Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Party Planning - it aint for Sissies!

It's Jesse-Lee's first birthday next week!!! I know! Can you see the grey hairs on my head? Where has the time gone?  It feels like we got her just yesterday!  
I have been planning her party since March.
And they all say I'm a procrastinator!
It's happening this Sunday. Hence the lack of blog posts the last few weeks. And the increased need for caffeine kicks. I sent out the invites in March (pic on left - or click here to see it bigger in another screen), then a reminder in April, and just recently another reminder and a PLEASE R.S.V.P. note!  And you would think, after all this correspondence, people wouldn't be asking questions like "When is the party again?"... I'm just saying.
But dang, it would seem my exuberance and over-enthusiasm has landed me in poop street.  Because now we're expecting about FORTY DEFINITE PEOPLE!!! DEFINITE yes'es.  My shattered nerves!  Some are driving from as far afield as Johannesburg and Durban.  And then there are about 25 people giving "maybe's" as replies, because they want to come but it depends on this or that. And those numbers aren't including the kiddies!!!  yikes!
But, I have all my plans in place.  

Jumping castle booked?

Birthday cake ordered? 

Caterer confirmed?

Tables and Chairs ordered?

Crockery Hired?

Table Cloths and Decor sorted?

Games for kids?

Snack Packs for kids to take home?
Almost done

Signboards for the road to the farm?

Sanity still in place?

I'll post pics afterwards.  At this rate I don't know if I'm going to be able to post again before next week.  Might need a few references for good shrinks after this lot.

Oh, and if this party-planning thingy-me-bob isn't enough to make me looney, we're also doing bathroom renovations this week.

Yeah.  Somebody shoot me now, please.
All I can say is:  Party-planning aint for Sissies.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Determined Discoverer

Well, hello!  What do we have here?  I've never seen one of these before!  Look, there's something I can prod over here!  I like prodding...  poke poke... prod prod...

Mmmm... I wonder what else this can do?  Is it a telescope? Mmmm...

Maybe not.  If my powers of perception are working today, I think I might have found out what this thing's job is...

A nifty nostril sucker!!!  YES!...

Or maybe not... Mmmm...  Think!  What else could it be?

Thinking thinking...
Thinking thinking...


  Now, why didn't I think of that?

Wednesday, 6 May 2009


Jess has discovered how yummy hugs are!  Now we get cuddled and hugged randomly all day long!  It's better than coffee!  Even cuter though, is that now all of her toys get hugged every day too.  I could just eat her up.