Happy Friday + Randomness

Happy Friday! The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of celebrations and there’s still one last hurrah this weekend. After the American Girl bonanza, I’m determined to not go overboard with K’s party this weekend. M and I will be entertaining about 10 kids and I’m shooting for an ultra casual gathering. Of course, I’m already making elaborate DIY plans for a magnetic “Pin the button on the Dress” game, so I might already be shifting over to the dark side of overdoing things…Oh, and I got a pinata that doesn’t require whacking (as illustrated above, you just pull on those ribbons), and I hope the kids don’t find it too anti-climactic.

I wouldn’t have been able to get everything done without my mom aka Ba-chan. There are some things happening behind the scenes that could become incredibly exciting so I’ve been unusually busy, and she’s been steadfast and a dream babysitter/gourmet chef/all-around supporter. And I don’t think I mentioned that I got into an accident earlier this week (all cars and people involved are fine, and thankfully, it wasn’t my fault. A car backed right into me in the middle of the street!) – it’s been a crazy week.


Overheard an exchange between K and M the other day:

K: C’mon Butter Creams, let’s have game time*.

M: Alright Butter Bunions, let’s go.

*”Game time” is special bonding time that K and M regularly have that involves practicing karate kicks or playing video games. I have no idea what these nicknames mean.


Wishing you a thoroughly enjoyable weekend! I’ll be back on Monday with something a little different…

Thanks so much, Ba-chan
On Saturday you will leave
How will we function?

10 thoughts on “Happy Friday + Randomness

  1. Doesn’t sound like an overly casual party to me 😉 I’m still dreading the first kid-party I’ll have to entertain in five months, when the oldest turns six…

    Curious about the interesting developments you mentioned! (and yes, helpful mothers in the neighbourhood are a blessing!)

    1. I’m doing my best to keep the party low-key – we’ll see how it goes! 🙂 planning for a kid-party is superfun but can be a little stressful too…

      I’ll keep you posted on the developments – it’s still early days!

  2. That pinata looks amazing Sanae! How many kids have to pull the strings? or only one is enough? :P. Anyway that party seems lots o fun! what a nice thing that your mom is with you, I wish my one with me more often!
    Happy weekend and enjoy the Birthday party!

    1. Thanks Maria! The piñata comes with eight strings, and I’m still trying to figure out how to get 10 kids to have a turn…maybe they can all pull together! Update: I counted again and there’s actually, 12atrings. Hurrah!

  3. I feel relieved to know that nobody hurt in the accident. I have seen K’s bday dress, very very beautiful!! wish I were K so I got chance to try it on! haha… Happy weekend my friend!

  4. So sorry to hear about the car accident! Glad you weren’t hurt, but it’s still scary. Such a vivid reminder how things can change in an instant!
    You’ve got a lot on your plate right now. Thanks for taking the time to still blog! Of course I’m super curious as to the behind-the-scenes comment, but will try to be patient:) And good luck with K’s party – that pinata looks great!

    1. Thanks for your concern, Lucinda! I took the car in to get an estimate and it looks like it’s going to require more work than I thought for such a minor bump. Such a bummer…

      Anyway, I hope to be able to be less mysterious about the goings-on soon!

  5. Glad to hear you are OK. I totally understand your reluctance to smashing up pinatas – I refuse to let my children get ones shaped like living objects because the idea of bashing a cute animal to death is really not an appealing one. This year the kids demolished a beautiful rainbow pinata at my daughter’s party; that was bad enough! Hope your party goes well, and please do give us a report on the party games!

    1. So true, Marisa – I’ve always found the piñata segment of a party a bit disconcerting…I’ll be doing all the prep/set-up of the party and M is in charge of entertaining, so it should be pretty relaxing for me! M is awesome with big groups of kids!

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