**Thanks to Hulafrog Frederick and The Little Gym of Frederick for hosting us last week in exchange for this post. All cute kid photos and opinions remain my own.** We had some serious fun at The Little Gym of Frederick this past weekend. It’s no wonder The Little Gym was named Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine. The Little Gym of Frederick created a magical ‘Princesses and Pirates’ birthday party experience for Adelyn and her friends. We had The Little Gym completely to ourselves as our qualified instructors lead the fun! The Gym was customized with adventures, activities, and games that coordinated with the princesses and pirates theme. The children were immersed in a wonderful world of make believe. And do you know what’s the icing on the cupcake about this whole event? Mom and Dad didn’t need to bring a single thing to the party…except for the birthday girl!
Today at 2:02 this morning, my sweet son turned TWO years old! We celebrated our big boy last weekend with a construction-themed birthday party because I knew he would “dig” it 😉 Here was the invitation I made: Then I ordered (affiliate links) these child construction hats from Amazon which were perfect additions to favor bags in the “Hard Hat Area”. The week of the party, I used markers and construction paper to make some fun signs to hang as decoration. Also had a “Children At Work” sign downstairs in the playroom, but no photo of that. For the “Hammer Time” area, I wrapped florist foam blocks in woodgrain contact paper. Turfdaddy brought home some golf tees from work, and I found some cheap toy hammers. It was a hit (literally!) and usable again and again. I put two lines of yellow duct tape down a black tablecloth to make a road for
(A little gallery of photos is below the post!) As summer approaches each year, many people gain excitement. Perhaps it is simply the warmer weather they anticipate or maybe it is the vacation(s) they look forward to. I don’t know. I haven’t felt excited about summer for a long time. Being married to a golf course superintendent who barely gets a few days off all season, I actually mostly dread summer. Starting in about May each year, I fear when conversations begin turning to summer plans. I can’t tell you how many times I have listened to a #blessed person share how they’ll be spending a week at their parent’s beach house, another week with their in-laws, then ditching the kids for a getaway together at another point. I just smile and nod, trying my best to relate to what that must feel like. And I just hold my breath for the eventual,