Last Friday we went to Sweet Tomatoes for a yummy lunch after an hour of playing in the park. Everyone was hungry and ready to eat. When I was paying for our meal, the cashier asked "for how many do you pay" and I said for me and my son who is 3. Right there, Lukas yelled out "no Mommy, I am 4!". How true. His 4th birthday was the day before. :) How could I have forgotten?
The celebration is officially over. Done. Finished.
On Saturday, we had lunch and cake with family and that's it. The birthday is over.
Lukas is a happy camper, almost all his wishes came true. I also think he enjoyed all the attention. Since he is usually not an attention seeker, it was good to see how much fun he had and how comfortable he was.
Yesterday, on Lukas' actual birthday, we celebrated with his classmates at Bouncerama. The kids loved it and so did I. Not much preparation was necessary, the house stayed clean and I didn't have to cook. So win-win for everyone.
Everybody is napping. Yay! So I finally got to do this project that I have read about on Vermillion's blog. I check on Beth's blog few times a week because she has great ideas and projects for the house, the kids and for everything else between.
For the pink/brown flower clip I used the yoonie's peony template and the other clip (brown/blue) is my own creation.
The super model is napping at the moment so here a quick photo of how the hair clips look. Love them and maybe I can design some for my shop on Etsy.
My favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning (after making pancakeeggs - but that's another blog posting, coming soon) is clipping coupons. We save lots of money doing it and I enjoy getting even better deals while using the coupons. This morning, to keep Lukas busy, I showed him how to cut out the coupons and I know that from now on he will be my best coupon cutter ever. He is very patient, has good hand/eye coordination and is good with scisors. See you next Saturday, Lukas, at the kitchen table at 9 am!
Sleeping time. Lukas and I are reading books, Matilda is already sleeping for a long time. At the moment, he likes to read Madeline and Zen Ties. I had to pick up the phone and when I walked back to the bedroom, he was putting on his PJ's. I saw him trying to button up his jacket, he tried so hard to put the button through the hole. It was so precious seeing his face, focussed and determined. I love him even more now.
It wasn't even Matilda's fault. I knocked down the box and the cheerios spilled all over the kitchen. She was quick to enjoy the moment and rolled around in the Cheerios ocean. It was messy but it was fun.
For the Cheerios police: no cheerio was harmed but they all had to go to cheerio heaven.
Orla Kiely makes these beautiful bags (lucky me, I received one for Xmas) and now she has also designed mugs and other kitchen items for Target. Here is one of my today's favorites (I have four mugs now so it's hard to decide). I am using it daily, for my afternoon tea.
You can barely see it on the picture but we have seen the biggest, brightest and most spectacular rainbow today! The dark clouds above the hills on one side, the sun shining on the other side, nature made the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen. Lukas saw it too and kept asking where it is coming from. From heaven.