Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Madison is having a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party on Saturday. That is what kind of party that she asked for. Her second request was that we have Mickey Mouse ears for the party hats, which her mama bought!
Her third request was that she wanted Minnie and Mickey mouse characters in the decorations. Her mama was going to use just Minnie Mouse since Madison is a girl, but no--Madison had to have some Mickey in there, too--and Donald, Goofy, and the whole gang.
Madison, her mama, and I went to Party City today. That place is huge! They had any kind of party decorations that you can imagine. There were aisles and aisles of prizes, balloons, games, decorations. We stayed in there for a long time. One aisle and the whole back part of the store was even devoted to Halloween. I've never seen so many costumes and such ugly monsters.
All party items have been purchased. The only thing left to do is bake some cupcakes, decorate the annex (we chose to use our church annex due to a 50% chance of rain), get some party games planned, and pick up the cakes--yes, there are two of them, a Minnie and a Mickey. One cake wasn't enough to feed everyone--and we couldn't have Minni without Mickey anyway!
One last thing, we even managed to find a little outfit for Madison to wear that had Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck on it. She had her choice of magenta or purple, and she chose purple. How often do you coordinate with your party decorations???
Now for the part that is fun! It's time for the Friday Giveaway. Today's giveaway is for a lucky little girl.
The prize is a velvet art picture of a mermaid and two packs of Disney Princess playing cards--Old Maid and Crazy Eights.
All that you have to do to have a chance to win this prize is tell me one fact from the above post. Example: There is a 50% chance of rain on the day of the party.
You cannot use the same fact more than one time. That means if the person before you used it and you use it, yours won't count. There is a lot of information in this post, so there are a lot of different facts to choose from. I count at least 34.
You can comment up to 3 times for 3 entries, but remember, if a fact is repeated, it won't count as an entry.
The contest will end on Sunday night, October 25, at 12:00 EST. I will draw a winner and announce them on Monday's post. I appreciate everyone who stops by this blog--especially those who are regular visitors. Thanks so much! Good luck everyone, and have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
We have friendly twin ghosts--"Casper" and "Jasper" that fly around the front yard all day and night. This one is "Casper", he hangs out with "Boo Boo" the not-so-friendly clown!
Monday, October 19, 2009
I was finally successful at downloading a video to my blog. I wanted you to see Madison in action. Her mama bought three pumpkins for the family to paint. Daddy painted one, mama painted one, and Madison painted one. Brandy was thoughtful enough to video a little bit of Madison while she was painting hers.
I have no idea what song that Madison is humming while she paints, but she's definately concentrating on her work while enjoying herself! This pumpkin is truly Madison's masterpiece. Later, when Brandy wrote" Happy Halloween" on Madison's pumpkin, Madison got very mad with her! I'll download some regular pictures on the next post! Thanks for stopping by...
Now for today's post...Since my week was relatively boring compared to my daughter's, I will write about her week instead. My daughter is Maddie's mama. Madison/Maddie is one of the two delightful grandchildren that I write about on this blog each day!
Maddie's mama and I did not go shopping last Monday and see a sign beside some pumpkins that said 78 cents. We did not think that the pumpkins cost 78 cents a piece, only to find out that it meant 78 cents per pound! We bought the pumpkins anyway, even though that sign was misleading...
Madison's mama did not start out her week by planning for her family to paint those three pumpkins...she did not end up going to the Ladies Circle Meeting at church instead!
On Tuesday, Madison's mama did not decide to try the pumpkin painting activity again...only to receive a phone call reminding her of a church nominating committee meeting that she had forgotten about! No pumpkin painting that evening...
Wednesday Maddie's mama did not have to take their mini van to the shop for some (more) repairs. She did not find out that those repairs would cost $700.00! Maddie's mama is not slowly purchasing a new mini van--one piece at a time!
When Maddie's mama brought out those pumpkins and began the painting activity again, she did not have company show up unexpectedly! Finally the pumpkins got painted--eventually! Maddie's daddy did not paint a "wrestler" pumpkin! I will post pics soon!
Maddie's mama did not come over to get me on Thursday to take her to town to pick up her mini van from the repair shop. I had not just had my eyes dilated and was not practically blind! Maddie's mama did not end up driving me to town instead! I did not cautiously drive myself back home, but refuse to let Maddie ride with me!
That's about it for this version of Not Me, Monday. Now hop on over to Mckmama's, the creator of Not Me Monday, at http://www.mycharmingkids/ and check out her blog carnival of Not Me Monday posts. Thanks for stopping by...