Guess what? I now have a TWO year old! I remember when Talen was a few weeks old thinking about how far off this was, but it's here in the blink of a sleep-deprived eye! *sniffle*
We celebrated a few weekends ago with a party and a trip to the Denver Aquarium and the Denver Zoo. It was insane in a good way. I did MUCH better this year planning and prepping for the party ahead of time. I didn't try to make four different types of cupcakes with homemade marshmallow fondant Sesame Street characters. I didn't blow tons of money. I didn't hot glue googly eyes to fifty suckers. I didn't stay up all night long making junk. We had pizza (not homemade). Boom!
I only went slightly overboard this time. Progress, my friends! I also forgot to take pictures beforehand, so I snapped these when we got back from Denver. Forgive me, photography gods. I am only human.
I made a pull-string mustache pinata (and for the record, I HATED how it turned out) ...
|Post candy collection frenzy|
And party hats ...
|baaaaad picture, but you get the idea, right?|
And "stash" jars for goodies/favors ...
I drew mustaches on the bathroom mirrors ...
And made mustache garlands ...
|cut from black felt and glued to jute twine|
|Because they're awesome, that's why.|
|Why is my house all hazy?|
I pinned a white sheet to the wall (with some streamers, the garland and a mustache sign), printed out a few props (which I found here and here), affixed them to some bamboo skewers with hot glue (pointy side up!), reinforced the backs with toothpicks and cardboard pieces where necessary and VOILA!
|ze close up|
Despite my improvisation, it was a huge hit.
|the birthday boy|
|T's great grandparents (I LOVE THEM!)|
|Mimi & Pop Pop with the grand babies (one of whom is|
evidently not impressed)
|Grover and T's uncles|
|T and his Daddy ♥|
|My brothers and I|
(don't be scared now, we're only as weird as we look ;)
I'll share some pics from our Denver trip (which we barely survived) later. I really mustache ...
Sorry. Not sorry.
P.S. I'm working on May's POTM as you read this! Also, I'm eating ice cream. Nom nom nom.