What I wanted was a party! I've tried to pitch the idea before on my Friday the 13th birthday with not much enthusiasm. (Doesn't anyone else think a Zombie party would have been super fun?)
Anyway, late one night while feeding Goob (new name for #2 that is actually sticking) I had this brilliant idea for a party. Each month of the year has different national celebrations. You know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get the idea? So I started looking up different celebrations for the best month of the year...NOVEMBER!
I gave Mr Medic the shpeel, and even though he gave me the usual "I'm not following you" look, he consented to helping me achieve my wildest birthday dreams, even though it's not his cup of tea. I am so glad he was willing to do what I wanted for my birthday, but I have to be honest in the end I did feel a little guilty asking him to do something he wasn't fond of just so I could have a fun time.
Even though there were moments of stress,
we I had a good time, and we learned some important lessons on working together and communication. We'll see if we try anything like this again any time soon!
The decorations went along with November being Aviation History Month
Folding Paper Airplanes
Flying Paper Airplanes
Instead of gifts each person brought a food item and filled our carry on bag to donate to the Family Crisis Center for National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month
Bubble Gum Blowing Contests for TMJ Awareness month
Reese's Ice Cream Cake for Peanut Butter Lovers Month
DDR just because it's fun
We put together New Mother Packets for the local hospital in honor of
Family Caregivers Awareness Month
Notice the garland in the background...all thanks to Mr Medic for folding tons and tons of airplanes
And a party just isn't complete without a photo booth to celebrate MO-VEMBER
HERE'S ALL OUR WONDERFUL FRIENDS THAT MADE IT SO MUCH FUN!
AND FOR MY TWO FAVORITES THAT MADE IT ALL POSSIBLE...LOVE YOU BOTH!