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!