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He’s My Baby…He’s My Bubby…And I Worry!

It was my choice to have babies early in life (sort of) and later in life (most definitely). But as I watch my baby, the last of the lineage, sleep, I worry. A lot of us joke about my age and I’m cool with that. I’m crawling on up there. I get it. But this baby is 4. He means the world to me, and I am his world (other than cartoons of course).

But as I watch this little man sleep, I worry. Will I be here to watch him graduate from high school (holy heck I’ll be 59 by then)? Will I be here to watch him graduate college? Will I be at his wedding? Will I be around to watch the birth of his first child?
I don’t have an answer to these questions. I wish I did. I love this little guy to pieces. Y’all know that. My only son. He holds my heart. I should be here as he meets the milestones in his life. I might not be. It is what it is. I can’t tell him that.

He thinks his mommy hung the moon and the stars. Let him think it. He’ll know as he grows up that mommy won’t be here forever. I wish I could be, if nothing else but for him.

Sometimes I wish he showed up when I was 21. But then again, life isn’t promised to any of us for any given amount of years. Maybe he was “given” to me to keep me around a little longer. I love this little guy with every fiber of my being.
I hope I’m around for his graduations, his marriage, and the birth of his children. I need that, and so does he.

Disney Cars Birthday #DreamParty Ideas for Bubby from A Million Moments

I’m sharing these Disney #DreamParty ideas as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias. Even though the ideas aren’t mine, since I’ve already told you that I bump off my friends’ ideas for crafts and creativity, I’m thrilled to be sharing them with you. 
A few days ago, I told you that Bug would be turning 7 next month and I was looking for party ideas and I found some fabulously easy Princess Party ideas that I hope that I can pull off for her. What I didn’t tell you then is that my Bubby will be 5 the following month and it’s something he has been looking forward to HIS WHOLE LIFE! He’s obsessed with being grown, and apparently in his mind, 5 is the age to be (be still my poor heart, stop growing so quickly)

Now we all know how I feel about my Bubby so it’s obvious to say that if I’m going to throw an amazing party for Bug, of course I’m going to have to be just as creative for Bubby’s big 5. But I’m not very creative, and I’m kind of lazy when it comes to these things, so I decided to turn to another one of my crafty and clever friends for ideas. It immediately hit me that I’d seen something amazing on my friend’s, Jess from A Million Moments, site and I headed right over to copy her ideas inspire my creativity.

As I was drooling over Jess’ photos and party ideas, I kept reading how “easy” this was to pull off (and I kind of sort of thought she was lying to me). I mean look at that cake. Look at those “motor oil” milk jugs. Look at those decorations. Bubby would LOVE this, but how was I going to pull this off? As I read on, I was pleasantly surprised to know that I just might be able to do this too. Here’s what she says:

“Even though I love crafting and being creative, parties are not my strong suit. Sure, I spend hours upon hours (upon hours) pinning ah-mazing party and decor photos, but seriously?  I have nowhere near the time or money needed to create that kind of awesomeness for a three hour shindig. My parties are usually limited to a few streamers, a cute cake and some finger sandwiches but this time I wanted more.  Since the cake is the centerpiece of any birthday party, I started there.  I wanted something simple, small (because there are only 3 eating) and delicious.  I had never tried one before, but the Deco Pac birthday cakes at Walmart are super cute so I ordered one the day before the party.  I also picked up some adorable Hallmark Dream Party kits to decorate the room with.”
Amazing but simple. And her post is full of so many useful tips to make this so easy that even someone like me can pull this off (because you see, she did this all with one stop at Walmart and just a little bit of creativity…BRILLIANT). All I have to do is go to Walmart and they do all of the work for me.
Looks like her adorable kids had a blast at their dream party and Jess was quick to remind me that:

“I’d say this party is going to be hard for me to top thanks to Disney & Hallmark.  I can’t believe how easy, inexpensive and amazing it was with as little effort as I put into it!”

If you want to read her full post (which I highly recommend) and bump off of all of her fabulous party ideas for your own little Cars fan, be sure to click over to The Ultimate Cars Dream Party! She won’t mind a bit. Be sure to leave her a comment to tell her how amazing she is…and she really is amazing! Plus you’re welcome. 

The Party That Almost Didn’t Happen and Bubby’s Big Disney Makeover Reveal

Disclosure: Compensation and products for review were provided by Glidden via Mom Trends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Glidden. 
As I told you last month, we were excited to be given the opportunity to give Bubby’s room an exciting makeover with the help of Disney Glidden Paint. We were off to a great start, and near the end of April everything was panning out well. Disney Glidden Paint was making things easy and their specialty finishes had us all excited. But sometimes life hits, and bumps in the road stand in the way of our best laid plans. 

