This year, Christian's birthday fell right after our big move. And on the day of my stepmom's retirement party. She spent her entire adult life working as the accountant of her school district, and we wouldn't miss her colleagues honoring her, so Christian didn't get a party. Or even a cake. Unless your grandmother's retirement party cake counts. Which I don't think even I can justify. :)
And then Cavan's birthday was three weeks later, and I didn't feel right giving him a party when we hadn't even celebrated Christian's birthday.
And then (more excuses, anyone?) we were looking down the barrel at the end of the school year, and tests, parties, award ceremonies, etc... Before I knew it, her birthday was three months gone, and Cavvie's two. I felt terrible. She had told me she wanted a party at a gym in the metropolis one county over (insert sarcastic tone here) so I scheduled a combined party for the first available opening... which was yesterday. And we were underway!
She wanted a Candyland party, so here was my take on it:
my pride and joy. Yes, I bought one. On clearance. With free shipping. SCORE!!!
I think Blake is wondering where his cupcake is!
Christian couldn't wait to get in the car and start in on her favorite party favor. I love this picture.
It was a great day. I think the number of sweaty, red-faced kids we sent home with giant bags of sugar in their little hands proved that.
Three months late or not.