Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Noisy Cat Named Star, A Flip, 50 Pics & An Espresso Truffle...

You know you're sleeping pretty hard when you call your cat your sister's name. For some reason our cat was quite the vocal little fella last night. He would not let up. Hubb's told me that I kept calling our cat, "Star", my sister's name. No wonder my cat wouldn't stop making so very much noise, when I'm telling him, Be quiet, Star! Which is just funny in itself, because my sister heard that phrase every single night, growing up with me. We shared a room forever and a day and she snored. A little chainsaw is what she was. It's amazing we are still talking.

Despite the cat, I slept good last night. I slept in. That never happens. Even on weekends. I usually get up before everyone, just for the quiet. Quiet has become increasingly vital to me the further into parenthood I get. I actually slept in until nine. Never happens. The day is half way gone now. Seriously. Do you know how much I knock out before nine a.m.? I might as well give up and just stay in my pj's all day. I think I will. Actually, that was the plan all along. I admit it, I really had nothing to do today. Shocking, isn't it? I mean, there is always something to do. I'm a mom. A human. There's always a running list. But today, I am staying at home. Engaging with the kiddos (looking them in the eye). Wrapping presents. Watching Christmas movies. And the Cat In The Hat.

We had movie night last night and the girls wanted to watch different movies. So we flipped for it. I guess "flipping for it" was a foreign concept to them, cuz they were amazed we could do such a thing. At first they liked the idea of flipping the coin. The heads and tails of it. Until O didn't win the flip. She wanted a do over. Yeah...that's the point of the flip. No do overs. Momma doesn't decide--the coin does. She didn't get it. It totally wasn't fair, and we had the tears. So, I told her she could go to bed or watch Elf with us. It worked out. We laughed. But the first thing she said as soon as my eyes popped open at nine a.m., was that it was time to watch her movie--Cat in the Hat, which she has declared the funniest movie on earth. So that's what we're doing.

I wanted to share a couple more pics from last weekend--the dance recital. It was actually held at an event called, Festival of Trees. It's put on by a local hospital and they basically have over thirty trees/scenes that sponsors decorate and they auction them off and give the proceeds to the hospital. O did her speech on this a couple weeks ago. It's very festive. They have something like fifty gingerbread houses too, face painting, Santa's there and they have this great Teddy Bear Hospital.




The Teddy Bear Hospital is kind of a big deal. We skipped it last year, cuz the line was looooooong, but this year I wanted to make an effort to do it for the kiddos, because I thought it would be good for our girls. See Flu Shot Shmooo Shots . They give all the kids a free teddy bear and they take their bears through the hospital, as if it was sick or hurt.

Real life doctor and nurses volunteered there and they would wrap the bears leg/head/arm/nose in a cast, and the kids could prepare their bears for surgery, have an x-ray and the doctor would suture a wound the bear had. The kiddos could participate in just about everything (giving the bears a shot, putting the oxygen mask on them, taking the bear's blood pressure, etc...). It was truly a great idea. The girls loved it. And while we waited in line for an hour, Starbuck's gave us free Espresso Truffle samples. That alone made it worth the wait. Go get yourself an Espresso Truffle right now.



If you're reading this, you're putting up with me. I thank you for that. You know I just can't leave anything out. I mean, you need to know all this, right? You need to see it in fifty pictures. Should I apologize you'll never get these five minutes back? Just in case...sorry. :)

Have a nice weekend. I'm serious about that Espresso Truffle.




10 comments:

Dee from Downunder said...

Love the teddy hospital!

Gosh I have to go find out if any of our shops sell Espresso Truffles.....

Mummy said...

Oooooh - you said the S word....Starbucks.....mmmmmm. Maybe you should call your cat that and see what happens?! LOVE the teddy bear hospital, very sweet and the gingerbreasd houses look delicious!

Rena said...

Oh, what a great post, as always! Thanks for letting me in your day Sunshine. It looked like a lot of fun.

Hillary said...

I don't want my five minutes back. It was five minutes well spent.

LOVE the teddy bear hospital. What an awesome idea. I seriously need to watch for these little festival types of things here next year. The girls are with their dad for Christmas this year, but next year I need to get them out of the house and do some fun stuff. No more head in the sand.

Looks like it was a fabulous time. Glad the whole fam got to attend. :)

Jennifer P. said...

Nope--I consider that a 5 minutes well spent :)!

I loved all the pictures. And the thoughts on just taking a pajama day. And now I want a truffle.

Hope you're having a nice, dreamless sleep---no more yelling at your cat like she was your sister :)!

Sunshine said...

Dee--The Teddy Bear Hospital was a hit! Totally worth the hour wait. I swear. And the Espresso Truffles had everything to do with it. :)

Sunshine said...

Mummy--Ha ha...maybe that's what Hobbes has been telling us all along...MY NAME IS STARBUCK'S!

Sunshine said...

Rena--You are so sweet and I loved how you said I let you into my day. Makes me smiiiile.

Sunshine said...

Hill--we love these sorts of things. They really get you in the mood for the holidays. AND there was clogging...ha ha...didn't mention that part too? Like real life grown ups, up on the stage, with the foo foo dresses, just a-clogging their little hearts out. I want to go to there. :)

Sunshine said...

Jennifer--As always, I so happy to see you here! And I can see you doing all of this with your boys. And I try not to yell at my cat--he just makes it's so easy. :)

xoxo