Wow, what a crazy and exciting weekend at the Papini house. This weekend was Marco’s third birthday and in our usual fashion we threw a huge party. This year I decided to go with a Despicable Me theme we called Despicable Three. We went all out with minions everywhere, Despicable Me games, goodie bags, and a Salsa & Salsa menu. I created a shredded beef taco bar and Mexican appetizers to get the party started. We also had plenty of sweets because what is a party without desserts. We decided to go with ice cream sundae bar with everything imaginable for toppings. We thought this was fitting given that the minions love gelato (ice cream in the minion language). My sister-in-law, Allene, made an awesome 3-D minion cake that was the hit of the party. To top it off, I had such a good time making chocolate chip cookie robots with Marco. While doing these super-themed parties is a lot of work it is worth it to see the kids get so excited. It was especially worth seeing Marco’s eyes light up when he saw his cake and said, “that’s mine, Marco’s cake!”

Happy birthday little man…now I have to start planning for next year.

Chao for now.