Sunday, January 4, 2009



Syds best friend Jessi turned 15 the other day.  Syd and their other friend Megan wanted to do something special for Jessi.  So they decided to throw her a surprise birthday party.  Unfortunately  Megan had prior plans for the date they had for the party, so she did not make it.  :(

Sunday afternoon Syd, myself, and three other friends descended on Jessi's house.

She had no idea we were coming, so she was lying on the couch watching tv, probably ready to take a nap.  We got there and said surprise and go get ready.  Have you been around 5 teenage girls trying to get ready, even if its only one that is actually getting ready.



This right here is a momentous occasion.  Jess never, and I mean NEVER likes to wear real shoes.  Flip flops and flip flops only for that girl.  Even if its 20 degrees outside, but since everyone else had boots on, Jess wore her super cute black boots.


Then Jess opened some presents...


Syd gave her socks, long tall socks, cause thats what she likes to wear for cheerleading practice.  Thats her dad Ricky, hi Ricky.  Everyone say hi to Ricky.  He reads, but never comments.

So this is our group and we are ready to go.....


But go where???????

Jess has no idea where we are going, or what we are doing.  ~insert evil laugh~

We blindfolded her so she would not know where we were going.

~insert evil laugh again~


So we lead her down the cobblestone sidewalks of downtown.....


I believe this is right after Syd almost hurt them both, after tripping over the sidewalk.


And here we are at the entrance of a very special place....




Santa's Village!!!!!!!!

We had our picture made with (Notice how I say we and I am in none of the pictures)

A Gingerbread Man


A penguin...actually it was a penguin and an elf, but I did not have permission from the elf so he did not get to be in the picture.


Then with some super cute, groovy, makes everything look all psychedelic and stuff glasses.....


Then we passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then we walked through the Lincoln Tunnel. Ok not really, we went to the icicle maze Woooooo...


Notice that it is just Syd and Jess, the others were waiting in line for hot chocolate


Did I mention that it was freezing?  After quite mild weather, old man winter decided to show up for a little while on our little excursion.

While they were still waiting on hot chocolate (they had to wait forever), Syd and Jess went to go make cookies.

Waiting in line.....


Icing the cookies....


Eating the cookies.....


So we meet back up with the others, still waiting in line....


Here we are on the sled at the children around the world area.


Then we were off to our next location.  I didn't get any pictures there.  I did not want to get my camera taken up.  We went and saw "Twilight"!!  That was my third time to see the movie.  At the movie we picked up another girl, and after the movie we lost two girls. 

We went and ventured through Target for awhile and then we went home.  Thats my story and I am sticking to it!

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I do not know what that is in their hands or where it came from.  You believe me right???



Muthering Heights said...

You are such a fun mom!

littletoesandcheerios said...

That Jess is one lucky girl to have friend like that and you are a fun and cool mom! I love how you labeled this under "punks"!

Tammy said...

You are the woman! I hope I can do fun things like this when my kids are that rock!


Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

What a fun Mom you are! I love your "Elf" reference. Elf...the GREATEST holiday movie ever! It never gets old.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Val, you are the best mom EVER!!!! I miss your face TOO MUCH! lets hang out soon... please. You can even roll my yard *as long as you come clean it up the next morning*

Sandy Toes said...

What fun pictures...the girls are so pretty! Happy Birthday to her!
-sandy toes

P.S.He loves you.. said...

what a great momma you are!

good times good memories!

branden said...

whos house did u roll???

Marie said...

What a great mom!!! Looks like a fun birthday. And I can totally relate to Jessi only wanting to wear flip flops. I'm partial to them myself. lol


Simply_Pam said...

What a fun day.. who cares about the cold when your heart is warmed by good friends !

The Southern Mom said...

I miss doing things like that with my kids (Yep...I've TP'd, too!). Looks like so much fun and a memory to remember! You're so cool!

Hi to Ricky! :)

sydney :D said...

hahaha..branden(guessing my cousin branden??) we didnt roll anyones house...jusst took a picture with some toilet paper in the back of a getaway car...((tell you later so i sont ruin our cover anymore than mom already has...this person still doesnt know.))haha jkin..but seriously tell you later..

hi mr. ricky!!! love you darling :)

jennifer said...

Hi Ricky!! You have a gorgeous daughter!

What a fun night!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the lines from Elf - wonderful!! The pictures were so good and I think you are such a hip momma! (hip as in cool, not hippy as in, well, you know). COOL! I think that you are cool!

D... said...

What a fun night! The birthday girl is certainly lucky in her friends. And your kids are certainly lucky in you. You are such a fun mom!

Mrs4444 said...

Awww. That is so sweet. I loved this post.

Jen said...

What a fun birthday! We love ELF in this house too.

mah-meeee said...

so great to see the girls have a nice fun party! i love those glasses... teehee!