Thursday, October 29, 2009

special delivery with a bit o'spooky.

This year when we asked Van what she wanted for her birthday it was this list...

  • alarm clock
  • garbage can
  • night light

When we asked her again and again, it was still the same list. I laughed at the list, but I couldn't bring myself to buy her these items for her birthday. We plan last minute, because Paul and I don't keep secrets well AT ALL. We finally went shopping two days ago. We let Van pick the remote control truck, and then we picked out practical stuff...but things that we both thought that she would really love...a new bedroom set, and bedding too!

This morning when the semi truck pulled up with her bedroom stuff she thought that I had invited my co-workers to her spooky breakfast. I think that she was in shock that all of this stuff was going in her bedroom. It really is moments like this that make being a parent so much fun.

(pretending to sleep)

If you are my friend on Facebook, you already know that Van wanted a spooky party. When we went shopping I just threw a few things in the basket to make a spook-tacular birthday breakfast.

French toast was grilled skin (yuck), sausage were the fingers, eggs were the brains, and fruit punch was the blood. I made these creepy ice cubes, and bought the skeleton dishes. I plastered the downstairs with caution tape, and I had to make it look like a birthday party with balloons! It was a HUGE success. Van was a happy girl this morning.

I don't know how I am going to top this birthday next year, but I am sure that Van is already planning something!! =)

10 comments:

Cal said...

what a lucky girl. I love the idea of a spooky breakfast. so darling...

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

I LOVE that bedroom stuff. The fabric/print is so fun and I love that it's not the common stuff (like what we have that I'm desperately hoping to replace soon).

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Oh yes and HAPPY BIRTHDAY VAN!

Krystal said...

what a great birthday present! The bed looks GREAT! HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet little Van!

Tiffany said...

Yay! Happy Boothday VAN!! CUTE bedding, way to go!

Lace said...

Awww! Her bedroom set is ADORABLE!!! I bet she was a happy girl today! What a cutie with spider fingers! You are such a fun mom! Happy Birthday Van!!!

J Erickson said...

What a fun spooky birthday!! Her room is so pretty! I love her list of gifts she wanted :). Dominic wanted Space Saver bags for his 6th birthday. We didn't get him those, either.

Steph said...

Love the bedroom set... and PURPLE rules. I think Van and I are destined to be bff's... and yes I am bff's with 5 year olds. LOL

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

You are SUCH a good mommy. That breakfast sounds perfect. And her bedset is cute!

Camille said...

oh that Van is a lucky girl! What a creative breakfast - good job, Mom! :)