This weekend was Victoria’s first birthday. This milestone was going to be celebrated with a small gathering of friends and family. But first there is the preparation. Now, our kids left the nest some time ago and I had forgotten some of the rituals that went with this kind of party. We had to decorate, make the birthday cake and the dreaded assemble the toys routine. I had promised myself that I would never buy something again that said: some assembly required. Clearly, I failed to take into account the parents plans.
Making the carrot cake involved me only as far as prepping the carrots. No Problem. Since mom had the forethought to get a bottle of helium, getting the balloons filled was also no problem. Then came the -easy to assemble- Little Tike Cozy Coup which was another matter. The instructions that came with it were nearly useless, but we were able to go to their web site and watch a step by step video .It was pretty good, as long as you turned the volume down on the music. Two hours later, it was done.
Now the preparations are complete, next phase-the celebration!