Last week had us celebrating our only son's 11th birthday.
I love this boy! He handles being the lone boy with grace
all most of the time.
I completely copied Joy from 21wale in making P a roman numeral birthday shirt. He picked what color fabric (white interlock) and the colors for the roman numerals (2 shades of blue). I used the Imke pattern from Sewing Clothes Kids Love.
P chose to have a birthday/sleepover party with 4 of his good friends from school. I've mentioned before that throwing parties is not really a passion of mine. But every couple of years, I'm willing to do put aside my distaste and make my children happy.
Friday, I had quite a few things to accomplish. Chiefly, cleaning the house and making P's birthday cake. Well....real life got in the way. Our elderly dog had an accident, a very large and wet accident, on the couch in the
living room kids' hang out room. Pee was on the down blanket, the couch cushion, wicking up the back of the couch, soaking through the base of the couch, and in a puddle on the carpet under the couch. Needless to say, I did not plan on having to deal with a mess of that proportion.
I did attempt a clean up with Nature's Miracle but it quickly became apparent that the couch was toast. A kindly neighbor helped me lug the couch outside and I was able to clean the carpet. Thrown off balance by the unexpected, I was in quite a tizzy all afternoon as time raced by.
the infamous couch of pee
I had pinned a 'Building Block' cake a little while ago with plans to make that for P's party. The end result was not quite as pretty...
Let's just say that I don't have a future in the cake decorating business.;)
But the nice thing about 11 year old boys, they could care less if the house smells like dog or if the Lego cake is rather misshapen. They are just happy to be together having fun.