Happy Friday!

by , posted on October 19th, 2012 in Features

© Dave K Cooper

It’s a party weekend for us Coopers. Tonight we’re throwing Ellie a little surprise party. Tomorrow night, she’s having a party with her friends. The friend party is movie themed. The film du jour? Herbie the Lovebug. But tonight? Family members are just going to show up unexpectedly. I hope she gets a kick out of it.

Now that the kids are older the kid + family parties have become…well, they’ve become crazy. The grandparents never get time with the birthday girl and I end up running around shouting, “OUR NEXT ACTIVITY IS” and “EVERYONE SETTLE DOWN SO YOU CAN HEAR THE INSTRUCTIONS” and “PLEASE STOP THROWING ROCKS.” You know, the usual party fare. So my big plan is to separate the parties this year—one for family, one for friends. That’s right, back to back parties. Let’s see how this goes.

So how about you? Any big plans for the weekend? Whatever you have going on, I hope it’s exactly what you need.

And now the links…

Loving the cards in this shop: Happy Birthday Pretty Young (slightly older) Thing

How awesome is this ‘just for fun’ party Deborah threw?

New etsy shop featuring green toys

Mini buntings inside Halloweeny buntings outside!

I’m in love

So clever. Why didn’t anyone teach me that trick?

Posters with backbone

A poem about mothers

I’m obsessed! OBSESSED!

Halloween photos from yesteryear

How have I missed this gorgeous blog?

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4 Responses to “Happy Friday!”

  1. trina Says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Happy Birthday to your sweet Ellie! I hope she and (you) have the best time ever! Thanks for the link, friend! xo . trina

  2. Caroline Says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    thanks to another round of awesome links I will never get anything done this weekend!! ;)
    And HOW ADORABLE was that party!!!???

  3. Sandra Says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    LOVE that math trick. Bit of a numbers geek here.

    Last week we had a meeting at the girl’s school to teach us parents how they will be learning math. It’s SO much smarter than how we learned it. We were ALL about rote memorization.

  4. Celina Says:

    October 20th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Oh my, the photos on that last link are crazy gorgeous! Hope your little (not so little!) is having the weekend of her life!!! Thanks for the wonderful new discoveries ;)

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