Happy Tuesday. For our household yesterday was one of our favorite days, affectionately know as "Game Day!" We greet each other with this sentiment as we greet the day. Our son walks around saying "Touch Down" and we all wear the colors of our Alma Mater, green and gold. This game day was different though and we were very excited. I wanted to share a major victory with you. In preparing for our gathering and celebration I did something I have been striving to do for a long time....

Yep, the night before I had all the platters out, labeled, serving utensils included! The decorations were almost completely finished and all the food that was able to be was prepared, and ready to go. For those that don't know I have been throwing parties for years and still haven't mastered this absolutely crucial skill. I think it is because secretly I thrive on stress and deadlines, the rush of adrenaline is one of the "fun" parts of throwing a party for me. Now that I have a child though, this is no longer an option. And the morning of the game when I woke up and played with my son rather than running around trying to prep for our party, I knew that I have finally hit my stride. Trust me, I will never go back to my old ways of throwing a party. 

One final bragging note and then I am done. Our sweet son fell asleep after hours of entertaining a crowd. He stayed asleep in his daddy's arms even amidst the cheers, high fives done over his head and the squeal of our happy duck lips. Moments like these are worth every painstaking hour of sleep training, vacuuming during naps, decisions to not babyify the room for optimal sleep, etc... Maybe we just got lucky, but I know that our hard work is at least part of his great ability to sleep through moments like these! 

Sleepy duck. He is totally out!
Ducks, you made us proud and we will continue to stand by you through the good and the bad. Here's to next year and all it will bring! GOOOOOO Ducks!

2 Responses
  1. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Great party!

  2. Thanks! It was really fun, which made the ending bearable. I think we were all so stuffed from the snacking that we were too tired to cry ; )

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