Hi, I survived the kid’s birtday party. Can I have a shirt for that?
There were…(eyes to ceiling and counting with fingers)…9 kids plus about the same number of adults in our house last Thursday night. With the help of my cousin and dear friend Rose (and my boss who approved my half day leave), I was able to put food on the table on time. I even managed to take a bath before the guests came in!
Here’s how Pristine’s birthday cake looked like:
Actually the center photo was supposed be Sleeping Beauty but the baker told me they can customize it to a picture of your choice. I thought she’d be delighted to see herself in the cake and she was! That photo was taken last year when she still had her full set of milk teeth!
I didn’t have to worry about entertaining the kiddos because they entertained themselves! Here is Pristine explaining the games she has laid out for the night. LOL!
What a relief that was. The Wii helped too, immensely
but they kept getting closer and closer to the TV!
The kids had fun but if I have to do it again next year (which at this time, I am not really sure if I would like to do it again)…here are some tips for myself I’d like to read to myself before the birthday party:
- SD cards at the ready – I wasn’t able to delete enough old photos to take longer videos from my digital camera
- Take time to stop & take photos – I was running here and there I wasn’t able to take a photo with the birthday girl!
- Turn on the Christmas lights – Pristine’s birthday is near Christmas so we have a tree and some lights but I forgot to turn it on
Before retiring for the night, Pristine was on the floor opening some of her birthday presents. The girl just couldn’t wait until Christmas morning!