I lost the thread! Even with the links I didn't get subbed.
Happy birthday to all the little ones who are already THREE!! Where has the time gone?
I need to get to bed... We have a field trip in the morning and then a late afternoon party for Judah (3) and Iain (6). I was sitting here working on goodie bags, only to discover I can't possibly finish them tonight.
First, I realized I didn't buy enough stickers. Then, I opened the bouncy balls only to recoil from the stench of PVC.
I started putting them in, anyway, as most of the parents won't care... but I was getting an awful headache from it and realized I just canNOT go against everything I believe in and use these things. So, in addition to taking balloons for inflation (which I totally forgot about until tonight), I also have to return all of the balls and hopefully find something else to finish the bags with *elsewhere*. Elsewhere because I already scoured that PVC-laden store for anything that might work. Sigh. And if I can't find anything, they'll have to make due with a packet of fruit crisps, a bottle of bubbles (real sized, not mini), lollipop, and sheet of themed stickers.
There is a teacher supply just a couple doors down from the party store so I'm hoping they'll have something else appropriate for children 18months to 10 years old. But it's also probably not THAT big of a deal, even though I always want everything to be *perfect!*
I'm just hoping Judah will nap tomorrow between the museum and the party! I'm also praying fervently that the 30% chance of storms tomorrow (by some sites, 50% in the afternoon window) does NOT become a problem. I've said we'd relocate here, but would pretty much have to skip the entire morning part of our day to clean house and get everything ready.
Besides, I don't have ANYthing planned for activities here. So hopefully the weather will hold and we'll have a nice time at a splash pool.
Should go throw some stuff in the wash and get to bed. So not thrilled with having to leave half-finished bags out until tomorrow, but, oh well.