|My sweet boy!|
So now comes prepping for a party. We're keeping it simple, only close family and friends over, but there is a lot to do. First thing is trying to get the house clean! Hubby and I both work and it is difficult to keep the house clean...especially with a toddler on the loose.
We also have to plan food and drinks and that ever so special birthday cake! Last year I baked cupcakes and decided it was too much of a hassle to bake again this year, so were gonna do a store bought Mickey Mouse cake. Granted, my prudent heart balked at the $26 price tag, but my baking and icing skills are rather minimal...and my grandmother insisted that her great-grandson have a Mickey Mouse cake.
I also have to plan everything around nap-time. Richard can get pretty cranky if he doesn't get his nap, so I have to make sure he goes down for his nap at noon and is up by 3...like toddlers ever really follow a schedule.
Yes, the house is still a mess and we'll be cleaning our little hearts out up until 5 minutes before the doorbell rings, but the food is all planned out. All we need to do is order it.
I'm looking forward to celebrating the life of my son. He has brought such joy to our lives and while he will probably not remember it, I still want to make sure it's a special day for him.