Elaina's birthday party is creeping closer and closer. I've decided I'm starting to feel old. Party planning was so incredibly fun when I only had one, or when they both were so very little. Now I'm getting worn out!
We're doing a "carnival" complete with corn dogs and crinkle fries (no cheese, sorry!). We even have some carnival games and prizes. Just tonight I painted a poster for the party. Yes, I painted a POSTER for the party. I'm losing my mind.
Next year it's pizza and/or maybe I'll take her and a friend to a movie. That sounds perfectly SIMPLE and easy and less expensive.
My belly is starting to feel incredibly firm. Oh and when I said my belly button popped out on my last post- it hasn't actually popped OUT. It's kind of even with my belly. I don't think it ever actually popped out with my other girls. Guess I got myself a little confused. It happens... a LOT!
I'm getting closer to figuring out the nursery colors. I cannot find anything purple unless I spend double, triple or more. Being Miss Frugal I just can't do that, not for my third child's room (sorry Zoe baby). So I won some PINK crib sheets on Ebay today- one gingham, one stripe and one solid. They're very pale and very girly.
So I think we're going pink! I am going to get a pink breathable bumper. I never had a bumper with my other girls because of the SIDS risk associated with it. Good thing I didn't have a regular bumper with Abigail because she loved to burrow her face into the bars of her crib (and now her toddler bed). She could've suffocated.
With Elaina it was so annoying because she'd lose her binky multiple times throughout the night and I'd have to crawl around on the floor, in the dark, trying to find it for her. I had no idea about breathable bumpers until much later. It would've saved me a ton of sleeplessness!
Oh and funny thing. I found THIS diaper bag because I wanted something Daniel would carry, too. He is dead set on this diaper bag (no pun intended), regardless of the fact that Zoe is a GIRL. And the fact that I was semi-joking. The other choice is THIS totally cool bowling bag. It will be fun to see how the diaper-bag-battle plays out. This is one of those things we probably won't buy unless we end up with a giftcard or something anyway, but it's fun to dream!