Monday, February 28, 2011



My sister reminded me a while back that when I was younger, I carved my initials into the side of my Dad's car. These were no tiny initials...I seriously carved one foot letters onto his car door. I have no clue why and when questioned, I tried to blame a friend.  ???

 My son has quite the fascination with letters. "B" was the first letter he learned and for quite a while, every letter was "B". Now he knows almost the whole alphabet and loves to point them out when we are out, when he sees them on signs or boxes or whatever might have a letter.  In my true fashion, I had to scour the WWW for fabulous letter images.  Here is my tribute:

C is for C O L O R

large wood letter D

Make your own alphabet crayons!

Make your own alphabet marshmallows!

letter pillows

modern classics alphabet poster

vanilla poppy seed letter soap

And then when I came across this birthday party, I think I squealed:

Mia and Mike's Alphabet Birthday Party

And then I saw this and it sealed it for me:

alphabet/flashcard party

What a perfect theme for my son's second birthday!  Yay!  This stuff excites me a little too much, perhaps.  My head is spinning!!  Eeeeeee!!  Oh well.  Let the party-planning begin!!  [His birthday is in June, in case you had no idea just how crazy I am.  Ha ha!]

His love for letters started last year just before his first birthday.  Photo by the fabulous Adrian of Canyon Photography, taken in June 2010


My husband was in New Orleans this past weekend, participating in the Caesar parade.  I cannot wait to share his pictures next Monday for a special New Orleans/Mardi Gras tribute!

Have a great week!!  I can't even believe March starts tomorrow!


Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

An ABC party will be so fun to plan! My son used to love the DVD Letter Factory by Leap Frog. I think he watched ut from like 14 mo. to 2 1/2 at least once a week. Even now he'll grab it every so often. Great for teaching letters and letter sounds.

Sarah@Designmarc said...

You carved your name into your dad's car? OMG! My dad would have killed me!! Not really, obviously, but wow, he would have been mad! That is hysterical!

You have choses really great things for your "tribute"! I love all of these. My kids would flip for those marshmallows!

Kids are so funny with letters. My youngest knew all of hers by the time she was 18 months, but my oldest daughter is going on 4 and still has trouble with a few! It is so crazy!

The party theme sounds great! I cannot wait to see your take on it!

And I am excited for the Mardi Gras post next week. I love all things New Orleans and love when you post about it!

Have a great week!

Stephanie said...

i love letters too! and those party idea's are fantastic. my youngest is turning 3 in may and i might have to steal some of them. =)

Stephanie said...

oh, and p.s. letter factory is a great teaching tool for teaching letters and sounds!

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Thanks for the suggestion, girls!! I have a giftcard to Amazon, so I just ordered it! :)

christine, just bella said...

ohmygosh, that story of your carving into the car is too funny! I love all things alphabet too.

Torrie said...

What a great party idea!!

I love that picture of him looking at his letters.

My favorite image is the "c is for color" one... Jacob has always been enthralled by color, and I'm in search of a great color wheel print for his room.

I hope you had a good week! And thank you so much for your comment the other day. I really appreciate it =).

KatB said...

I cannot believe that you actually fessed up after all of these years! Actually, though, as I remember it, it wasn't on the outside of the car; I thought it was on the inside on the ceiling (or whatever you call it on the interior of a car).

Does he have the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book?

Anonymous said...

My other daughter just thought of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom before I did. On Amazon, type in "alphabet books" and there are some really cute ones! I think your Dad has forgotten about the initials in the car! BTW, I love the alphabet tree on your post. Love, Mom

p.s. I have three very smart grandchildren!

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

I thought it was on the door? No? Ahaha!! He does have chicka chicka boom boom! I'll have to look for some others. He loves the abc app on my phone too!...borderline obsessed. :)

the southern hostess said...

Great post! So many cute letter-related finds.

Kristen said...

the alphabet has definitely been modernized and a great use of design! that pic of your son is too cute! thanks for the birthday wishes :)

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

We just pulled out the DVD Here Comes the ABCs by They Might Be Giants. Made me think of this post. It's a fun video for kids. Bonham likes it now, but also watched it when he was a lot younger.