Oh my gosh, how time flies…everyone said it would, but you just really don’t understand until you are trying to intricately place sprinkles into the shape of a one on your eldest child’s birthday cake. That’s right…we recently celebrated Johanna’s first birthday party and like all first-time mommies I made sure to take extra time to make this event special.
It began with a vision…
Okay maybe not quite that bad, but I do recall a discussion with Pat in which I quite incessantly explained to him the critical need for multiple rolls of streamers.
Of course, all my decorating attempts that centered around a red and pink girly theme were foiled when it ended up looking more like Valentine’s day in September.
The big day finally arrived and we told Johanna. She was notably unimpressed.
As the family rolled in to celebrate in our tiny little two-bedroom abode, grandparents spoiled like grandparents do.
Our living room looked like a fun house exploded – with floods of pink purses, play vanities, and toy teapots scattered like bomb shrapnel. Oh well…our carpet is dirty anyway.
The cousins ran back and forth across the apartment like it was some sort of toddler obstacle course. Johanna tried to keep up but with little avail.
By the time we served cake, I’m pretty sure our niece was more into it than Johanna.
Seriously though, have you ever watched a one-year-old pick at their cake? Watching cement dry is more exciting.
Truth be told, Johanna loved her party or at least she played along.
Let’s be real this party was more for Pat and I than it was for her. It’s like we looked at each other and thought, “hey we’ve successfully kept a child alive for a year, let’s throw a party under the guise that it’s actually for Johanna.”
Once all the fanfare and partying died down, we thought to give Johanna one more gift…
One that will prove to be more memorable than this unforgettable party.
That’s right! Just two days after J’s birthday we found out another baby is on its way. We are overjoyed and feel incredibly blessed. Your prayers are certainly welcomed.
Cheers to expanding our family!