Sunday, April 16, 2006

Back home again

We just got back from our trip to Oklahoma City.  Surprisingly, the kids (including Dozer) were great the entire time.  We're normally a flying kind of family, but I got this wild hair that thought driving would be an easier option.  Crazy, huh?  Actually, it wasn't too bad and it was nice to leave and return when we wanted instead of when the flights were open enough for our family of 5 to fly standby (which can be really stressful).


We had a GREAT time at the baby shower!  Thank you so much for all of the wonderful ideas for games.  We ended up doing a game called Nuk-Chuck that sagerats came up with.  Each person gets a pacifier and whoever can spit it out the furthest wins-- talk about funny! 


I also cut a piece off of 5 different candybars and melted each on a diaper.  Guests had to guess what was on each diaper (Take 5, Kit Kat, Butterfinger, Mr. Goodbar and Reese's Cups).  I've got pics of some of them sniffing brown stuff on little diapers...I think I'll have to save some of the pics for some useful and possibly embarrassing purpose in the future (the pictures, not the diapers!). hehehee...


And the not-quite-as-funny-but-still-fun game of guessing the baby food.  I took the labels off of 8 jars of babyfood and guests had to guess what kind of baby food it was.


Anyhow, it was a fun shower with lots of food and all of my sisters and my mom.  What more could I have asked for? :-)  The kids also played well together and the guys survived taking all of the little ones to Incredible Pizza during the shower... on a Saturday... and on a holiday weekend.  Seriously, that is quite an accomplishment wouldn't you say?


Drat!  I forgot to take a picture of the baby quilt that I made for my sister.  Coco, can you take a pic of the front and back and send it to me?  This was one of the reasons why I didn't have as much blogging time the past couple of weeks.  I am not a speedy seamstress by any means!  But I am very pleased on the final product of this quilt.


Well, I better get to bed.  It's been a fun week that went by way too quickly!  If I missed anything too terribly exciting on any of your blogs, please leave me a comment to let me know, okay?  Oh and check out Gena's blog entries for this past week... Some should be congratulated while others could really use your prayers and encouragement.


Hope y'all had a very blessed Resurrection Sunday!




mistresninos said...

Glad to hear you are back, safe and sound. The party sounds like so much fun I wish I could have been there. :-D

chickadee said...

that really sounds like a lot of fun. the only thing you missed on my blog was the thing being identified. check it out.

i did a little sewing myself, also on my blog. i'll be interested to see your quilt. i love making quilts.

MySmokyMtnHomeschool said...

Sounds like you had a great time! What fun. I wish I had a sister that I could do stuff like that for.

I wish that i could quilt. I can't wait to see pics of it. I am sure it is beautiful! I can crochet. (And knit VERY SLOWLY...) and love making afghan's for friends expecting little ones.

Well, hope you have a great week!


Amy Beth <><

Leigh2 said...

I'm glad that you had a good trip! You made shower games actually I don't know quite what to think about that. LOL

MyChildrenAndMe said...

Wow!! Sounds like everyone had a lot of fun.

I'm still checking up on eveyone's posting and reading too.

Been crazy around our house with the allergies season.

But that's the way it goes in our state.

Blessing from our end,



Hey Marshie, you better not come out to TN while I am gone or you are soo dead. Man I'd be mad. Come this summer, ok?

Love ya!


KerriHopkins said...

It sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful time. I miss my sisters so much... and I've only been gone 3 weeks from OH!!! That diaper game is too funny - your sense of humor just cracks me up!!! You inspire me to just have fun with life - thanks!!!

Much Love,


OurLittleSchoolRoom said...

Glad you had a good trip. How far was it? The baby shower sounded like a lot of fun.

We're back too, and recovering from jet-lag.



mrssulli said...

Hey there! I just had to comment on the fact that you are in Houston - I was born in Pasadena :)


mamaduso said...

Welcome home. It's been slow around here. You must take pitures of all your creative ventures. If for nothing else, than for proof that you did something other than change diapers! LOL!