Monday, July 28, 2008

"Mommy, Is it my Birthday today?"

The famous question that is being asked everyday now! "Mommy, Is it my birthday today?" "No Ethan, but it is coming up in one week." "Mommy, is that the day after tomorrow?" "No Ethan, not that day!" This comes up several times a day now! Ethan will be 4 years old next Tuesday, August 5th! He is such a neat little boy! He has a very cool personality and is very intrigued by everything. He's been cooped up for most of the last year getting chemo treatments, a transplant, radiation, you name it, this kid has been through a lot! So we don't take any day for granted. Ethan wants a Cowboy Birthday Party, so that is what he will be having! We don't have any horses yet, but that is only a month away too! YEE HAW!
Here is Ethan's Birthday Invite! He was coloring right along side me when I made these and he ran all of the red cardstock through the cuttlebug for me! He loves to help and really loves to do crafts. I'm getting a lot of use out of this Cowboy Kid set (retired from SU). A friend let me borrow it and I think I'm definitely getting my use out of it. This was my first attempt using copic markers too. I mixed it up a little. I used Close to Cocoa from SU for the boots and chaps and the red is from Copic and the Blue shirt is a watercolor pencil. I tried a little of everything. I'm still not sold on Copic Markers, but I'm still trying. I'm actually still a huge fan of colored pencils and watercolor crayons.
This weekend we went to the fair and had a great time. The kids watched the horses, road rides, had lemonade shake-ups, ate hotdogs, saw bull riding, more horse shows and were completely exhausted after the day was over! It was just great to see them having so much fun. I was worn out, but that goes along with it. He keeps asking when we'll be going back out and I think we'll go again tomorrow night. They have horse shows going all day long and there is a roping contest that he would love to see. We'll turn into real cowboys yet!!!
Hopefully I'll get more cards for the Dirty Dozen Challenges this week. I had to focus on Birthday invites and entertaining the kiddos so I just ran out of time last week, but it's a new week with hopefully new ideas!
Stamp Set: Cowboy Kid (Retired SU)
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White (SU)
Star Punch (SU)
Star Brads
Twine (SU)
Copic Markers, SU Markers, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen


Anonymous said...

Enjoying the cowboy theme cards...yes, I agree, not sure about those copic markers, but get along real well with the watercolor crayon!


Anonymous said...

Wow amaze me. How do you fit it all in. I love Ethan's B-day invite.