. We strung them around the house and made a banner with some of them.

I then made my version of bees out of Oreo  They were pretty simple to make  but cute for the party. I also had honey stix and honey graham crackers.

I also made a beehive pinata for the kids. The pinata ended up being too durable, but it was cute for the party and the kids loved it when I flung out the candy from the pinata. 

This is the little B on her party day. She also thought up a game that we played but I did not get any pictures of. She took a box and we drew a hive on it and then made some bean bags and the kids had to throw the bean bags into the box. We also made antenna headbands and beeswax candles. I think it was a fun day and I hope that Brooklynn felt loved and blessed!

One last picture of this cute little bee that was at the party!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bathroom Art

It is still birthday central around here. My husband and daughter have their birthday's one week apart. I am always trying to have time to get all the celebrations in the midst of normal life. So, I have finally gotten around to finishing these pieces for the bathroom. I went back and forth between making something simple or just buying pictures. I finally decided to make some simple cut out pictures, and if I hate them later they can always be changed. I started with 4 frames from Ikea. 

I then cut some bathroom shapes from my silhouette. I chose a bathtub, toilet, towel and sink and mirror. I then cut blue card stock to fit the frame. I used spray adhesive to adhere some of the pictures to the card stock, but it was proving to be messy so for the last two I used a glue stick. I think these could also be made with stencils or cutting out shapes by hand. (Side note: I liked how they turned out but my husband questioned what the toilet was as well as the sink and mirror. Make sure your images are distinguishable! Ha!)

Here are what they are like glued on.

I then laid out the frames as I wanted them on the wall on the ground. I took wax paper and traced their outlines and the position for nail holes on the paper. I then hung the paper up on the wall where I wanted the frames and then put the nails in the wall.

Works like a charm. I was glad to finally get these up and enjoy having something on the wall.

Have a great week!