Monday, May 26, 2008

Friends and Family

Butters enjoyed his party at the Everett Children's Museum, Imaginarium. He was excited to be at this favorite place with his friends. We had a party room, where he shared his throne with lots of friends and they played with peanut butter play dough. We had another earthworm birthday cake, some wonderful homemade and re-used birthday gifts and a family dinner after.

The party was a success because so many people helped me! My friends help set up the food and clean up, family held the baby and made dinner. I enjoyed the day and all the details involved. The mom from the party next door asked to borrow a flame for the candle-I had a lighter, cake cutter, the cake and a plastic bag for the dirty pan. I learned from experience, I had forgotten a lighter for the candles at my wedding, but my dad came through. This time, I didn't make the same mistake.

Butters spent most of the day with a little smile on his face, but he clearly was overwhelmed at times. Note the Tired Red Ear.

Some friends are leaving me again, Ziggy's mom is going back to Russia, but a friend who left for Alaska might be returning. I hate goodbyes. I've had a lot of people go in and out of my life and I've left a lot of friends. It's just part of life, but it doesn't make it easier. I'm happy to have met two new moms that live closer to me and that's been a nice, easy friendship. Both can be tough, making friends and loosing them. Butters is learning how to do both as well.

Sunday was a day of rest, for me and my mom anyway! I got to take the day off, well, 5 hours at least! The last time I was without both children was March 2nd (but who's counting!!). Mom and I met up with Clizzaire for lunch and tea and in the evening, we went to the casino. Mom bought me some knitting books. She's so great. I couldn't have done this week without her. All of us are tired and recovering. This week DH (darling husband) is having sinus surgery. Wish him luck, it will be time to call on friends and family, again.

1 comment:

Annelies said...

I am so glad that Butters had a great birthday party and especially that your mom got to be there with you all. She is so awesome, give her a big hug for me.

I know what you mean about the making and losing friends part. We move around a lot, too. It is always hard to wrap my head around the idea that I may very well never, ever see someone again in my entire life. Even as little as six or seven years ago I had the idyllic notion that eventually I'd see everyone I knew at some point again in the future.