Saturday, March 7, 2009

There really is no better word

Oy vey*. Yesterday was Abby's birthday party. Now, for almost 10 years I have owned an event planning company. I have organized and run large weddings for hundreds of people. And none of them have worn me out the way a kid's birthday party can. It's one of life's great parenting mysteries.

This year, Abby made it easy on us--she wanted to have a High School Musical 3 party and watch the movie here at our house. Woo hoo! No expensive site rentals, no inflatable slides or roller skates. We invited all girls, and had 10 plus Abby at the party. The kids ate pizza and cake and then watched the movie. I figured that most girls wouldn't last the whole movie, but every single one of them sat there through the whole thing. Impressive! Abby had a ball, and I didn't die, so I consider it a success. Here are some pictures:

Before her party, Abby had to get in a little TT (trampoline time). Since she was all gussied up, I thought it made a good photo op. I only had to take 225 shots to get this one good one:

All the girls got movie star sunglasses as favors. Here they are making their best starlet poses:

Here's Abby with her fabulous HSM3 cake made by the one and only Autumn. Don't you dig Abby's hair? We were going for a Charlie's Angels look. Well, that's what I was going for--Abby just requested that it be "poufy."

After the party, Abby's two BFFs Audrey and Carol Grace stayed for a slumber party. They had SO much fun.
I gave them a bedtime cookies-and-milk snack. I could not have been more popular if I gave them face time with the Jonas Brothers.

And finally, so you would remember that I do indeed have two children, here is a picture of my sweet boy bringing me a flower. Granted, he picked it from the flower bed while Matt was yelling at him not to, but it's the thought that counts, right?

* I LOVE Jewish words and sayings. Really, they are genius. What word can better describe the sentiment I was trying to convey besides oy vey? And there are others I love too. Schmuck, verklempt, the list goes on.


Anonymous said...

Oy Vey, it's so true! My favorite right now is Shmegegi -- it means someone is an idiot. One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone is trying to say "Schpiel" but says "speil" instead -- it has an SCH in it -- say it RIGHT!

You will love this site --

By the way, did you say "oy vey" before me?


Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Hey, thanks for your question the other day. Glad to make your blog acquaintance! Looks like a great birthday party! Hope to see you around again. God bless and happy blogging.