Lance turns 5

Our oldest turned five a few weeks ago!

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I made these cupcakes to take to Cubbies on his birthday – he loves seahorses.

With moving in our new house and getting things ready for a big workday, his birthday had a way of sneaking up on me and I wasn’t ready so we celebrated the following Monday.

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We started with an ocean theme and as I looked for ideas I ended up doing activities that went along with fish Bible stories.

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First was creation – On the 5th day, God made everything in the water, including seahorses!

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Made this cute little seahorse craft, which was also “S” for seahorse, but I think that was lost on the crowd.

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Next was Jonah and the whale – the boat was the Mayflower my mom made last Thanksgiving, the whale was fashioned by Brian out of our refrigerator box. We acted out the story and then everyone and everything was swallowed by the 184

A fishing party game was converted to a Bible story too. We made little paper plate fish and then like Peter, we went fishing ….pics 182

….and found a gold coin in our fish!! However, no one had to pay tax with their find.

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Then there was the miracle of catching a net full of fish after nothing all night. I told the story then we watched a “miracle” happen as little capsules that looked like nothing changed into fish sponges right before our very eyes! pics 192

Finally was the miracle of feeding a crowd with 5 loaves and 2 (bags) of fishes. I calculated that the food pictured above would have to feed our party crowd 3 meals a day for 3 months to equal 5,000.

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Lance loves his new seahorse dad and babies. He also received several other creative seahorse/fish type gifts. Thanks to the moms and aunts that helped pull everything off, make food and clean up. It was such fun to celebrate my little man!

3 responses to “Lance turns 5”

  1. Anne

    Fun times with a super sweet boy!

  2. Jack Paslay

    You have such good ideas and then the ability to carry them out.

  3. Carol

    Happy Birthday, Lance.
    Aunt Carol

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