Little C turned one. I knew this day was coming for a long time, of course. I’ve been planning his first birthday party since before he was born. I switched themes a million times. Dinosaur party won. The boy makes pterodactyl noises and “rawrs” so a dinosaur party was appropriate. I had fun making a hoard of stuffed dinos and used the vintage maps I got at a garage sale to base the party around. Old maps have a prehistoric feel.
While the party planning went just fine, I didn’t realize that the actual day would be so full of emotion. Baby is one. I’ve been a mom for a year now. Toys and happiness. How did he get so big?s and fear. 1/18th of my chance to shape this kid into something great is gone. Done. Never coming back. I held baby baby extra hard that day. Smelled his little baby head a dozen extra times, soaking in his baby smell. Tried to hold back tears as he ended his babyhood right then and there.
No one told me motherhood was so emotional. No one told me it was so bitter and sweet. Too much emotion for words. But no one could express how great it was either. Happy birthday Little C! We love you through and through.
I have a few more thoughts on motherhood to share later, but for now, LET’S PARTY! I tried to give a little description of how I made each element of the party, but I’ll give you proper tutorials on a few of these later.
We had fun! And got lots of presents. And took a looong nap afterwards! Now time to start planning his second birthday party…