We asked Sam how he’d like to celebrate his birthday this year, and he told us that he wanted to have his best friends over to play dragons. We invited two boys over and planned a bunch of dragon activities. First, the kids made shields out of paper plates and then used them in a silly string battle. After exhausting 9 full cans of silly string, we moved inside to attack the dragon pinata. We read the kids a book, Dragons Love Tacos, and then ate some tacos, followed by cake and ice cream. Sam had a great time and tells us that he wishes today were yesterday so that he could do it all over again. Unfortunately, instead of having another awesome party, we’ll be cleaning up the silly string we left all over the street.
Sam has lately been too occupied with his toys to be interested in crafts, but he woke up last Saturday in the mood for making a new stuffed animal. We have a book with some patterns, which we used to make Candy, the colorful beetle. Sam spent some time looking through the book on Saturday morning, choose a pattern, and we got started. We made Candy when Sam was 3, and I remember it being a frustrating experience because Sam’s abilities weren’t up to his ambition. This time around, he was able to help much more. We both had a good time making this’d one. It’s name is Excuse Me Chocolate Bar Candy. Candy had been renamed Excuse Me Electric Candy. Candy is their family name. They enjoy eating the chicken stuffed animal Dave made for Sam when he was a baby.