Oh my goodness am I behind on this blog! And I don't even really have a good excuse-we've been "busy" this summer but we haven't done much. Mostly my busy-ness is simply taking care of three children every hour of the day. I got spoiled last year while Anne was in 1st grade-free babysitting for 7 hrs every day-and now this summer I got hit in the face with reality for 10 weeks. Watching three children is EXHAUSTING! I get to the end of most days and literally fall down in relief that the day is done and I get to rest. Don't get me wrong-I LOVE these little children. LOVE them to bits and pieces. Without them my life wouldn't be a fraction as fulfilled as it is. But they are a lot of work. And they tire me out. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to this Thursday when school resumes here and I can once again get a bit of a break on the parenting deal.
Anyway, a few weeks ago we celebrated Libby's birthday with a small party in the park. Honestly, I considered not doing anything for her because 1. she doesn't know better 2. she won't remember it 3. it snuck up on me and 4. I am just too tired from simply keeping 3 kids alive and healthy (see paragraph one). But the type A in me simply could not let any child of mine not have a party when the other 2 did have one. So we had one. We met in the park, did a cute little Elmo craft, ate some cupcakes and played in the park. I think all had a good time.
I love having a kid with a summer birthday-it makes parties a snap and inexpensive! Sprinkler party, picnic party, park party...all super cute and fun but minimal on the cash. I already know next year she'll be having a backyard water party! Happy birthday Libby Lou! Hope you had a special day celebrating!