The boy that never sleeps – theme+food

October 6, 2016

Within hours of bringing Jude home from the hospital, people began asking us if he is sleeping through the night.

Random person: “Oh, is he sleeping through the night yet?!”
What came out of my mouth: “Nope. He doesn’t sleep at night.”
What was going through my head: “Beeeeeep beep beebeep. No he doesn’t sleep. Beeeeeeeeeep I am tired.”

I was optimistic and figured he would eventually learn to sleep through the night… I am still waiting for THAT night to happen. Good thing I didn’t hold my breath.

Bringing some humor to our year of sleepless nights, we decided to have a slumber party for Jude’s first birthday.

Here is the invitation I made in Photoshop:

It has been one whole year with only a little sleep.
Our little man hasn’t quite figured out how to count sheep.
Please join us for a slumber party in honor of Jude Grey.
We will serve nightcaps & breakfast in bed on his special day.
Since it will be nighttime, as everyone knows,
Please wear your pajamas instead of your clothes!
Just when it has come time for us to go to bed,
You will all go to your own homes to sleep instead!

I had this invitation printed on metallic paper and I was very impressed with the results! The paper made the stars shine and I couldn’t be happier with the overall look.

Apparently when you invite people over, it is polite to feed them. This is quite a problem being I have a hate-hate relationship with cooking + baking.

When we first joined our church, I received a phone call asking if I could make sugar cookies for the fall dinner. Trying to make a great impression, I told the desperate cookie coordinator that I would get her ten dozen sugar cookies. After I committed to ten dozen, she casually mentioned that there is a specific recipe to follow! It turns out that I couldn’t pick these up from the bakery. When I received the recipe in the mail, it only listed the ingredients. Oh my. Thankfully, one of our relatives gave me step by step instructions. I never knew sugar cookies could cause so much stress!


The point of me sharing this sugar cookie story is to reiterate how much I hate cooking and baking. I get anxiety even thinking about preparing food for others. With that being said, for Jude’s birthday party, all food prepared served will have very simple instructions OR will be purchased.

My thoughts…
Don’t do this:
baking When you can just do this:
I am setting the bar nice and low with this no stress game-plan:
Yep. Wish me luck!

Jude’s Birthday Posts:
Invite +Food Inspiration // Wishlist // Decorations // Recap

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  • Reply
    October 6, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    This is hilarious and so clever!! I thought I would never sleep again. Literally. Conor was up 4-5 times a night until a year, and then one day it was 2 times, and then one morning I shot up at 730 am not knowing where I was, smashed through his door because I thought for sure something had happened. I startled him awake and he gave me the same face I had been giving him for the last 14 months – “WHY IN THE WORLD ARE YOU WAKING ME UP?!”

    • Reply
      October 6, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Jude turns a year in 7 days… maybe there is still hope!?

      We took away his paci in hopes that it will help in the long run…

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