Pax turns one this month and I'm pretty emotional about it. On the one hand I'm dying to get away with Matt for a children-free weekend. On the other hand, it is so sad to let go of those baby days. *sigh*
When I was pregnant with Pax my MIL informed me that May is a hard time to have babies because of the wedding/graduation season (Gee, I wish I'd consulted her before hand. ha ha! I love my MIL!). Know what? She's kinda right.
Pax's first birthday is a case-in-point. He turns one on Saturday May 22nd. Perfect, right? Wrong-o! That Saturday Dirk, a friend from Germany/Barcelona, is flying in for a visit. Between preparing for his visit, getting to the airport, going out to eat, showing off our town, etc., there is really no time to host a birthday party for Pax.
Sunday then? Nope. Cousin Luke graduates on May 23rd and we'll go to his celebratory BBQ. Monday-Friday? Nope. No one could make a party during the weekday due to work obligations. So, Pax's party will be held a week and a day later (so my sister and her family can come).
Here's where you come in. Shower me with your advice. Should I do something small on his actual birthday (perhaps a small family party)? Should I pretend it isn't his birthday until his actual party (since he'll be none the wiser)? What do you think?
P.S. His party is "space" themed and we're doing a time capsule for him. If anyone out there in blogland has something they'd like thrown in there, please contact me via e-mail and I'll send my address! (Wouldn't it be fun to send a post-card or something from where ever you are???).