Thursday, April 30, 2009
The day they came to take that stuff back was a very sad one.
Anyway, I now have my own awesome patio chairs. They're bouncy and new and oh-so-comfortable.
Here's a close-up of a chair. See that circle about halfway from front to back under the seat? That's my favorite part because it makes the chair rock just enough.
Thank you Chelle, Jeremy, Terry, Vickie, and Kim for two of the chairs and to everyone else who contributed to my chair fund for my birthday. You'll need to come over and sit in what you got me.
The McMom got me this plant stand thingie last year. You just thread the pole through the too-much-water hole in the bottom of each pot and they sit on each other and tilt in opposite directions.
"Huh?" I know that's what you're thinking.
I'll be sure to show you what it looks like all assembled and then you'll go, "Oh yeah, it looks exactly like she explained it." You'll see.
If you go back to the picture with the table, you'll see something on the far side of the table. That's what's left of a green pot that fell into the biggest green pot and broke into many pieces. I was so bummed, and then of course Home Depot didn't have another one so I ended up with the white pots instead.
It's so hard being me.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Do you hear that choking sound when Lyla gets close to Tori, just before she waves her hands around? That's her "I'm excited!" noise.
Don't you love her signature gimpy crawl?
Calvin even got in on the action, slicing veggies and filling balloons. Tucker served as quality control.
Stay tuned for the gorilla pics...
Monday, April 20, 2009
And it was a success! I had no idea what was going on.
Here's everyone trying on their Stephanie faces. (Thank you, Sara, for picking the skinny one.)
They saw my car pull into the driveway so they're anxiously awaiting my arrival.
The way they kept me from coming straight home after work was to have my friend Vanessa ask me to help her find a dress for her husband's company dinner. Guess what? There's no dinner, but we did find a really cute dress. Vanessa, I think you owe it to me to go back and get that dress.
In typical Stephanie fashion, I was momentarily distracted by the food before looking back at the crowd and seeing some familiar but not recently seen faces.
This wasn't just any party - it was a fiesta!
My friend Krista had me open my gift at the beginning of the party because she got me my souvenier "30" glass.
More party pics to come. You haven't seen the margarita glasses the size of Owen or the singing gorilla who came to the front door. Yes, really.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with these pictures of the kitchen and den (taken Saturday morning) AFTER we'd cleaned up. Apparently, this is some of what I have to look forward to when we have kids.
Thank you to everyone who worked to pull this off and to everyone who came. I really appreciate everything that went into this party, from starting to plan it at the Kenny Chesney concert two years ago to cleaning and decorating my house to attending and making me feel special. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
The weather's supposed to be beautiful tomorrow so I'm looking forward to being outside without it meaning yardwork or bathing the dogs (although that may happen too).
If anyone feels so inclined, our team is still accepting donations. Let me know if you're looking for a tax deduction, and I'll get you the info.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Grammie pulled out some of those plastic Easter eggs, and Chase had a ball with them.
In case there was any doubt about how he was feeling, here's a close-up.
Wait until he's a little older and can appreciate that most of the time those plastic Easter eggs = candy.
Monday, April 13, 2009
He sat up after he heard me take the first picture, but I was able to get one more.
Tucker has a long history of helping out in the garage.
"Hey, Dad, which size socket did you need?"
All that work sure makes a puppy tired.