Happy Birthday Sweet Boy

He’s 5 . How is my little guy 5 years old? People keep telling me that soon he will be taller than me and I will be looking up as I discipline. I am 5’4 I know my days are numbered. He was born on Thanksgiving 2006 and today on the eve of the holiday this year I am devoting my post to the little guy who made me a mom, took me away from teaching in a class and sparked so many things I never expected to be part of my life including this blog.


Below are links to his favorite crafts and activities , I hope one ( or more ) of them bring you as much joy to share them with your kids as it brought us.angry-birds

Nothing beats this Angry Birds Waterballoon Game. He loved this. We played a handful of times before we moved and the weather turned. We will be playing again once warmer weather comes back.

Knight’s Shield. After we moved this summer this never left his side. He slept with it on his night stand, he had it next to him at meals. Although I doubt it was conscious this was his security blanket until he was comfortable in our new digs. It’s now happily lumped in with his sister’s Dora toys,  and the others in the family room toy basket.

Puffy Paint Moon. This has been up in his room since the moment it dried. A big puffy moon to gaze at as we chat about our day at bedtime even if we can’t see the real one every night in the grey Pacific North West sky.

This Scrap Paper Rainbow is more one of MY favorites but it’s also his very first craft. Although I don’t think it was posted as our first, it was the first he helped me do for the blog. I wish I’d kept it!

This roadway and the 2nd version using an up cycled kitchen mat are used daily at our house still. Not bad for a craft!

And are you shocked that this Ice Cream Taste Test made the cut?

Happy Birthday Big Boy – I love you even especially with playdough on your head.


  1. says

    Awesome post. Happy Birthday to your little guy! He is so grown up now. I share his birthday and think holiday birthdays are so special because you always get to be with family. Hope you had loads of fun celebrating!

  2. Kathy Zielinski says

    This post put a tear in my eye! For a while now I jokingly refer to him as my son’s virtual twin LOL They have so much in common! Their interests, their skills, their clothes, and pretty damn near close birthdays! (my son turns 5 on Dec. 3rd!)

    It is amazing how all of a sudden you have a little guy – what happened to the tiny babe? the playful toddler? They grow up too fast! Thank you and your little man for sharing a part of your lives with us!

  3. says

    Happy birthday to the inspiration behind the blog! I’ve been reading it for years and watched your son grow, change and develop his own ideas. My daughter is only 1 month older, so we are on the same journey. Happy thanksgiving!

  4. Dee Spally (@daxep) says

    I can’t speak English as well as I would like to do to tell you all the things I feel you need to know.
    Actually, I don’t remember when or how I found this blog and learn with you about my future with little children, because I’m studing for it. While I watch every craft and book, and song, I learn things. One of them, and I think it’s the most important one, I learn about the best way of doing things. And that way is with love. The same love I felt since I came here for the first time. Maybe, that was the thing what I love this blog as I do.
    It’s amazing, cute and admirable the relationship that you both have with each other.
    I don’t know if I’m going to have any child in the future but if I will I hope I would be just a bit gorgeous mom you are and have that kind and niceST boy you have.

    I just want to say you thank you so much for creating this blog and show and share your beautiful life, family and job. I really appreciate it.
    Huge kiss for you Allison, and all the people you love, specially this boy, who start all of this with.

    Take care!
    Dee (twitter: @daxep) (fb: Dee Spally)
    From Spain

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