Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another 6 Friends


The thing that makes me happy
My Favorite and my Best
Are Kisses and Big Smooches
And Hugs and all the rest

Shall we cozy in a Quilt
Or Snuggle in a Bed?
Or hide beneath the warmth
Of my Lovely Pink Bedspread?

I'm a DREAM Owl

Quiet down - Don't make a Peep
We must go off to sleep
Let's be a Team
And make a Dream
Which leaves us feeling glad
We'll then wake up believing
It was the best we ever had!

I'm a GIGGLE owl

I love to tell Jokes - this is my Favorite
"Knock, Knock"
"who's there"
"Owl's Who?"
"That's right, Owl's HOOOOO!"
Tee Hee Hee
Be my Friend, we'll have some fun
And please do tell - your favorite one?

I'm a ROCK Owl

Come JAM with me
Let's make good friends
I'll tell you what I like!
I love that music makes me feel
Like flying high above!
The instruments I like would be
Piano and the Flute
But really what I love to do
is singing and to HOOT!

I'm a GARDEN Owl

I have these great green wings
I know most every flowers
And other Garden things.
My favorite flower is the Rose
It equals lots of love
And Friends and Love goes hand in hand
That everybody knows!

I'm a PEACE Owl

What I love more than anything
is just to hang about
The feelings that my Peace will bring
I hope you'll sing about

Peace and Love and Happiness
Does make the world go round
So come new Friend, let's do compose
and show the would our sound!

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Very Happy Patient!

I thought there might be some of you who'd like to know how Bob is doing ... and as you can see he is happy and smiling - despite being very sore!

I had a call from the secretary of the surgeon who told me they tested the implant before closing up, and they were very happy to tell, it was succesful. Bob was, understandably, blown away by this information. It will take days, months and maybe over a year for Bob to get used to this implant, but the happiness and joy I saw tonight, despite the pain, dizziness and pathetic hospital bed, I don't think I will ever be able to put into words how incredibly grateful and happy I am on his behalf. Who would have even thought it was possible just 5 years ago?

He appreciates every card, crossword, message, email and thought - thank you for understanding what this means to him!

I have picked up the perscription for some nasty strong painkillers - and will be picking Bob up from the hospital at 6.30 tomorrow morning ... The Ottawa Civic is just another conveyor belt!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I'm a CANDY Owl

Gumdrop, Licorice and Sugary Sweets
Any of these would be my
There is no doubt I'm sweet enough
But filling my Tummy I'll never get stuffed
And what I am hoping will happen today
Is that we're sweet friends, to me you'll say

I'm a Wise Old Owl

I have decided to post all my little owls as they get done and our first to be finished and ready to fly the nest is Mr. Wise Old Owl 

His little card which follows him and teaches the lucky owner about him says:

 In all the years I went to school
The best, and what I found most cool
Was when I was learning to read about stuff
I just couldn't stop or ever get enough
My favorite books that I ever did do
Was "Legend of the Guardians"
and "Winnie the Pooh"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's Happening

Every day is filled with some fun at the moment. Jack and Anna are counting down the days till they will be Double Digits ... and then they are counting down the days till their Monster Party!

I'm having a great time planning this party. I'm finding myself really enjoying it rather than some years where I have done the parties, but not always felt in the mood for it - this year ... we are going all out - I mean, how often do you get to celebrate your children turning 10

Bob and I have many plans - and loads of secrets, Maia knows a little bit and she's as excited as Jack and Anna. She's so happy for them and has been doing their birthday cards for days - hiding behind closed doors, decorating away.

Jack has told me that he's not really into the whole "everything-must-go-together" themes - so I'm keeping it fairly easy on the boys side, but with Anna - oh I'm going all out and this is what I've been doing for the last two days.

Which One is Your Favorite???

I went on the internet Friday afternoon - found this lovely lady blogging about an owl party she'd done for her 6 year old : http://snowybliss.blogspot.com/2011/02/night-owl-party.html

Well, I love her pillows, but didn't quite find them right for a 10 year old birthday party, so I sat down, drew a simple pattern for these little guys, they are about 15 cm tall - ran to FabricLand - got every color felt they had and have just finished sewing these guys this evening.

As with ANJ's  pillows I will be making every owl extra special but I have to do this in secret. Anna has no idea what we are going to do with these owls and I don't want to give it away - she doesn't think anymore will happen to the owls and I'm sure she'll be blown away when she gets to see them once finished, on the eve of the party!

I love when I find a Mamma out there who enjoys doing parties and comes up with such amazing ideas - she has literally made me buzz with joy planning this party and I am as excited as Anna and Jack at the moment!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

OMG ... What have I done ...

One month from now ... 7 girls (+ 1 Maia ) and 5 boys will be taking over the Playfair residence ...

I am not totally sure I know quite what this party is going to be like - especially since I was just told on the way home in the car about crushes between quite a few of these boys and girls

... guess Mamma Mote won't be sleeping much that night !!!