Jonah's birthday was very simple this year. It was still special and he felt celebrated, but many of the things I would normally do, just didn't get done. I knew that we weren't going to have a complicated theme party as we are traveling, but I did think that things like his birthday shirt, which I make every year, would appear. Throughout the time Jim was away for surgery I kept prompting myself to practice the discipline of letting go. It is a good discipline and one that I'm still working on keeping, I am so much calmer and more content when I succeed. And, in the spirit of letting go, no birthday shirt appeared the morning of June sixteenth.
But last weekend I saw the freezer paper on a shelf and invited a couple friends over Saturday evening for a little freezer paper party. After all, he's still quite excited about being six and the dino daddy drew for his shirt was just the thing for our future paleontologist.
And then, because everything was out, I just had to make a couple more. Isaac's is based on a Charlie Harper drawing (oh, I love his work!) and the alphabet is perfect for my currently letter loving two-year-old.
|*in case you are wondering the red letters are the letters in his name|