Monday, April 21, 2008

Birthday Weekends

Don't you just love birthday parties? This weekend we celebrated my stepdaughter's 15th birthday. She turned 15 earlier in the month, but planned the party for later in the month when we all had a free weekend. There is always a lot of preparation surrounding these parties. I spent Friday at Pottery Barn buying up decorations for the table. I found these cute little butterfly sticky notes to give instead of goody bags. They also had these beautiful green candles, seashell decorations, and a lovely green and white runner. I am so glad Pottery Barn made its way up to Canada. I also noticed they have lunch bags with glass food containers and aluminum water bottles. What a great idea! 


Chelsea, her dad, and I went grocery shopping for the party on Friday and Saturday. To feed 8 extra people is quite an undertaking. It did force me to get into spring cleaning mode. I swept and organized and scrubbed the house as much as I could until the partygoers started to stream in around 5pm. 

Chelsea decided she wanted a dinner and sleepover party. So we took 8 teenagers out to dinner on Saturday night to One 99 in Orangeville. It was delicious and the ladies got all dressed up and looked lovely. As per Chelsea's request, we celebrated with ice cream cake afterwards at our house. I decided that Saturday would be my cheat day and indulged in a delicious glass of shiraz at dinner, but what was I thinking when I decided to have ice cream cake?!?! Did I forget that I am lactose intolerant? Wow! I did not feel well all night. So after an ice-cream induced night of tossing and turning, I woke up to make breakfast for the girls. My eldest daughter was home and helped me me make fruit salad, pancakes, scrambled eggs, etc. It was a great spread, but the sleepover girls were groggy since they went to bed at 3 am!

All in all it was a great weekend. The sun was shining (finally) and everyone enjoyed themselves. I hope you also enjoyed your weekend.

Oh and before I forget... my daughter was accepted to the Joffrey's summer program! I guess I'll be sending her to New York City for the month of August, the same time I send another daughter to Portland, Oregon for med school, and yet another away to Holland for exchange. Now there's some planning! 

Okay, have a great day everyone... I'll blog more later!

4 comments:

4sandybeach said...

What an emotional August your going to have!

Cathy said...

Tosca,

Congats on the accomplishments of your daughter.
If you visit her in NYC, I recommend visiting the S Factor Studio in the Chelsea neighborhood. Sheila Kelley has a lovely S Factor studio and the workouts are fun! You can really get your girl on!

~Cathy

Cathy said...

Tosca,

Congats on the accomplishments of your daughter.
If you visit her in NYC, I recommend visiting the S Factor Studio in the Chelsea neighborhood. Sheila Kelley has a lovely S Factor studio and the workouts are fun! You can really get your girl on!

~Cathy

Shelley Johnson said...

hahaha...too funny...I had a cheat day on this weekend, too, for my son's 13th birthday party, at which, we also had ice cream cake! And as well, I regretted it, not because I'm lactose intolerant, but every time I don't eat clean, I just hear my body screaming "WHY did you do this to me??"