Party

Sunday

Weekends at Mom & Dad’s swim club have become a pretty regular and wonderful thing. However this weekend there was a little extra something to it. Gavin’s birthday was Saturday and then Greta’s birthday is Tuesday! We chose this day to have their party. In the past I’d spent many years seeking out unique, gender-neutral party themes, cakes, and ideas for each of their parties. (before the days of Pinterest too, I might add!!!) I went absolutely overboard with party invitations, decorations, cakes, etc.

The old way:
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The new way:
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Fortunately I no longer feel compelled to run myself ragged with any of that anymore, honestly because I do not have the energy, and also because the kids, as it turns out, don’t really care about any of that. They’re just happy to have cake and presents! Throw in a pool and you’ve got a couple of really happy kids. All the party hysteria was fun while it lasted. I think? Life is too short to be made so complicated – here, anyway.
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Here are Gavin and Greta with cousin Gracie, Oma and their gender neutral Sponge Bob cake from Kroger!
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“Is it time to eat cake yet?”
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Nornor got to try some icing! Yay! No gagging!
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Nora is wearing the dress that Greta wore to her first birthday party ~
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Time warp back to 2006 – Gavin was sooooooo sweet with his little sister!
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I started to reprimand him when he walked up to Greta’s high chair and stuck his finger in the icing of her cake. Instead of sticking his finger in his own mouth like I probably would have done when I was 3 years old, he ever so gently put his chubby little icing finger up to Greta’s lips so she could taste it. She was a little nervous about digging into the cake and needed some help from her experienced big brother! He knows about these things! (Where in the world has time gone??)

Nornor didn’t particularly care for swimming at all this week. She was much happier with a warm baff when we got home.

“Listen, I’m gonna hafta call you back. I tink it’s baff time!”
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While waiting for the bath to fill up, Norns worked on her rolling skills.
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“Dis is how I roll, y’all!”
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Monday

Nora is happy that her boogies are almost gone!
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It’s so sweet to have this baby at the dinner table with us!
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Had to share this because it’s hilarious ~
I was going through the bins of the 18 months clothes to pick out what Nora could use. Pictured below are two like-sized onesies.:
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I did a double-take at the one on the left, wondering why it is so WIDE! I went to double check the sizing and my question was promptly answered.
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Super-sized onesie?

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:19)

4 thoughts on “Party

  1. LOVE this post!!!! ANd sending lots your way!
    Happy Birthday to the big kids! My birthday arrangements have gone all techno, too!!!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

  2. This has me cracking up—the supersized onesie (who knew McDonald’s made baby clothes?) and the fact that my birthday party arrangements have become a lot like yours. No Kroger cakes for us though—I think I’d have a revolt on my hands if I didn’t bake.

    Love the hand-me-down party dress—so special!

  3. A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GAVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BEST BIG BROTHER EVER. I LOVE THE PICTURE OF GAVIN AND GRETA ON HER 1ST BIRTHDAY. REALLY SPECIAL IS THAT NORA IS WEARING THE SAME PRETTY DRESS THAT GRETA WORE. YOU AND WILLIAM SURE HAS BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. SO HAPPY THE DAY WAS FULL OF FUN TIMES FOR THEIR BIRTHDAY PARTY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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