Tuesday, October 23, 2012


The Toddler has been all about birthdays.  Especially after attending his Cousin's last month. He really looked forward to that one, he counted down with eager anticipation.  He even proposed instead of buying her a toy that we should bring her "lots of birthday cakes".  Yes plural, birthday cakes.  We had to call my sister so she could reassure him that she had indeed recognized the importance of a birthday cake and planned two confections for the party.  She also promised to call back and let him know if  more would be indeed be needed. I guess it just isn't a party without cake, you gotta get the basics covered.

He was also excited about the Circus, September was all about asking if it was time to go to the Circus...puhleeeeeeese! I thought it would be the perfect theme.  The grand day was the beginning of October, so it would still be fresh in his little mind by mid-month and his birthday.  I figured I could get some fabric or colorful plastic and drape it from the ceiling and down the walls.  Make it feel like we were inside of the Big Top.  Thread some balloons for quick and easy garland. Popcorn served in red and white paper cones.  Try out my new icing decorating tips on a plethora of cupcakes...I was getting excited for this theme. Plus with the plan to decorate with bright colors, most everything would be reusable for parties down the line! Score!!

Then one day as we were cuddled up on the couch and he was asking me if it was his birthday yet.  I told him not yet, but we are getting closer.  I spent a few minutes trying to convince him he would be moving up to 3 instead of back down to 1, have you ever tried reasoning with a Toddler? You just can't argue with logic like theirs! Especially on the heels of practicing counting down.

He began lamenting about missing his cousins, and his aunt and uncle who had just left for home an hour before.  So thinking he would list them off, I inquired who he would like to come to his birthday party. Instead I got:

Toddler: Lightening McQueen and Mater! 
Me: Anyone else? 
Toddler: Lightening McQueen and Mater! 
Me: We'll see if we can get them to come, what about your cousins? Or Aunt B and Uncle D? 
Toddler: Okay. 
Me: What would you like for your birthday? 
Toddler: Cake, Lightening McQueen, and a Birthday Cake! 
Me: Would you like a Circus theme maybe?  Remember how fun the Circus was? 
Toddler: No, I like Lightening McQueen.
...alrighty then.
I changed directions of the party. I think we did just fine.  Little man had a great time. Also the guests of honor came and are in his position.  A careful look at his hand below you should spot Lightening McQueen.

We had some pretty cute party guests.

Giving Uncle K a big big hug

More party guests.

The Hubby used FaceTime on the IPad to join the party.

Thank you technology!

Uncle N

The Toddler was sooo excited for this particular little friend to come to his party!
(I was excited to get to visit with his beautiful momma!)

Sadly his wishes won't be coming true...
it took him a few tries to get all the candles blown out.

Messy mustache kisses!
(She received extra love because she delivered and cut the cake!)

Opening presents!

Another future tabloid cover, who wore it better:
The black cowboy hat edition.

Awesome camo pop up tent!

The Big D doing some quality control tent inspections.

Great Aunts and a Grandma

My Sisters family...they keep their kids on a short leash. 
A short but fashionable pink leash in fact.


Lining up the new with the old.


  1. yeah that was NOT a Short pink leash, but a half mile long one....lol

    1. True...it was a pretty long leash. She is on a generous fashionable pink leash ;)