Thursday, October 7, 2010

Moving on to the Next Birthday

This weekend we are headed back to Iowa to celebrate Sammy's birthday and attend an Iowa State game-first one in 3 years!! I don't really like the idea of celebrating Sammy's 1st birthday almost a week early, but I also don't like the idea of celebrating it without anyone. Not that we don't have friends here, but we have only been here a few months. And 1st birthdays are really only enjoyed by family and close friends. Only those people can really get into all of the "Ahh, cute! Look at what he just did!" moments. You know?

My Mom and I are going to be decorating tomorrow night. Are you wondering what the theme is? I'm going to attempt this fun theme, with help from my Mom. Are you wondering why I chose a hamburger theme for a 1 year old? Well it goes like this . . .

First, I really like doing theme birthday parties . . . if you haven't noticed. Second, I usually pic a theme based on something the child really likes. With Renae it's always been pretty easy. But with Sammy . . . well let's just say that I tried really hard to come up with a toy, or an activity that he really likes and literally the only thing I could think of was that he loves. to. eat. And although he was born in Spain, he eats like an American so what better way to celebrate than with a hamburger party! We are even going to eat hamburgers for lunch before we eat them again in sugar form.

Changing subjects . . . we have no idea what to get him for his birthday. Aaaaan we kind of don't care. My ideas are to wrap up one of the toys that belongs to us that we've left at Nana and Grandpy's house, buy some boring clothes, or buy a Halloween costume (used). Either way, he's going to play with the box, wrapping paper and anything but the thing we get him. So it's a win win for all!

I hope to post pictures sooner rather than later, but I can't promise anything. Enjoy your weekend!

5 comments:

Beatriz said...

JAJAJA! I can´t wait to see Sammy´s birthday party photos.

Jenny said...

I just can't believe that Sammy is 1! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you! I think the hamburger party is perfect. As for presents, I think a box and paper is perfect. He'll get loads of stuff from other people. We keep getting Aiden toys (thank you garage sales) and he keeps not playing with them. Happy Birthday little Sammy!

J. et K. said...

I love your parenting approach... 'cause it's true that he will likely only play with the wrapping paper AND he loves to eat.

Brilliant momming.

Dee said...

So creative, Julie! Take lots of pics and post them quickly. Happy B'day, Sammy!

Aunt Becky said...

I wrapped a "used toy" for my girls' 1st birthdays and I remember certain family members making fun of me! Your dad couldn't get over it!!