Thursday, January 24, 2008

Many Thanks To sister Alexandra who made the new banner. Is it not awesome? I'm so excited!

So all the birthday invitations are mailed and Doug did most of the work there. They were really cool. We made flowers out of card stock and glassine paper (it was supposed to be vellum, but we couldn't find that and we don't know what the hell vellum is, anyway) and when you open the card, a little fairy pops up in the invitation. The cards were see through so you could see the flower. I even got flower stamps.

Now to figure out what to do at a 2 hour party for 9 five and six year olds and 2 three year olds. I assume everyone is coming. The card said RSVP, but, cynic that I am, I doubt I will get much feedback on that. I'll hear from a couple of people, definitely. I know there will be 2 unicorn chocolate cakes. That's all I've got.

I think Fiona is coming down with a cold, so hopefully that will be all gone by next weekend. She must have something because she actually thinks it's cold outside. Despite this, she still will not wear her coat from the car to the building for gym class. Maybe it's because she is so tired of carrying a bunch of crap to school every morning. She has to carry her snow pants (won't wear them to school, but must have for recess and gym), her lunch, her backpack, and on some days like today, the snack for her class (peanut butter and jelly muffins and carrots). It doesn't sound like a lot, but she is still little and she looks like she's going on a major voyage. The backpack is small so she can't put her lunchbox in. She'll need a bigger backpack next year, I'll wager. She doesn't need the back pack for much. I could be wrong. I see her classmates with these HUGE backpacks. What is in them? I have no idea. They don't even bring their lunch. They are so big and so full. It's very mysterious. They look very heavy. It looks like the center of gravy is totally off when they wear them and if it is very windy, they will fall backwards.


Triana said...

Wow! Those invitations are too cool! Man, all this creativeness and art, I must get busy!

I'm sure the kids will find ways to entertain themselves. Brilliant thing about that age, there's *always* something to do. And unicorn cakes! We must see pictures!

Great job on the banner, Alex!

Shawn, aka. Dixie said...

I love those invitations!!! And that is soooo cuuuuuute about Fiona & 'J'...look out Mama! ;)

Ellen Aim said...

Dude, that is a BITCHIN banner! I was just wondering how one does that...must pick Alex's brain...I'm already bugging her too much about how to use Dreamweaver!

Lone Star Ma said...

LOVE the new banner!

What great invitations - I cannot imagine being that talented and devoted. We had a unicorn party one year - I think we got a ribbon-pull pinata and had a treasure hunt, with lots of clues leading to one another, culminating in the unicorn-themed goodie bags. And watched the Last Unicorn and had a sleepover - she was a little older. Kindergarten, I think we had a tea party. The kids did not like the petit-fours(: