Owen has a great imagination these days. He has been pretending to have birthday parties with his cars and dinosaurs. It has been so nice to have him play by himself if even for a few minutes. He has been doing most of his “parties” in the dining room as we redo it. At today’s party, his blanket was the cake. Another thing that he loves to imagine is that our banister going upstairs has a button that dispenses ice cream. Sounds like a pretty sweet idea to me.

Now that Owen is three, he has moved up to the preschool room at daycare, and he seems to really like it. I’m hoping that as more of his friends use the potty that he will as well. He has also moved up in his swimming class and goes into the pool without a parent with him (Tony is a big fan now that he doesn’t need to go in with him).

He also has good taste in sweets, like his mommy :).




Sucessful Dinosaur Party

I think I checked the weather for Owen’s party at least 20 times over the past 2 weeks. Not sure what I could have done if it was supposed to rain but I kept checking. As we were outside setting up for the party Saturday morning the clouds were out and the skies were really gray, but we kept on getting things done and hoping the sun would appear. Around 10:30 or so the clouds started to part and the sun appeared along with balloons and Owen’s dinosaur cupcake cake.


All the kids had fun doing dinosaur crafts, digging for fossils, feeding t-rex, finding dinosaur eggs, and the bounce house – the crowd favorite. I think my favorite part was all the kids lining up to start the dinosaur egg hunt. I filled 245 eggs with dinosaur stamps, dinosaur tattoos, dinosaur rings, and small plastic dinosaurs. Thank you to all our family and friends that made it such a special day!




Happy birthday, Owen! Here’s to getting you potty trained one of these days :/.


A Fun Way to Get a Discount at Party City

It’s about one more week until Owen’s Dinosaur Party and things are coming along nicely. When you are planning a kids party most people go to Party City at least once while getting ready for the big day. I went once last week and made a good dent in what I needed to buy. I grabbed a cart, ask the nice employee where a few things were, and I was on my way. That is until I swung my cart around and knocked a display off of an endcap, which fell directly¬†on my cart. It made such a loud noise that the employee came over pretty quickly. The only thing I could do was laugh. The whole scene was pretty hilarious. I think I was too tired to be embarrassed, and luckily there weren’t many other customers around. The employee apologized for the accident a ton and once I got back with all my party supplies to check out she gave me a discount. I wonder if she will remember me when I go back to grab the things I forgot last week.

Centerpieces almost completed with fresh dinosaur eggs.