Monday, March 1, 2010

Last Week Recap, Part Three

If you don't already know it, I'm sure you can guess that I don't love children's birthday parties. I'm not a big fan of gift bags, themed plates, or bouncy castles. I know the day is coming when I will wake up and find myself the host of some Chuck E. Cheese/Pinkalicious Princess birthday party for 20 screaming 8 year old girls, but you won't find me pricing magicians or hiring a pony over here. I love celebrating my girls' birthdays, no doubt, it's just the screeching masses of sugared-up kids and the pressure the find the perfect matching tiara-shaped pinata that make me queasy.

So we had a small party-esque gathering for Maggie on the Saturday after her birthday. It was the biggest thing in birthdays she had so far in her short life, so it impressed her, but don't set your own expectations too high in imagining what I am about to describe. That's all I'm saying.

We knew that cousin Ana was flying in early that morning (accompanied by Uncle Jeff, of course, but I think he knows he wasn't the guest of honor) and we invited the boys down the street, Owen and Charlie, so we had a nice little collection of kids to wreck the house. After sufficient destruction had been accomplished, we ordered some pizza and had white cupcakes with pink frosting (requested by Maggie, made by Mike!) and pink ice cream. There were balloons. There was a wild present-opening free for all. There were a few tears. Overall, though, I think a good time was had by all.

After a hasty clean up, we followed Gram, Grandpa, Jeff and Ana up to NH for the night to hang out a bit. We left Mags up there for a couple of days to have a sleepover with cousin Ana and Gram. As I said before, Kate had the time of her life being the only child. And I'm sure Maggie had a great time with Ana because the day she came home she went down for a nap at 2pm and woke up the next morning at 8am! Things must seem terribly boring around here now by comparison! Her year of being 3 has definitely started off with a bang. Hopefully the rest of the year will be just as exciting and fun.

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