Saturday, July 2, 2011

Let's Get This Party Started!

Well, today is the day!  C awoke today at 6:22 and again at 6:45 and 7:00 and 7:25 when I actually let him get out of bed.  No, it's not Christmas.  It's Birthday Party Day!  We are just having a "family" party, but C is so excited. 

So far today, I have blown up 36 balloons, baked a cake, made a salad, worked on my classes, tidied up the house, fed the young critter lunch, and promised my husband (at least a hundred times) that the party will be over soon (i.e., the hyperactivity will wind down soon) and that--get this--he'll have the whole house to himself in less than 24 hours. 

Because not only are we having a party today, but C and I are heading home with my parents tomorrow for a wild and crazy corn-cation.  Watch out Iowa, here we come!

So if you don't hear from me for a few days, it may be because I imploded somewhere between changing the fish bowl and packing for our trip...or between decorating the cake with the birthday boy or planning the birthday party festivities.

Actually, I've already planned the party, but not all of the guests know what they have been assigned.  Here's the list:

Gma J:  Polka dancing in the living room
Gpa J:  Singing (a selection of his own choosing)
Uncle J:  Playing the ukulele backwards
Grammie:  A reading from the telephone book
Grampie:  Charades (e.g., he'll do his stretching exercises and we'll try to guess which animal he most resembles)
Daddy:  Special Guest appearance as a super hero
Me:  Poetry reading (about the birthday boy, of course

There may also be a conga line and/or running through the sprinklers.

Do you think they'll go for it? 
Do you think the birthday boy will be scared?

I'll let you know how it goes and perhaps--if everything goes as planned--I'll be starting my new party planning business when we return from Iowa.  : ) 

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  1. You are full of energy! Your son will remember this party with happinss and joy.
    Remember to stop and cherish the, day.
    Thanks for sharing the excitement! Enjoy your time at your parents.

  2. Sounds like a heck of bday celebration to me! I am sure he will love it. Have a good time in Iowa. I think corn-cations can be fun. xo,