the little bugger is three. ohhh. this year we did the perfect cop-out birthday. we went to the library. i did most of my prepping the night before, since i have not been in the birthday mood for quite some time. even so, everything seemed to turn out nicely. i just wasn’t sure if it was legal.
we reserved a room at the new library branch under the auspices of “mommy’s mornings” (a play group i belong to). except technically, i think you’re supposed to be a genuine non-profit if you want to abuse the facility in such a manner. as we did get some prime “librarian” looks through glass while the mad proceedings were going on. “is that a birthday party? do we allow birthday parties?”
here is baby girl. and me putting on my party face, “oh my goodness, did i bring enough scissors? bah, i forgot the paper, where’s the paper? wipes? no wipes?” (this is why my husband hates parties.)
but i must say, we did have fun. you can watch the video here. there were 26 of us all together with four babies in the mutant slug stage. you know, where they just smear themselves around the floor looking for outlets and the like. it was very cozy. albeit somewhat loud.
we made crafts for about an hour and then grammy read everyone stories.
she also made our dinosaur nest cupcakes with candy rocks and popcorn flavored jelly bellies, which i don’t recommend, mind you. they were just the only ones that looked liked eggs.
but i do suggest you check out martha stewart’s christmas crafts. i found all kinds of goodies there. i imagine everyone already knows about the cool paper globes but the paper cones are fun too, especially when you fill them with candy. we also made the circle punch garland and glitter pine cones and i have my eye on the felt cut outs and beads for fun snowy day projects. this button wreath is kind of irresistible too.
and now that that’s over with it’s time to clean up this house which seems to have gone belly up. that, and find a christmas tree before it’s too late. those things do seem to sneak up on you. but thanks to all you who came and especially to my relatives who show up in force to get things done. happy birthday jehu!