Whew, it has been a busy week for me. The peanut is turning two tomorrow (How is that possible???) and she is getting her first real birthday party. As you may remember from a previous post month's ago we were going to do a Little Einstein's theme, however, she lost interest in them so we decided against it. Well, about a month ago I was at the Dollar store, which I love by the way, and saw they had birthday party stuff for $1 each. Cups, plates, loot bags, napkins, decorations...on and on. One of the themes was butterflies, which Lilla loves, so I was sold. I mean seriously, what a bargain! I even got her a butterfly shirt there!! So, our house is now turning into butterflyville. It is seriously cute, in my humble opinion. of course! I may be a little biased on the butterflies though as I even have one tatooed on my back! LOL
I went to JoAnn's and got a butterfly cake pan, which is seriously cute. My mother-in-law, who is an awesome baker is making the cake. It should be yummy! Of course I've got mint chocolate chip ice cream and vanilla to go alongside it. I am making chili, with chips and salad, cheese, onions, sour cream. I'm also making chicken wings and peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches cut into butterfly shapes. Maybe a fruit salad and a pasta salad to go alongside should finish that off. Oh, and for the older kids I'm going to let them hang in the loft where I'll have popcorn and pizza rolls and a movie. Because seriously, when you were 9, did you want to hang at a 2 year old's birthday?
I'm not having any games as the kids are just too young, but we did get Lilla this Cranium fort thing on black Friday that we will set up so they can play in it. It's pretty big so I'll have to rearrange the furniture and take it down after the party. I think we'll use it outside in the summer mostly. It's got all these carnival games on it, I think it's a little advanced for Lilla but she'll still have fun I'm sure.
Oh, and the shower went very well. The cake turned out way cute! I made it lemon with lemon frosting and it was fabulous! I haven't downloaded pictures yet but I will soon!
Besides that I've just been keeping busy running around, working every day, cleaning like a mad woman and spending some time with friends. It's been a good, although crazy week. Lilla is kind of under the weather today so I think we are going to take it easy, get lots of Vitamin C and just try to get better before her party.
I hope you are all well and I hope to visit you all soon!