Thursday, April 26, 2007

Girls, girls, girls

The slumber party was great. My daughter had a slumber party this Saturday and it was a fun time. We did trivia, karaoke and tried to watch a scary movie. For food we had snacks, pizza and a ice cream bar (fresh strawberries, banana, caramel, pineapples, chocolate and of course fudge). For breakfast they had waffles, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, eggs and turkey bacon. It was great and the girls got excellent goody bags. We gave them black cosmetic bags with lip gloss, sunglasses, fingernail polish and bangles.

Okay, the bad part, the reason I hate having sleepovers. There is always someone who don't come and get their child on time. I specifically put on the invitation that pick up time was 11 am. Everyone RSVP and did not say that a problem with this. All the parents came and got their girls on time EXCEPT one. Her parents didn't come and get her until 5 p.m. Mind you my boys were over my godsister house and we had to go and get them and we were waiting on her parents because they did not have a cell phone and we couldn't get in contact with them. The girl was no problem, but her parents worked my nerve. I live in a gated community so when they showed up, they started yelling my daughter name through the window. My husband told them that we were sending her out and she said, "well, is she coming now." I looked at him and said, I know they are not rushing anyone!! So, when the little girl walked out the door we were getting in the car to leave and the mom waves to me and says, "thanks, for taking care of my baby" and I am like phony smile and wave because if I said something to her or husband it would not have been pretty!!

The flowers I planted are dying, green thumb - Not!!! However, my yard still looks nice. I am going to have my uncle come back over and look at stuff for me.

Oh right, knitting. It's coming along. Again, the shawlette is easy, but I have been busy with other stuff, plus I had to rip a couple of rows because i was not paying attention and was off a number somewhere. Anywho, I hope to be finished tomorrow, so I can start something else. I casted on for MY clapotis!!!

Pictures loaded later (so she says).

Friday, April 13, 2007

Are we half way there yet?

Nope!!! Not yet. I am ready to cheat and jump back on Starsky, or something. I am tired of the same pattern. It's a joy and I know it by heart now, but I want to do something else.
Oh hell, I guess I won't, it's not the Clementine shawlette fault that I am taking forever to knit it. Especially since it is eary. I will keep chugging along (hopefully).

Here is an update shot.

Weekend plans? Yeah, we plan on doing home improvement crap that we have talked about (we will see) since the weather is suppose to be crappy. Oh and we may go down to the Cherry Blossom Parade, who knows. Me and my daughter have been looking forward to it, but I don't want to be cold any more. So, we will see.....
Hey, a lot of updates in the past two days - another pat on my back!!!

Will the real Sherry J please step up!!

A friend emailed me and told me about this excellent sell that was going on and that luxury yarn was on sell for 1/2 price or more. So, I went online looked at the yarn and it was selling out very fast. I have been looking to buy the Lorna Lace Lions and Lamb yarn for the clapotis, but it would cost me like 120 to make and I was just breaking down and about to buy it when low and behold this comes up and guess what they had it for about 11 dollars a skein. Can someone say SCORE!!! so, what's a woman to do, but buy it. I ordered the LL Lions and Lamb (new clapotis), Rowan Cashsoft (2 bandeau - me and the daughter), and some Lorna Lace sock yarn (daughter - I wuv their sock yarn).

The place is in Northern Virginia so I figured I should receive the package at the two days - NOT. Well, that didn't happen. I received a email from someone with the same name as mine, so I thought the message was pirated and didn't open it for a while. Than I saw in the memo that it reference the knitting package. I opened the email and saw that they sent my package to her in NYC. To make a long story short, this kind woman with the same names as mine (since I have not changed my last name on my cards yet) sent me my stuff right away.

I have not scrapbooked in years, but I felt like I should send her a Thank you card, for sending it to me and guess what. It kicked started a lot of projects (and unfinished projects).

Here is the card:

I know it looks cheesy, but I am proud of myself because I made it myself and I made it for someone else (hey, I am selfish and I know it). So, with doing that. It kicked off these beauties ....

My daughter is having a slumber party and I made different ones and I personalized them for each girl so that they all have a different one. We are going to do a Murder Mystery.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kite Festival - Cherry Blossom

The Cherry Blossom Festival is a big deal in Washington, D.C. and this year I decided to participate more, because the trees are really beautiful and there are lots of things to do for free with your family.

The Kite Festival was down on the Mall and it was awesome. It was a beautiful day to fly kites and have a picnic. Me and the kids went along with my husbands aunt. We had a ball. Of course these are the pictures she took, because i am a procrastinator and have not begun to take my pictures off of the camera. Well here they are.

First the Cherry Blossoms:

Kites any one?

Guess what building that is?????

Yup, you guessed it - the Washington Monument

Hey, look at the blossoms, kites and all the people!!!

That is my baby's kite (Stefon) soaring up the Monument (the big pencil).

Hey, have you read the Kite Runner, if not you should get it THE best book I have read in a long time. Just was a complete book. I say that because there is a scene in the book about Kite fighting. If you look at the pic closely, my son kite and another young man (loser) kite was entangled and they had a kite fight - who won did you say???? MY BABY cut his line - proud mama - yup. They had professional kite fights later, but we left by than.

And who can that be struggling to get the lady bug kite off the ground?

Yeah it's me, with my daughters kite!!!!

Okay, I will try to upload some pics of my daughters invitations we sent out for her sleepover. This is so fun, we are going to do a Mystery - sleepover. Cool Hah.
And I will tell you gals about my yarn shopping saga.