PREPARE FOR THE ATTACK OF THE 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!
BJ's run for party supplies
I glued these to toothpicks, to make sharp pointy things the kids wanted to play with. Genius.
I tried out my cake recipe and disovered piping adorable swirls of frosting onto cupcakes is a lot harder than it looks
My kitchen counters became ground zero for all the junk I needed to put away
I went to Joann's and did NOT buy the fancy bedazzler. It took a lot of will power.
Balloons for Little Evan's birthday photos
I made a quick birthday shirt for Little Evan to wear to Stroller Strides
Celebrating his birthday by crawling under his dog instead of letting me take his picture
And then Little Evan refused to sit in his stroller for a picture. At least Caroline is still forced to pose for me.
When you're 2, Mommy lets you play on her iPad. Sometimes. With a lot of supervision.
We went to Target & got Starbucks - Evan gets a cup of whipped cream so he doesn't feel left out
Caroline reminds me she lives here too by being adorable
Playing with his new Color Wonder finger paints. NON-TOXIC finger paints. Because yeah, he ate some.
The baking aisle is fascinating
His new favorite word is "Messsssss!" so he makes them just to say it
My parents came into town for the party & took us out to dinner. Little Evan was super well behaved.
I tried to find a polka dot shirt/dress for the party and discovered I am WAY too old for Forever 21. Apparently 29 is when you stop being 21 forever.
He's blurry because he didn't stand still the ENTIRE DAY. No nap either.
We finally got the crib up in Caroline's nursery so she can actually sleep there (someday)
Saturday (Part 1):
It's a good think I started baking at 8 am because I frosted the cake at 1:45 - the party started at 2.
The remains of my cake, after the party. It was delicious.
Birthday spoils. We have such amazing and generous friends and family!
Saturday (Part 2):
My folks watched the kids so E and I could have a date night, so we went to Mohegan Sun Casino (5 minutes from our house)
This is The Atrium, the martini bar in the middle of the casino. The whole place is so gorgeous. (This pic is SOOC and by C I mean iPhone)
My 2 favorite kinds of food - fancy and Mexican - from Sol Toro
Our winnings! Ok, not really. We broke exactly even after an hour and a half of blackjack. That totally counts as a win though.
The casino also has Krispy Kreme. Best place ever? I THINK SO. I had a lemon-filled.
The week was totally crazy but Saturday was SO much fun it was all worth it. Celebrating 2 years of being a mommy (because, really, that’s what a huge birthday is when your kid is 2) followed by grown up fun (for the first time since I became a mommy) made for the best day ever. Even if E and I were both totally exhausted and came home at 10:30 to crash. I am so grateful to my parents & my Aunt Susan who came up to help. But now the crazy time is over and I cannot even describe to you how much sitting down and laziness will be occurring around here today. SO MUCH SITTING DOWN.
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