Tuesday, October 21, 2008

On a lighter note...

We celebrated Amanda’s birthday on Sunday. For those of you who don’t know…she has become a bug “fanatic”J Last year for her birthday I did a butterfly party because she was really into that. Well within a few months it had just become all bugs. I’m thankful that we don’t live in a country where there are poisonous spiders, etc because she doesn’t careJ She will come running inside calling me to come quick. I go running thinking one of the boys is hurt & she frantically tells me there’s a moth & she needs me to reach it! When we did some U-Pick this summer there were butterflies…she completely zoned out & focused completely on the butterfly she was trying to catch. It was really cute…but I had to be super careful she didn’t wander away. She did the same thing with grasshoppers one day when she went to work with Ben. Spiders…moths…ladybugs (the favorite right now)…beetles…butterflies…Manda loves all bugs!

Anyways…all that was to tell you about her partyJ A few months after she got into bugs she also started really liking “pretty” things. Dress up…necklaces…clip on earrings… A few weeks later I found a dress at Value Village that was perfect! It’s yellow with puffy sleeves…lace on the sleeves & the hem…very girly…and it’s covered in bugs! She wore it for the first time on Sunday for her “girly bugs” partyJ I did a combination of just bugs & some really cute girly ladybug stuff I found. She loved it!

The kids did a bug hunt…did a relay carrying bugs with flyswatters…stuck the spot on the ladybug (open an oreo…lick it so it’s wet…stick it on). It was a lot of fun. My sister-in-law Brandy came over to help me with the cake…we made one big ladybug cake & then made a whole bunch of mini cupcakes into spiders & caterpillars. It was really cute & a lot of funJ I just can’t believe my baby girl is 5!! More on that later…J

After the party we came home, made a broccoli salad & headed to Ben’s parent’s place for Thanksgiving dinner. We had waited a week so that James & Cheri could be there. It was good to be all together again…especially knowing that it’ll probably be a long time before it happens again!

It was a busy weekend…planning everything Saturday & then running Sunday, but it was fun! Now we’ll see how long I last this week before I fall over tiredJ

1 comment:

Dell and/or Susan said...

Just so you know, there is a very famous ant scientist who has umpteen doctorates on ant behaviour. He started getting interested in insects when he was Amanda's age. Manda could be a very famous specialist in her field some day. You never know......what a great mom you are to incorporate this major interest of hers even into her party. The dress sounds amazing! Happy bug hunting,
Sue and Dell