Yesterday was a blast! So the party started at 1:00. Naturally people showed up fashionably late. No biggie, I kind of expected it. What I didnt expect was that not everyone would show up at the same time.
We had people arrive in waves. Two people, then 3 people 3 hours later, then 3 people 2 hours later and 2 people an hour later. All the meantime people were leaving here and there and no one was all here at the same time lol It was kind of funny. I wish that all my BLM friends were able to come but unfortunately many could not for various reasons. I was really looking forward to meeting Bridget from Molly Bears but at the last moment was not able to come. I totally understand why she couldn't I dont blame her. She did say to look out for a little special something that day though. And to my surprise she sent the most beautiful flowers. It seriously brought tears to my eyes when I saw it arrive. I could feel the love she sent all the way from San Diego through these precious flowers.
I had 3 BLMs attend in all. Monica, Cassie and Karen. I just have to get this out there as well. Before the guests arrived I let my family know that I am having BLM friends coming as well. I went over the "what not to say/ask". The last thing I wanted was for one of my BLM sisters to get hurt at my rainbow party. My dad is in his 80's and very distracted and a bit senile if you ask me. I was beyond mortified when the very first thing he asked Karen was "So, do you have a child here?" I was sitting right next to Karen when my own father asked her this. Karen and I were I guess a bit surprised and shocked to hear this question. I was just furious and I was hinting for my dad to lay off the subject. And poor Karen just replied "no." God that ripped my heart out. My dad being very absent minded probably didnt get the hints so I had to pull him aside to another room and spell it out for him. I hope this didnt ruin Karen's time here. On the up side, she did hear Mason's song playing at our party. She told me that it follows her everywhere. I thought that was so sweet. Mason was totally at the party in spirit.
I also wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Cassie for still attending even though she had another party to attend afterwards and for coming with a sprained ankle and her 2 yr old. Im sure that took a lot of energy and was a struggle. It means so much to me that she took the effort to coming to this very special celebration.
The rest of the people that were there were just friends and I appreciate that one friend in particular, Monique, wasnt scared to ask me about Genesis when Karen and I were talking about our babies that are no longer here. It really meant a lot to me. I also really appreciated her showing up as I have not seen her since high school and even then she was more my brother's friend than mine. But things have changed in the last 10 years and Im very lucky to have her as my friend. She too is a single mom and I know that most things are a struggle with a child. So I know that it took effort to come to the party. I hope she and her beautiful son Christian had fun.
We played some games and gave away prizes. All the kids had a fun time. D made lots of new friends and so did G. G was passed around and everyone loved her. They all said they wanted to "bite her" because of all her little chunky rolls lol. All in all it was a great party and everyone had a great time. Since there are SO many photos I made a slide show of them. Take a look. (and as always, to see all the photos with my rainbows in it head on over to my facebook page.)