Mar 5, 2012

Happiness Week 9

This week was entirely consumed with wrapping up details for Evie's Percy Jackson party. So sorry about that but it is what it is.

What Made Me Happy - Week 9

02/27 Bologna
Poor Adrian has been asking for Bologna for months but they don't sell it at the grocery store I normally shop at (Trader Joe's). I finally remembered to get him his Bologna and he was so happy.  And that made me happy. I was starting to feel like a bad mom.

02/28 Working Together
We cranked up the music and worked as a family on the party. Working together makes it feel less like work and more like fun.

02/29 Finished With Snakes
I am SO happy that I'm finished making snakes for my Medusa! And I was happy that I figured out a way to keep them from sagging while they dried.

03/01 Wine with Snakes
This was a toss-up. Finishing painting my Medusa head made me very happy but so did the wine I drank while doing it because this project is a lot of work!

 03/02 Finishing Medusa
It made me SO happy to be done with this pinata. But alas, shortly afterward the head fell to the ground. So this fantastic happiness was short-lived. Thankfully a cardboard neck brace and some re-engineering fixed things up.

03/03 Happy Party Guests
After all the work that went into this party it made me so happy that the kids had such a great time!  

03/04 Kids Running Wild in the Woods
The kids decided to play capture the flag "Percy Jackson style". They had so much fun running around with their swords trying to capture the other team's flag. These days kids don't get a lot of opportunities for this kind of play. Our yard worked great for this activity and all the hidden areas and trees made it feel "real". Of course I also loved that my daughter was having such a fantastic ending to a fantastic party. I was also a little bit happy that the whole thing was over. It is sad for her though so it is bittersweet.

We had a Kindergarten meeting today, an AAC evaluation  and ortho fitting tomorrow and are also scheduling our trip to Cincinnati. Evie's school musical is this week. It's going to be a busy week but I hope to have time to go through the party photos. Have a great week! To view a slideshow of the entire Happiness Photo Project click here. For more about what this is all about click here.


  1. Holy crap, you're good! I'm truly impressed. I don't know how you do it. Love the working together photo. Great bonding. That's totally what our family needs right now. We are currently VERY disconnected around here!

    Glad to hear she had such a great time at her party!

  2. You did Awesome Susan!!
    Love the Medusa Pinata!
    Happy Belated Birthday Evie!

    Love you.