Friday, December 11, 2009

14 Days Left

I can't believe we only have 14 days until Christmas. Seriously, where does the time go?! I am excited to see how Josie does this Christmas. She is starting to understand things. She points at our trees and says "pitty". When we go to bed at night she waves at her snowman outside and her tree in the toy room and tells them 'night night". She is trying to say Merry Christmas but only gets out "mas". She is noticing the houses with the lights on them.

And here I am, it's not even Christmas yet and I'm already obsessed about her birthday party this year. I know she is going to change her likes and dislikes between now and next August but I can't help but think about it. I was thinking about Elmo because she loves him and Cookie Monster but I know that could change by then. So now I'm really thinking about finding either an outfit for her to wear that day and plan it around that or a piece of fabric for the tablecloths and plan around that. Or I've even thought about planning around her birthday month items, such as flowers are gladiolous and water lillies. Something like that.

Really what it boils down to is I love to throw parties and now that i have her i have a reason to do it. I would love to figure out how to get a business up and going around here that revolves around children's birthdays. But I don't know how to go about promoting it.

I called Rising Star yesterday and I think I am going to enroll her in a tumbler class that they have. That is really the only thing I can find here for her age group to get her involved in. Everything that I am finding is during the week and not every Mom has the luxury of not having to work people! You need to have some weekend stuff too.

Josie is really picking up on a lot of words. She now says:

aner "hanger"

andy "candy"

pease "please"

Thank you

co off "coat off"

at "hat"

ooh-daa "doo-daa" (her play sweeper sings doodaa day)

She also getting to be very independent and doesn't really want your help on much. She is also definitely testing her boundaries. You can tell her no fifteen times over one thing and she will consistently do it while you are telling her no and smile about it. Very frustrating! And Mommy is going to have to get a sturdier backbone. Sometimes she'll push me and it's easy to get on her, others, I choose my battles. It's really easy when its something that will hurt her and she seems to get the maddest about those things when she is corrected.

Tomorrow we are going to see Santa at Fountain Square and we'll see how that goes. We ran into Lisa and the boys at the mall Saturday when we went to get our pictures taken so we took the kids down to Santa and we have a picture of the boys on Santa and Josie on Jordan's lap and she is crying. She might be better with Riley & Kayla but I guess we'll find out.

Then after the girls wake up we are going to do our Gingerbread houses. We didn't do them last year because I wasn't up to it, so this is the first year for Kayla. Riley likes doing them because after Christmas is over, he takes it outside and runs it over with his Gator. Which this year he will have to run over it with his 4-wheeler cause he has outgrown his Gator.

Well that's it for now! I'm tryin to add some photos but this thing won't let me!

1 comment:

lisalyn said...

Hi there! Sorry to take so long to respond to your comment.
As to your question about getting started in party planning, well...I've really just volunteered my time and ideas into doing parties for family and friends. I feel that is what is getting me the most "attention" at the time. That's not really a good word...hmmmm, well you know what I mean. :) When friends of my family and friends see what has been done for them, they are usually interested enough to want it too! I live in a very small town and around here it is simply by word of mouth that gets you out there. I have not done any advertising yet, mostly because I wanted to get some real experience first so I would feel more comfortable with doing what I love for others. Starting the party blog has been helpful for me because I do ALOT of searching around for great ideas and then I utilize those ideas for me too!:)
You just have to be bold and know that you can do this. You need to be confident (something I DO lack at times) in your work. Give 100% to a project.
I love to plan a party with everything focused on the person that is being celebrated. Bring out the personality of the special celebrant. People will appreciate that you care about THEIR celebration and that will just mean more business. :)
By the way...I checked out the party you did for your daughter....Amazing!! Really, it does look like you have what it takes! Good luck to you as you move on to an exciting adventure!


Lisa ~ Personally You Parties