Last night, I was leaving Meijer around 10pm, and when I walked out, it had started sprinkling, it was super windy and it was lightning. And suddenly unattended grocery carts are rolling across the parking lot. By the time I got home, the power was out. The storm was awesome - I've never seen such crazy colors of lightning. Doug & I propped some pillows by the window & watched.
An hour later, I started getting a little nervous, because the power still wasn't back on. I went to bed. I woke up at 5:00am, looked at my alarm clock... and it was black. At which point I realized, uh oh. I may not have power at all today! I lay awake panicking for about half an hour, then fell asleep for a couple more hours.
Long story short, no power all day! The party still came together - it looked great & everyone seemed to have a good time. From about 1:45-2:30, things were a little insane - I was trying to get changed and put together finger sandwiches simultaneously... In fact, it wasn't until halfway through the shower that I went the bathroom, was washing my hands, looked in the mirror and jumped in shock because I had forgotten to put makeup on. Yeah.
I need to give a huge shout out to my amazing friends, Sara & Katy - I could NOT have pulled this whole thing off without them!! They were such lifesavers. Girls, thank you SO much for everything!
Oh - here's the onesies I made for Debbie! Kind of hard to see in the picture, but I sewed little felt... things... on them. "Li'l Slugger", a tie, "Sweet Pea" and "Li'l Monkey".
As I was doing dishes, the power came back on, and I shrieked & starting dancing around - I think I scared Zooey. Doug went to a baseball game with Kress, so after the house was back in order, I looked at Zooey & said, "We are going to slob around like no one's business." In the words of my mother (and her mother): Having fun is hard work!
Okay, one last thing - today is Zooey's 1st birthday. Happy birthday, you sweet little freak. You drive us crazy, but we do love you.
If you're thinking that looks like a dog treat with frosting... you're absolutely right.