Friday, March 12, 2010

People think I'm nuts...

I have a tendency to be a bit over ambitious in some of my projects. There are just so many things I WANT to do, and of course, not enough time to do them all. I've been preparing for Jake's birthday party tomorrow, and when I saw these cute "cake pops" at Bakerella (this woman is a baking genius!), I knew I had to make them. Jake is my one and only child, and I want to enjoy every part of it. So, if it means making Elmo cake balls because I know he'll be thrilled, that's fine with me!

Jake's party has turned into an all day extravaganza. We're having a "music" party for 8 of his little buddies tomorrow morning, followed by a family party in the afternoon. He's going to be so excited when the music teacher from his daycare shows up at our house! I decided not to force a "theme" on this party, and just to include everything I know he likes...monkeys, Elmo, music, and Maisy. I fell short on making him a t-shirt with a big 2 on it (my husband said it was dorky anyway), and I also fell short on making a Maisy the Mouse cake for the family party.

Despite not completing these things, I did make drapes for the living room, and I do have an organzied office (Cristin, I know you'll be proud!), with organized, labelled files, and my desktop will be clear by tomorrow morning.

Let the games begin!
Have a great weekend everyone, this party animal is going to bed!


Cristin said...

Happy birthday Jake! Love the theme. I went all out for my oldest's 1st too. Gotta do it!

Also, so proud of you organizing. Aim for function, not perfection! If you decide to post about it, let me know! I'd love to talk about it too on my blog.


Alison said...

I love the Elmo cake pops and my little guy is an Elmo fan as well. How did your turn out? I have been too scared to try them! I usually have much grander ideas than time as well.

Hope you (and Jake) had a wonderful day!

Rachel Follett said...

So adorable!

Anonymous said...

Very good concept and idea !!! Good Job !