And I have mixed feelings.
I'm all about the sunshine, warm weather, kiddie pool, lemonade, etc. etc. In fact, summer is my 2nd favorite season (Fall is dearest to my heart). And of course it can't be summer without June.
My birthday is in July, so we have to get through June to get to July.
My daddy is flying in this July to spend two weeks with us. My mother in law is also flying in this July for a visit. And like I've already stated, we have to get through June to get to July.
My BFF from growing up is flying in for a visit for the very first time this September. We have to get through June to get to September.
So I should be super super stoked that it's June, right?
June is the month my babies turn 1 and 3.
True, their party will make for a grand time (I hope) and I'm excited to watch them in all their wonder eating their cake, opening gifts, playing around.....But honestly, why does June think it can just stroll on in and make my babies a year older? :( Wasn't it just yesterday I was holding a newborn little Molly in my arms and my 2 year old little guy was staring in wonder? That wasn't a WHOLE YEAR ago, was it? I refuse to think that the coming years will fly by just like the previous ones have. I'll be reduced to tears if I sit here and dwell on the fact that I can not control time and keep my babies from getting older. *sigh* I really did beg June not to come.
So for all those that don't know, Anthony's birthday is June 27th and Molly's is June 28th. Pretty cool, huh? We've decided to throw them a joint birthday party on the 26th. As they get older we'll do the same joint party, but have each one pick what they want to do on their special day. I think that will be fun.
Anyway, so I've been planning and pulling things together for their party:
Sent out invites on FB
Sent out invites in the mail
Went to the Dollar Store (I'm a Mama on a budget) and picked up all the plates, cups, napkins, utensils, table cloths, balloons, etc.
Ordered and wrapped birthday gifts
Tried to get people to RSVP. Got sad when many friends and family said they weren't going to attend. Got excited when at least my grandparents and one aunt and uncle said they'd be coming. Gone back and forth on whither I should beg/cry to get people to come. Ultimately decided to keep my cool....kids b-days aren't such a big deal to most people (even though I take the time and go out of my way to attend other people's events). Wow, I need to control my sad bitterness before someone thinks I'm a big crazy, whiny, meanie head. After all, sometimes people really do have ligit reasons they can't make it. But not always.
I've done mini photo shoots with both kids so I can have cute pictures to display at the party.
Gotten our sandbox all set up for kiddos to play in. Gotten things together for our kiddie pool for kiddos to play in.
I still have to think up a menu. I'm thinking burgers and hot dogs with side dishes like brown beans, homemade mac-n-cheese, fruit and veggie platters.We were thinking of doing one big cake. Then thought maybe two separate cakes. Then saw at the Dollar Store they have these individual pie slices that are NO LIE, delicious!! Wouldn't that be something unique to do-get tons of individual pie slices? I don't know. That's still all up in the air right now.
What's the date today, the 7th? So that's like 19 days until party time and 20&21 days till actual b-day time. Oh gosh golly. Times a tickin'.