Today we celebrated the girl’s birthdays. And as many of you know, their birthdays are in the winter. You see, last winter I was still recovering from the accident and there was no way we could do a big party. So, it was decided that we’d have a summer party.
That would have been all well and good if I had the presence of mind to get the kid’s telephone numbers before school let out, but that didn’t happen. So, a September party it was…..
The girls are both uber into Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty bouncy house, Hello Kitty birthday cake, Hello Kitty favors. There was a lot of Hello Kitty in our yard today.
Are you into Pinterest? Well, I love it. But I’ve come to learn that I will never be one of those moms that has the perfect party table.
If you are into Pinterest, you get what I’m talking about. Treats with printed cards letting you know what deliciousness you are eating. Paper swirly straws sticking out of mason jars filled with lemonade. Homemade pinatas. Yeah, that ain’t happening.
I’m a buy a printed table cloth at Target and a pinata at iParty and call it good kind of mom. I wish I was more fancy pants.
Since it was a combined party, there were a lot of kids. So, we bought two pinatas.
Thank God for the bouncy house so the kids could bounce off the sugar before we sent them home.
Speaking of kids, my longtime readers might recognize the friend that is standing next to Leela in the picture above. Do you remember Sarah?
Well, I’m so thrilled to report that our little Sarah is doing just awesome! She is still in remission and looking so much stronger. An answer to prayer for sure!
After the little friends went home, the big kids got into the bouncy house to play.
All six of us took turns jumping around and acting silly. The girls thought it was a riot that the adults were acting like kids.
Can you believe I was in a wheelchair one year ago today?
It was such a fun day and the girls really enjoyed spending time with their friends. I had some serious mom guilt over the delay of their party, but sometimes life gets a little wonky. Sometimes you have to just roll with things and in the end they work out.
Not a bad lesson for kids to learn. Not a bad lesson for any of us to learn.