There was to be an awesome room makeover, a thrilled Bubby, and a Big Reveal Party. MOST of that happened. 
The layer of Definitely Donald (very, very blue paint…just like Bubby likes it) went on without a hitch. We ended up doing a second coat because after drying over the very white paint, I wasn’t pleased with some of the spots shining through. But the coverage of this paint was amazing. And did I mention NO odor? Probably so. I meant that. 

Then we started to plan the party. We invited friends. Everyone was getting sick. Seems April/May are heavy flu months here in Texas and I’d never really noticed it before (although in hindsight I should have since that’s when it hits every year). Here’s where the problems began. We’d invited guests for the 2nd to last weekend in April but they were sick. Then the last weekend in April, but they were sick and it seemed the ick was hitting our house as well, but the room makeover continued. 
I couldn’t find any stencils I liked, so I made my own. Turns out, stencils don’t have to be perfect with Glidden’s Disney Ready, Set, Glow Specialty Finish because it’s very easy to apply with a sponge brush and you have time to wipe away goofs. Dry Q-tips come in handy. I kept them by my side and they helped out a lot!
See? Very forgiving. I loved the way the glow in the dark effects turned out against the very blue paint. This specialty finish was so cool. I wish they had this stuff around when I was a little kid! It actually glows brightly in the dark. Bubby loves it!
Then of course, there was Bubby’s new blanket that he was stoked about. He already had Woody and now Buzz is here to protect him to “Infinity and Beyond” at night while he sleeps in his glowing galactic room. No need to be “agraib” of the dark anymore!

Then it was time for the big reveal. We hadn’t been able to plan a party. No one had been able to come. Then I went out of town on a 3.5 day conference so that weekend was out. I came home and the crazy flu decided to attack. MY HOUSE! Me actually. Seven days of fever, chills, aches, pains, and things I don’t want to mention. But Bubby wanted to show off his room. He wanted a party. We couldn’t bring other children in to this house full of germs. 

So what’s a momma to do? You can’t let your baby down! So we did what any good family would do and we banded together and made it a family gathering. No one but Bubby had seen his room completed anyway. No one around here pays that much attention. I’d already told everyone I knew (in person, by email, in Facebook groups, etc.) how fabulous this process was and I plan on having a huge party once this “disease” is gone. Believe me, I have enough plates, cups, party favors, and gift bags for 20+ children. And I have a $50 Walmart Gift Card as a door prize for one lucky attendee! There will be a huge party. But in the meantime?
Bubby was ready to play and my family made it happen!
Bubby heard we were partying anyway and he and Buzz busted out their best dance moves! Let’s get this party started!
B cooked frozen pizzas. Of course Buzz joined us for this feast.
Bubby played music on his Nabi while Buzz, Woody, and Bug partied it up!
Bug even dressed for the occasion to make her Bubby feel important.
And then it was time for cup cakes and goody bags.
It’s a family party with Buzz and Woody. (And thanks B for running out and buying those cupcakes to make Bubby’s party special. He was so disappointed and I felt so so bad. I didn’t want to drive. You rock!)
While they were partying it up with cupcakes, I had the light glowing on the Ready, Set, Glow effects! Have to charge them up a bit so they glow at full force!
And it might not have been a HUGE reveal to a whole lot of people like originally planned, but it was perfect to me! The big reveal will happen and the good news there is that Bubby is excited that he gets to have two parties.

Bubby was so ecstatic to talk about the stars, and the planets, and the rocket ships. And Bug was amazed at the way they glowed in the dark. We turned the lights on and off 100 times while Buzz, Woody, and all their friends watched. It was a good day despite our set backs. 

As soon as we’re all feeling well, I’ll be back with that huge party update. I promised Bubby. What Bubby wants, Bubby gets. And I need to show you better pictures of the makeover (if the airline will ever answer my claim after breaking my poor DSLR into pieces)

But for now know that if you are at all interested in putting a simple, inexpensive smile on the face of your little prince or princess, Glidden’s Disney Paint and Specialty Finishes can help. With so many options, the possibilities are endless. This was so much fun, I see the All That Glitters finish adorning Bug’s wall in no time. 

Be sure to check out the other #DisneyPaintMom projects on Pinterest to get inspiration for your child’s room makeover. Disney Glidden Paint has so many amazing colors and finishes, you’re sure to find something that will make your little prince or princess smile! 

Full Disclosure: Compensation and products for review were provided by Glidden via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Glidden. In other words, as always, I’m telling it like it is, in my own words, with my own opinions. #DisneyPaintMom #ad