A friend who's been to all of J's birthday parties commented about our "big" party every year "Wow, he is so spoiled." Whatev. My mom did it for us even when we were broke (one year she made decorations out of a packet of construction paper). It's once a year, get over it, if you can't spoil them on their birthday when can you?
This year's masterpieces LOL. Time spent making and tinting frosting: about 30 minutes. Time spent decorating the cupcakes and "giant"cupcake: about 30 minutes. Total cost including decorations: Maybe $12. I'll never buy another birthday cake from a bakery again.
Do these things ever get old? We briefly considered not getting one but we got a "hook-up" (i.e. dirt cheap) and without the jumpy...what else would we do? Play games or something? I couldn't wait for the kids to leave so I could get in it - TH took pictures of me jumping in there that will never see the light of day because I made the hugely unfortunate decision to wear white linen pants to a kids birthday party. You can imagine.
For once we look just alike, people usually say he favors TH. I love these visors as opposed to actual party hats.
Having a ridiculously good time with his best friend K. Seriously at one point they were running around and J was clutching his face saying, "I'm just so...EXCITED!!"
Happy. Tired. Blessed.