Friday, December 05, 2008

Party time!

I guess RSVPing has gone out of style or something. No response means....... yes? no? maybe so? Anyhow, tomorrow is Val's big 4th birthday party. I tried to keep her party smaller this year. No inviting people just because. I only invited kids that Valerie knows and plays with. After all, it is HER party. Val's actual birthday isn't until the 21st, but with Christmas right around the corner it seems to be a little better to have her party a few weeks early. Heck, in a couple years we may decide to start having a November party for her. December is just so busy. And I know people complain about having to attend a birthday in the middle of holiday chaos. Buy my sentiments are if it's too much trouble, don't worry about it. It's not like we chose for our child to have a Christmas birthday!!!

I bought Valerie a Baby Alive Learns to Potty doll for her gift. If you ask her what she wants for Christmas, that doll has been at the top of the list for months. After reading the reviews though, I was on the verge of returning it. For one, it wasn't cheap! And some reviews say it is too complicated for a 4 year old. I remember having a Baby Alive when I was a little girl and she was my fav doll! After thinking about it, I wrapped it up anyway. Val has wanted this doll for a while, and I know I will feel bad knowing I HAD it and decided to keep it from her.

I finished Val's cake today. You'll have to wait until tomorrow for pics though!! No peeking before the party!! Clint pressure washed the back porch. We cleaned up inside.... I think we're all set and ready to go!! I'm excited and happy for my little girl. But those clouds are still there. I just wish my Mom were here.


  1. Mel, may the party be everything she hoped for :)

    I feel for you so much. Rich's dad died in November 2005 after a very short illness. It was so shocking to everyone. I still feels odd sometimes.. your whole future life changes. I was so angry for a while. I felt Rich was cheated out of a dad. Pop-pop won't get to see graduations and Bdays and Cmas times and Anniversaries.... and it was not HIS choice! He should have lived a very long life. My MIL still has her bad days. It doesn't get easier, just different. You adjust, but something always seems missing. This holiday season will be the hardest for yall. Hold each other close... share the memories.

  2. It's so hard to believe that Valerie is going to be 4.

  3. aw we canot wait to see the cake and i know what you mean about the doll lil bit was like that about a few doll we got this time she ask for a caggage patch doll. (sorry if spelled wrong i had not sleep i tell you about that later). i know my two love coming to there friends party no matter when you have it and we hope to have you all come to there we thinking bowling party and having there party together. lol. hugsssssssssssssssssss for today honey i know it going to be hard.