June 2, 2018: Venturing out into the world with both kids definitely has a learning curve, but since I haven’t implemented a rigid schedule with M it feels a bit different! Attainable for sure, and just praying for car/wrap-naps along the way. Preschool-mate and clients’ kid O was having a birthday party, so I knew there’d be an easy place to feed/change M when-needed. Plus E would be involved in the bounce-house, food and cake…win!
Once the party was over, I remembered that OSD Carnival was going on! So while I wore baby M (& couldn’t participate on the rides), E had a blast and didn’t want to leave. It was a bit hot, but M rolled with most of the activities like a champ! I’m writing this months after-the-fact, trying to recall if we were in the thick of being dairy-free to help her poor stomach? Judging by the sleeping pics, perhaps we weren’t there yet… 🙂
February 17, 2018 | Saturday morning my grand-plan was to only have to blow-up balloons with our helium tank…and it actually HAPPENED. Dave helped a ton since I’m feeling rather large these days, the casseroles were in the oven and way too much food was set out for our guests… 🙂 K brought in Big Horny Sara and I thought E’s heart was going to explode. This thing has been passed through multiple families since it’s original purchase 10-years ago, and it’s amazing! You ride/feed/pet Sara, and it was a huge hit at the party. In order for the adults to eat, I printed some coloring pages and bought boxes of crayons from the Dollar Tree. WIN! Once everyone had eaten it was game-time — Tricera-TOSS and the Punch-Game both went over really well, with candy/tiny dinos for prizes. Present time was a total whirlwind where E was opening/tossing presents faster than I could even process who gave what! We need to work on that for next year…ooof. Singing while this crazy candle was also playing music was hilarious, and our nephew Ryan had to take it out back and cut the wires to make it stop. Rainbow cake with rainbow sprinkles, and my favorite cookies on the planet were as much for ME as they were for E… 🙂
After everyone left and the party was picked-up, E negotiated her way out of an afternoon nap — which (I say) means we have to go out INTO THE WORLD. So despite the cold weather we thought a trip to the park would be nice, and that way I could get some photos of E with her leftover balloons AND a family photo (since we forgot at the party). Grandma did a great job grabbing that! After some climbing it was time to head home…it was really a BLAST, and worth all of the hard work!