Boo LOVES daycare now. Some of you who have been reading this blog for a while may remember that Boo started going to a daycare center a few days a week back in October. He didn’t talk for the first several weeks there, and I don’t think he smiled, both of which are highly unlike his everyday happy & hyper personality. Sometime a couple of months ago something clicked. He now absolutely adores going to “school” and he seems to have the best time there! I love this place. They really care for him, and do a great job of keeping the kids busy doing all sorts of educational activities. Yes, sometimes they give him one cookie too many, but then again sometimes so do I.
This past week we found out his school was holding a fundraiser. His first school fundraiser! I’ve always been the type to get excited about baking cookies and cupcakes with elaborate decorations for my kid’s school functions and getting involved with my kid’s activities – at least, it’s a sick mom fantasy of mine that I thought I would have to wait years for – but this was even sooner than I thought!
Fundraising is easy. The school’s goal was set pretty low, I think because they only gave the kids and moms about four actual days to collect money. We collected almost all of the entire school’s goal in a couple of days with our collection alone. I love our friends and family. Thank you if you contributed! So I think that Boo’s class will get a pizza party, and he gets a bunch of other stuff. Plus, the money goes to a great cause.
Now that my 25th birthday is just a few days behind me (what? just let me be 25 for a bit in this blog…on second thought, never mind. 30-something is way better than 20-something!), so now it’s time to think about my husband and Boo’s birthdays, which are a few months away and just four days apart from each other. What to do? It’s a little ways off but I either plan now or end up freaking out and throwing things together last minute. And I hate that. Because I’m a planner and an organizational freak. You still love me, right?
For Boo’s first birthday we had a barnyard BBQ party. Here are some photos from last year’s bash, where I baked a cake in the shape of a tractor (yes, it was a bitch to decorate), we had grilled cheese sandwiches in the shapes of farm animals, had hay bales and decorated the cups with the barnyard theme (you can see the barnyard birthday invite, actually, on my Event Bliss site).
I am SOOOOO excited for his second birthday! But what to do this year? Hubby and I don’t want to have an Elmo party… maybe we’ll just pick some colors he likes and work around the colors as the theme. Maybe we’ll just go to the beach and have a beach party. I would like to be at the beach right now… This is what I do when I need a mental break from work. I blog and dream about theme parties and cute ‘n yummy baked goods and blog some more. Guess I should get back to work… please share any ideas you have for cute toddler birthday parties (that do not involve commercial mass-marketed characters, please!:).