No that’s not what I am going to write about. However weeds do seem to grow over night!
But tonight as I lay in bed thinking about the last week, the last month, the last year I am amazed and proud we(hubby and I) survived another birthday party!
So yeah, I am one of those moms that can kinda go a little crazy when it come to their kids birthday, but I figure they are only little once and I still get some say it how the days events will go!
So prep usually begins about two weeks before the party. This is basically narrowing down the theme and hoping they don’t change their mind the day before!
So I show my youngest two pictures. One of “Chase” from Paw Patrol and one of “Lighting MaQueen” from Cars.
I typically show him and ask the same question about four times over a span of a week. After that there is no turning back this momma is on a mission.
So begins the cake design. T Bird is pretty vocal for a soon to be 3 yr old(at the time of this conversation). So I know he wants a Chase and Rubble cake. Now normally I go big when it come to the cake,but life decided to throw a monkey wrench into things and ten days before his birthday party I throw my back out.
Thanks life, let’s make it just a little harder while I am on my own, starting a new business and still making sure my kids get to where they need to go,plus get myself to my extra curricular activities!!
Oh and we can’t forget plan a birthday party.
I am in pain. Not day one can’t stand up pain anymore but still not able to stand at a counter and roll fondant out. I am thanking the lord above my mom is coming down to visit in 5 days.
I warned her my house wasn’t clean and I was no where near having anything ready for the party! And just like my mom does she “Bibbity Bobbity Boos” the place!!! Helps me clean and prep food for the big day. Plus distracts my kids so I have to time to spend on making these two cakes.
So back to the cakes!
Since my back is just Starting to feel about 90%. I decide to only have one fondant carved cake and then one simple cake. The fondant cake still took me a full day to make and the simple cake took me about two hours to make; give or take.
All three of my kids love them and T gave me the cutest little two thumbs up so I knew I was done with that. Now onto the decorations.
This is where it gets tough because my husband had also just gotten back for the weekend from work and he wanted time with me but I was in a rush to get all this party stuff done.
Luckily he understood!
We are still waiting on a date night. Maybe 2025??? T will be 10 by then.
So party day arrives, the kids are excited and can’t wait, asking over and over again is it party time. Friends and family start arriving, party is hoping! Literally kids jumping with excitement. There is too much good food,lots of laughs, cake is cut,presents are opened. And this mama is tired!!!!!!
All I can say is thank you to everyone that came out to Mr. T’s birthday. I am so happy that I have met some very wonderful women and their families. I’m so happy that I have these relationships and so many strong woman that can support me when my husband is gone. Or even just be an ear when shit hits the fan or even when it doesn’t.
So you think I’d be done for the weekend?!?……..Think again, this girl has a Sunday afternoon of training to learn and develop more skills in the new business that I have taken on. And on top of that my husband was leaving again back to do it course.
Sometime I feel like a clown, juggling life!
I am just so thankful to have my mom able enough to come and visit at least three times a year, and the support of my husband to take on this new adventure and new business.
I am also thankfully my new business partners who are also very understanding of the Military lifestyle and the struggles we sometimes have.
Needless to say was Laying in bed thinking about my weekend,Thinking about how my baby is now three years old and all the things he’s going to learn in the next year. It amazes me everyday how fast they grow. How fast life can change from day to day! I love these little people in my life and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
That’s why I go over board on their birthdays and why I decided to take on a new career and feel like I am juggling 24/7.
I’m the end it will only help me help them!! I’m doing my best to find a way to give them everything that they need to be successful in their life. And if that means they see a tired but happy mommy staying tup to midnight to finish cakes or make a game or promote a skincare line. Then that’s what this woman is going to do!
I love seeing their eyes light up when they see the finished product. And at this point for me it’s like a giant puzzle to see if I can actually turn a one dimensional picture into 3-D creation!
So,after a big YAWN and a post that I think has just jumped around and probably doesn’t make any sense; this mama is again thankful for all those that came to Mr. T’s birthday.
Thankful to my mom,who is the superhero of all moms!And This mom is going to bed!
Night night and Happy 3rd Birthday T!! Momma loves you