Well, birthday number two was fantastic! Sure, we morphed Donna and Neil’s house into pink-ville and managed to have more pictures of princesses than of our own family. However, all in all it was a great day! I think i needs to be mentioned how very fortunate both my husband and I are. Really? How often is it that one spouse gets along with their inlaws? Let alone both spouses getting along with their inlaws? Rarity…at best. Couple that with the fact that our families actually get along and it is like some weird alternate universe. LOL. I remember at our wedding reception multiple people making comments that it was hard to tell where one family ended and the other began. It is just a really nice feeling to not have the stress of ‘oh no but what if soandso gets torqued because soandso is sitting next to them’ at every party!
At any rate, back to Alyssa’s party. Donna handled 80% of the food because she is awesome! She even got stuff to fill the goodie bags and other such odds and ends. I’m telling you, if you need help with a party… hit up one of our moms! Ha! My mom rocked the first one and Donna rocked the second one. Sure I am the lazy mom who doesn’t truly want to throw a big party, but luckily for Alyssa…her grandma’s are great. Alyssa and I got to Donna’s a bit early to help decorate (read: make the dining room look like a princess float exploded) and stuff goodie bags. I made a cupcake cake.
It was not perfect but it was cute and surely edible! Alyssa was not to sure about the setting up of the cake and the singing of happy birthday. However she looked oh so adorably stoic as she sat wondering what we were getting ready to do. LOL!
She really enjoyed the cupcake and actually swallowed a fair bit of it! Don’t be fooled by the picture. She still had enough energy to eat that cupcake, unwrap all her presents, and make it till nine with only a five minute nap! The party went well! Close family and friends and just an over all good time! She had a blast and got some awesome stuff to boot.
Oh speaking of awesome stuff! We had gone to Toys R Us on her actual birthday and come across a “tot rod” which is a power wheel with a button on the end of the handle so the parent can control it. Then, later the handle comes off and the kid is in full control. She went NUTS for it, and really it is beneficial in helping her learn to balance sitting. So, we let her be frivolous with her birthday money! We went out to TRU that night and picked it up. She LOVES it. I mean, really…LOVES!
She would sit in it for hours if we let her! Luckily, she did have to go to sleep at some point. We left it in the car when we got home so she can ride it tomorrow at my mom’s house!
Overall, I think we all had a great day and at the end of it when all was said and done and all the princess stuff was packed away. There was still one smiling princess remaining 🙂 .
And now the second year truly begins….