Last night, we managed to sleep through a bad thunderstorm. When we finally rolled out of bed at 9:3o this morning, our yard was covered in tree limbs and leaves. Alise helped her dad clean up the yard while I washed and folded about three loads of laundry.
Alise likes to keep busy and enjoys "helping her mother," so I decided that she could help me by getting her goody bags together for her upcoming birthday party.
Green for boys and pink for girls. And let me just say that these are some pretty expensive goody bags! I tend to go all for Alise's birthday parties. I realized after we got them all stuffed that I need to get some more candy. I still have to put the stickers on the bags (monkeys for boys and mermaids for girls), attach the mermaid dolls to the girls' bags, and attach balloons to all.
Speaking of her party, I was so disappointed yesterday to receive in the mail an invitation from one of the little boys in Alise's class for his party on the same exact day as her party!!! Alise's party is at 10:00 and his begins at 11:00. I left a message for his mom to call me. I wanted to know if she invited the whole class so that I would know whether or not I needed to serve cake and ice cream early so that her classmates could leave in time to attend his party. I just knew something like this would happen, but I'm almost to the point where I really don't care. This was suppose to just be a small party to celebrate with her friends, anyway. I tend to make things out bigger than they're suppose to be. I'm sure her best friends will be there even if her class isn't.
It was our weekend to dye Easter eggs. We ran out of time last weekend and Alise has asked me every day this week if we could do it today. We didn't do very many because I knew she would loose interest pretty quick and she did. This afternoon we watched the "A-Day Game" game on ESPN. The whole time we were watching it, Wayne was saying how much he wished we had just gotten in the car and headed to Tuscaloosa to see our beloved Bama play!
Speaking of Bama, I've been doing alot of looking on Etsy. A girl from Baton Rouge might be making Alise a Bama dress with crimson and elephants. I'll keep you posted. I heart me some Etsy! i could spend a fortune on that site!
When I woke up from a late nap, we finally decided to leave the house for a while to get some supper at a local bar-b-que dive. We stopped by McDonald's on the way because we knew Alise probably wouldn't like it. I ate entirely too much, but it was oh-so good! I haven't had bar-b-que in a while.
We've watched several movies this weekend. Of course last night was "family movie night" and we watched "Marly & Me." Alise loved the dog - that's all she really cared about. She didn't understand the movie and I was so glad that I didn't have to elaborate on the ending. Just know that both me and the hubby were cryin' and I got to missing my Lhasa Apsa, Zack. We also watched "Columbus Day" with Val Kilmer. Don't waste your time on that one. And as I type, the hubby is putting in, "The Day the Earth Stood Still." I'll let you know how it turns out.