Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Callum's 7th birthday

Hello people.  Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I decided to be very European and have the summer off.  But I'm back now and what better way to come back than with a post celebrating the birthday of my youngest son, Callum.

I can't believe he's seven already.  He started 2nd grade a week ago, and I couldn't be more proud of him (it's a mother's prerogative!).

We did our traditional annual birthday party at the swimming pool club house at Redpine Condos in Park City.  Thankfully the weather cooperated (it's been a bit thundery around here lately).

Each year the children choose their own party theme.  Last year Callum chose Mickey Mouse because we had recently been to Disney Land.  This year he wanted a Domo themed birthday party.  Despite 7-11 pushing Domo a few years ago, there's surprisingly little Domo related party supplies.  If you don't know who he is, you're not in the minority.  All I know is that he is, I believe, a Japanese cartoon character who's a bit cheeky.  He also lets off gas when he's anxious!!  (Oh those Japanese, they are funny).  Anyhoo, I was feeling a bit Martha Stewarty (if anyone knows me, they'll know that I tend to go overboard when it comes to the kids' parties), and so I decided to do some crafting.  Et voila!

Looks like an army of Domos with the General at the top.

And here's what was inside the homemade Domo bags.

I bought the buttons/badges from ebay and the little plastic figures from amazon.  I decided to make the figures into necklaces.  It was fun seeing the kids wearing them.

Callum received some great gifts, including lots of lego.  Thank you everyone for being so generous and thoughtful.  But I have to say I was most impressed by the homemade fort kit that one of the parents had made.  

It took us a while to figure out what it was.  But we couldn't be more pleased.  It even goes perfectly with the decor in the playroom!

The kit came with 2 sheets, some pegs, some bull clips, a washing line, some suction cup hangers, and even a flashlight.  All wrapped up in a lovely homemade cloth bag, which I may have to steal and use as a gym bag.

 It even inspired Callum to do his guitar practice, all cozy in his little den.

Hopefully this will encourage the kids to keep their playroom tidy, so they can keep their fort in there, and not in our living room, or bedroom, or anywhere else that they've commandeered in the past.

Hope you enjoyed my little post.  I've got loads to tell you about my summer hols so stay tuned.