Monday, July 14, 2008

The Tardy Party Post

I'm actually excited to take this one off my to-do list. It's been a week since Jader-Tater's Potato Head Party, and I didn't want to put this off any longer.

I'm going to let the slide show do most of the talking, but of course I'll have to make a few comments.

First, I'm an idiot. That is a word I can only type, not say, around here. Lily picked it up from 101 Dalmatians(thanks Cruella DeVille!), and now likes to interject it whenever possible.

Why am I an idiot? Well, lets just say that Jade was not feeling super well on the big day. No fever, she was just miss-fussy-i'm-only-happy-on-mommy's-hip girl. At first I wasn't sure if it was allergies, sinus issues, her ears, or teething. By the end of the day, I was determined it was all of the above.

We had been to the pediatrician's office earlier in the week for an ear recheck, and we both had a sneaky suspicion that Jade may not stay well through the weekend. Seeing that it was a long holiday weekend that involved out-of-town guests and a first birthday party...and the fact that our doctor is a mommy of three and totally awesome, she wrote me a "just-in-case" Rx.

Did I get it filled? Not this idiot. And she did great, until the day of the party.

You'll notice there aren't any smiley pictures of Jade on this fine day. Which meant there weren't very many smiles on this mama's face either.

At the end of the night when I started reviewing the pictures, I was totally bummed. I hadn't gotten any good pictures of her with Lily, with us, with any of the grandparents...not even with my mom who had crocheted an amazing blanket for her.

So, what did I do? Two days later I pulled some clothes out of the hamper and totally staged some pictures. Any pictures you see of me with Jade...yeah...totally not on the "real" day. And if my mom or any of the other g-parents lived any closer I might have just had them sort through their dirty clothes for some reenactments as well.

You also won't see my sis and precious niece pictured either. That wasn't by mistake though. Avery came down with high fever and stomach issues right before the party. Poor thing. Kelly said she had her party dress on and was ready to come regardless.

I know this is overkill with video, but I had to throw this in for my northern relatives. (Thanks goes to Jerry's sister for doing the video!)

Serenading Jade:

What is cake for anyway? Highlights--elastic strap on face, painting her spectators with frosting, a grandma trying to put some in her mouth)

From Hmm?? to Mmm! (and a little poke in the face from Big Sis...caught you, Lily!)

A spoon enters the picture...which she uses to paint her arm with frosting.

She has had enough! (I love the kid in the background who knows what to do!)

Happy ONE year and ONE week, Jade! We love you!


My2Gs said...

I LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing your day with everyone. It looks like you did an awesome job with everything! I am starting to get nervous/excited about Gauge's party. So much to do and so little time to do it in. July is so crazy busy for us. Ugh!
~ Lacie

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Very cute! Loved the poke from lil' sis.

Oh, how I miss those days. Cherish every minute.

Thanks for visiting my blog. And don't worry you're not the only mommy-idiot ... we are one of a kind.

Uncle Alan & Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing with us "Northern folk" we sure appreciate that you do this makes us think we were there. Love to you all!

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

You two look so adorable in your pink/chocolate outfits! And the potato balloon weights - awesome!

Jenn said...

Everything looked so cute! Glad you all had a fun day!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Aw...she's a big girl now. And I find it totally hilarious that you re-dressed yourselves for a second "photo shoot". :)

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Bummer that she wasn't feeling so well. But, everything looks so cute.

life with the wisners said...

goo felt fine on her 1st birthday but did. not. smile.

nope. not the entire day.

talk about creative mommy. i mean, party games? are you for real?

The Cunningham Family said...

sooo cute! love the idea!!

The Cunningham Family said...

sooo cute! love the idea!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am SO eating up the pink and brown matching outfits and party decor. Love it. And the pics with the cake...too cute!

Anonymous said...

Okay, please don't be freaked out by the comment above. I'm using my husband's computer and accidentally used his login. Yes, that crazy character belongs to me and is not some weird guy who stumbled upon your sorry. It is kinda funny, though.

Alana@A Kiss, A Hug, and A Squeeze said...

Oh seriously, I just it again. So sorry!! This is Alana from A Kiss, A Hug, and A Squeeze. I hope you are laughing.

Melissa :) said...

Aw, so cute! Love the videos. I've got to figure out how to do that - in my spare time! Ha! ;)

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