Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Mommy, I don't Wanna Be A Cowboy!"

Our little guy turned 5, on January 13th. Where does the time go?. Every birthday, I try to come up with a theme appropriate to the age, and design the invites, decor, and favor around the chosen theme. I told Jason that the theme for his birthday this year was going to be "a cowboy". As soon as the words left my mouth, he told me: " I don't wanna be a cowboy!"..".but look, I have this adorable cowboy stamp" from "'s only a theme, you're not a real cowboy...." . Needless to say, I had some convincing to do, I didn't think a 5 y/o was so opinionated, was I wrong!

The cowboy theme it was!. Here's a sample of the invitation I made:

The "Wanted" and the star are stamps from I am really happy with how it turned out.

On the day of the party, my little "cowboy" didn't want to dress the part. I bought him the gingham shirt from Target, got him a red bandanna, a sheriff's cowboy hat!

He's lost that baby face! Sniff, sniff!!!

We had a few friends over for pizza, cupcakes, ice cream cake. We had a pinata from, the kids had a blast pulling the strings.

The birthday boy pulling the first string:

For the favors, I used a stamp from, and made tags and attached them to a "Reward" goodie bag:

After the party, he opened the gifts he received, and the cowboy issue was forgotten. I asked Jason if he had a good time, he said "Yes, I don't have to be a cowboy anymore, right mom?".

Kids are so funny!



Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very happy , healthy and prosperous 2010!

May peace prevail on Earth.