We’re all a bit burnt from a busy birthday/Easter weekend. There was a strawberry themed party, three church services, two baptisms, and Easter Dinner. We have Papa and Granny visiting, and Joshua is coming off a few intense days of housework with Grumpy, who’s also in town. It’s been so good, but now we’re all exhausted.
I always forget how much it takes to throw a party, and much of Friday and Saturday were spent making snacks and treats, cleaning and decorating. Luckily, we had a ton of help with Papa and Granny.
We dyed eggs at the party. Last year, I blew out the eggs and used natural dye…. Needless to say, we just hardboiled these suckers and used cheap dye this year.
We bought Lily a balance bike for her birthday. She’s a bit nervous, but I’m dreaming of a summer day when we go for a walk and she’s independently cruising along. Helmet courtesy of Boobah and Zeydah (thanks!) and lovely Elephant dress courtesy of Catherine and Donal (this is seriously my favorite little dress ever).
Lily has been lovely all weekend. Yesterday I was still asleep when she leaned over me and said, “Mommy, it’s my birthday!” She was very excited.
Joshua and Lily both have birthdays that will sometimes land on Easter Sunday. An egg hunt was good birthday fun 🙂
Lily had a couple other toddlers at her party. I wish we knew more kids! But I don’t think she noticed. We had Grandma, Grumpy, Nana, Papa, Granny, Auntie RaRa, Uncle David, Melanie, and Auntie Val in attendance too.
And that’s a wrap! Happy Birthday Lily! You are a light in my life. I love spending every day with you, and I am so lucky to be your mom. I love you so much.