Today was another crazy-busy day. We threw Eldest a surprise dinner party for her 20th birthday– can you believe I have a TWENTY year old?? We made lasagna and invited the grandparents and Eldest’s best friend. A ‘small’ party of only 16. I spent the day riding herd on my young house-cleaners and making this scrumptious cake that I read about at Carrien’s. Any ‘extra’ (hah) energy was sucked up by some extreme crankiness from a child who shall remain nameless– thankfully the child pulled self together for the party. So here’s all I’ve got today.
1. At the 3 year old’s naptime instead of just sitting next to her reading while she went to sleep like I usually do, I snuggled with her. And almost went to sleep myself.
2. I’m counting this one as one of my ‘betters’ even though I’ve actually been planning to do it for a week. For Eldest’s birthday we all thought of something we love about her or of some good memory of time spent with her. Each person at the party, including the guests, wrote our remembrance on a paper heart. We tied the hearts with blue and gold ribbons to a little mobile made from chopsticks. Then we gave Eldest her memory mobile as one of her party gifts. She loved it, and we all loved being able to share in creating it for her.
That’s it from here today. How’d your day go?