I think Jude could survive off of grapes, applesauce and oatmeal if I would allow it. That boy shovels that stuff in his mouth like its going out of style!
Everything about birthday parties gives me anxiety. The preparation. The creativity needed. The anticipation. The event itself, because that involves small talk (and this year with mothers whom I've never even met before). But I love my family. And I am just gonna have to resolve to laboring this act of love...5 times a year...and this is when the number of children I have gives me anxiety, ha! Man will I be a happier, more light-hearted mama after Saturday afternoon.
Rainy has had so much fun celebrating her birthday "public-school-style"! You know, they sing to you, the parents get to visit and bring in cupcakes to the class, the siblings get to come too...so much fun! So, on Wednesday evening I herded the Colony into the store to pick out 3 dozen cupcakes. You know, the things that have to be picked up, just so, and carried, just so, and maneuvered oh-so-carefully. I had 5 sets of hands that wanted to "help" pick, carry and maneuver these fragile little sugar piles. It took way longer than it ever should have taken to get them to the cashier belt, only to find an early 20-something guy who had NO IDEA how to handle cupcakes! He began flipping them backwards, forwards and upside down to scan and bag them (I mean really, who BAGS cupcakes LONGWAYS into a bag!)...SERIOUSLY?! Do you KNOW how long it took me to get those 3-dozen cupcakes to you looking like they did? *sigh* Oh well, I think Rainy was so engulfed in excitement that she didn't even notice:) And that's a good thing, because as soon as Spiderman stepped in to help put them in the car he dropped a dozen of them on their heads, ha! You just gotta laugh, right?
|We got to participate in "reading our socks off" time for literacy day!|
We did make it to Rainy's class to pass out cupcakes. It was so cute. I left
Well, I have a busy weekend of party anticipation to get ready for:)
HAPPY FRIDAY YA'LL!