Gary, the patriarch of the Tipton family, decided to put on a surprise birthday for his soon to be 70-year-old wife, Janet. Preparations were made in secret for weeks. Requests were put out for family and friends of old to write their memories of Janet. Some of the group waiting for the arrival of the birthday girl. Here's the twist, Gary had been sick in bed on the day of the surprise party. He insisted they go out to eat (knowing family had traveled from far to be here). When Janet protested, because of Gary's illness, Gary had to give up the ghost and tell of his sinister secret plot of a surprise party. Now Janet knew but she didn't know we knew that she knew. So, we had to play along with her acting like she was surprised. We acted like we were happy that she was surprised. Understand?
Janet walked into the secluded quarters at Mimi's Cafe with a surprised look on her face. Emily Zoe ran up and gave her a warm birthday welcome.
Tiffany crowned her with a '70' sparkling crown and a, "Kiss me. It's my birthday!" sash.
The cake is being brought in by the staff. All eyes are on the cake!
Cherisse made the banana cake on top and the Boston cream cake on the bottom.
It was a delight. We still knew that she knew but she didn't know that we knew that she knew. It all worked out.
Girl's camp is coming up June 10th. In preparation I had about 14 YCLs over to help me & my craft cabin partner, Tammy, cut out pin wheel patterns.
We had treats to eat, including white chocolate popcorn with mini m&ms, thanks Hot off the Garlic Press! I didn't take any pictures 'cause it was being eatin' too fast. It was easy to make and even funner to eat.
Here's one of the finished products. I taught the girls how to make them so they can help with the younger girls once we get up to camp. These are a little tricky, but fun!
Works just like a regular pin wheel, but prettier.
My sweet seven year old, Quinn, has a very rare neuro-muscular disease. There's no cure and an unknown prognosis. All we know is what he deals with every day; pain, muscle weakness, waisting and eventually paralysis. The disease is mainly in his arms but it has moved around to his back and neck for the last few months. When sitting or laying still for any length of time, his body stiffens and is difficult to free up, just like old bones.
I just got through watching, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and couldn't help but seeing such similarities with Benjamin's plight; a young mind in an old body. Hopefully someday there will be a cure, or at least a better treatment than what Quinn has now, a pill that his grandma also takes, Lyrica. (Though Quinn's dosage is larger.) His neurologist said that once the offending gene is found, research usually takes off. The gene to Heredity Neuralgic Amyotrophy was found around 2003.
Maybe one day my own Button won't have to feel pain and walk like an old man.
It's award season. Tonight Truman's Junior High School, Desert Ridge, had the Spring Sports Award Ceremony. Truman's team meddled in the 4x400 mile relay. Truman is the only 7th grader on the 4x400 team.
Then came the individual awards: Most improved, Most Valuable Player, and the one Truman got, The Rattler Pride Award. It's the all around, good sport, good team player, good kid award. He also got this award in the Winter Award Ceremony for Cross Country.
Way to go, Truman!!
He's following in Emily's footsteps. Except she got her Rattler Pride Awards in Cheerleading, Soccer and Orchestra. I would hope Truman wouldn't get it for Cheerleading!
Alas, another infamous birthday celebration. This time it was Emily who was 20 on the 2nd of May andRoxcy who was 02 on the 3rd of May. Tiffany is assisting Roxcy in opening her presents.What girls doesn't needa pair of rain boots?!
When you're married and without children, movie gift certificates seem to be the best form of gift giving.
The birthday girls blow out their candles. Roxcy had a difficult time with her two candles! Emily didn't have a hard time with hers.
Cole got a blue ribbon at the District art show tonight at the Gilbert District Center. He got the prize for the best of show. Meaning, he won! Many forms of art were featured. However, the blue ribbon is not in place. The District doesn't want to make it a "competition." Let's celebrate mediocrity!
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Emily Zoe. When she was almost one year old, she moved to Japan, with her parents. While in Japan, Emily had many adventures. Here she is visiting a park in Japan called Shiki No MoriKohen.
Sometimes after an adventure, Emily would play in a blow up pool with the neighbors in the common parking lot. Can you tell which one is Emily?
After playing in the water, Emily would retire back in her little apartment.
One day Emily was nominated for Junior Prom Princess.
For her Senior year, Emily was nominated for Homecoming Queen.