We’ve had lots of excitement recently. Baby G turned one! Now that she is officially a toddler, it’s time to drop the “Baby” from the name I use for her here, and time to start referring to her as G. G’s first week as a one year old was a big one. In a three day span she had her first birthday party, her first trip to Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and her first swim lesson!
Despite Gary, then G, and finally me being sick with a cold in the two weeks leading up to her birthday, the party came together pretty well! We did a simple Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme. We grilled hotdogs, ordered a couple of pizzas and decorated mostly with streamers from the dollar store and balloons we blew up ourselves with a Balloon Time Tank (we bought ours for $20 at Walmart).
Since G’s birthday fell on a Monday, we celebrated with family and friends the day before. Then, on her birthday, Gary and I spent the day with G at Disney World! We are so fortunate to have a kind friend who works at Disney and was able to bring us to Disney for free!
We live in Florida, where there is water EVERYWHERE! Accidental drowning is a serious concern for children in many states. Fortunately, G was able to start ISR swim lessons the day after her birthday! These lessons focus on water safety, teaching babies and children what to do to survive if they fall into water. We were so blessed that many family members and friends contributed to cover the cost of her lessons in lieu of, or in addition to, birthday presents.
Have you had any big celebrations recently?