Who else is recovering from the weekend? Please raise your hand! Or at least share your story.
For us, we did so much that I don't know where to begin! I apologize in advance if this post is all over the place. We took care of last minute preparations for our son's 1st birthday party (that would take me a whole day to blog about). Just recall your child's first and you'll be exhausted. We even kept things "simple". Anyway our son enjoyed his day with our friends and family. We had a great time together. No kid fights and no injuries added to the perfect afternoon. Oops, we forgot the ice cream at home. Well...no one noticed. Only now we have a huge tub of Bryer's Neopolitan Ice Cream.
Hubby and I took Friday off from work to honor our sons birth and our first year of parenthood. We went on a family date and had a nice Italian lunch after going to Church. Yes, we had wine and dessert, after all we had so much to celebrate.
On Friday evening we had a small celebration at home and had a cake for him. So our guy really had 2 birthday parties. He blew his candle out both times with much skill! No spittle, no burns, no other kids blowing for him. Success! I've been to quite a few baby birthday parties that I passed on the cake because I didn't want to eat baby spit. That was before I was a mom, now it wouldn't bother me.
Saturday was party day. It was great to spend time with family and friends. Our son was great and didn't mind being held by friends that he had only met when he was an infant. No stranger anxiety, no fussing to break free and go back to mom & dad. No tears. He was happy the whole time. After clean up and getting settled at home our guy was too sleepy to open gifts. We were pretty pooped as well.
Sunday after Church we visited my in laws for a Father's Day brunch. After returning home, we relaxed and watched our son open his birthday presents. OK, we had to open them for him - he didn't seem to grasp the concept yet. He enjoyed playing with his daddy's tripod rather than opening his gifts. For dinner we went out for hubby's Father's Day celebration.
There ya go. The condensed version of my whirlwind weekend!