Friday, July 22, 2011

It's That Time...

Baby C's Party Day is tomorrow. 

As you may have seen me say on Twitter, it's usually during this hour of party prepping that I stop and think to myself, "What the f&%$ were you thinking?!" But then I read an email sent to me by one of my favorite Loyals. 

I know Carter isn't going to remember this day and I know that the only evidence we'll have of this party on Sunday will be the pictures taken by family and friends. It's so easy to get caught up in the "bigger is better" mantra, especially when it comes to party planning. I laugh, but it's true when I say that I blame Pinterest and Blogland for putting all of these crazy ideas in my head. And I would be a huge liar if I said that with each and every step along the way, I didn't think to myself, "I hope this photographs well.. for the blog!" 

I'm going to be a bit absent around here over the next week. I'll be unplugging from the Crazy Internets to really soak up the days between Carter's Party Day and his real Birthday, July 30th. 

I want to savor these days with Husband and C as it's getting harder and harder for us to recall our first few days with him when we brought him home as a fresh, squishy baby. 

I never thought I would be that Mom who became all emotional over her baby turning one. And as many of you know, I never thought I'd be the kind of Mom that I am today- but you all know why that is. 

Of course there will be a letter to C posted here on Friday, the day before his birthday. And there will be birthday recaps and probably enough pictures to choke an elephant. But those will have to wait. Forgive me?

In the meantime, I promise I won't leave you empty handed. There will be plenty to read around here next week, as I have some pretty darn fabulous bloggers lined up to guest post for me. 

Seriously? These girls rock. I gave them, ahem, no notice. And they jumped at the chance to help a sista out. Hopefully you'll enjoy reading them as much as I do! 

Happy Friday, Loyals.. And Happy Almost-Party-Day, Baby C!

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  1. I am on pins and needles to see how Carter's party turns out. I know you have been working so hard and it is all going to pay off! He is such a lucky little guy to have a momma who cares so much that she has spent hours cutting out letters and making tissue poms :) Enjoy the weekend and the pre-birthday week!

  2. I hope Carter has the best 1st birthday party ever! And that you do get a lot of great photos for the blog. It's hard to not get caught up in wanting it to be the best (for yourself and your friends/family), but it is all about this milestone they reached. They are a year old! Mostly they only care about all the attention they are getting! And the gift wrap!

  3. I am so happy you are throwing such an incredible party. While it is his bday, it is important that you and your hubs enjoy yourselves too - not just baby - because you are celebrating his first year of life and you are responsible for bringing him to this world! I just know that someday I will be the same way - and I am sure i will be emotional too about the baby's first bday because it only happens once. I can't wait to see pictures !!!! Have a wonderful time =0)

  4. Enjoy it all! Happy birthday to the little man. I can't believe he's one! :)

  5. Have a great time away from Blogland! Can't wait to read the guest posts and see updates when you get back! -- Sea Marie

  6. I really can't wait to see how all of your crafts come to life!
    I hope your family has the very best time for his party and celebrating in between!

  7. Aww enjoy the time with your family! Happy Birthday party, C!

  8. Happy Birthday, Carter!

    PS- The first birthday is for you, anyway! :)

  9. Can't wait for the recap! Hope it's all you hope for.

  10. Yay! What a relief it will be to be done with all that planning, huh? But it'll be so great to see it all come together. Can't wait to see pictures! Happy Birthday, C! :)

  11. i can't wait for all the recaps. i'm sitting on the edge of my seat super excited!


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