Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Party by the numbers

3--number of doorways with decorations hanging down that I keep hitting
15--number of balloons purchased by grandparents
14--number of balloons intact at decorating time

6--number of children running around our backyard
8--number of adults milling about
14--number of hot dogs consumed
13--number of train car cakes I iced
3--number of additional train cars I iced when all of the boys wanted blue
75--percent of time kids spent in the backyard

1--number of clogs in the kitchen sink
1.25--number of hours it took the plumber to get our kitchen sink functional again
1:00--time the party began
1:15--time the plumber left
37,000 (or so)--number of dirty dishes out on the counter when guests arrived
1,000,000--little toy pieces all over the play room


Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

Happy Birthday!! We did a train cake for Linus' second...did you use the cake pan from William's Sonoma? Cute.

Glad the party went off well!

Aliki2006 said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like the party went well--and you were outnumbered!

Lisa b said...


Mouse said...

The kids had a great time--our backyard really earned its keep. And by letting them hang out there, it really limited the impact on our house.

And this is the train cake pan from William's Sonoma--second year in a row we've used it, but Thomas is as popular as ever in our house, so it was just fine by Scooter.