Andddddd exhale. What a wonderful but busy two weeks it has been around here! It’s been packed full of fun things, but as excited as I was for vacation, I’m possibly equally as looking forward to this week and our first official week of our fall schedule. I’m quite the walking contradiction, as I love spontaneity, but crave routine.
First though, a few pictures to wrap up these celebratory last few days.
Hailey turned FIVE on Thursday and we celebrated three days straight. Her special three days began with breakfast out with Mema.
Then we picked out birthday napkins and a few little goodies for her to give out to her friends. That evening we hit up a Japanese steakhouse for a little hibachi action.
The girls did really sitting at the table (so all it takes is a man putting on a cooking show- now I know!). They loved using their chopsticks and both shrieked and hid from the initial big flame that starts the presentation.
Sometimes pictures don’t turn out quite as planned.
Saturday Nana and Papa John showed up and after watching Georgia Tech beat Vandy, we all took off for KPAC for Hailey’s gymnastic birthday party.
Get your pin-it button ready because here it comes…
I know, how do I find time to do it all, right?!
But really, for a 3:30 party, all we really needed was cake (Thanks Publix!), and Hailey found the set up thrilling, which is all that really matters.
Keep their expectations low my friends.
We had just under 20 excited kids running and tumbling around the gym, which gave me the perfect opportunity to chitty-chat with some of my favorite friends.
Each of these ladies is really special to me and has helped shaped my experience of raising kids for the better. I’m so grateful for them!
After wearing the kids out, we re-energized them with sugar.
We opened a couple presents but in a flash, the party was over, which is good because my nap-less baby’s face was starting to glaze over with sheer exhaustion.
I tried to stay up for the Georgia win that night, but sleep took priority after I fell asleep on the couch. Sunday was a day to relax and reboot. We spent the morning chatting with mom and dad and the afternoon tackling food prep and laundry. I know it will take a few days for the fam to readjust to being in a routine, but man am I excited for it!
Bring on meal plans, activities, purposeful exercise, nap times and routine!… #saideverymomever.
Do you prefer kid parties at home or out?
I really love hosting them at home, but with all our travel and Hailey’s begging to try gymnastics, this worked out perfectly to have her party at KPAC this year. The kids seemed to love it too!