Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday. Again???

It seems like I just woke up on Monday morning, but all of a sudden it is Friday again. I am not quite sure how the week passes so quickly. Taking trips to the grocery store, sitting in traffic, running to preschool, doing the dishes, researching stories--it all takes up its fair share. Luckily, so does giving kisses, getting hugs and telling stories. When I think about how this week passed in the blink of an eye, it is no wonder that the past two years have gone by equally as fast.

This week I've started giving serious thought to Evan's second birthday party. I've been feeling a little melancholy that we don't have any grandparents or family close enough just to pop in for the party and celebrate with us. We're going to make up for it by having a little party with Evan's "local grandma" (our neighbor Miss Louise), Miss Louise's daughter and grandson (our extended "local family"), and our good friends from Illinois who live here now and have a daughter close to Evan's age. I think Evan is going to love playing with his two little friends, and I'm having fun thinking about the cake I'm going to make. I know there are only going to be ten people, but I don't get the chance to make fun cakes very often, so I think I'll go ahead and do it. Everyone can take home a doggy bag!

Thinking about how the routine, day-to-day tasks take up the bulk of our time makes it even more important for me to stop and celebrate life's little occasions. A birthday here, a Valentine's Day there--they are the little things that keep me going and give me something fun to look forward to while I'm stuck on the beltway in rush-hour traffic! Oh yeah--that and thinking about how on earth I could make gum paste figures to resemble Evan, Nate and Ava--the guests at the party. I'll keep you posted on that one.

1 comment:

Becca said...

I say take the time to celebrate any occasion! So good for you! Party it up and make the cake as big as you can!