Mads turned three, today.
Three is a big deal in our family. It's the first actual birthday party with friends. Which, in turn, has made it a magical age.
Maddie had been planning her party for a long time. She knew exactly what she wanted: pancakes and pajamas.
So........ here I go, wracking my brain trying to come up with the perfect "First Party". I had a theme, "Not Quite Spend the Night". I had decoration ideas using sheets for the tablecloths and cute little happy birthdays spelled out on pillowcases. I had games. I had crafts, people!!!!
And I scrapped it all.
Because remember what Maddie said she wanted? Pancakes and pajamas. She couldn't give two hoots about crafts or decorations. And really, did I honestly think I was capable of organizing 10 or so little ones for a game? I can barely get through one round of Candy Land with my girls.
Therefore, we went up to church, ate pancakes, and played in the gym in our jammies. No meltdowns, no mess, ....... pure bliss. :)
And Maddie was happy.
The crew at the end of the night. Notice the smiley faces! (except for Eliza...)