Monday, June 7, 2010

Miscellany Monday

{1} Birthday fever has begun! With only a little over a month left to plan Gillian Grace's first birthday party, I'm beginning to wonder if I'll get everything done. I cross one thing off my list, only to think of another to add.

{2) After months of waffling back and forth between several themes for the big day, I finally made a decision last week. I'll post more details as the planning progresses, but for now I'll leave you with a teeny tiny hint about the party...{Along with being one of GG's many nicknames, the theme is also a popular children's song.}

{3} Speaking of birthdays...Happy Happy Happy Birthday to good friends, Mrs. Gatewood and Tracey!

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From top to bottom: My mom (Gammie), Mrs. Gatewood, Gillian Grace



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At a school fundraiser, our friends Monica, TRACEY, ME, and Lisa---So Tracey, think it's time for a new pic?

Just remember ladies, age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it certainly doesn't matter.

{4} I have the most generous parents in the whole world. If you've spent any time at all reading my blog, you know that my parents make everyday feel like a birthday or Christmas. The best part is, we don't even have to ask; they just anticipate our needs {and often our wants} and deliver. Though they never ask for anything in return, Bret and I will likely spend the rest of our days trying to show them just how much their kindness has meant to us. Get out your umbrellas Mom and Dad, a shower of gratitude is forecasted for your near future!

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{5} Rain rain go away! Since Memorial Day, it's rained practically everyday. It's time to let the SUNSHINE in...

{6} This week's Commenter of the Week is Liz from A belle, a bean, and a Chicago Dog. Not only do I enjoy reading her blog and count it among one of my many daily reads, but her comments always brighten my day!

{7} New giveaway begins this week!

{8} Gillian Grace has a new love...Cheerios! Mom gave me the best tip when she told me to string a bunch of Cheerios together {I use non-flavored floss} and let GG wear it like an old school candy necklace. I did this a few weeks ago and it was a hit! Not only did she love love love munching on the Cheerios, the necklace kept her occupied throughout most of our lunch. And the best part, the thumbs up and thank you from the Mellow Mushroom waitress for leaving barely a trace of crummies on the floor.

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Have a yummy week!

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19 comments:

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I love misc. Monday - learn so much about you and Miss GG...so fun!

mama k said...

I LOVE the cheerios necklace idea! Even though I have a son...I'm still going to have to use that idea when he starts munching more :) Thanks!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Thanks for all of the exciting news! Can't wait to hear about the new giveaway. :)

Hope the sun comes out today for you!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Oh my...I bet you GG's first birthday is going to be so much fun!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!! :)

Did ya get some new makeup yet??

The Ross Family said...

Love the Cheerios necklace!

I can't wait to see what you do for her 1st!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

What a sweet note about your parents! I loved it! :) As soon as I get done writing this post to you, I plan on picking up the phone and calling my Mom and Dad! :)

Great idea on the Cheerio necklace!! :)

Dr.Mom said...

I love the cheerios idea, fantastic! Your little girl is just too adorable. Have a great week :)

I Do Declare said...

A Cheerio necklace - what a clever idea! I will file that one in the If I'm Ever a Mom file!

Jennifer said...

Such a beautiful family. No wonder you and GG are lookers...so is ur mom! Love the Cheerios necklace. I might have to try that one.

liz said...

oh my goodness! i was so excited to see my name! thanks!

and enjoy planning GG's first! we're starting on the planning of maddie's 2nd now.

Tracey said...

Um....definitely time for a new pic!! Thanks for the birthday shout-out...YOU DA BEST!! Love and miss you tons!
xoxoxox

Tracey said...

It's funny to see the height difference but I was wearing roller skates! :)

Kelly said...

How exciting for the very first birthday! I know that you are way more excited than GG is (because she has no idea) those pictures I took of Cam eating the cake are still displayed (11 years later) in my home! I just love those!

It's so nice to have good parents, I tell Cam everyday that he should thank his lucky stars for being blessed with a mom as wonderful as I am! ;) Not to toot my own horn, but all parents are not equal! You look like you hit the jackpot too!

I am sharing the necklace idea with my sister in law for my nephew! What a great way to string the treats together so that he can't cram them all into his mouth at the same time, and it keeps him from throwing them on the floor! WOW - thanks for the tip!

Have a great week!

Kat said...

How classy are your parents in that picture. Love it.

And I love the cheerio idea...just trying to think if there's a way to make it for Mr. T. however, I'm sure he would love to wear any necklace as long as it was edible!!

Casey said...

First birthdays are so precious! I cant wait to see what you have planned

Candace said...

I LOVE the Cheerio necklace! Addison is a super fan - calls all cereal Cheerio, so this is perfect for us!

I'm excited to see birthday plans come together!

Melissa said...

Ooops sorry for the multiple posts!! Blogger said it was down and so I tried again assuming if blogger was down that you didn't get them...

Sweet Southern Prep said...

For your pink and green dress for GG's birthday, I'd go for the Lilly Briddie Dress Printed Lawn dress. Love it! Maybe I'll get it for my daughter's birthday coming up in two weeks too. :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Your parents sound like wonderful people!
It has been raining a lot here, too. I'm ready to build an ark. ;)
The Cheerios necklace is such a great idea!