For those of you who know me in "real life," I LOVE to plan and organize things. Which is one of the numerous reasons why it's great to be a mother--birthday parties! Although Jonathan's second birthday is not until July 2, I have, sadly, been thinking about it since February. I LOVE that Jonathan has a summer birthday because, as a Capricorn, I always had the indoor winter birthday where the whim of the weather could completely ruin a birthday party. So last year, even though it was a billion degrees outside, I was thrilled when July 1 rolled around and we got to grill out with family and godparents for Jonathan's birthday.
This year's party should be substantially similar. Same guest list essentially--I don't see any reason to invite his school friends until he actually KNOWS what a birthday is, which will be sometime the next year or two from what I'm told. Pretty much same food, too, but for BBQ rather than grilling out. I recently, however, developed a theme. I had some free time last week and decided to go shopping for Jonathan's birthday outfit. There is a really great local children's clothing boutique called JB & Me. They have the most ADORABLE things, even for boys, which is definitely a rarity. As soon as I saw this, I knew it was perfect:
You can't tell from the picture, but it actually reverses to solid green with a yellow embroidered chick applique. This outfit inspired me to to go with a fish theme, and, to that end, I found these invitations. I adore stationary, so this was truly a happy moment for me. I am truly a nerd, I know. Now I just have to take my cake decorating class where I am sure I will learn enough to put some sort of fish on a cake. At least I hope so...
As you can probably tell from the commentary above, not a whole lot has been going on around here, which is actually OK with me. We had a great weekend with Jonathan--we went to the zoo again and had a lot of time outside, particularly in the boo-box (aka--sandbox. I have no idea where he got this word!). As I agree with Heather that blogs are naked without pictures, I leave you with one from this evening taken while we "payed" outside before bed:
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