Get Real

Oh hey, I have a blog. Or at least I pay for one, as the surprise domain renewal charge I got today says. So I guess I’ll use it!

Today was Big E’s first day of preschool, and although I’ve been talking to him about it for months… dropping him off did not go well. He was NOT happy to be at school, he was NOT okay with the idea that I was leaving him there, and he most certainly DID want to go home.

He cried. I cried. Little E cried.

We all cried.

But thank god I know the school employees so well and that they are all so kind and caring. I still have a little less than an hour before I need to pick him up, and I have received three separate updates on him, all from different employees. The principal called me shortly after I left, the teacher sent me a picture of him soon after that of him settled and playing, and then my friend (a custodian at the school) sent me a video of him playing.

He’s fine. I’m fine. Little E is happy to have free reign of the toys in the house while big brother is gone. We’re all fine.

Except I could really use a hug.


Okay, so when I say “almost” I really mean… we still have a couple months, but these days the months are FLYING by, so before I know it, it’ll be time to celebrate Little E’s FIRST BIRTHDAY!

I’ve been thinking a LOT about what I want to do for his first party. With Big E, I didn’t plan well at all (being a first-time mom while working full-time didn’t leave a lot of time for party planning) and it showed. Big E’s second birthday party was John Deere themed and I was so proud of it! (For his third birthday we played it seriously low-key because he had/has such stage fright and we wanted it to be, you know, enjoyable for him.) So, I’ve known all along I wanted to do something special for Little E’s first birthday party.

Enter: Minted. They have so much kids party decor and it’s all. freaking. adorable. I decided to go this route instead of the printable route because, well, it’s easier on me. I think I’ve even narrowed it down to which set I’m going to use for Little E’s big day! But I’m totes not going to share it yet because I like to be mysterious.

HOWEVER. There are some decor packs I would like to share with you! If I had a baby girl, I’d be going nuts over these.

Let’s Get This Party Started

This one is by far my favorite. Pink. Glitter. Chevron. Lord help me (and my bank account) if I ever have a daughter.

Girlie Cakes

More pink and more chevron, but this one has the added bonus of dots! I like the neutrals mixed in on this one. Usually cupcake type things are a big turn-off for me, but these aren’t too in your face for me.

Sparkle Fête

And last but not least… ALL THE PINK. Plus polka dots. Plus stripes. Yep, love it.


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