Dessert first...well, that's what got made first. :)
Williams-Sonoma now has a line of Gluten-Free mixes. The kids were dying to try the Red Velvet.
Cupcakes take less clean up, you know?
Yes, it's true, I really need to get my regular camera fixed. :/
And this time, the camera really didn't do it justice.
This idea is based on something I found, surprisingly (haha), on Pinterest.
First we had to make up for not having Braniac's birthday (due to my bronchitis).
A giant coloring book. He thinks it's pretty perfect.
I have a long comment to make here...you can see Thing 2's hands are rather blurry. That's coz he gets more excited about other people opening gifts than he gets opening his own. I don't have to re-read Love Languages by Gary Chapman to know that "gifts" is his love language. Giving & receiving are his favorite things to do. :) Seeing how he wants to be a missionary I am going to have to instill in him an ability and desire to make homemade gifts. :D
So, I made out like a bandit. A nice picture frame to put the picture they took at church in. :) (ps the bad grammar is intentional...just to bug you.)
A nice pillow that Thing 2, of course, picked out. This thing is really comfy. Can sleep for hours on it. :D
Another pillow from Thing 2. He bought this with his AWANA bucks. He and Thing 1 always do that with their "church money."
I also got some nice crocheted kitchen towels (I love crocheted towels) which my mil made. And a nice check which I will use to pay off the rest of high school camp, the deposit for school, and send Thing 1 to summer camp. I used to say that with any money I got I'd buy book and if there was anything left I buy food and clothes. Now I say I get stuff for my kids and if there's anything left I get something for the house. :D