It is going to be wild leaving him home with Diva and Poppa tomorrow for a few days to be at the hospital having Baby Henry. I remember bringing Charlie home from the hospital and just marveling at his big brother Oscar and how much my little boy had grown up. I know that feeling will be the same watching Charlie become a big brother. I teared up this morning watching the two of them rock their doll, Baby Sam, in the bassinet I had just set up for Henry. They were so sweet and gentle! And then they tried to sing "RockaBye Baby." Oh good grief. You don't even have to be crazy hormonal (like I super am) for that to affect your tear ducts. Geez. My baby is going to be a big brother.
Anyway, I am a firm believer in the "Every Dog Has His Day" rule and, mostly by sheer willpower, I have kept Henry's presence from totally effecting Charlie's birthday. (I know in the future they may want to share a birthday party or something, but for now I don't want my little guy to get lost in the newness of having a baby brother yet.) We had mostly a family party since Tim and I decided long ago that parties will be every other year. We did have Tim's ASP college team come since the boys are completely CRAZY about them and Diva (my mom) was here as well. We had a super fun mustache party!
The boys both had so much fun. Charlie had been practicing blowing out candles all week long, so he was really ready to blow those candles. It took him like two seconds to do it! I had to relight them 3 times for him to feel satisfied that he really did get those candles out. Crazy kiddo. I bought some stick-on mustaches for everyone to wear, too. Charlie's stuck on the longest. He thought he was so grown up. He really is my sweet little man!
About the party itself, I made a giant chocolate mustache cake and Diva made some mustache ginger snaps. I had some felt mustache pins for everyone and some fun photobooth props to play with. I also served "cuties" (little oranges), sixlets, and chocolate milk - all favorites of my little men. We also grilled some burgers and dogs and had "beer." Rootbeer, that is. Here are some more snapshots of the party...
The party was a great success. I think Charlie had a blast and he really felt like a big boy. And tomorrow he becomes a big brother! Ack!
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