Let The Wild Rumpus Start | Jack’s 3rd Birthday

I can hardly believe my littlest miracle is already THREE, but alas, it appears to be true. This year we took our inspiration from his current favorite book, Where the Wild Things Are, which he affectionately refers to as his “Wild Rumpus Book.” And a Wild Rumpus certainly seemed appropriate for our little monster. We opted for a Saturday morning brunch, complete with pancakes, bacon, a yogurt bar, and plenty of donuts. There was even a mimosa bar for the grownups to enjoy. We chose to have an “open house” get together, rather than a traditional birthday party, so that we could enjoy the time with our guests and just let the kids be kids. Overall we had a grand time and I would call the rumpus a big success.

Here’s a gallery of some very quick photos I snapped before the days festivities got underway (and before we added all 5 lbs of bacon to the table! YUM!) Much of the party was DIYed by yours truly, but I will include links on the bottom in case you see something you want to snag. (I tried to include a link to a similar item whenever I could.)

jack3

[Read more…]

Wordless Wednesday: Brothers Are Friends for Life

Every Wednesday on the blog will be “Wordless Wednesday,” a blogging community concept in which photos are the primary focus rather than words. Each week there will be a theme, and a series of photographs will be presented in lieu of a traditional blog entry. This week’s theme is taken from an Instagram hashtag I started soon after Jack was born: #brothersarefriendsforlife. It’s been wonderful for me to be able to scroll through the feed and watch my boys relationship grow and develop in front of my eyes. Today I’m sharing a selection of these captures with you here. These are in order as they were taken, so you can see how their relationship evolved. (Some of the earliest ones here were quick cell phone captures, so bear with me on the photo quality. I simply couldn’t help but include them, since the quality of their connection shines so much brighter than the quality of the image)

 

brothers1

brothers2

brothers3

brothers4

[Read more…]