Monday, October 5, 2009

We Have Survived

We have survived the first birthday party. I even think that it went well. I must admit that I was nervous leading up to the even. I love having family and friends over, and we are certainly blessed to have a lot of them. But I always feel a bit inept as a hostess. There is so much to do between keeping everybody fed/hydrated, catching up with all the guests, giving tours of the house, singing happy birthday, serving cake and ice cream, opening presents... Thankfully Jeramy was there to pay attention to all the things I forgot like refilling the vegi and fruit trays and cleaning up the cake covered baby. Jillian, of course, made out like a bandit, and we discussed with friends the technique of hiding new toys and handing them out gradually.

I didn't get any pictures, but my friend Debi (best real estate agent ever) took tons of pictures for me without me even asking! And we did a 1 year photo shoot of Jillian at a nearby part on Saturday.

Yesterday night after the party, I asked Jeramy if my weekend could start now since we pretty much spent all of it preparing for the party. Then, as if to rub in the fatigue, Jillian woke every 30 minutes from 9:30pm - 12:30am. I think it was all the sugar and an upset belly. Jeramy handled all of those wake-ups since I had to work this morning, but I'm sure he is absolutely exhausted given that she decided to get up for good before 6am this morning. Poor guy.

8 comments:

Barb said...

Oh wow. Glad it went well though! I'm not a hostess type either, though I do like feeding people. :)

jenn said...

Glad you got through it just fine- I can't wait to see some pictures!

I love to be a hostess- I wonder if I could make that a career... ;o)

Sorry for the sugar high induced baby wakefullness- hope she's better after today!

Kelly said...

I can't wait to see pics!! Especially of the cake covered baby!! Sounds like a great party!

Sunny said...

You did a great job hiding your stress! Everything went off perfectly, well done keep the flow of activities. Jillian got lots of great gifts, she'll be kept busy for the next few months!

Sorry she kept Jeramy up last night, that's rough. :P The sugar combined with sensory overload can do that to them!

Nicky said...

Happy Birthday, Jillian! Glad the party went well. Don't worry -- the sugar wears off after a few days. :)

Curt said...

I thought you did fine with the keeping your guests hydrated part. Plenty of drinks in the cooler and having everyone help themselves is the way to go.

s.e. said...

I am still utterly amazed that a year has gone by. Glad the party was fun and that it is over for you.

Jennifer said...

Hope we get to see photos of the big party! Happy Birthday Jillian - you're 1...holy cow our kids are growing up so fast.

Glad the party was a hit...I do the "hide toys for later" thing too...it's a must when they get a zillion new toys at once.