I so can't believe this! My sweet boy is going to be a whole year old next Wednesday! How did that happen?
We are having a party for him on Saturday and I'm so looking forward to it. I just wanted to do something simple here at the house. After all, Andrew doesn't know that it's his first birthday, and he sure doesn't know that it is a big deal . . . to me anyhow! So, we are having my family over and a few friends and we'll "enjoy" the record setting heat while lounging (read: splashing) in the pool. We will just order in pizza so that we don't have to fire up the bbq and I'll make a pasta salad and cut up some fruit and we'll have lots of cool drinks. I'm also making cupcakes and a small cake for Andrew. I've been preparing for weeks, buying supplies, learning to make buttercream frosting, and learning to create fish out of icing.
I still have lots to do though. I need to spiff up the house just a little bit since we are having people over, but also because Eric, Kari and the kids are staying with us. I have a couple of last minute grocery items to pick up and party favors to assemble. I'll spend Friday baking and decorating a couple dozen cupcakes. Oh, and at some point I need to do some shopping. I don't even have any presents for Andrew yet! I suppose if I get desperate I can always just wrap up some old tupperware and some wooden spoons . . .