Sunday, May 18, 2014

Love is.../Blue Monday

After a long weekend, this is what we are doing! Sometimes you just need a little rest.
Love is...a sigh of contentment. Amen! We seem to over extend our weekend time. So relaxing and sighing  is a true sign of contentment.
Saturday May 18th we celebrated the first birthday of our friends Jen and Ivan's son Joaquin. He loves Monster, Ins. and Monsters University so it was his party theme. See the blue hats on your left? They cost a small fortunate at the toy stores. So the birthday boys daddy went to the Dollar Store. He paid $20 for 20 Army helmets. Then he went to the hardware store and paid $8 for two cans of spray paint. He sprayed the heck out of those helmets until they looked like the pricey upscale hats! He added a sticker to make them look perfect and all the little ones there loved their hats.
Dad Ivan (in blue) and little Joaquin in his Monsters Inc. lime green outfit, enjoy a moment.
The blue helmet hats and goodie bags. Pretty in blue.
Lots of packages decked out in blue too.
These are the Monsters Inc. candy pops that mom Jen made. They tasted really yummy too. It was a fun birthday for a sweet little boy. Sometime I will tell you the cute love story of Jen and Ivan. He loved her the moment he met her and they have been married  one year ago earlier this month.
Please visit  Sally and all the Blues too.


  1. Looks like a nice birthday party.

  2. Hi Anne,

    Ivan is a smart man to figure out those blue helmets so well. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  3. Looks like it was a fun birthday for Joaquin! What a brilliant idea to spray paint the army hats -- smart dad! And those candy pops look yummy!

  4. A fun way ro spend the day. Nice that they picked different blues for us to enjoy. Thanks so much for you lovely card and concern. I am doing okay no. Not much energy.

  5. Way to think outside the box, Ivan!
    Yes, I'd love to hear his and Jen's love story. I'm a sucker for that sort of thing! :)

  6. What a fun theme birthday party. I have watched both of those movies with my granddaughters.

  7. awww, he is adorable...and his party looks like a lot of fun for him.

  8. What a sweet "BLUE" Birthday! Happy, Happy Birthday to that sweetie! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  9. What a lovely birthday party that must have been. So much beautiful blue and I love those little helmets.

  10. What a cozy pretty blue party.

    Oh! Mr. Lil J. is adorable too.

    Happy Tuesday.

  11. Great idea for the hats. They look terrific. Wonderful party favors. Bet everyone had a great time too.