My boys have birthdays and I think, "Oh we won't do anything big this year, we had a nice party last year."
But then I get one more idea, and then another, and then we're doing the big birthday deal again. It started about a month ago, when I decided I was going to finish Jonas' quilt I started three years ago in time for his birthday. I knew that if I worked consistently on it I could actually get it done for his birthday. (I did, post to follow!)
Then Jonas was thinking about "what kind of birthday" he wanted. He threw around a lot of ideas, but then at one point said he wanted an owl cake like Wyatt had last year. (See a picture in this post.) He had actually said immediately after Wyatt's birthday that he wanted the same cake for his next birthday, so when he said it again I went with it.
Jonas' quilt has fabric with a few different woodland motifs including critters, and acorns and mushrooms. I decided the whole birthday could be based off the quilt, after all--it was an amazing feat on my part, and I want him to really feel how special his quilt is!
The quilt colors are so great, for fun I wrapped his other presents up in corresponding packaging.
But of course the funnest part was the desserts!
And of course the owl cake.
Happy Birthday Jonas!