Several things have happened over the last few months.
Davis has become completely obsessed with Spider-Man. He’ll run up to me and yell “Daddy, you’re Batman — I’m Spider-Man…” and then we’re off on some adventure. I take Davis to school every morning, so we usually stuff something into the door jam of our front door (anything will do… folded-paper, a small toy, one of Michelle’s foam make-up brushes, etc… it all just serves as one of my Batman gadgets) and we run around the corner, push a button on my cell phone and “BOOM!” blow the thing off its hinges so we can get outside and on our way. Yeah, that’s the way we roll.
So this year, Davis’ birthday fell on a Saturday and we imposed on our wonderful friends Paul and Obea and setup in their backyard.
Being that Davis was born on Halloween and that Halloween fell on a Saturday this year, we decided to have an all-out costume party. Davis, of course, wanted to be Spider-Man. His best buddy Ayden is going through a Superman phase, so things worked out perfectly.
Boom! POW! Crash!
We did some crafts like pumpkin painting, ate some fun food Michelle prepared. Then after dark we terrorized the neighborhood and went trick-or-treating. All in all it was a great time!
Another great birthday in the books!
A few months ago we noticed Davis was really beginning to enjoy cars of all sorts. he’d take the few toy cars he had and drive them around the floor making “vroom vroom” sounds. He’d drive them on the walls. He’d drive them on his mother and I. So, that’s when we decided on the theme for his 2nd birthday party. Race cars. Speed Racer meets Hot Wheels meets NASCAR… or something like that. Somewhere, Michelle ran across the idea to create cars from boxes… so that’s what we did. She immediately began collecting paper boxes and I started collecting all sorts of packaging logos… cereal boxes, diaper packaging, candy wrappers… anything was fair game.
Design, Build, Glue, Tape
Thanks to our wonderful families we were able to get all the collected boxes painted and ready to use a couple of weeks before the party. When everyone arrived we had them pick a box to decorate with their parents at the “Detail Shop.” Everyone had to have a driver’s license, so we also photographed each driver and printed out a custom license.
Ready? Set. Go!
What’s the use of having a car if ya can’t race ’em?!? We piled into the round pen (now equipped with large checkered flags) and everyone ran around and effectively destroyed their cars… great fun.
All in all, it was a great way to spend a Saturday.