Monday, February 9, 2009

The Birthday Girl

We will call this the official beginning of my comeback :)

This weekend was a blur. Bailey's birthday was Sunday. She is 3 years old. Can you believe it? Time has flown by. It kind of makes me sad :(

Anyways, I decided to have an actual party this year. The last parties were just family. I thought she was beginning to get to the age where she might enjoy and understand a party. Me being new at this, I decided to do a little research on toddler parties. I discovered that you should keep it small and simple - makes sense really. Guest list number should be the age the child is turning plus one. So Bailey is turning 3 plus 1, I should invite 4 kids. 4 kids? I can handle that. Then the stress kicks in: what to feed kids, what to do to keep them entertained. This is alot of pressure.

Bailey decided on a Minnie Mouse party. I finally found someone to do a great cake. We got decorations, invited some friends and bought her present. I thought I was ready. The closer it got to 2:00, the more I realized I wasn't ready. My intention was to have the party outside. Little did I know that Gale Force Winds would be blowing. We had to do a little improvising, but all in all ~ I think the party was a success. At least it gave me an opportunity to get my feet wet for future years.

So my little one is 3. I am amazed daily by her. It is when you are about ready to hang her from her toes, when she says something so sweet and endearing that it makes you want to cry for thinking about hanging her from her toes.

I am going to attempt to post a picture of the birthday girl.

Love to all~



Lianna Knight said...

I am so glad you are back! And isn't she just as cute as ever....3 YEARS OLD!!! I agree, time has flown by!

Anonymous said...

Ahh...The party was BIG fun! I think it was a huge success! :-) Great job Mommy! :-) Being a single woman with no children(yet), I especially enjoyed the snacks! :-) #1 of course was seeing little Bailey run back and forth from her playhouse to the swingset to the moonwalk! PRECIOUS! :-)