tonight was a good night...

This evening I spent most of my night prepping for Lil J's birthday party this coming Sunday.  My little baby is going to be 2!  I can't believe how fast time has gone by.  It only feels like yesterday that I was in the hospital seeing his sweet face for the first time.  Now, two years later, I am baking up a storm like a madwoman and making sure everything is absolutely perfect.

Well as perfect as a two-year-old's birthday can be.

I came home and Lil J was sleeping in bed at my mother-in-law's.  It was around 6:00pm and way too late for him to be 'napping' so I went to wake him up only to fall asleep right beside him for another hour.  We woke up at 7:00pm!!  Napping never felt so good especially when your little one is cuddling right beside you.

Then I raced up to Staples to get my proofs - one for Father's Day and one for Jadon's birthday.  I found this cute little Etsy store called PERSONALIZEDprints via Lil Sugar and they had the cutest DIY child's handprint tree for only $10!  I browsed the rest of the store and got an idea to use a DIY wedding tree finger print guest registry print as a memory item for Lil J's birthday party.  Every guest at the party will sign their name on the tree beside their thumb print.  Last year I had a picture frame and everyone signed a birthday wish on the huge matte surrounding a picture of Lil J.  I think it's a neat concept to have a memory item for each birthday.  I wonder how many more years I'll keep that up......

After I got home the second time, I was anxious to get started on my baking.  But of course, Lil J was cranky and he only wanted Mommy.  I love that he's a mama's boy :)

My husband ended up putting him to sleep (and going to sleep himself) and Miss S and I got started on the sugar cookies.  I wish I had pictures but things were just getting too messy.  We cut out the cookies in the shape of trains to keep with the vintage train theme.  I also made marshmallow fondant for the first time and coloured portions of it.  It has to chill overnight but I will be attempting to put the fondant layer on the cookies tomorrow morning.  Or I should say this morning since it's 3:12 am.

I know.  I'm a #crazymom!

I also finished up a 'goody bag' display of red bandannas.  I forfeited the normal goody bags this year in favour of things that went with the party theme and things that  I think kids may use again.  They probably won't but at least they won't have a bunch of mini $1 store floating around for years to come. 

Okay, I really need to hit the hay now.  Starting to fall asleep at the computer....

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