Greetings Friends! Have you had a relaxing weekend? I'm still basking in the joy of a week long visit from Youngest Daughter and Ginger Grand--what a sweet time we had! Today I am sharing my birthday celebration with GG...
GG's birthday was a few weeks before their visit. I sent him a gift but really wanted to celebrate with him in person. Since he had already had a few parties before they arrived, I came up with a treasure hunt idea. I used PicMonkey to create a map with images from the garden as clues and left little trinkets along the way for him to hunt.
Ginger Grand has always been fond of ladybugs. I knew he would enjoy these binoculars. At each stop, I added chocolate candy
Next was a creepy, crawly wind up centipede...
GG had to pick it up just to make sure it wasn't real! I can't tell you how many times we wound it up and watched it creep during his visit. He squealed in delight every time :)
He genuinely seemed surprised each time he saw the candy and exclaimed, "Treasure!"
What little boy doesn't like airplanes? I thought these foam ones from Target were fun.
I think GG agreed!
The treasure hunt ended at the tree where GG had swung since he was a baby. When they moved last year, he could no longer fit in his toddler swing but that didn't keep him from asking about it when I went anywhere near that tree! I had his new big boy swing hanging with treasure on the seat. He hopped on and my heart was happy.
Selfie with my sweet boy--can you tell I like him just a little?!
What or who makes your heart happy?