Friday, October 22, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday {#10}

This really will be quick, because I have a ton of stuff to do in the next two hours!

1.)  I took all five kids to the dentist today (only the oldest four had appointments, though.)  And, NO cavities!  Woohoo!  Maybe seems like it should be a given or something, but when you have that many kids, you figure that odds are in favor of at least one cavity.  But, not so much.  Our pediatric dentist is great, they get us in and out and do all the kids at once pretty much.

2.)  Tonight we're having a little party for Mary's birthday.  The kids are all excited and I am too.  How is she already one year old?!  I still need to get me and the kids all bathed, frost the cupcakes, and clean the downstairs bathroom.  Lots to do, and I'm so stressed out because I was gone all day yesterday and spent much of this morning at the dentist.  But it should be fun nonetheless!

3.)  We have been getting SO many campaign phone calls leading up to this election.  I am still clueless when it comes to Colorado politics--I don't know any of the names or the people, which is strange because I always knew what was going on in California.  (In part because I worked for a legislator for three years.)  The funny part is when you get an add in the mail saying NOT to vote for someone because of X, Y and Z...and you AGREE with their stand on X, Y and Z.

4.)  I'm so bummed because I am LOVING the book The Help, but it had to go back to the library!  I put another hold on it though and should get it back soon.  So frustrating though because I really want to read it!

5.)  This is related to #2: entertaining stresses me out like you would NOT believe.  I'm not fancy, I don't know how to make fancy things, and I'm not a great party-thrower.  Parties around here usually include pizza and cake and a bunch of people packed into our house.  That's it.  No games, no more than about one or two festive decorations.  The kids of course couldn't care less--they love it.  And we always have a good time.  But the whole party I'm wondering if everyone thinks I'm a loser because my daughter doesn't have a fancy Barbie cake and my house doesn't look like the inside of Martha Stewart Living.

6.)  Related to #5: I think this is so lame and so ultra vain, that I even think those things.  Hospitality is such a lost art in our society and I wonder how much better we'd be at if we got over this invisible standard of entertaining.  If we got it into our heads that people don't actually CARE about the decorations or games or whatever.  I'll speak for myself and say I'd be MUCH more prone to having people over.  This is something I need to work on.

7.)  I can't believe so much time has gone by without me sharing any more about our adoption or about Down syndrome!  Life has been SO busy lately and while we're growing more and more excited, I apparently haven't found the time to write about it.  And now Mary Lu is crying, and I need to clean that bathroom.  Have a great weekend all!


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Rachel said...

We can't wait to celebrate Mary and see her go to town on a cupcake! And for the record, if any of your kids ever ask you for a Barbie cake, I know that their Auntie would be more than happy to make one for them. Just know that it will not be perfect, but she will have a cake skirt and it should be edible. :) See you in a bit.

Angela said...

For the record: I SO LOVE Heldt bday parties! I've been looking forward to it all day! The kids all play, the grownups all chat...I get to eat pizza and cake. What could be better?
And...your house looks more Pottery Barn than Martha, and I love it that way! Good food. Good friends. What else do you need?
And...I LOVED The Help. I wish I could loan it to you, but I borrowed it from someone else. It is so good!!
I hope you get it back soon!


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