Sunday, January 11, 2009

Birthday Blitz

In an unprecedented record, we attended three birthday parties in a single weekend. Going into the weekend, I was aware ahead of time and planned appropriately. Sunday's party was a surprise due to an AWOL invitation.

First up - Molly Scrivner, age 3, at Planet Child. The girls had an awesome time. Lily somehow remembers their second birthday party where Aiden Jackson wore a Spiderman costume the entire time and now wants to do the same every time we go. Fortunately for us, she did try on some others this time, including a dragon and a bunny.

At noon we headed to N. Raleigh to Makenzie George's 3rd birthday party. The party was at her house, but mom Amy brought in the Tumblebus for everyone to enjoy. I was so proud of the girls for being brave enough to board without mommy and participating in all the activities. Madeleine stayed the whole hour, and Lily only left early to go potty. I didn't know what to do with myself, so I kind of just hung outside the bus for an hour. I didn't want to wander too far in case they needed me, but not my kids. The girls skipped the cake here, but opted for ice cream sundaes. The girls love Makenzie's playroom and asked if they could sleep over.
Because of the party times, we skipped Saturday's nap entirely. Lily cried the whole way home from Makenzie's, falling asleep just before we got home. They passed out by 7:30 pm.
Sunday's party was at Monkey Joe's in the afternoon. We hadn't been there since Erik Ruble's last birthday party a year ago. The girls played hard for about an hour before settling down in the party room for cake. Lily only ate the frosting, and Madeleine didn't touch it. It was amazing to see how much more independent they were this year compared with last year. There was only one slide I really needed to help them with. We carried the girls home at about 5:30 pm, Lily crying again, exhausted after such a long weekend.

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