Did you know that it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday tomorrow? It’s also my mom’s! She’s going to be 61 years young, but she’s reversing things and saying she’s going to be 16! 🙂 More on that celebration later on. My daughter’s school is having a celebration today for Dr. Seuss and she was super excited. Last night, I gave her some time on my computer so she could explore www.seussville.com while secretly I was making her a little pin with the hat from the Cat in the Hat for her school shirt. I thought about this so last minute so I was hustling around the house trying to figure out how to make a pin. This is what I came up with.
I found this image of the hat on AOL search, then printed it out. I taped it onto card stock to make it sturdier and the tape gave it a laminated look. I found the smallest safety-pin I could find in my house and taped it to the back of the hat and pinned it onto the collar of her shirt. I surprised her in the morning by helping her into her shirt and saying, “go take a look in the mirror.” She instantly saw it and loved it.
I also printed out several of the hats because I wanted to tape them onto her lunch containers and give her another surprise when she had lunch at school.
I taped the hat onto her water bottle, fork, sandwich container (not shown), and veggie, fruit, and snack containers!
I found this coloring page also on AOL search, but it’s offered by twistynoodle.com. I printed out several pages for my daughter’s teacher to offer her students. Did I mention that my daughter was super excited? Super duper excited!
I’m hoping that my daughter is currently having a wonderful day at school celebrating a great author’s birthday. Here’s to you Dr. Seuss and thanks for all the lessons!
Hello everybody! I hope you guys are well. I had a wonderful birthday. At first, it felt like any other day until I started receiving numerous text and phone calls wishing me a happy birthday. I was walking back home after dropping off my daughter at school when my mother called me to say that she loved me and that she wished me a very happy birthday. She then started crying. I said, “Ma, don’t make me cry. I’m outside. I will call you when I get home. Love you.” 🙂 I definitely didn’t want to be walking home with tears coming down my face. Once I got home, I called her back and we laughed about it. She’s the best!
Then, in the evening my darling husband brought home dinner from one of our favorite restaurants, Bamboo Garden, along with a lovely and delicious cake. My daughter desperately wanted to keep the cake a secret. She told me not to look in the refrigerator. Then she said, “Mami, sit down and close your eyes because Daddy is coming with the…” She stopped herself before she uttered the word “cake” and placed her hand over her mouth. Her eyes were wide and I couldn’t help but laugh, and my daughter said, “I almost told you the secret.” So sweet and innocent. She ran back to the kitchen to help her daddy bring in the surprise.
Surprise…my yummy butter cream marble cake. It was delicious!
I gave my youngest a small slice and she finished it off fast. So fast, that she asked for more, saying, “I want more cake. Cake, cake, cake.” That was definitely the sugar speaking there. We finished my special day with gifts and then like every other day, it was back to our normal routine, bath time and bedtime. Thank you my sweet family and friends for a great birthday.
One of my gifts from my husband. I’ve been eyeing this piece from Lisa Leonard Designs. If you want something bad, you have to drop some hints! I love it! Thanks hubby!