A year ago at Charlotte’s birthday party drenching rain came just as the 3-year-olds and their parents were arriving. Nana and Aunt Bird kicked into teacher mode and saved the day with circle time and songs on beach towels in our cramped living room. This time around, nothing but sunshine in the forecast and an inflatable castle jumper set to arrive an hour before the 4-year-old princess party commences tomorrow. Can you sense my excitement? The buzz around our house rivals preps for a garden wedding. Daddy could be seen earlier this evening putting new mulch around the trees and fake tulips in the swingset flowerbox. Nana’s Cinderella costume is gently hung in the guest room closet, ready to make its appearance in front of the castle facade on the garage for the princess photo op as the girls arrive. The princess pinata, as tall as Charlotte, is stuffed with licorice and suckers and gum. Pink rope will string it over the swingset for little Sleeping Beauties and Snow Whites to whack with a plastic bat. The castle cake will feature 4 candles, marking the time that has passed since I was sitting at my desk that many years ago weighing in at 225 pounds! Pizza, pop and juice boxes will round out the menu. Pictures and details to come Monday.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 22
This post was written by Tara on May 21, 2010