All of last week, I was battling a head cold. On Friday, I cleaned a little, but it was a busy week, and I was just exhausted. So, I went to bed. Saturday was Little Miss's birthday party for which I woke up early. I cleaned the house and started cooking, but as it always happens, we were running behind. My parents came early to help and in the nick of time! We were still maybe a few minutes late, but it wasn't that bad. I don't think it affected the party at all. It was chaos, but I think Little Miss had fun.
Father-in-Law made the cake and cupcakes which were the hit of the party. Everyone had compliments. Little Miss was showered with gifts. Her favorites included glitter paint (from Mom), Cinderella Uno Cards (from Brother-in-Law) and some new board games. She also received a lot of arts and crafts sets which she'll enjoy. Some of the presents were very nostalgic like Connect Four and Lite Brite. It makes me feel not as old to see her play with the same toys and games that I enjoyed.
On Saturday night, we had a quiet night. Little Miss and I played some of her new games before bed. Then, we all crashed fairly early after scavenging and eating leftovers from the party food.
On Sunday, Little Miss and I woke up early to go to a birthday party. It was rushed, but she had a good time and had a good nap in the afternoon. After the rest, we played another new game. She's becoming quite the winner - and trash talker. It's kind of hilarious even if I'm trying to make her a good sport at the same time. We did dinner, bath and bed last night, but it was a rough night. She was a little clingy and had trouble staying asleep which had to do with the nap and some itchy skin. She's been a little clingier than usual, but as she put it so succinctly this morning, "I miss you except tomorrow (when she's with her cousin), and then I'll forget about you." So, it's nice to know where I stand. Good weekend, but I need a weekend to recover!