Wednesday, January 28, 2009

12 Squared

12 squared - that's how many balloons were here on our ceiling last night at midnight!
Today is my son Bailey's 12th birthday! We sat and blew up 144 helium balloons last night, with the plans to FILL his room up, so when he woke up that's all he'd see! :)
Well... not to sound like a worry wart.. but being a mom of 4, i DO think of things like.. as the helium goes out, and the balloons drop.. and him on a bunk bed up high.. he might suffocate! Sooo... we came up with an alternate plan. Tack a sheet all around his bed - totally encase the bed, so when he steps out of the sheet, he'd be in a sea of balloons!!
Sure ok. LOL
Except his floor has MAJOR squeaks, and just walking into his room to hang the sheet - he woke up! Sooo scratch that plan! LOL
So instead, we filled the bathroom and shower, and completely filled the whole upstairs hallway!
Made a couple of giganto Happy Birthday signs and hung them in the kitchen and across the bathroom door - so he'd have to bust thru it to go potty. lol
Sadly when i woke up this morning at 5:30, MOST all of the balloons had lost their ability to fly!
Now... we finished at 1 am! 5:30 is ONLY 4.5 hours and they were dead by then?? I was really surprised! And kinda sad he didn't get to see them in all their glory. But he still LOVED walking into a sea of balloons on the floor! LOL It was a fun way to start his day!! :D
I got these little berries stitched up this weekend. There are actually 12 - so appropriate for this post! :)
They WERE going to be lil pin cushions. But now they're little cinnamon or clove scented sachets. haha.. long story!
These aren't quite done... i am going to sand them down and take the sheen of the velvet off, and maybe add a little hangymabob to each of them.
Sadly THIS is ALL i've gotten done as far as handmades go, this entire last week! Just been too busy to even SIT lately! Hopefully productivity will pick up soon!
Ok.. off to hit Sam's club and get the month's grocery shopping done and get ready for Bailey's "party" tonight!
Bright blessings,
Bren :)


WoolenSails said...

What fun, I bet Bailey was thrilled to see all the balloons. I hope he has a wonderful day and say Happy Birthday from me:)


Plumruncreek said...

Happy Birthday to Bailey!! Love the balloons!!! What a great idea Bren! :)

moosecraft said...

LOVE the balloooooons! Whether on the floor or on the ceiling, that was a kewl idea!!! Happy Birthday to Bailey!!!

Jacque said...

What a great idea to have balloons all over the floor! Happy Birthday to Bailey!

(I see only 11 berries???)

Brenis said...

Jacque, the cat stole the other one and it was across the room when i took the pic!! LOL