Sunday, January 22, 2012

Celebrating Finny's Second Birthday

People sometimes lament winter birthdays, or try to commiserate with me that Finn was born "so close to Christmas." I do understand the December birthday problem (hi, Susan!), but I love that Finn is a mid-January baby, and here's why:
  • Celebrating his birthday alleviates the post-Christmas blahs
  • His date doesn't land amongst a bevy of other birthdays (as Will's does), so we're not squeezing it into a party-packed schedule
  • The party gives us and our guests something to do and something to look forward to when the weather is inhospitable
  • Smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-winter timing takes away the decision about an outdoor vs. indoor party; whatever we do (last year it was at My Gym, this year we had a musician at our home) has to be inside, and that makes the planning a bit easier
That brings me to today, when we had our kid extravaganza with musician Stacey Peasley providing the entertainment. Finn and Will were a bit overwhelmed at the start, but once the pizza arrived they'd gotten their bearings, and by cake time, predictably, they were ready to party.

Thanks to our friends for celebrating with us and helping the whole morning run smoothly. We had so much fun, and Finny's a lucky man for having all these wonderful people in his life. 

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