The last few weeks I've been making this birthday board: sawing, sanding, painting, glueing, and creating. This is the end product. The board celebrates the birthday child the week before their birthday. I was thinking that once they start school (9am-4pm in AK) we can only celebrate their birthday for several hours after school and then their special day is done. That's no fun. I thought this would be a good way to stretch it out a bit and make them feel much love from us. It's not like they are getting spoiled with gifts. The names change out; Sydney's name is on the back of Jordyn's, Levi has his own. The numbers count down 6,5,4,3,2,1 and those are easy to change out too. I had to clarify because my mom thought I made one for each child....NO WAY. It took tons of time just to make the one. The number of times I drove to Michaels and Walmart alone was ridiculous. Here's the idea: They get to pick dinner for the whole week, and then on the bottom I wrote things to do once every day (i.e. watching their 1 yr. video, looking at pictures, telling stories of them when they were little, taking them out for a special treat, decorating, etc. You get it). I'm satisfied with the result and glad to get my dining room table back. If you're thinking I'm creative...I'm not. I totally copied the idea from Super Mommy.
5 years ago