jay-foo, jay-foo, it could happen to you.

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.

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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?”

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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.)

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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.

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we made crafts for about an hour and then grammy read everyone stories.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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6 Responses to “jay-foo, jay-foo, it could happen to you.”


  1. 1 Gayla December 9, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I like those felt cutouts, too. They’re in one of my Martha Magazines.

  2. 2 megan December 9, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Cutest little boys in the world. happy birthday hubert!

  3. 3 mom December 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    huberty you look like you have grown up into a fine young man. it sure is fun having a birthday. and to have tractor papa to play with too.

  4. 4 miriam December 9, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    That is one swanky library. Looks like fun! And a little scary. The idea of my particular almost-3 year old with scissors does not make me think about crafts, but about first aid kits.

  5. 5 mavis December 10, 2008 at 8:19 am

    miriam – yes, i had to sneak the exact-o knife into my purse because it was the first thing the boys gravitated to. it’s hubby’s fault, he packed it. he also bought my 3 year old a professional quality hand saw for his birthday. with the slogan, “what sharp teeth you have.” children bleed by looking at it.

    i am excited about the library too. it’s in walking distance to my house and is so cozy. it’s an elongated “L.” the skinny bit is all glass and full of reading chairs. i haven’t got to try them yet because i’m always chasing babies, but it does look enticing. *m

  6. 6 Gayla December 10, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Man, there are lot of various shades of redheads in this group!


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