Tuesday, April 28, 2009
birthday sneak peaks
This Saturday is Isaac's party. And it's coming together really well. A friend recently asked me why I bother throwing a birthday party for a 1 year old. He definitely won't remember it. And it might even be a tad overwhelming for him. And she's right.
One thing I've learned about myself since having children is that I love celebrating. I love recognizing important dates and events and saying, "hey, this is important!" by marking it with some kind of celebration. One year ago (well, in early May) Isaac was born. And that is important. And it's something that I want to celebrate with our friends. I like the idea of pulling everyone together and saying, "celebrate with us!" There is something about pulling our community into it that makes it more tangible.
And, it's no secret that I love having parties. Remember when I was pregnant with Isaac and very worried about Andrew's party? 5 months before his birthday? I know that their birthdays have a whole lot to do with me doing my thing for a pre-arranged audience. Invitations, favors, cakes, foods, decorations, etc., etc. I just LOVE it. So throwing birthday parties for me is part pulling my community together to celebrate and part crafting it up. Part honorable and part selfish.
Oh. And part scrapbook.
Posted by Dave at 10:26 AM