C’s 2 year old birthday party! (& other updates)

February 15, 2016

1.  We are all sick.  C got nebulizers all day – including at his own bday party.  I hope we didn’t contaminate any guests but at least it was outside.  I could not have rescheduled (had reserved park, had reserved balloon performer, plus the food!).

2.  I was supposed to have a (treasured, very-planned-in-advance) me day today.  Guess what?  Our nanny is sick too – understandably.  I am not going to beg her to come in when I don’t have work.  (I did however ask if she could come on Saturday as an exchange.  And since Josh is on call and the kids were invited to 2 different birthday parties, that will be helpful.  But still – agh.

3.  C’s party went really well and the weather was perfect.  If I didn’t have laryngitis and he wasn’t wheezing, I would have said it couldn’t be better.  Now I have to plan A’s — her birthday is in 6 weeks!

Theme:  Trucks (and cars and trains)
Setting:  Local park
Weather: 71 and breezy, clouds & sun!  Yeah!
Food: Einstein’s bagels (bagels, lox, cream cheese) + snacks (cheese sticks, raisins, apples)
Coffee & OJ & water
Cupcakes from Bunnie Cakes
Activities:  Balloon artist, sidewalk chalk and just running around
Party favor: These tiny sticker books.  I hate the usual “treat bags” filled with (@*&#!!

4.  I have been doing well at Unplugged30 BUT I cheated this morning.  Purely out of frustration and spite (to myself?) I got the text from our nanny and then looked at 2 blogs in bed — even though I knew it was against my “rules”.  On the upside, I have no Facebook, feedly, or insta (or really any social media) on my phone so it was a very short session.  In general, I have still been very compliant and I am pretty proud of my efforts & progress so far!

5.   Things I was going to do today but now I won’t:
going through clothes & things (Kon-Mari-ing: a never ending process in my opinion but still one worth doing)
a run with my old Best Running Friend (this one makes me sad!!  but I’m feeling too crappy to run anyway)
an annoying medical procedure (imaging because my IUD is apparently not in the right position – agh!  TMI but I really don’t care)

Pix from the party!

Bonus: AM V-day treasure hunt
PM: Toy aftermath
AGH!  But I did screen the toys (and set some aside for donation already) plus it gives us a good reason to go through the things we already have.

C’s favorite gift:  TRUCKS.  and the balloons.
(By the way, he isn’t actually 2 yet – actual bday is next weekend!  But Josh is on call.)


  • Reply Lee Becknell March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Happy [almost] Birthday, C! I hope everyone feels better soon.

  • Reply Angela March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I hope all of you are better soon! The birthday party sounds like fun, I certainly hope C is better by his birthday!
    Missing out on ‘me’ time really does stink– I had a little time to myself last weekend, and was hoping for a longer break this weekend, but it’s snowing so I will likely be staying put.

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    sorry you guys are sick. glad the party went ok,and hopefully you will all be better by his actual birthday!
    that sucks about your "me day". I can imagine how much you were looking forward to some alone time and getting things done!

  • Reply Laura Vanderkam March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Happy birthday C!
    But I have to say…that is not a toy explosion. That looks like my living room *after* it has been cleaned!

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