Two more days

Saturday is the big day. It's creeping up on me and I'm desperately trying to keep my cool. For one, my baby is turning three. (Goodness Mercy!) And another thing, we are throwing her a party with several of her friends and their parents. I don't know which one freaks me out the most but the good thing is, I don't have time to think about it.

Perhaps by the time she's ten I'll have all this under control, but as of right now I am totally flying by the seat of my pants. Because really, what do normal three-year-olds DO? I mean, I know what my kid does, but how do I entertain a whole group of them? I KNEW I should have joined a play group! With the help of the Disney website and this super helpful blog post, I came up with some ideas of course, but as to how well they will actually work, I have no idea.

Either way, we are going all in--watches, party hats, color sheets--it's all systems go and two days left to finish! My plan of attack began some time ago, however. We took a major trip to Hobby Lobby last month and Sunday night I sat down with a glass of wine, some blank paper and Addie's fat washable markers. And a little inspiration, to be sure...

The edible cake topper arrived from Cakes for Cures and I can't wait to see it all finished!

Once I got going, I had a little too much fun with the list-making. But that's all part of the process, or plan, as Oso would say... more or less.

Of course I'm totally off schedule (a little cold crept up on me so I had to take a night off to go to bed early), but all we can do is what we can do and the rest will be forgotten once the party starts anyway.

In order to keep it all in perspective, I added a few little bits of encouragement and morale-boosting peps here and there.

Because I have to remember that this is really all about my girl hitting another milestone. Not crafts or snacks or cake, but our Addie turning three. THREE. Can you tell I still can't believe it?


The Outlaw Mom said...

Glad you found the Cakes for Cures topper! Can't wait to see the cake!

And great photos of your lists . . . from one crazy list maker to another :-)

Good luck with your party and happy birthday to your little one!

sara said...

Thank you so much for the encouragement. Did you see that I totally goofed and forgot to take a picture of the gorgeous cake?!? I mean, who does that? I am hoping to pull some stills from a video my mom took of us singing to my girl. It was just a basic sheet cake from our local grocery store and I added some characters that I printed on card stock and mounted to some wooden skewers. It was pretty darn cute though, and Addie LOVED it! Thank you for your link that made it all possible!