Tuesday, April 5, 2011

man do we know how to par-tay or what?

so...  I'm supposed to be telling all about my lovely blog for this "Ultimate Blog Party" thing...

Like - who am I?
what am I doing here?
where am I going?

oh wait...  maybe those weren't the questions?

let's just party...

Look - I even bought presents!  Oh, don't tell sweet M, she thinks it was all about her!

but seriously - what kind of a good mother would purchase dolls with accessories this size for a child?  (in my own defense - she just turned Seven...  and has never actually swallowed any non-food item.  Shoot, we barely get her to swallow FOOD items aside from Tacos or Mac 'n Cheese)

speaking of food...  I made an incredibly special meal for the occasion (haha - obviously not a cooking blog you've happened upon here folks!)

we even made a cake - she helped!  I love this age - simple meal... simple cake...  simple party...  I know, they get older... and more demanding... (Sometimes I would deem this a cake decor blog... but not today... check out the disco cake from 2 weeks ago, that was much more detailed)

and because it's a "par-tay" we had friends over to watch a movie...  (shhh... again, sweet M thinks they were celebrating something else... and you might find a movie review here once in a blue moon...  "might" - book reviews I do all the time... but there's a separate blog for that)

and then the weekend hit...  and my partying spirit went out the window - time to spruce up the house!  I spent about 12 hours with a paintbrush in hand on Saturday...  no joke.  Our church conferences were televised this weekend and I enjoyed listening while I painted.

One problem with this?  The touching moments...  it is REALLY a bad idea to be painting and wipe away a tear...

I was a mess - I looked pretty nasty when my daughter came to remind me that her soccer game was soon.  Luckily ManOfTheHouse was closer to done and ran the 3 soccer players to the field while I scrubbed my hands, face and arms... and pulled my blue streaked hair into a quick ponytail.  I figured it was very trendy and I'd get cool points from the kids.

Umm...  I missed a spot.
actually I missed a few spots - but H started to move away from me in horror when I exposed the bottoms of my feet in all their rainbow colored glory.  There go the "cool points" right out the window.

and - even though this is SO not a decor blog - you will likely be subjected to my cool new "library" (a.k.a. - the place where I shove all the books in the house) and the new "guest room" (a.k.a. - the curtained off area with a bed that my boys now think they should be able to call their own.

(big bash blog party - okay that's not what it's called - is being sponsored by 5minutesformom.com...  which is probably why I felt it was okay to participate even though 5 minutes is about all the time I've got this week...  today?  gotta finish putting all the books back on shelves.  Yesterday I thought I was done - but then found a pile in the laundry room.  Sometimes it's just best not to ask "why" around my house.


Barbaloot said...

Fun party stuff---both the blog and the birthday:) I remember getting cute, doll accessories. Especially American Girl ones...I was obsessed!

I like the paint. I vote you get lost of cool points.

Garden of Egan said...

I think the cool factor is YOU!
Really it would be too weird if you had a french manicure instead of paint on yourself.
I really wanna see pictures of the room color.........on the walls.

Kristina P. said...

You definitely party like a rock star!

Cluttered Brain said...

Wahoo!! You partied!!!
And when you party you go all out with the food...lol.
You go girl!
i love ya T! (despite the annoying word verification i am still typing at the request of you....) istsh what the heck does that mean anyway?
Apparently I could not spell that last word correctly..*sigh* cenchuk
I feel like cenchuk ing at typing this word...

Megz said...

Looks like a winner of a Birthday for M. Reminds me that I've got to get going on Ethan's. bleh.
I wanna see the finished painted products.


Lovely to meet you through UBP. This is my first year and I am enjoying finding so many great blogs, like yours.


Gg - Notes on the Journey

ps. you should get a prize for being #350 on the UBP list. :)

Krista said...

I wanna see pictures of the "blue" you painted - I love color! I have a little, wee project of my own I'm going to be working on.

Sher said...

Oh I think I get to see the paint first! I hope though, that you weren't feeling like you had to get it done for us. We could have all piled on the couches and floors with your kids and had a truly non slumberish party. I'm sure they'd still do fine in school:) M's birthday looked fantastic.

Saimi said...

Why didn't you just make it a paint party and give each girl a brush...Many hands make light work! Ha!!

Actually those girls look so cute watching the movie..What was it, New Moon? Wait, no that was once in a blue moon..never mind.

Anyway, your da BOMB for sure!!

Alida said...

Hi there! Just stopping by from the UBP... looking forward to reading more from you.

joy & blessings,

Epic said...

Way to party like it's 2011.
Char from UBP #372

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

I would so be the one to wipe away a tear while painting, mostly because I'm a total cryer, and wind up with paint in my hair. Yep, that's about right!

Have fun "partying" and hope to have you stop by when you get the chance!

Patti Hanan said...

I am a new follower from the blog party. I love your sense of humor! Hope you will stop by and visit :)

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP – trying to visit all on the link for Christian blogs by the end of the day (I've not been going straight down the list…but I'm now on my last round!). I'm #73 (Being Made New – http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com). I hope you might be able to pop in at my place sometime soon.