Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Birthday Extravaganza

Whew! Birthday parties are a lot of work. And don't they just get worse as your child gets older? Yikes!

We celebrated Emma's 2nd birthday this past Sunday. I decided to throw her a cowgirl party because 1)I found the cutest pair of pink cowboy boots on ebay that she just HAD to have an excuse to wear and 2)so that decorating would be minimal aka some hay bales here, some hay bales there and done. I should have know that my obsessive compulsive self would not leave the party decorating at that! Sigh. I got the brilliant idea to turn our carport into a wild west town. Which I will fully admit is a completely awesome idea, just slightly ambitious considering I work all the stinkin time and also have a two year old that demands lots of attention.

Long story short- there was much stress because no matter how well I plan I'm always left scrambling at the last minute to get everything done- and Emma had a great time! So, she had fun and that's all that matters!

Some of the wild west town scenes: Horrifyingly one dimensional I know, but cut me some slack here!

A picture for the record book folks! Jeremy is NOT wearing a razorback t-shirt!! Is it the end of the world already?

Baby had to be opened "now Daddy please!"

Is this not the coolest tricycle ever? I've been riding my bike around our house and Emma has been asking for her own so I found this one on Amazon. What is really cool about it is that it is so wide and low to the ground that it is impossible to tip over! All of the other tricycles I could find had reviews written on them about how they were easy to tip over or the plastic tires didn't hold up very well. This one has real tires baby! It's made by Schwinn-I recommend that if you have a child you go and get one now! It comes in red for boys also.

I'm happy that Emma had a good time but I'm thinking maybe next year we'll have a destination party. Someplace where someone else has to worry about making sure everything is set up and cleaned up!

AND, just in case you are the one person in the world my super excited mother-in-law has not told yet- Emma will be a big sister this coming July! We'll know more after my doc visit on Monday but near as I can tell I'm about 8 weeks along right now. Twins and triplets run rampant in our family so I guess we'll also find out on Monday how many buns are in the oven!

1 comment:

Dave and Jenn said...

I love the party pics! You outdid yourself on the decorations and details.

I hope your doctor's appointment went well this morning! I've been thinking about you and was wondering how it went.

We are so happy you spent the weekend with us! We had such a good time, and I really love my apron!