it's our tradition to put surprises out for the children to wake up to in the morning on their birthdays.
he loves balloons. (doh. what 4-year-old doesn't?) i used a photo i took of him last month to make the silhouette. (people think making silhouettes has to be complicated. it doesn't. print a photo, place it on whatever color paper you like, and cut around the subject's profile. simple as that.)
olivia made a card, and k made his customary sign. i love that both of them also incorporated balloons. it wasn't something we planned, just a happy birthday accident.
do you see the kite string in the last photo? we attached it to 4 real balloons filled with helium and let them drift out the window next to his bed. i have about a dozen blurry photos of him reeling them in. there could have been gold at the end and he wouldn't have been as excited.