Yesterday was our sweet Oliver’s 2nd Adoption Day! And since we don’t know his actual birthday, we celebrate it as his birthday. It’s the day of his birth into our family! I tend to go all out. I just love our boy so much and want to celebrate him. He is the perfect addition to our family. We couldn’t have asked for a more loving, sweet dog.
We are planning to have a party for him this weekend with some of his friends from school, but last night the three of us celebrated together with some fun at the dog park, gifts, special treats, and lots of pictures. 🙂
It was a GORGEOUS day. Fall is slowly arriving in Texas. The dog park was so fun. He sure was a happy boy.
Whip cream and cheese- his two favorites. (We give in moderation! He did NOT get all that whip cream).
Gifts! A new Hedgehog (his current one is all torn up), a football, salmon treats, and a Halloween bone (that he actually found where I’d hit it and started chewing on a few weeks ago!).
I’m a tad bit of an insane dog mom (as if that’s news), and wanted to make one of those chalkboard birthday signs people do for their kids. I didn’t realize that most people make them on the computer and print them out, but that explains how they’re so perfect. I, of course, took the hard way and did it all by hand. But I feel so much more proud of it, even though it took me about 7 hours total to make!
I used black foam board and Crayola Gel Markers. These markers were great and gave a good “chalk appearance”, but I did have to buy two packs because I used up the first white one.
It took me HOURS to choose fonts. Lots and lots of time on Pinterest.
Once I picked the fonts, I typed everything, printed it, and placed it on the board to see where I wanted everything.
To trace the words onto the board I used a method I saw on Pinterest. I rubbed chalk on the back of the words, then traced over them with a pen. When I pulled the paper up, a chalk outline was left. Then I went over that with the markers. This process worked SO well and was really fast and easy.
I am so pleased with how it turned out!!
What a fun day celebrating our sweet, sweet boy. Next week there will definitely be a post about his party!