Monday, March 12, 2012

Super Heros for Roko

My daughter, Kelly planned the most awesome 4th birthday party for Roko this past Saturday. It was so fun! And the kids loved it!

I've always been a fan of at home birthday parties (well mostly, when I'm feeling especially Super Mom-ish). Ya know, before McDonalds and Chuck E Cheese all birthday parties were held at home. I remember a great dance party I went to as a kid right after Chubby Checker invented the "twist". And then there's the famous unbirthday party of my cousin Barbara where we invited all the neighborhood kids and then told Aunt Joan (who came through with cupcakes). And of course, I've planned a few fun ones myself. There was a Gem party for Kelly, a Tea Party for Sabrina, the super Hot Wheels and great Nerf party for Harry.

But none have compared to Roko's SUPER HERO birthday.

There were HEROS:
Kelly made capes for everyone and they decorated their own masks.

They each had their own Trading Cards:

There was a VILLIAN:
They eventually apprehended him using Super String.

They trained by:
Diffusing bombs...

Scaling tall buildings...

Driving super fast...

Disposing of Kryptonite...

And traversing laser beams.

They were rewarded:
They ate "hero" sandwiches with "power" punch.
Kelly made an array of Super Hero cupcakes.

Oh and there were presents:
Roko received lots of super hero presents, but his favorite was the Captain America helmet and shield from Gramma Ashurst.

And when it was over, some people were REALLY tired.

Thank you Kelly for such a great party, for being such an awesome mom, and O yeah, for having such a Super Hero son!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


St. Patrick's Day is,coming.

I've never been a huge fan. I'm not Irish (I don't think so anyway). I don't like green food, well except for green beans and salad, well and avocadoes, of course. But I definitely don't like green eggs and ham. When I was little my Aunt Joan made corned beef and cabbage every St. Patrick's Day and I loved it. But my kids won't eat it so I don't make it.

I decorate for every holiday. Christmas and Halloween are the biggest (lots of big boxes in the garage). Then there's Easter (one box in a closet and the cupboard over the fridge). A few years ago I started decorating for Valentine's Day (one small box in the closet). It's actually become my favorite- I think it's the red and white. Last year I even did a few Fourth of July decorations because we were having a big family celebration. (They're kept in an even smaller box on top of the Valentine box in the closet.)

This year we're going to Disneyland on St. Patrick's Day. So along with getting green to wear I picked up a few decorations- 4 to be exact, not including a weird green candle holder I found in a cupboard. I'm hoping DL will have some Micky Leprechauns to put with the other four decorations- at least enough to go in a small box.

I have never drawn anything for St. Paddy's Day. This year is a first. And because Harry will be leaving us soon, I made the Leprechaun look like him.

Here's hoping you remember your green on the 17th. I wouldn't want to have to pinch you.

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