Back before my knee incident, (in NOVEMBER!!) we had a super “SWEET” birthday party for Lila. In my usual style I promised myself that I wouldn’t go crazy and then ended up doing way more than I planned…
We had cute invites (the purple “frosting” part of the cake twisted off to the side and the invite info was underneath.)
Fun Games (there were prizes and treats inside the balloons)
The PERFECT Unicorn piñata
TONS of friends
Presents (with great packaging)
And an incredible Kit Kat Cake
But after all that, the highlight of the party was the last minute game I pulled together at the suggestion of my kindergarten teacher sister.
“DON’T EAT PETE!”
It’s especially funny when Daddy plays!!
I had a tough but good parenting moment while I was making the cake. I put the pink and purple ribbon on the cake before I put the M&M’s on. After the M&M’s were on I wanted to change the ribbon because it didn’t match. Lila wanted the ribbon to stay because it was her favorite colors. We had a little battle. I wasn’t going to give in because it was JUST ribbon. Plus, I wanted it to match so I could have some good pictures (which in hindsight is SUCH a lame reason). We tested out the ribbon I wanted and Lila just cried. She tried so hard not to, but it was obvious that she was just devastated. I took one look at her sad little face and realized I was so, so wrong. I quickly comforted her and changed the ribbon back to pink and purple. I told her that what was important wasn’t ribbon, it was her and we could do it her way.
It was a good lesson for me. Sometimes I dig my heels in and try to make things “perfect” and I forget WHY I am actually doing all these things. In the end, it was PERFECT for her, and that is what really mattered.