The Mommy Hat: Kid Party Prep

I can’t help it. I am prepping for her 4th birthday party and I am super emotional about the entire thing. She is almost four years old! It’s just not possible. Our conversations are getting much more ‘deep’ and we actually talk like friends. I can’t wait to see where the rest of our years take us.

In the meantime, I’m taking a vacation day from work so I can prep for her party. I was in Chicago for work all week and didn’t have time to get everything done that I wanted to. Plus, I want her to feel extra special at her party tomorrow! The day after her third birthday party she said she wanted “A Little Mermaid Party next” … so that’s what we’re working on over here.

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Kelsey’s “Spooky House”

Yesterday, Kelsey and I decorated the entire house for Halloween. We put up pumpkins, ghosts and fall candles. Then, she started to dig into our box of decorations reserved for the front yard (that’s all Ryan’s doing). Instead of helping Ryan in the front, she took out the decorations and started decorating her backyard playhouse.

Who was I to stop her? She kept singing, “I’m making a spooky house. Making a spooky house …” She was so excited and I was kind of impressed by her creativity. Well … this morning, the holiday Grinch (Ryan) came downstairs and tore down her spooky house! It’s 7am, mind you.

He says he “needs more space to seed the grass.” Rude! What a holiday buzz kill. I have a feeling that Kelsey and I will be at Michael’s today buying more decorations specific to her backyard house. And Mr. have-to-seed-the-grass-at-7am won’t be allowed to touch them.

In the meantime, how cute was her house?
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The Holiday Hat: Jingle Bells Board

My Pinterest board is going crazy with so many holiday ideas! I kept the same board as last year (I used so many of those recipes and decorating ideas) so you know there is good stuff. You can follow my “Jingle Bells” board here – chances are, I’ll be pinning like a crazy person in anticipation for the season! So, be warned.