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Cute Little Monsters

Jaden turned 5 way back in May, and in honor of that great event, we threw a friend party!

I told Luke that I would not go all Pinterest crazy with this party, since we had other things on our plate, too. (Luke was gone on a business trip the whole week leading up to the party, and I was in the throes of writing our Base Camp curriculum.) But when I started making little monsters, it was just SO FUN! It was hard to stop! 🙂

I spent part of that week up north at my parents’ house, so my little sis Alonna helped dream up the monsters’ faces on the treat bags and plushies…especially the eyebrows and mouths. They’re so cute, they make me squeal!

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Then my awesome friend Amber drew the chalkboard sign for the front porch. She is totally hired for all of my kids’ future parties.

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It takes a village, friends.

The photos will speak louder than my words, so I will stop talking and start uploading…

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The "Make a funny monster face!" station

The “Make a funny monster face!” station

The boys with their funny monster faces

The boys with their funny monster faces

The "Draw a monster!" station

The “Draw a monster!” station

You guessed it - the "Decorate a monster cookie!" station, with sugar cookies, frosting, eyes, lips, etc.

You guessed it – the “Decorate a monster cookie!” station, with sugar cookies, frosting, eyes, lips, etc.

D with his monster cookie

D with his monster cookie

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The "Adopt a Monster" station, with monster plushies that I created with felt

The “Adopt a Monster” station, with monster plushies that I created with felt

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Alonna gets the credit for the awesome hair on this guy.

Alonna gets the credit for the awesome hair on this guy.

Party balloons!

Party balloons!

Monstrous fruit!

Monstrous fruit!

Monster eyes (i.e. chocolate-covered marshmallows)

Monster eyes (i.e. chocolate-covered marshmallows)

Monster cake!

Monster cake!

The Birthday Boy!

The Birthday Boy!

Outdoor games made the day complete!

Outdoor games made the day complete!

We are thankful for our 5-year-old boy, who makes us laugh often. He’s a delightful part of our family.

Can you tell?

Happy birthday, Lil' Mario!

Happy birthday, Lil’ Mario!

Jaden’s Pet Butterfly

We visited my parents last month while Luke was on a business trip to Chicago, and while we were playing out by the pool, the coolest thing happened.

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This yellow and black butterfly landed on Jaden’s foot.

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And for about 10 minutes, Jaden stood more still than I’ve ever seen him. 🙂

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The butterfly would flutter away, and circle right back to Jaden’s feet. It walked on his feet, and was probably sucking up the pool water between his toes.

We have gone to the Frederik Meijer Gardens butterfly exhibit many times, and never had a butterfly land on us…And here we were, in the middle of the country with the friendliest butterfly ever. 🙂

Heart-Melting Moments

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For as mischievous and naughty as he can be, Jaden can sure be sweet, too.

We were sitting on his bed today, snuggling, and he looked up at me and said, “Do you know I’m going to love you forever?”

I’m going to love you forever, too, Buddy.

My 3 Favorite Boys

He’s the best daddy, and they are the sweetest sons. I’m blessed!

Who’s That Character Again?

(Photo courtesy of billnye.com.)

The littles and I were goofing around today, passing a little Magnadoodle back and forth. Ava and I were writing 3-letter words and sounding them out. Of course, Jaden didn’t want to be left out of the action.

So, when it came to his turn, we was concentrating very hard but having a difficult time getting the results he wanted. I asked him if I could help him write it.

“Sure,” he said.

“What do you want it to say?”

“Bildad the Science Guy.”

“Huh?”

“I want it to say ‘Bildad the Science Guy.'”

I think our brief encounter with Bill Nye and our current readings from the book of Job have gotten a little confused in this 3-year-old’s brain. 🙂

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