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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Construction Tools Birthday Party

Every year on my son's birthday, I post a personal blog about his party and a little note for him to always have from Mommy....

Dear Cooper,
I cannot believe my baby boy is 4.  Mommy is a little sad, but you are more excited than ever.  You must have known I was a little sad lying down with you for one last time as a 3 year old last night because you said, "Mommy, don't worry, I will still snuggle you when I'm 4, too."

Is it too much to ask for you to still snuggle me when you're a teenager?

You have amazed us this year, sweet boy!  You have grown so SO tall this year and your quick wit keeps us laughing.  Your speech has improved (I'm sad about that too!) and you continue to amaze us with how much you understand and think about the world around you.  But mostly, I'm so proud of your tender heart for Jesus.  This year, you asked Jesus into your heart.  And I wasn't completely sure then that you understood it, but you have shown us this year that you do.  You ask questions about God that blow our minds and are so sensitive to Him.  You shine your light for Jesus everyday and we couldn't be any prouder of that!

We pray blessings on you, precious 4 year old.  We pray God will give us wisdom on how to nurture your sensitive spirit, mold your stubbornness into determination, and encourage your servant heart.  We pray God's protection for you as grow and for Godly friendships to bloom in your life.

But most importantly, I pray that you will always be a reminder to Mommy and Daddy of God's grace, His miracle working power, and his perfectly timed plans.

Thank you for giving us the gift of being Mommy and Daddy!  Happy birthday, Boo Bear!

"I love you so much.  I love you so much.  I can't even tell you how much I love you."
~Mommy











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Now, let's get down to party pics! :)  When we started planning Cooper's party, he was big into the show, Handy Manny.  So he wanted a handyman party.  This might have been the most fun party for me to plan so far!  I loved that we had TONS of things around the house that we could use already for decorations and I just thought a tools only party would be so unique and fun!  But seeing Cooper's reaction to all of the pieces of the party was my favorite part of this day!

I loved our "hammer time" theme and this banner turned out perfectly! (Thanks to my mother-in-law and her silhouette machine for helping me with all of my diecuts!)

The food table before the food got set out!

Cooper loved having his very on "yogo" {logo} on everything!

These were my favorite find!  I ordered gelato spoons that look like mini-shovels to eat our ice cream sundaes with!  And I put my yard stick tape I got as a teacher gift to good use for decorations too!

I absolutely ADORE my husband and his handy man skills!!  He made this saw blade cake stand out of wood for Cooper's gorgeous tools cake!

The bottom part of the stand was a hexagon--bolt shaped.  I wrapped it with the striped paper and added his logo...

I cannot say how much I love Shelby Lynn's cakes enough!

Our party was not at our house and I'm kicking myself for forgetting the muffin tins I was going to set these mini-construction hats in for sundaes.  They would have looked so much prettier, but nothing is perfect, right?? :)

These $2 nail holders from the hardware store were perfect topping holders!  I just took the clear lid off of them.


"4 inch" measuring stick pretzels...

Cheddar bugles made great safety cone snacks!

When I called my dad and asked him if he had any metal toolboxes (Justin's were all canvas), I never would've dreamed he would bring me one he got from my grandfather on his 18th birthday!  So super special!


This is the kid table!  Thanks, Home Depot, for the free apron and project kits to work on!




Because construction hats are just cuter with a bow to top it off! #sweetneice

Here's the other toolbox my dad sent which was my grandfather's old toolbox!




Thanks to my sister-in-law for the cutest cookies EVER!

Follow her cookie shop on Facebook, ya'll!  She's the best!!

Thanks to everyone who made our little guy's day so special!