So. Many. Parties.
This past weekend we had our resident holiday party (that we arranged), a resident baby shower (I was flattered to be invited!), and G’s 4th bday party. ALL were fun, but that was just — a lot of parties! All were outside and we are very lucky that the weather right now is conducive to these outdoor gatherings.
G’s party was held outdoor at a park shelter — I was nervous everyone would be bored but it turns out 4 year olds are pretty much fine just running around in open space.
(Actually 4-6 year olds because of her Montessori class!)
We did an “Egg Hunt” with pre-filled easter-type eggs and I had sidewalk chalk available. And that was about it for party entertainment! Simple but fine. We ordered food (bagels, fruit, veg, and a giant chocolate birthday cake) from Whole Foods and people ate it.
Then Josh’s uncle flew a drone overhead in a field (see overhead shot below).
I have to say it was more work than a prefab party and I’d much rather NOT do all that work, but we survived.
We have an office happy hour on Thursday, and tonight at 8 pm is the goal setting BOBW Patreon session which will be a party in and of itself (it’s not too late to join us!).
And then for our family, the next two weeks (Dec 20 – Jan 2) will actually be relatively quiet. As noted previously, we will both be working but there will be no meetings, no parties, no kid activities and the office will probably be really quiet since many will be taking off. I am actually looking forward into that as a nice segue into 2022.