Here's what Jessica had to say about birthdays.......
What is your favorite birthday cake? Anything with white icing and a ton of it! Not whipped icing.....I need the hard core sugar stuff! The cake itself is really only the delivery system for the icing, in my opinion.
What is your most memorable birthday? Number 29, two years ago. I woke up at 1:30am in labor and had baby Zeke at 8:30pm that night! Little stinker came 3 days late just so he could share my birthday! My goal for every birthday now is 1) to sleep, since I didn't get any that day!, 2) to not be in labor for 19 hours, and 3) to not have major surgery (c-section). I accomplished my goal last year and for see accomplishing it every birthday in the future.
Do you like surprises? I love, love, love to give surprises, but I am actually not a big fan of them myself. I used to search out all of my Christmas presents every year and tediously unwrap them, then wrap them back up.
How do you celebrate and my favorite present? My favorite thing to do for my birthday is go junking in Canton! For all you non-Texans out there, Canton is this huge outdoor antique/flea market and it is seriously like my *heaven*. Row after row after row of the best junk ever! My favorite finds include 2 old doors which we remade into a queen bed complete with headboard and footboard and which rivals Pottery Barn any day (for under $100 total!), 4 door antique school cabinet which serves as Zeke's closet (yeah, we had to take the whole thing apart, take it in the room, then put it all back together to fit it in there!), working traffic lights for Eli's room (Dad hooked them up to turn on and off with a "clicker"!)......I could go on an on! I come home dirty and smelly with a trunk full of treasures!
Jessica created a cool project with glitter for her class (click on the photos for larger views).......have fun!
Birthday Signs by Jessica Witty
Jessica says: I purchased the signs years ago at a local antiques & flea market for around 5 bucks. I have seen tons of them in varying sizes at lots of antique shops....keep your eye out and you are bound to run into some! I have several in varying sizes and I change them out for the seasons, holidays, etc. They are double sided so you can make a sign for the other side and use them as centerpieces, etc.
Candles & Cake Party Burst Pattern Paper by Art Warehouse
Candles & Cake Frost the Cake Pattern Paper by Art Warehouse
Candles & Cake Cardstock Stickers by Art Warehouse
Runway Remarks White Alphabet Stickers by American Crafts
Island Blossom Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest
Green Grosgrain & Daisy Print Ribbon by May Arts
Ultra-fine Ballpoint-tip Glue Pen by Martha Stewart Crafts
Scotch Pop-Up Foam Circles
24 Vial Glitter Multi-Pack by Martha Stewart Crafts -This will be back in stock Mid-March....we currently have individual Marth Stewart glitter colors and 3-Vial packs by Melissa Frances)
Instructions for Signs:
1. Cut 3 strips of cardstock to fit sentiment.
2. Stick letter sticker down, then trace around the outline with a fine point glue pen. Sprinkle with glitter and dump off excess. Repeat for each letter. ( I used a different brand, but the Martha Stewart Ultra-fine Ballpoint-tip Pen will work perfectly for this!)
3. Cut a piece of chipboard or cardstock to fit inside the sign.
4. Cover with dotted paper. Slide inside the tin.
5. Adhere ribbon to sign. Adhere sentiment strips with foam tape.
6. Adhere dew drops and stickers. (Tip: Make tiny cuts between the little triangle banners to allow the banner curve.)
Fun Birthday Fact: The tradition of birthday parties started in Germany and were called Kinderfests. They were only for Kings who were thought important enough to have a birthday.
Prize Drawing #4: Prizes will be posted every hour on the hour. Winners will be picked by a random number generator and all winners will be posted at 9PM tonight. For a chance to win each prize, all you have to do is answer the question with a comment on each hourly post. (make sure to leave your comment under each picture of the prize - click on photo for larger view)
Here's the fourth question: What was your most memorable birthday?