Thursday, December 20, 2012

Landrie's Pizza Party

Last night I was flipping between The X Factor and Katie Couric's 2012 PEOPLE Review, or whatever it was called. It started out with celebrity, pop culture stuff. I kept switching back and forth and when I turned it back I could not stop crying. It was all the tragedy of 2012. Natural disasters, mass murders, you get it. I had forgotten all that happened this past year. I'm not one to get down or feel afraid, but this past week has done a number on me. I had to say a very specific prayer last night because I don't want to live in fear. The special went on the talk about the heroes that arise in the midst of crisis. People are resilient and live moves forward. I'm not depressed in my house with the shades drawn, but this past shooting has taken away my faith in people. I'm usually very trusting and laid back. Not so much anymore.

Yet I woke up this morning and it's a new day. In spite of all the yuck this week, there was also so much good. So that's what I'm going to focus on. My eyes opened to Ella yelling, 'There's the elf! I see him behind the train! Maxwell COME LOOK!' Next they pulled me to our advent countdown on the chalkboard. 'Look Mommy, cross out today, only five more days til Christmas!' If that doesn't snap you out of a mood, I don't know what will.

We celebrated our friend Landrie's birthday this week. My friend Amy hosted a pizza party where the kid's became chefs and decorated their own hats and made pizzas. It was so cute and fun! If you're looking for a party idea, this was a hit. Check out the cute little aprons Amy made, dollar store towels with ribbon on top.

The birthday girl and her cousins

Our friends. We LOVE Landrie and Amy.

Such a fun idea, right?

Note the pink bandana. It's been Ella's must have accessory to most outfits. Silly girl.

Fine cuisine waiting to go in the oven.

Dinner was followed by a super fun Grandma with impromptu party games. Out came a bag for limbo, a yoga mat for gymnastics,  and an iphone for an epic dance party.

Oh, and a Daddy for a round of arm wrestling.

We are trying to get Landrie into fishing with us :) Notice Ella fading...

...and she's done.

It's Thursday, Mike will be home tonight...yay :)


Bethany said...

Aww Meg! There is only one person to have true faith in and its God!

Thought this might cheer you up


Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Love Ella's pink bandanna!

Hope you're doing better today!! Merry Early Christmas. :-)

rozanny said...

Love teh chef's party idea! Amazing! It is hard to see all the things that can happen. And hard not to be afraid for people, your children, yourself. I'm grateful for God's love and that if anything happens to our physical bodies we'll still continue on after death.

bandofbrothers said...

that is a super cute party theme!