The birthday whirlwind is over. Three days of Grandma and Pa visiting, swim lessons for a week straight, the baking of the largest Elmo cake that I could have conceived, and one exhausted little girl have left me bone tired. I am officially off sugar for at least the next week and a half as I’ve eaten way too much cake and frosting and it has not only grown my belly, but really has made me feel a little funky. I would say that I’ll be off it longer, but my resistance to sugar at camp would be throughly tested.
It was a good time, though. Clara loved her birthday party. It could have been a bit warmer, but overall, a good time was had by all. The cake was a hit, both in shape and in flavor. The kids had a great time at the playground and there was no fighting or biting the whole time. It would not have gone as well in our backyard; I can promise that. All of Clara’s best buddies were able to make it, and she was thrilled by that. Clara’s favorite presents included Mrs. Potato Head, Beginner Pattern Blocks, and a baby doll with one of those disappearing milk bottles that I used to have as a kid and Clara loves as much as I did.