Yesterday was Cricket’s birthday. Can you believe he’s three already? I can’t. How did this happen again? And how do I make it stop? If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know – I’m also open to options for keeping the older two small. 😀
It’s been quite the week at Casa Kauffman, which made for a grumpy birthday boy yesterday morning. He was up pretty late (for an adult, never mind a two-year-old) Sunday night and didn’t nap on Monday, so you can imagine the fun I had that night. By last night, he was in a better mood, but I still had to coax him into the car when I went to pick him up from daycare. This is how the conversation went:
M: “Come on, Cricket! Let’s go home to your birthday party!”
M: “F—– and S——- will be there. But we have to go home first.”
Cricket loves his godmother. But apparently less so his regular mother. 🙂
The birthday party was a success, with cake (and melty frosting because our pantry lacks climate control) and ice cream, family, and some wonderful gifts, including a tricycle and a very noisy fire truck. A few of our invited guests couldn’t make it and we missed seeing them, so hopefully we won’t have to wait long to see them again.
Some more birthday pictures:
I can’t get over how big he is! My baby can ride a trike! Tonight he told me he missed me. And this weekend we listened to Disney songs in the car all the way to Grandma’s and back, and it seemed every other song, I heard, “Mommy, I like this song!” or, “Mommy, I love this song! Do you love this song?” When he started belting out “The Circle of Life” at the top of his lungs, it was cute overload:
Cricket singing along to “The Circle of Life” and asking if I love this song is quite possibly the cutest thing ever. 🙂 — Kay Kauffman (@kaysielynn) June 24, 2013
Meanwhile, my kids weren’t the only things I was photographing this weekend. I went digging through my blanket armoire for my tripod (you know, because that’s a perfectly logical place to keep one’s camera equipment) and headed outside Saturday night to try and capture the super moon on film (well, the digital equivalent, anyway). It’s been a long time since I’ve done night photography – so long, in fact, that I’ve forgotten how to set my camera for long time exposure. I should probably check the manual for directions on how to do that.
Anyway, here are a couple of the pictures that actually turned out halfway decent:
And now it’s time for bed. I’ve been up way too late way too many nights this week and if I don’t get a little sleep, it may get ugly here at home. What have you been up to lately? Did you get to see the super moon Saturday night?
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- The Non-Domestic Mom’s Guide to Hosting a Kid’s Birthday Party (blogher.com)
- Kids Summer Birthday Party Ideas (mypapershop.com)