Penguin turned three today so we held a party (and simultaneously a sand party on the bed, which involved digging in the bed covers and going to the "meta" place with a jeep — I still don't know what we were talking about, but it might have been really deep, heh). For some reason Penguin inspires a lot of hats, which I find funny because I think he looks quite put upon. Above is his "rainbow hat".

This is a boat hat (made from Windy's boat pattern) — which looks like a sombrero from the front.

Auggie requested a boat hat which was a surprise to me. He's not really a dresser-upper. I used two pieces of construction paper taped together, but it still wasn't big enough, so we had to use an elastic to hold it on, so I thought for sure it would get pulled off right away. He kept it on for about 15 minutes. You just never really know what they're going to be into on a given day, I guess.

Birthday Party

I tried to set up Easter crafts a few times this week, but it just didn't take. Auggie is not yet too interested in Easter anyway, and our last session turned into making a birthday party for Trudy (as we are in the middle of a long birthday craze around this house). This is Trudy.

We spent a lot of time making party hats for the guests. Hats are a pretty forgiving sort of shape, so it was a good craft to practice cutting. Putting on pom poms was the most exciting part and led to a lot of running around and discussions about our favourite colours. One of our guests, Bulldog, turned 32 the day after Trudy's party. (Trudy turned 2).

Next it was time to choose the present. A zoo train full of pom poms. We were going to wrap it, but then Auggie decided against it. We then a fun time surprising Trudy with almost every toy in Auggie's room.

And the party food. Well, every good party needs something to go wrong to laugh at later. I earned the nickname "Silly Mama" for putting out ice cream cones for the guests. Auggie found this hilarious and could not believe a body would think of ice cream cones for a party. Once they had been safely cleared away and replaced with a bulb of garlic and two eggs we were ready to carry in the cake and sing happy birthday.

As I am not a talented photojournalist, I couldn't photograph and play at the same time, so I just grabbed the guests and photographed them while dinner was on. By the way, we found this great washable neon paint at Michael's last month, which we used for the hats. And we also had an impromptu wheel painting session midway through the party planning.