When It Rains It Pours, that is how I felt for so many reasons and then some for most of the day.
Black Friday and also known (most already know) as Lily Ann’s 2nd Birthday around our house had shaped up to be a crazy day. I truly hadn’t stopped to breath or take a moment for myself.
I got up around 7 am. I went to bed after writing more of my novel last night. I wrote the least amount in any one day that I have in awhile to be honest on Thanksgiving, but not only was it a holiday, but I am battling what appears to be a virus. I was at the chiropractor the day before and started to feel a bit light headed and nauseous during my appointment and haven’t been able to truly shake this feeling. I have been taking Motrin for my head and Pepto for my stomach. So fun times, but I had no time to be feeling sick, because between Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Lily’s Birthday, I truly needed to get stuff done.
So back to the issue at hand, once I got up today, I tried to catch up on my e-mails, blog replies, others blogs and Hubpage articles, too. Then, my girls got up, got dressed, eat breakfast and had Lily open her presents. Everything, she opened was opened to the tune of, “Please Daddy, can you open this now?” Well at least she is polite!!
Once everything was opened, she was so happy and in toy heaven. I got myself together for my mom and I to go out for our annual Black Friday trip to The Children’s Place. God, I love that store and their Black Friday deals are too good to pass up. They run an all store 30% off on top of their discounts already and then you can use the 20% coupon mailed to you, plus 5% off on your Place card. We walked out of there with four bags of clothes for my kids and presents for kids in our family. Serious discounts, that I can’t pass up and I pretty much wait to do my kids winter clothing shopping until this day every year now.
Once we finished there, I had to run to AC Moore to pick up a number 2 candle for the birthday girl’s Barbie Cake tonight. Then, I got home to find that Lily had broken one of my kitchen chairs that Kevin had to fix with wood glue (not sure what kind of party he throws when I am out!).. He fed the kids lunch, but of course came back to a sink full of dirty dishes and glasses, too (no surprise there!). So, I had to clean that mess up, as well.
Next up, I had to decorate the Barbie Cake, while Kevin decided to play some PS3 (yes, if I could have murdered him and gotten away with it, I would have at that very moment). Then once the cake was decorated, I now had to clean the house (vacuum, mop and a once over) for tonight’s guests for the birthday girl. Thank god we are ordering pizza, because I am truly too tired and sick for much else.
All-in-all her party went off swimmingly and she was so very happy in her new matching ‘Rock Star’ outfit as Emma called it. I would have had more pictures, but Kevin decided to hand off our camera for our 6 year old nephew to take pictures when she was opening the gifts during the party, but I do have a few that I am thankful to have to keep from this special occasion.
Thank you again for all the wonderful birthday wishes for Lily and hope you enjoy a few photos from the day and a cute video of her opening our presents in the morning.
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