20 March 2009

Spring, a bonfire and a blog party

Today was a beautiful spring day and we had a bonfire in the garden for the first time this year. Sunnyboy helped build it and then had fun poking it with a stick.

As well as celebrating the beginning of spring and the start of the bonfire season, we're joining the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom during the week of March 20-27th. Click the banner below to find out about the events taking place and to visit other bloggers taking part, and if this is your first visit to sunnydaytodaymama welcome to my blog about life with a sunny boy. I hope you'll have a look around and leave a comment (I love reading them) and a link to your blog, as I hope to visit lots of new blogs during the party. If you enjoy our blog do follow along and visit again soon.

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

The Blog Party prizes I would love to win are:

INTL 34 — $30 care package of Italian regional delicacies. Provided by: Milanese Masala
INTL 38 — $25 gift certificate to Collective Elements. Provided by: Collective Elements
INTL 39 — Two copies of Here You Are by author Mayke Beckmann Briggs. Provided by: BoathouseBooks
INTL 51 — Unique handmade necklace from blinkingmouse. Provided by: Jodie
INTL 61 — $30 Gift Credit to Provided by: Robynn’s Ravings
INTL 65 — 100 Custom Designed, Double-Sided Business Cards or Mommy Calling Cards. Provided by: Boutique Graphics
INTL 68 – tailor-made collage. Provided by:

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  1. What a fun bonfire. Looks like cutie Sunnyboy had a great time! I will have to check out the blogparty!

  2. What a fun bonfire. Welcome to the party.

  3. Thanks for stopping by for the party and the regular old days too :)

  4. Looks like a fun spring party. You made some great memories for your Sunnyboy today!

  5. Looks like a lot of fun! Spring is wonderful, isn't it! Can't wait to check out the blogparty!

  6. I love to watch little kids have 'fire fun'. So many parents won't let their children have experiences like this because they are soooo safety conscience.

    My kids are still alive and kicking which is a miracle because they have tried everything! OK, that is not true, but I believe that as long as my husband and I think it can be safe, and we are watching them, they can be safe.

    I love your raising style. Sunnyboy is a lucky child and you are a very wonderful mom.

    Keep up the good work. AND Thanks for sharing!!!!


  7. Oh, looks like soooooo much fun!
    I'm totally craving roasted marshmallows now :)

    It's suppose to snow another 10-15 cm tonight where I live :(
    I am really ready for spring now after seeing the fun your family is having!

    Have a great party!

  8. I love bonfires, roasting marshmallows :) What great memories.
    Happy blog party!

  9. Thank you all for stopping by and your comments!

    Sharinskishe, yes 'fire fun' is so elemental to humans and a wonderful learning experience for young children (and older children and adults!). Sunnyboy has been going to bonfires since he was 11 days old and I'm very confident in his fire safety awareness now. I posted a video of a fantastic TEDTalk about dangerous things we should let our children do and, of course, playing with fire is included.

    Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Your son is so cute, reminds me of having a littler one. (Mine is almost 8 now, and likes picnics and bonfires, still!) how the time flies!
    I am interested in your blog and will try to come back and visit soon.

  11. Lovely blog! Lovely fire! I LOVE LOVE LOVE backyard fires! They are so relaxing! Great party post! Gonna go poke around your site now! Thanks for stopping by mine earlier!

  12. My son loves to roast marshmallows. He could sit there for hours if I let him.

    Have a great party week!

  13. Called by on the Party rounds.
    Your son is very photogenic. And the header picture is spectacular!
    Thanks for having me.

  14. Well look at your beautiful little boy! Oh man I'm so jealous, I want one! My husband and I just went camping for the first time last year and I can't wait to do it again when we have a little human.

    By the way I'm stoppin’ by from the UBP ’09 Block party! Nice party goin’ on up in here! Haha, I’m not a mom yet but I’m thinking about becoming one soon! I’m having a party at my place too if you get a chance to stop by! I hope I can pick your brain sometime! :)

  15. Hi! Oh I love bonfires! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

  16. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

  17. It's true what they say, pictures are worth a thousand words.

    Hope you're having fun partying.

    Happy UBP!

  18. looks like he had lots of fun how great a cool night, a bonfire and fun go together

  19. Nice bonfire!!!

  20. Hi! Nice to meet you. Just stopping by UBP hopping. Come on over to and say hi!

  21. Hi, just thought I'd stop by to visit! Looks like a good bonfire! Hope you have time to stop over and say hi. Take care, enjoy the spring!

  22. Hey-

    I love the bonfire pictures!!

    I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

    The Divine Miss Mommy

  23. Visiting from the UBP...I love your header and blog title. Too often blogging moms (myself included) focus on the negative about their kids, even if it's in a humorous, "wow my life is crazy" way. It's fun to see such a positive spin! :)

  24. Hello! Surfing the other UBP sites. Your site is so sweet! Love the bonfirer pics

  25. I know I am very late but I am doing some blog hopping from the UBP and saw your link on the list! I just wanted to wish you good luck in the prize drawing!

  26. I'm late to the party as usual, but better late than never. I enjoy your blog and I'll be back when I have more time. I love your pictures especially the bonfire. They are always so much fun.