Wednesday, August 13, 2008

P is for...

A couple of different things, actually.

But first, P is PAR-TAY!!!

Remember my little dilemma about Maddie's "surprise" birthday party??? Well, that has officially been resolved.

Maddie's school had their annual Back to School Bash last night. Well, at the bash you get to meet their teacher, they usually have a dinner of some sort and they always have a silent auction. I never have checked out the silent auction but I did last night.

They had some AMAZING things there. They everything from a weekend getaway to the beach to themed gift baskets. There was so much to choose from!

Anyhow, I came across one that said "Funtastic Gymnastics Birthday Party". It stated it was for up to 12 kids and included everything but cake and ice cream. Sweet deal, right???

Anyhow, the bidding was up to $63 so I figured "what the heck", I'll put $65 down.

I was sure that it would go MUCH higher.

Well, it didn't and I won it!!!!


Maddie is going to be thrilled and I am going to *TRY* to keep this a secret! It's gonna be hard though.

So, she will have a "surprise" party but in a different way. She will know that she is having a party but will have no idea what kind or where it will be!! I am stoked!

I'll be sure to take lots of pics!

Anyhow, the 2nd part of this is P is also for "Papa" aka my dad.

I could seriously not ask for a better dad.

Maddie and I both think that the sun rises and sets with him.

He was a great father and is an even more amazing grandfather.

He absolutely adores Maddie.

He has been my saving grace many times over the years.

I love that even when he does not feel like it, he makes time for Maddie and wants to be just as involved in her life as Jeff and I are.

He is mischevious and has a great sense of humor.

He was the epitome of a great soldier and fought hard for his country.

I honestly can not say enough wonderful things about him.

I really am fortunate when it comes to both of my parents and would be lost without either of them.

I love them both to no end.

1 comment:

Heather said...

yay! i'm so glad you won! that is going to be the PERFECT surprise party for maddie!!!

and we have a papa here too. it's nice to hear that you all have been blessed as well. our papa is a Godsend...