Friday, January 27, 2012

Big Bear turns 5!!!

How the time has flown! Oh, my gosh. On Wednesday, we celebrated Big Bear's fifth birthday. Since it was in the middle of the week, it was a pretty low-key celebration, involving just Mama, Papa, Big Bear and Little Bear, and some cupcakes.

Blueberry cupcake goodness

As per his request, I made blueberry cupcakes. I found the recipe at Cate's World Kitchen. And they were good-- they definitely qualify as one of the most successful cupcakes I've ever made. Shape, texture, taste-- the whole package-- YUM! And the recipe yields 6 cupcakes, which was perfect.

Big Bear loves cupcakes!

And, most importantly, Big Bear loved them! (Especially the one with the big "5" in the center!)

Kwik Sew 3604, completed pajama top and bottoms

Of course, there was some present-opening as well, including a new pair of Thomas the Tank pajamas, made by Mama.

Big Bear modeling his new pajamas

They are from Kwik Sew 3604. Both the top and the bottom are a size XS. I took 2" off the length of the pants and they are a great fit, but I probably should have made a bigger top. It fits right now, but probably won't for much longer. The pants were super simple and easy to put together. The top wasn't too bad, though the collar illustrations were a little confusing and threw me off. It took doing it wrong once to know for sure how to do it the right way, and then I had to scrap my first attempt. But the second time was the charm.

Did you notice the hat? His new favorite show is "Phineas and Ferb" which features a character named Perry the Platypus. Perry wears a hat when he is in secret agent mode. Big Bear was very excited to receive a hat of his own for his birthday. And yes, he wore it to bed that night.

Happy birthday, Big Bear!!!


  1. Big Bear is SO adorable. I bet it is hard to believe that 5 years have passed. The pajamas are really cute, too!

  2. Happy Birthday, Big Bear!
    I can't believe how fast he is growing.

  3. He looks so proud of his PJ's!! Oh, I LOVE Phineas and Ferb!! And who doesn't love Perry!!!

  4. the photo of your son at his cake is priceless!

  5. He is getting so big! Can you believe he is five already?