My mom ALWAYS made sure they were perfect! It was our special day. We got to choose our favorite meal. That may not mean much to you, but it was a big deal for us. There were 4 children in our family and what momma cooked, we ate. So getting to be in charge of what deliciousness she cooked was big....hugh and quite an event. She spoiled us for birthdays...the men in our life know how hard it is to live up to the Geddie Birthday Tradition. It takes alot of planning and many surprises throughout the day. Ask Khiron about his 1st experience!
I am my mother's child and this birthday will be Wonderful!!! That is my new mantra!
So, I have been thinking and looking and asking and hoping for what makes the perfect party for a one year old.
And then I realized....he doesn't care.
All he wants/needs is to be loved and adored and with his favorite people in the world.
Will he remember it, NO!
But I will and his mother and daddy will and through our memories and lots of pictures.....we will help him remember!
Isn't that what memories are? We see a picture, someone tells us about it, maybe we feel a twinge of memory.....a memory is born.
Take those pictures, jot down a funny sayings, video that precious moment that is problally only precious to you.
Because one day they will want to see and feel and know this moment!
order cake...I know I should make it but nawwwwww
plan menu....way to much food, I'm sure
grocery shop...how many trips will it take, 'cause I'm gonna forget something
make decoration....haven't I gotten smarter, who cares if they are homemade or bought? ME!
iron tablecloths.....maybe just throw them in the dryer
clean house....we could have it at night, darkness hides alot
mow yard....Blake will do this, yesssssss!
We did this when mine were little, but we just called it 'messy'!
Looking for a healthy cake for him to smash....is there such a thing?
Maybe, I will let you know.
See it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. What with food, activities, pictures, decorations! Yes, I know I'm a little obsessed? overachiever? crazy?
All of the above!
But I love it!!!
Keep your fingers crossed. I will let you know how it goes.
No matter what I will soon be kissing on that sweet '1' year old baby boy!