Last Friday we stopped by my Fairy Godmother Pam’s house to drop off her birthday gifts. The kids somehow ended up exploring the attic (her house is like a kid’s paradise with nooks and crannies and hidden doorways). Carsyn found an American Girl Doll which she proceeded to carry around with her the remainder of our visit and, much to her delight, it was offered to her to keep. To say she was thrilled would be an understatement. Apparently the doll is Savannah, but Car has named her Maddy after Pam’s youngest daughter who was the original owner.
Here is a pic from Friday night of Carsyn, who had crawled into my bed to watch TV. Maddy is the doll closest to her.
And on a side note, just to show how much my daughter LOVES her American Girl Dolls, here is a text string from a discussion she had with Chad a few weeks ago:
So Friday night we had an extra cute 4 year old hanging out with us at Chad’s, and we were down one 11 year old boy who was at a birthday party. They played, we all ate nacho’s, and Chad and I watched The Truman Show. That movie holds up. Still great.
I didn’t even push bedtime because experience has taught me that Car and Mar will stay up past 10p regardless of what time I put them to bed. It’s not worth the struggle. So long after Ash was sound asleep, these two crawled into bed to begin the book reading, sheep counting hour that preceeds this scene:
Saturday morning found me at the stove making pancakes much earlier than I would have preferred. And it found Carsyn playing hair stylist to Mar…nice mohawk!
Chad had graduation to attend, and we were once again down the 11 year old who was at yet another birthday party, so the four kids and I played at the park and basketball hoop while I continuously repeated that it was too cold to go swimming at 10am on June 9th in 50 degree weather. Once they all put their feet in and found the water was 81 degrees, I gave in and told them I would let them swim at 11am if they let me get a few things done at home. They were not allowed to complain about being cold ONCE. They happily swam for an hour.
First swim of the season!
Saturday night Chad and I went to a party and then grabbed some dinner and groceries…don’t all couples grocery shop on date nights? Sunday morning I woke bright and early to begin preparations for Ash’s Family Birthday Party. We still made it to mass at 11am and the party was pretty much ready to begin at the 1pm start time.
So Ash’s cake was fun to put together. I made a simple white cake using this recipe, then made cream cheese frosting and bought a bunch of Cookies and Cream Hershey Bars. I frosted the cake then took the chocolate bars, broke off one row, then cut diagonals across the top to create a castle look. Then I threw a bunch of fresh strawberries on top. Ash’s favorite candy bars and favorite fruit together? He was a happy kid.
Our dear friend Paige hanging with the kiddos…My kids are blessed to have many “Aunties”…
Beautiful day for a party!
We raced from the party to Ash’s game that started at 3:15pm. I then hung out with Carsyn and watched Jason’s game which was on the same field at 5:30pm while Chad, Ash and Ty headed to Ty’s game a few miles away. We all then met up at Ty’s game and headed to Super Taco. A few of us were a bit crisp from the sun…All of us were hungry and exhausted…
Handsome boys in their uniforms…and the supportive sis who sat through a heck of a lot of baseball yesterday…
Alas, I found myself falling asleep on the couch by 9:40pm. I called Chad, said goodnight, and the rest is history. I didn’t stir until the sun peaked through the curtains!
Quote of the week: “You are going to make a great therapist!” ~ Texted to me from my hairdresser after our appointment. Made my week.