I wanted to take a picture of the utter chaos our house is in this week as we count down to Anna's birthday and Jack's baptism - but the truth is I can't find the camera! (I think I know where it is - but haven't had the time to unearth it from the pile of party planning supplies currently residing on my dining room table.)
So rather than show you a picture, I'll give you a list of what I've been up to these past few days/week. As a side note, I must confess I'm a list maker. There is something so satisfying about having a long list of stuff to do - and then crossing them off one-by-one ...
Print 40 goody-bag labels for Anna's Snow White party and stick on goody-bags. Check
Stuff said goody-bags with coloring books, crayons, stickers, bubbles, and candy. Make pretty and froo-froo-ey with lots of red, blue, and yellow tissue paper (the color of Snow White's dress, of course). Check
Prepare papers for the kids to color in their 'create your own mug' activity.
Gather craft activities, markers, crayons, stickers, and colored pencils and pack for puppet theatre. Check
Gather and pack tablecloth, napkins, plates, and forks for party. Check
Gather and pack cake stand, cake knife, and matches for party.
Print labels for the inside of Snow White books (to give as favors for the siblings that inevitably will show up who did not RSVP.)
Make double batch of sugar cookie dough. Check
Take Anna to her first soccer practice today at 5:30.
Roll and bake sugar cookie "pops" in the shape of apples.
Finish sewing dress and jon-jon for Anna and James to wear on Sunday (buttons on both and hemming the dresss.)
Wash guest bedroom linens and towels.
Re-clean guest bathroom, sweep up those dust bunnies that can't seem to stay away from our house, dust, and vacuum.
Decorate apple sugar cookies, wrap in cellophane bags, tie with red grosgrain ribbons.
Pick up dress to wear for Jack's baptism (because currently there is NOTHING in my closet that fits that is appropriate for church - yeah, it's time to go back to Weight Watchers and stop avoiding the inevitable...)
Hair appointment Friday.
Pick up Snow White cake on Friday.
Pick up dress socks for James on Friday.
Grocery store for brunch groceries, birthday party treats/beverages, and house guests.
Wholesale florist for flowers for the baptism (and make arrangements - probably on Saturday.)
Liquor store for vodka (brunch bloody mary's) and champagne (brunch mimosas) - i.e. a little mommy juice to make it through the morning... ha!
Attend Jacob's birthday party Friday night at Country Adventures.
Pick up styrofoam blocks to hold the cookie-pops up in baskets - then assemble to take to puppet theatre.
That gets me through Friday ...
I can't think about Saturday right now.