Friday, February 8, 2008
Tonight we attended our church's annual Valentine's Dinner. I think this might have been the 17th annual dinner? I can't remember for sure what the MC said it was? I had a great time. Mostly because I got to sit with 4 of my favorite people (well, okay 5 if I include Scott). We invited Emily and Jody to attend with us, and Juanita and Kim Hocking sat with us as well. The entertainment was wonderful. The kids got to spend the evening in one of the day care rooms free of charge and also got to eat pizza. They had a super time, but were very tired when we got home. Especially Gage. He is coming down with something and was very irritable as far as Emma was concerned. Everything she did "annoyed" him. They are asleep and it's going to be another one of those weekends where there's a lot going on and not enough sleep. Tomorrow my day will be spent baking and decorating Emma's 5th birthday cake. We are having her party on Sunday afternoon at the zoo. They were calling for a blizzard tonight (although it was still very nice outside when we left the Valentine's dinner) into later tomorrow. We'll see what happens. The party will be in the Discovery Center. We were hoping it would be nice and we could have a scavenger hunt around the zoo grounds. Emily and I may still go to the zoo tomorrow to devise some sort of scavenger hunt that can be done within the Discovery Center. We'll see how the cake decorating goes! This year, by chance, Emma is having a butterfly themed party. She has been planning on a Littlest Pet Shop party for quite some time. However, a couple months back when our Ben Franklin store announced they were going out of business, I went in to take a look and they had a lot of party stuff, i.e. invitiations, goody bags, etc priced to go. I picked up some butterfly invitations and some butterfly goody bags because they were cheap and I thought they were cute. When we were filling up the goody bags she told me she wanted a butterfly cake to match her bags. I was actually quite excited about that, as I knew a butterfly cake would be way easier than a Littlest Pet Shop cake, AND, the bonus was that I didn't have to go buy or rent the cake pan. Emily had one that her Mom sent home with her this past summer! SCORE! I'll be sure to take pictures of the finished masterpiece before Emma gets ahold of it!