Phoebe turns 3 this weekend. I can hardly believe it myself.
We’re going to have a birthday party for her. This will be the first one we’ve had. (We did have some folks over around the time of her first birthday, but it wasn’t so much a birthday party.) Because our lives (and our home) are in a constant state of chaos, we are opting to have the party not at home.
I actually really like planning parties. I really want to get into this, but realize that I just don’t have the time to do all the things I’d like to do. Much like other things in my life. I mean, if I can swing 2 showers in a week, I feel like I’m doing well. I haven’t gotten my hair cut in over a year. I’m behind in work stuff. Home stuff. Other stuff. Did you know that I had a baby a few months ago? Yeah? You knew? Well, some of my relatives may not. Because I have yet to send out birth announcements. And don’t even ask me about the thank you notes I need to write.
Anyhow, I’m trying to figure out what I can pull together before the party, which is on Sunday. Because of my fondness for the cephalopods and other sea beasts, I had this thought to do a sealife-themed thing. (This is also apparently also the ultimate theme for a birthday party for a 3-year-old, as evidenced by KC’s fabulous “Madness Under the Sea.”) I had this idea for a cool jellyfish craft, have visions of sea life party games, and have my heart set on doing some sort of stencilled octopus cake decoration. I love the idea of getting all crazy with decorations and food. But with the way my life goes, I’ll probably manage to dump out a bag of goldfish crackers and call it a theme. (We’re ordering pizza…if I get it with anchovies, will that make it sea-life themed? Should I see if I can get clam flavored soda? And what about dried squid snacks? Aren’t they always a hit with the toddler set?)
Meanwhile, I need to find more time to get some work done. Because they’re not paying me to daydream about cupcakes.