The Little Birthday Party


What a big difference two months can make. In June, we had a big birthday party for the Little Princess and Spiderboy. Last Saturday, we had a small party for the Little Monkey. Instead of 30 kids and 20 adults, we had 15 kids and 10 adults. This time around, there were no balloons, face painting, clowns, or strippers.

Even though the party was smaller, everyone still had fun. Actually, I don’t know if the birthday girl had fun or not. The Little Monkey didn’t play with the other kids. She didn’t even want to unwrap her presents. She just hung out with daddy. Maybe that’s all my little girl wanted for her birthday — time with daddy. At least that’s what I’m telling everyone.

On another note: I’m moving my sites to another server this week. If you don’t hear from me for awhile, that means the new server is possessed and has sent me to hell.

Birthday girl gets a hug from her brother

Little Monkey walking down the stairs

Little Monkey sharing a birthday cupcake with her sister


30 thoughts on “The Little Birthday Party

  1. Bigger doesn’t always mean better as far as parties go, huh? Looks like she had fun.

    Good luck with the move to a new server. I hope all goes well!

  2. So nice to see a photo of Spider Boy with his entire face showing! Wow!

    Sounds like the party was fine for all, even The Little Monkey. I think she got the best present of all. I’m telling you, get those “dates” scheduled!

    1. My son was too busy “hugging” the birthday girl to notice I was taking his picture.

      Too bad my son doesn’t start school this year. That would free up a lot of time for the Little Monkey.

    1. Us too. The first birthday of our oldest daughter was the biggest. We invited relatives from both sides of the family. And the inlaws invited all their friends too. I didn’t know most of the people there.

    1. Congrats on your son’s award. Awesome. Now that you know about my blog, I guess I can’t write about my weird friends in Seattle anymore.

      BTW, did you hear about Phil Knight’s $100 million donation to the Nike Ducks? Boo! Boo!

  3. Just found your site through Doris and Dan’s site, glad to have found you as I’m totally enjoying a good read, plus your kids are freaking (I so hate that word) adorable.

  4. Hi,

    Just came to your site by way of Doris and Dans’ (3D adoption) I love what I’ve read so far and my dh thought it was cool that there are dads out there blogging. He said he might even start a blog of his own when we return with Maddy in just a few months. Thanks for your inspiration.

  5. I think you have kit the nail on the head with the smaller party. If you go big its just a nuclear arms race with all the parents, and the children end up getting overwhelmed anyway.

    In my limited experience, we have found that small parties of less that 6-10 kids are ALWAYS better for everyone involved. The children get more out of it, and the parent’s sanity emerges more intact…

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