Last year, I updated frequently about planning Will's 1st birthday and I didn't plan on doing that again this year, but it seems that I should probably add a little something about his birthday party planning. We weren't going to do a huge party this year and we were thinking of ways to keep it simple, but obviously, we are not simple people. I wanted to something small and simple and that is not going to happen. Clay and I talked and talked about it and it is just not possible to leave certain people out. So big party it is! Will seriously has so many people that are constants in his life. It is amazing how many people love my child. Clay and I are overwhelmed by that thought daily!
Also, last year it took me a long time to settle on a theme, because Will was only 1 and not really in to anything. But thankfully this year his has some favorites, and this picture will give you a party theme hint...
He put the stickers on himself, and was so proud!
So we are having a Mickey Mouse birthday. I am so happy because there is a ton of Mickey stuff available so it takes some of the stress out of planning.
I have already purchased the invitations, return address labels, thank you cards, and most of the party decorations and supplies. Really all that is left to do is order the cake and food, send out invitations, and then have the party. I am excited and I hope Will will love it. Most people think it doesn't matter about the party because he won't remember, but I want him to be able to look back at pictures and know that he was celebrated and loved. It's more about the people and the time we get to spend with them, and less about the preparation and money it takes to pull this party off.
Okay, enough about that for now!
Last night, while Will was putting stickers on his face, we also did a couple of other fun things.
Clay and Will played basketball while I cooked dinner. Will is finally understanding what to do with the ball. He loves to shoot the ball and claps even if he misses. It is so cute. Clay and his dad have a long running tradition of father-son basketball games, so I am glad that this is something Will and Clay can continue. Of course, Clay has an advantage right now because the goal is only 3 feet tall!