Thursday, March 4, 2010

a rundown of the week

Humor me. I am mainly doing this for myself to get my week in order. Next Saturday is Autumn's pioneer birthday and I am a wee bit behind for a party that requires this much sewing. (What a time for me to start going to bed early!!) I have 14 aprons and bonnets to sew. Invited still need a ruffle sewn on before delivering *today*. I probably should try the candle dipping ahead of time so I don't look like a shmuck in front of a bunch of 10 year olds. I need to practice felting eggs for the same reason as listed above. I have no idea what we will be eating, but I am thinking of us making biscuits with jam and of course having some very simple cupcakes. And then I plan on throwing some flowers in mason jars and maybe picking up some hay or something for the barn. Luckily, if all of the above goes to pot, we'll be at the Woodwards'. This means there will be chickens and goats to entertain if things get sticky. Oh. And their lovely land to romp about. Wow. I don't think that helped at all as I now realize that there is even more for me to worry about. Great.

At the same time that we are in the final stages of Autumn's party, we are planning Elise's party to happen right after we return for Utah. I am thinking carnival with popcorn and cotton candy and lots of games. I am going to assign the older girls to each come up with and man a game for the kiddoes and I bought a whole stack of beautiful matchy paper to make all of the decorations with. On Elise's list of important details? Balloons, blue cupcakes, water, games and for me to drive 4 hours north to pick up her cousins and bring them in for the fun. Easy enough, right? Oh...and pony rides. We'll have to thank our neighbor for letting her know that people can have ponies at their parties. I told her no way, but I am thinking she is still planning on it. I have a month to get it through her head, right? And I am rethinking having everyone's birthday party years on an even number. It would work better if I hadn't had all of the girls 2 years apart. Why be slammed one year and have the other year completely off? It just doesn't make sense!

Oh. And we've been letting Lilly run around free and nakie for day to top it off. How many accidents has she had? Two. One on my lap, due to a sister asking her if she needed to pee while sitting on my lap.


Linda Tunnell said...

Well, I think you should get it all over with in a year and then next year just have all family parties. And......heaven could cut down on what you do....oops did I say that?
Wish I was there to help. Hey get those sewing girls making aprons for you.There easy to make! love you.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Hoping over from the blogroll on Latter-day Homeschooling. The name of your blog caught my attention. I have six girls all in a row too!!!! They are such a blast.

The pioneer party sounds like it will be a hit. Especially for that age group. You'll definitely have to show pictures when it's all said and done.

Sarah said...

I know, mom. I am just a sucker for the excitement from the girls. When I did the water bottles for Rachel's party (such a simple thing), Rachel just "oohed" and "aahed" over how I come up with these things and how creative I am. I could care less what everyone else thinks...but I like when my 12 year old daughter thinks I am cool every now and again. And when Autumn saw her invitations (which were quick, but made mention to Little House in the Big Woods and put the date as 1871) she ran downstairs just thrilled with how perfect they were. The sweet kid love feeds my bad habits, I tell you! And things are coming along quite nicely now. I am feeling good about it all. (because I am not looking at my list and have forgotten half of it.)