Monthly Archives: March 2016

Easter basket

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I just finished Charlie’s Easter basket. We made one for him last year, but Easter fell on the first weekend after we got home from the NICU, and I don’t think we took any pictures. For years I thought the Pottery Barn Kids Easter baskets and bags were adorable, so I was excited to order Charlie a bag (and love that we can use it year after year) for his first real Easter basket 🙂 I picked up a couple of Easter board books from Marshalls, ordered him dinosaur pjs from Old Navy, and made a Montessori transferring activity and some gluten-free wild orange play dough. For weeks I looked for egg-shaped crayons at all of the niche  children’s shops in the areas, and I found them at Target (but they’re also on Amazon)!

Tomorrow we’re going to do a small Easter egg hunt in our yard with a few eggs filled with these bunnies which he loves.  I’m sure there will be some photos on Instagram 🙂

 

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Charlie is one

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We hosted a small brunch for Charlie’s first birthday on Saturday at my parents’ house. I had a lot of fun planning the decorations, and tried to use a lot of gold, since he loves everything sparkly. We decorated mostly on Friday afternoon when he was taking a late nap, and I swear he noticed every little thing I put up, and would go investigate as soon as he woke up!

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I made triangle garland with a triangle punch and my sewing machine, and cut the “Charlie is One” letters out at school. I made the runner with a piece of canvas and a potato stamper 🙂 I ordered photographs to make the giant 1 (there is another one on the playroom door since I ordered too many pictures!), and my grandmother helped me repot succulents into little mason jars to give out as favors.

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The tags say, “Thank you for helping me grow (love, Charlie).”

We served mini frittatas, yogurt parfaits, fruit skewers, bacon, sausage, and I made these apple, cinnamon and maple cupcakes (but cheated and made this icing). We also had a small bar with mimosas, bellinis and OJ.

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We had so much fun celebrating our little guy, and I swear as everyone was leaving he said, “thank you!” Thanks for stopping by 🙂