May 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Superhero!

Lincoln is very into superheroes.  Mr. Cool and I never really were--but we will do anything to help him celebrate a birthday!

Appropriately attired, our hero strikes a pose.

Mr. Cool built an elaborate obstacle course for hero training--Lincoln is practicing dragging an Average Joe to safety.

Grandad Cool dressed as his favorite superhero--John Wayne!

We kept the treats simple:  healthy trail mix, caped juice boxes, Rice Krispie treat kryptonite, and star and #4 sugar cookies.

Lincoln and his super friends really enjoyed the party, and we did too.  And in true mom cliche, I can't believe he's 4. What a ride these years have been!

May 15, 2013

Stay-at-home-mom Files: superhero party prep

Mom has explored her inner superhero nerd to help with some party prep--capes and logos and cookies, oh my!

The L with a lion?  That is Lincoln-Boy's symbol, designed by mom and Boy in collaboration.

I used my mom's cookie recipe, as I do every year, and decided stars were pretty superhero.  Our little "super-strong, super-fast" hero us getting pretty excited!

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

When I hear that trumpet sound
I will lay my burdens down
I will lay them deep into the ground
Then I'll know that I am glory bound

I'll be travelling far from home
But I won't be looking for to roam
I'll be crossing o'er the great divide
In a better home soon I will reside


When I'm in my resting place
I'll look on my mother's face
Never more will I have to know
All the loneliness that plagues me so

So I'm waiting for that train to come
And I know where she's coming from
Listen can you hear her on the track
When I board I won't be looking back


Glory Bound, by the Wailin' Jennys