My youngest boy turned 4 years old on the spring equinox this year. In fact, the actual time of the equinox and the moment he was born were only about 2 hours from one another this year. Sorry it has taken me so long to post...we get busy! I was going to go with a dinosaur theme, but I thought that would be too hard when making all of my decorations. So, I went with a mod, masculine spring flower theme, developed from scrapbook paper I have had for years.
On our mantle we have spring scene pictures, complementary flowers to the adjacent wall that I began the motif in the first place, and a matching flag banner.
I have included some complimentary books and fabric on the mantle, as well, to tie the colors together.
This was the main wall art I created. It ended up being 5 feet across. I love how it turned out!! It almost looks like a purchased wall decal.
Thereafter, I matched Dylan's cake to the theme...My goodness, those food coloring pens were a pain this year!
Dylan's birthday ring, with some painted inspiration rocks, and a center candle that Jared made.
The birthday ring characters come alive....
Birthday cupcake decoration. Wow, that one was messy.
Make a Wish.......
His actual birthday was a school day, where they too celebrated his 4th birthday, so we kept it simple. However, I read him a birthday verse the night before and some on the day of. So, we made it special. The excitement happened 4 days later, when a few guests came to join the celebration.
Here, I made bags from garden fabric in my stash, and stuffed them with healthy treats and spring-inspired goodies.
Here they are, stuffed.
Ooooh, Grandma's present was so exploratory right off the bat.
Just a little apron that Mama made......well, I painted it anyway.
This was the whopper. This time consuming creation turned out superb!! He loves it!! I made a road map from old green corduroy, blue corduroy, and dark wool felt. I hand sewed all of the streets and bodies of water. The blue fleece backing was machine-stitched, though. It even doubles as a cozy lap blanket. :)
Here is Dylan in action.
Ah, yes, the kids. They had a total blast!
Everyone painted their pots for planting their own seeds.
The girls stand back as the boys tackle the biggest boy.... ;)
Make a birthday party wish......
Oh, by the way, this was a monster canvas he received from our friends and he painted it quite well, if you ask me. Teehee!
Happy Birthday, Dylan. Welcome to a new year of life!