Let Birthday Season Begin!

Whew. I feel like I’ve barely sat down all week! We’ve hit the “busy season” around here again. Once Fall hits we’re constantly on the go thanks to a major influx of birthdays on top of holidays. We started off with Ellie’s 6th birthday last week (I still can’t believe my baby is 6!) followed by Halloween and Ellie’s birthday party this past weekend.

Over the next 2 weeks we have 13 birthdays, including my own. That’s a lot of parties to attend and presents to buy! As much as I would love to buy an awesome gift for everyone we’re on a tight budget. This year we’re trying to make each birthday gift more personal by contributing to something we know the person really wants, like giving my cousin a card with cash in it and a note to put it towards theĀ fender kurt cobain mustang he really wants. He actually asked people to contribute towards his guitar, so I let the girls make a guitar shaped birthday card for him.

Tomorrow the girls and I are busting out the crafting supplies to make a few more gifts that I’m hoping our family and friends will love. I personally prefer the little handmade gifts over the big expensive ones. How about you?