What a whirlwind weekend! I can’t believe it’s over just like that! While it was a busy one, it was my last busy one with any major plans for the next few weeks and hopefully it can stay that way. I’m ready for a low key weekend, hopefully enjoying some more of this gorgeous fall weather.
My parents were in town so mom came to pick Liam up from the day home with me and we headed out to buy groceries for Liam’s birthday party. We picked up some Chinese take out along the way and met my dad at home for dinner. By the time Liam was in bed and everyone had left, I was too exhausted to want to think about starting house cleaning, which was my original Friday night plan. Thrilling, right? Instead I curled up on the couch with a glass of wine to watch the most recent episode of Parenthood.
Liam was up at 7am on the nose and we settled in under a blanket for a couple episodes of Bubble Guppies. We had a pretty lazy morning hanging around and playing before Liam’s dad picked him up. My dad had been staying in town so he stopped in too and once Liam was gone we headed out for brunch to Fionn McCool’s and then hit the road to Calgary. It was our annual daddy/daughter day at the Calgary Tattoo Festival. Unfortunately we ran into some construction on the way down which made our time there a little short since I had to be back before 6 to pick up Liam’s balloons. Neither of us were getting any work done, but I may have got the ball rolling on a piece by a traditional Japanese Tebori (hand poke) artist. I’ve been wanting a piece like that for a few years now and dad said ‘why not get on the wait list now instead of always talking about it’. Fair enough.
Once back in Red Deer, I bid farewell to dad and began the birthday party preparations. This included building Liam’s new toy box, which I was a little concerned about tackling on my own. It turned out great though! I was most excited to put out the decorations and left the cleaning until the very end at like 9pm. It felt really good to crawl into bed after all of that work!
PARTY DAY! I was so excited for Liam to come home so he could see the decorations and have all of his little friends over. We had a Bubble Guppy theme with homemade gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. It was chaos, but Liam had a blast. So much fun that he had no interest in napping for the rest of the day. Once everyone had left and the mess had been cleaned, we curled up on my bed for a little quiet time talking about the day. Liam told me it was a pretty great party and gave me a great big kiss of appreciation. One of those sweet little moments that I want to hold on to forever. Of course, the quiet time did not last and it was back to playing with all of the new toys. Bed time came early for the little man. I think he fell asleep before his head hit the bed just before 6pm.
No party is complete without Cuppitycakes cupcakes. Seriously, how amazing are these?!
And that was that. The birthday weekend has come and gone, and we go on living life with a two year old. I don’t even know how I got to this day, but it’s pretty darn amazing. I hope to have some more photos of the party to share later this week. I was way too busy to snap any myself.