Can you believe it?
I sure can't, that's for sure.
You all would be so proud of me. Well maybe not *proud* because instead of stressing over EVERY. LITTLE. DETAIL. I stressed over none of them.
I waited until the night before to throw together his cake. Jeremy and I realized Sunday morning that we hadn't got a present for our little man. And I had no decorations purchased. OOPS! So I ran out an hour before the family was to come over. And even when they showed up, I hadn't finished getting dressed myself.
But let me back track a little bit.
Evan woke up sick Friday morning - with a fever. So Jeremy and I decided to postpone his party. Which really just meant that we were going to cancel his friends coming over. No need to spread germs.
After informing Evan of what our plans were, he looked at us with his big, puppy dog, blue eyes and explained "if we don't have a party, then I can't turn 4..." Oh my literal little man!
So my heart broke.
What is a mom to do? So I promised him a family party, so you know, he could turn 4. AND another party for his friends.
He was content with that.
And I didn't have to do anything, because it's just family coming over - ha! So I decided since we all were all feeling under the weather just to do a simple cake and make Evan's favorite meal - shrimp fried rice.
Evan did want a Mario Galaxy cake modeled after this:
I had just enough fondant left over from a previous cake to do a small Mario planet - without having to make any more fondant! Score!
It wasn't exactly what I wanted to do, but I was hoping it would appease him.
Then on Sunday morning, we all woke up and both boys were feeling much better. So I texted Jenny and told her I NEEDED her kid to come over so that I could get this party thing over with and not have to worry about doing another party (or cake which Evan informed me that he wanted the real thing). Don't judge, I just wasn't wanting to have another party hanging over my head. She obliged and Joshua came over for the afternoon.
We ate shrimp fried rice, the boys played video games all afternoon and enjoyed cake and presents.
After the party, I was telling Jeremy how sad I felt about not making a big deal over Evan's party. I did feel HORRIBLE about it! But he informed me that Evan was in heaven. He played Mario ALL. DAY. LONG and had his best friend over. What could be better than that?