When I started this blog earlier this year, I said that I would be writing about my life as a stay at home mom with two kids. Please consider my absence a description by omission.
A certain Munchkin turned four earlier this week. Her party will be tomorrow, but we spent her actual birthday in an all-day family celebration, with the birthday girl taking the lead on activity choices. Of course, we had to take her little sister’s needs into consideration as well, so Munchkin got some one-on-one time with each parent while the other parent stayed home for the Bug’s nap. (Note: Earlier in this blog’s life, I referred to my youngest daughter as Pumpkin. When she was newborn, that is indeed what we called her, when we did not call her by her real name. That has changed, though, and for whatever reason I have slipped into calling her “Bug”. Maybe “Pumpkin” was a seasonal inclination, since she was born in October? I don’t know.) The day included: pancakes by request for breakfast; a bus ride to the mall with Daddy (no, she’s not a young shopper – she likes the play area); a fancy lunch out with the whole family, including Grandma and Grandpa; a trip to the library and party store, for a special balloon, with Mommy; pizza by request for dinner; and we finished off the day with birthday cake, presents, and a round of The Birthday Party Game, which she received as a gift. It was a good day.
I did just a little birthday crafting this year. This has been on the mental to-do list for….oh, you know….years. And in the end it took less than an hour. Figures. (It’s much longer than it looks in the photo.)
Now I know what to do with all those Christmas fabric scraps. My husband will be thrilled.