I just need a weekend to recover from my weekend!! I am still exhausted!
Friday I only worked a half a day. When I (finally) left the office at 1:30, I had ton's of errands to run. First I went to the Christian book store to get something for Emily for her baptism, then I went to the party store to get the rest of the birthday party decorations, then I went to another party store looking for a ladybug balloon, then to Sams, then to Publix (our local grocery store) to get all the food. I didn't get home till about 5:30 after traipsing all over town.
Came home, unloaded alllll my stuff, and went to work on making Callie's birthday cakes. Yes. Cakes...plural. I had to bake them, make the frosting, color the frosting, wait for the cakes to cool, then get to decorating them. I was up till 2:00 in. the. morning! Thankfully, Shelbie and Cassie, my friend and neighbor, decided to hang out with me. Oh! And have a frosting fight in the middle of the dining/living room! Good times!!
Saturday, I got up early...like 8:30am early. Colored my hair to get rid of my grays (yes...I have gray hair, and I've had gray hair since I was 16, if not before then. Guess I can't blame it on my kids! Shucks!) and then finished setting everything up. I was so glad that the majority of everything was done the night before!
Jeff's dad showed up first. We figured he wouldn't be coming, since he lives about 2 hours away, and isn't so youthful and spry anymore to drive that far. However, he called Friday night while Jeff was playing softball, to tell me that he was coming. I was SHOCKED! And so was Jeff for that matter. It was great to have him. My parent's showed up next, and it was like a domino effect after that. In a matter of no time, we had 33+ people in our home. I was running around like a mad woman!
I didn't want to dilly dally around, so at about 2:45, we all sang happy birthday to Callie, and she dug into her cake. It was great! We then opened presents, and that was about it! People hung around for awhile, and visited, and then left. I could finally breathe!!! And clean up. Again.
THEN...Jeff decided to order the UFC fight...and invite people over, which turned out great...because I didn't cook or do a thing, plus, they didn't come over until late...like 9:30 or so late. We said goodbye to our guests at 12:45am. Ugh!
Sunday was a day from...
After church, we said good-bye to my parents and stayed for dinner. Got home in time for Callie to nap for 1 1/2 hours, and during that time, I got all the girls ready for our family portraits. What a chore straightening all the girls hair! Got all the way to the other side in town to the portrait studio...to find out that there was a TWO hour wait!! Uh...NO! Re-scheduled that appointment, went back to the other side of town, dropped Shelbie off at her Acteens group, went home for an hour, then back to Shelbie's ceremony.
Her youth group did several drama's, but my absolute favorite was done to the song Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. Holy tears. I wish there was an easy way to explain it, or I had a video of it. It was the most touching thing I've seen in a very long time. I don't know how many dry eyes were in the building, but I'm not thinking many.
Then, when that was over at 7:30ish...we got to go home...and crash.
Our friends daughter, K, will be having surgery on Thursday to have a shunt placed. While she does have Chiari Malformation, it was determined that the Chiari was a result of the fact that she actually has Hydrocephalus. So, if you are the praying kind, please say a prayer for this sweet little 5 year old, and her family, or send good thoughts and well wishes. She was at our house Saturday night, and you would never be able to tell that she has been battling headaches pretty much all of her young life. She was just as happy and silly as any typical 5 year old should be.