Today was the toddlers BIG day. His 4th Birthday Bash! It was a jam packed fun-filled-perfect day!
It all started this morning when the toddler ran into my room at 6AM to ask if this was his "birthday day". I smiled and said, "yuppers!" He was SO happy and SO concerned about gift bags. I swear his favorite part of anyone’s birthday, including his own, is the small little trinket favors you get. It’s so cute.
I hopped out of bed with him and realized heading to the gym was a pipe dream. There was just no time. So I did a routine on Exercise TV and then the toddler and I played and danced and jumped around until we were BOTH out of breath.
After our play session we hit the kitchen to prepare for the party. We made some Big Simple Chocolate Cupcakes and fruit salad.
We had a blast. It was a great morning and this is how I will remember the toddlers last weekend as a toddler. :)
Then we were off too a local bounce play place. We bounced.. we played.. it was AWESOMELY fun. I’m so glad I wasn’t the only parent who got down and dirty with the kids. We were all jumping around and just having a great time. The husband and I even got in a round of boxing!
Then it was food time. I may have had a slice or two extra of the pizza but it was cut small for the kids. ;~) The cake was good but a slice was all I needed. Plus I knew I had my lighter cupcakes at home.
Once we got back to the house the party got more intimate with mostly family and close friends. I grilled lean burgers, Grilled Honey Mustard Turkey Oat Burgers and my new Asian Apricot Marinade AKA "The Delicious Chicken." Paired with some corn on the cob and baked beans it was an overall healthy spread with not one complaint! See… no one missed the mayo laden summer salads or high fat hot dogs if you replace them with lighter healthier turkey burgers and grilled chicken. Plus everyone loved the cupcakes that were made with pumpkin and my giant fruit salad is completely gone!
The toddler had such a full day he crashed around 7 watching one of new DVD’s. I ended up taking my best friend, Mom and Father-in-law for a ride to see the new house site. By the time I got back the little guy was dead asleep. It was time for the adults to pull out the Wii and have some fun. :)
Right now everyone’s in bed but me. I felt compelled to write about the day and I really wanted to publish the poll for "the toddler’s" new name. He has 2 more days until he’s officially 4. I still can’t believe it. I really don’t think people realize how fast time flies by until they have a child of their own. All of a sudden you have a constant reminder. It’s wonderful and sad at the same time.
OK, I’m getting too deep. :) I need sleep and anyway… What I really want to know is…