Saturday, Party Day

November 15, 2008 at 4:34 pm 1 comment


As a note, at a young girl’s tea party, always make a big bowl of punch with ice cream or hot cocoa, or something besides tea…no young girls around here LIKE tea in their tea cups.  I was so glad I made alternate plans last year!  I think it was Good Little Friend Molly who said she didn’t like tea and gave me an early heads up.  Thanks, Girl!

Just one more girl here for the party.  They are watching a video they made of themselves downstairs.  Cracking me up how much they let loose for silliness.

Red put on a suit to be a server at his sister’s birthday like he and Dad did last year…ADORABLE.  He did as much as we’d let him do–did NOT let him carry them red punch.  He begged and begged.  Older brother?  He ATE the cookies…and begged and begged for MORE. 

Goldy helped me decorate the cookies this year since I knew more what I was doing.  I left a few at the end after I was sure I had enough for the party. 

As a note, I left sugar out of the first batch.  I wouldn’t recommend that.  We drowned them in icing and ate most of them anyway. 

The cookies were a hit again this year…I found that they preserved well overnight, a huge plus.  I totally recommend the Pampered Chef decorator (mine is just about falling apart–need a new one), and the new color gels for icing at Kroger.  Man, the bright pink, orange, lime green, lavender…SO pretty!

I’m starting to tire of the taste of icing, but it took me two days to do so.  Man, those cookies are good…just the right blend between a “not quite sweet enough” cookie, and balanced with that creamy vanilla frosting.  Can’t beat it in my book.  My jeans will not fit next week, but hey.  Priorities people.

We had four girls this year, but that was enough for me.  I didn’t have a gift for Goldy on her birthday party day.  I would normally be bothered by this, but today, what is…has to be enough for us all.  I wasn’t sure what she wanted and I’ve been blessing her with some fun things lately…I know God is good to her without the extra trip to the store today. 

I hope to take her shopping soon…she can enjoy her birthday money and have something a little extra.  And in the meantime, I pray for God to bless her when I give her all she deserves.   Right now, she is cuddled up with her Daddy on the couch watching “Grinch that Stole Christmas” and looks pretty happy to me.  She said her party wasn’t as good as last year’s because of that.  Oh well, not every even child gets a party every year…you can’t always have it all.  We had fun and enjoyed it and celebrated all week…and that’s enough.

I have a cold.  It’s hitting hard today on the drainage.  The last two days, my primary symptom was just that I felt like butter, melting into the floor.  I’m not sure any doctor can treat that, so I didn’t mention it… more than a few times.  I think I’ve been fighting it for several days, which explains a lot.

To try to get a good family photo this year, we had no adults stay, so The Hub told any girls who wanted to they could take our photo for a contest.  We have yet to award a winner, and…in fact, we don’t know who’s picture is whose, but I’m glad we took several!  That worked great. We were just afraid the candles would melt down!

Goldy picked her Daddy’s suit and tie for the event.  I was glad to get to dress comfortably!  Off the hook!  I can never feel comfortable standing up straight in a group photo without feeling like I’m blocking someone behind me.  But, I really need to work on that.  My kid’s will think I had a spinal problem someday.

As a personal plus, during the party, a delivery-man came with my raw scrapbook cards for Christmas.  I hope to make some this year.  We’ll see!  I hope to work on that soon.  Soon.  Soon.  I guess I need to paint first and finish our bedroom first. (Does it ever end once you start?  I’ve only heart such stories…and now I know it’s true! On and on and on it goes.  Love the push it gives you to clean stuff out, but whew…there is way too much everywhere to clean out!  I need to do a major clean out everywhere.  Not my favorite chore, but love it when it’s done.)

Will prepare for 2nd grade Sunday School class tomorrow.  The weeks go by SO fast.  I just know that because I planned good crafts the last two weeks and ended up with a low turnout,  I’ll probably end up with a slew tomorrow!  I just hope I’m feeling well enough to go tomorrow.  Mornings can be rough getting going with the throat this week.

Hope you and yours are enjoying the rainy fall weather.  We had enough rain mixed with snow to turn the barn roof white for about give minutes!  Great day for fires and warm drinks and cozy sweaters (and making mental lists of all the things you should have gotten done “before the cold weather and rain hit”.  I know we have!) 😀

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  • 1. graceisenough  |  November 16, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Cookies look great!!!! Thank you for your thoughts recently, and for a different reason, you have been in mine as well! Love you.

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