Oh Happy day!
The birthday party for my 2 year old girl was a success!
Family came from out of town, friends new and old, it was great! Everyone had a great time and the food was awesome, if I do say so myself. I discovered you can make great hummus without tahini and blueberry cake is to die for!
Nothing like homemade birthday cake. My mom always made one for me and it just tastes so much better when it’s made with love! Don’t you think? I posted the recipes, but I can’t take credit for them, I found them online.
It took two nights just to get my kitchen back under control! I can see the counter again! Woohoo!
It was a gorgeous day at the park and I turned into a french fry! I’m still paying for it! At least I remembered to sunscreen the kids.
Boo was completely spoiled. I think she had the absolute best day of her entire little life! She got to eat whatever she wanted (and she loves to eat!), she had everyone’s undivided attention, and she had a mountain of presents to open! She loved every gift and it was hard to keep her moving onto the next one. She just wanted to stop and play with whatever she just opened right then and there. Who can blame her?
Now, covering every inch of my floor at home, are dolls and their accessories, sparkly purses, hats, tea cups, saucers, you name it. If it’s girlie, it’s all over my house! Everyone had so much fun, then we got home.
It was meltdowns all around! My husband, no exception! Somehow I managed to get everyone to bed and finally, finally, got to relax myself. I had a much deserved glass of wine and then crawled into bed and died.
So why did I mention highest and lowest in the title? Well that day was the highlight of her life so far, then yesterday came.
We were given a bunk bed by some very generous people (who we can’t thank enough!) and had, as of yet, not had time to put it together. Finally, last night, my husband was home early enough to do it.
Both kids were bouncing around in anticipation like it was Christmas morning! He got it all set up and they were both up and down the ladder, hanging blankets down to make a fort in the bottom bunk, and just so ecstatic about this wonderful new playground in their room!
We went to bed late yet again because there was no calming them down immediately, though I tried. Finally everyone was ready for bed and Monkey climbed up to the top bunk. I started to rock Boo until she was sleepy, as usual, but she was having none of that! I realized with horror that she was certain in her little mind that she was going to get to sleep in the top bunk, too! I planned for her to stay in her crib, not even on the bottom bunk yet!
Oh no, I am not ready to deal with that! Yes she’s now 2, but she can stay in her crib where she can’t climb out (yet) every 5 minutes! She was fighting me to get up that ladder again and trying to make it sound great, I told her she was going to sleep in her usual bed (as if that was exciting! Wow, she already knows what an idiot her mom is, how scary is that thought?!)
There was no pleasing her, so I finally had to put her in her bed with her lovey (little blankie she can’t live without) and leave her to calm herself for a while. I felt horrible! It must have been the biggest disappointment of her whole life! I’m sure she really thought she was going to get to sleep in this amazing new bed we got just for her and all her happy dreams were suddenly crushed. She’ll probably need years of therapy before she fully recovers!