Thursday, February 07, 2008

A busy week--- Monday Chelsey turned 18. We gave her shopping money and she made her first solo trip to Green Bay and Appleton with a girlfriend. The weather forecast call for snow accumulations of less than an inch, but the ended up getting considerably more, so at 6:30 Saturday night, We called and got her hotel reservations, so she ended up with quite an adventure. Monday Morning I left this on the kitchen counter for her. Eighteen cupcakes, 18 cans of pop, 18 sticks of gum, Heart Socks: because I decided it was better to wear your heart on your sock instead of your sleeve.... There were Strawberry Shortcake stickers because her very first birthday cake was of Strawberry Shortcake. I made a fabric Birthday Card. The gift bag contained gold earrings---now she won’t be borrowing ‘Mom’s’.


Long days at work,, the summation of my quilting is wishing over quilt pictures hung in front of my desk. But the weekend is ahead. I did complete February BOM stitchery and I’ve been appliquéing a couple of pieces a night on my Primitive Garden.


Don turns 46 today. Does not like birthdays--- but has tolerated Chelsey picking at him about it all week. We’re going out for supper tonight. Should be fun. Tomorrow we both have the day off. Chelsey is speaking in a neighboring town and I’m going to listen. Don is going to stay home and knock the major stuff on the house so we have a free weekend---
I feel like it’s my birthday----

Gratitudes:
Bad Weather found friends and family safe this week.
I survived Chelsey turning 18—Maybe I’m the one struggling, not her.
A weekend without housework….

20 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsea and Don!!! There must be lots of cake in your house this week - LOL. My DH turned 47 last week, of course there was cake and presents to go along with it. The older he gets the more effort my kids and I devote to him.

Dawn said...

Oh man, she is all grown up! How fun you made her morning!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsey and Don. We have 2 birthdays this month, Hollie had hers on the 1st and ds on valentines day... Sounds like you're going to have a lovely housework free weekend, enjoy.

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a thoughtful mom you are to give so many fun gifts. I'm glad she and her girlfriend made it back home safely. Happy Birthday to Don also! Drive carefully in that fluffy white stuff pleez.

Kristie said...

I love how you left those things for her, very creative. It is so hard seeing our babies grow up. My oldest baby will be 15 in a couple of weeks.
Kristie

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsey and to Don too. What a big week for your family. You made up such a fun gift Mel, I bet Chelsea just loved it!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Libby said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea and Don! Are you going to leave Don an appropriate amount of Cokes and gum *s*

Louise said...

What a sweet Mom you are ...she will never forget this birthday.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsey and Hubby. That was a cute idea for Chelsey with the 18's. Enjoy your house work free weekend.

Angela said...

What a big adventure. And your gifts were precious. Don is going to HATE turning 50 I am thinking!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea and Don! That is great. The big 18! Very exciting. And you are very creative to give such memorable goodies! She will remember it forever.

Love the green work! That is so neat. I am still plugging away at the Primitive Garden blocks too. Have a happy, sewing weekend!

anne bebbington said...

That's it mum she's an adult now - how do they grow up so quick?

Toni said...

Sounds like you are going to have a nice weekend..Toni

Idaho Quilter said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsey and Don, my birthday was this week too. You are thoughtful Mommy.

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday wishes to Chelsey and Don. Oh to be 18 again - that's when I knew it all. And, I've since forgotten it. LOL

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I can't tell you how often I've had to change plans because of the weather - better safe than sorry!!! What a memoriable 18th birthday for Chelsea! And what fun presents you left for her - can't believe you were able to find Strawberry Shortcake stickers!!! And if Don doesn't enjoy birthdays - at least you get to enjoy going out to eat, LOL!

Cheers!

Evelyn

de vliegende koe said...

So many birthday’s and celebrations! Congratulations to Chelsea and Don!!

Joanne said...

Happy Belated Birthdays to both Chelsey and Don -- boy am I a day late and a dollar short. Sounds like they both had a great birthday, though.

Finn said...

Hey girl friend, congratulations on living through the first 18 years of a daughter!! You deserve a metal!
And what's with this weather..your pixie is aaying YOU are warmer them ME...no way can that be right!
You're way more north than I am....maybe it's a Feb. thaw!
Love the creative use of "18" for the birthday girl. My best wishes to both the birthday 'kids' *VBS*
Hugs, Finn

atet said...

Happy belated birthdays to both Chelsey and Don! Wooo Hooo! You made it to 18. Now to just survive to 21!