I am just now recovering. I would like to start off our "Make A Wish Weekend Review" by thanking the following. Thank you to my family. The Saas's, The Luddingtons, The Armstrongs, for being here pretty much all weekend and doing nothing by work. The Luddingtons even spent the night of Saturday so they could be here at dawns early light. We were all completely exhausted by days end. But it was worth it.
It all started Friday when Carpinto Brothers delivered a large mountain of chips in our driveway. There was some discrepancies involving the chips but I will not share. (Ok so there was a little top soil or other material that was mixed in with the play chips). But the next morning they drove all the way out to our house to convince us it was not what I thought it was. So a little drama but we were happy that they guaranteed us it was just a very small amount of dirt. Our family and neighbors came with wheel barrows. It took us an hour to spread the chips. That was it. The Make A Wish volunteers were impressed with out quickly we got it done. That's my family!
Sunday started early. I invited 60 plus friends and family. I was confident with my list because lets face it, people have busy lives and I knew I wouldn't get 60 people. So no offense to anyone, but if you didn't see invite, you would not have come anyway. I am the same way, lol. I will be a little hurt if I don't get an invite but I know that with three kids, each of them going every which way, it usually ends up being a schedule conflict. Just keeping it real. I was completely grateful and amazed by the people who did come! So thank you thank you thank you for taking the time to come and help our family celebrate this day. Anyway, with almost everyone in my life I know coming to my house, well we had to get it cleaned up a little, make treats, ect. My sisters worked endlessly. On Saturday they even packed up Gary and took him to his first T-ball game while we stayed back and finished up with Make A Wish. My head was all over the place on Sunday. I was over stimulated and could barely stick with one task. It was Gary's Grandma's birthday that day as well, so after the Make A Wish party, we also had to throw a birthday party. My bed never felt so good that night. Back to the events of the day: 8:15 the crew arrived to begin constructing the play set. Uncle Bill and Uncle Ray worked closely with everyone to get it up in time for the party. We had media coverage coming, we had the Fire Department, we had the Police Department coming......I literally need to take a break from typing this. It's making my brain cramp! Remember all the details. But I refuse to leave out anything. It's all about honoring the day. I plan to include a video of the day. Make A Wish had a professional photographer come and take pictures of everything. I will wait till I get those so I can include it. *Summer I did take video for you and my brother.
|The finished product.|
The weather sort of cooperated. We had sun, hail, and rain. But for the most part it was fine. I think I will let my pictures tell the rest of the story. My favorite part was when the Fire Department turned on there sirens and lights as they pulled up to our house! Even our neighbors came out to look! : ) So fun when there is no emergency.
In the News:
TODAY IS OUR 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. April 19th, 2009 is the first signs Gary starting showing of JDM. Ummmm Shall we celebrate?