Monday, December 14, 2009

Birthdays, Cookis, and a Haircut (again)

We started off our busy weekend by celebrating Emma's 8th birthday which was Friday. She and some of her friends went to see The Princess and the Frog (which is a really good movie). We were able to use the party room before the movie started which worked out perfectly for gifts and cupcakes.

My creation

Then on Saturday we celebrated again with Matt's parents and my sister and niece. We had cake and ice cream again and more presents.

My creation

Then on Sunday we got together at Matt's parent's house for our annual Keekle and cookie making day with his dad's side of the family. I know some of you are probably wondering what Keekles are and the only way I know how to explain it is they are like a doughnut only made with a potato dough and raisins. Once they dough rises, they are then deep fried. The women generally prepare the dough while the men do all the frying and "tasting" in the garage. It is tradition to eat Keekles on Christmas morning which are dipped in powdered sugar. Yesterday when we were all together we were trying to figure out exactly where Keekles come from. We know they come from Matt's Grandma's side of the family and her Great Grandma who was from Sweden made them. I have tried Googling Keekles but am unable to find anything out about them. To be honest I never heard of them until I married into the family. I personally do not like them, and have been told every Christmas that I am kicked out of the will. Oh well...

My creation

This is Matt's Paternal Grandparents. They are a very special couple who love their family more than anything. I love getting together with them because they are so much fun to be around. I have been a part of the family for almost 15 years now and I love these two just as much as if they were my own Grandparents. They have been married for over sixty years, have three children, have eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren with two more on the way. Their love for each other and their family is truly an inspiration.

The "testers" are in the middle
My creation

I know that some of you may be wondering why Emma is wearing a hat in all of her pictures. Well, on Friday before her party my friend that does hair was over and she was going to do a really pretty braid in Emma's hair since I can't braid at all. Anyway, I asked Emma to run up and get the comb and she said she didn't want her hair braided but went to get the comb anyway. She came back downstairs and as Krista began combing through her hair she said..

Krista: "You may want to come over here."

Me: "Oh no, does she have lice"

Krista: "No, you just need to come over here."

This is what I found when I went to look at Emma's hair...

When I asked her why she cut her hair she said "because I didn't want a braid." At that point I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. As much as I wanted to cry, I did laugh because I figured since it was her birthday what other choice did I have? Anyway, because of the severity of the cut and where it is, our only choice to cover it up is with a comb over. Now, how many 8 year old little girls do you know that can say they got a comb over for their birthday???


Anonymous said...

You are having a busy time this Dec.

Just wanted to let you know I am still planning on coming to watch the kids when you go to get Drew.

Chad has been out of a job since July and things are tight here too but just as you said God will provide when we need it.
I'll keep praying for your family...bad hair cuts and all. So, please continue to pray for ours too.
Love and miss you all,

Tara Anderson said...

I just have to say that is the CUTEST birthday cake I have EVER seen!!! What a fun party for Emma and her friends! We're hoping to go check out that movie this weekend. :)

TanyaLea said...

Wow...looks like there are a lot of yummy treats being enjoyed around your home!! :) And I'm with Tara...that is one of the cutest b-day cakes ever!!! So fun and colorful...and I love the weaving around the edges!

Now for Emma and that hair...what a stinker!! ;) Good thing she looks so darned adorable in those hats! Happy Belated B-day, Emma!! :)


Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Wow, party party!!

I cant believe she did that to her hair to get out of a braid??? I would have cried. :-)

Mellow said...

My hubby and I have been following your story and supporting you in your quest to bring little Drew home..just wanted to stop in and say hi! Also, I have an Emma in my home as well. She would more than likely do exactly what your Emma did with her hair. It's got to be an Emma thing for sure. :) Spunky! May the Lord bless you as you wait!


Tami said...

Oh wow....the comb over event made me laugh out loud! I'm glad you were able to see the humor...definitely one of those moments that will be recalled when she's older!

I love your photo collages and the kiggles sound yummy!!(sorry don't remember exactly how to spell that treat, but I KNOW I'd lOVE them!)

Lots of s being created your way!


Adeye said...

Oh my goodness--she REALLY cute her hair, huh??? I bet she'll never do that again:) Spunky girl you have!

Okay--so a keekle????? Did I even spell it right? I would LOVE to try one...can I be a tester next time :)

Hannah said...

Adorable! I love her cake, that is awesome. We loved the princess and the frog too!