I guess this was a bad time of the year to try to not spend. After all, in just a few weeks we have a lot of celebrating to do:
- April 1st is my 9th anniversary with my wonderful husband Craig
- April 3rd is Jacob's 3rd birthday
- April 7th is Ryan's 6th birthday (and he shares a birthday with my Grandpa - who will be 79!)
- April 12th is Easter
- May 10th is Mother's Day
- May 20th is Madeline's 8th birthday
This weekend we made a trip to Sam's Club for some needed grocery items. We also stopped at the party supply store to see if they had any Indiana Jones party supplies. They did not, so I had to order them this morning. The boys have a joint party with our family and friends in April and Maddie has one in May. This year, both Maddie and Ryan were interested in celebrating their birthdays at Bounce U with some friends, so we booked a joint party for them there later in April. Because I spend my days with a houseful of kids (doing childcare) the idea of hosting a home birthday party for my kids friends is enough to send me to the looney bin! So Bounce U it is (and, since Maddie and Ryan are sharing the party, it's actually quite affordable!).
But I just spent $100 on party goods! Yikes! This was a total for 3 different parties, so it isn't as bad as it seems. With my possible surgery looming in the near future, I feel better knowing that I have the party stuff under control and we'll be ready to go (especially if I am recovering from a surgery). The boys are having Indiana Jones and Maddie chose a horse pattern that we actually have not had in previous years!
Now I just need to work on the menus for the parties!