I want y'all to know I'm paddlin' as fast as I can, but it seems the further I go, the behinder I get! In fact, I'm not at all sure that this boat doesn't have a leak in it and I don't know how to tread water!
I'm playing catch up now to show y'all what else Jenn has included in the Bella-Ringer-Dinger giveaway celebrating...drum roll please...TODAY!!!
Bella is one year old today. I have a little confession to make...I think her official birthday should be the day she came home from the hospital in August since that was when God decided she was done cooking, but Jenn being Jenn pays no mind to me sometimes and this is one of those times. Given what she and Roby went through this last year, I do believe that trumps me so I'll graciously defer to their wisdom. I tell you this so you're not surprised when, oh say long about August, I decide to hold another birthday party....just don't say I didn't warn you!
Jenn has made Miss Bella a pink and blue (her birthstone color) tutu to wear at her parties. Yes, I said parties. Our baby girl is so special, she gets more than one. Jenn and Roby are taking her to the NICU at Baylor this evening to have cupcakes with the nurses who took such wonderful care of Bella. I think my kids are pretty thoughtful to include them in our celebration, don't y'all? Sunday, our immediate family is getting together at the Oldest Melon Head's to celebrate. It will be a small gathering because RSV season is still going strong and no sense in taking chances now, right? RIGHT! But enough of the small talk...on to the prizes! Jenn will be adding one of her Queen to Bishop necklaces to the bag. Not this one 'cause it's part of the baby bling line that she sells on Etsy, (had to slip a little shameless plug in there folks) but one designed just for the winner. Don't hold me to this, but I think her's and Vickie's necklaces will be with Robelyn at the Funky Finds Spring show in Ft. Worth at the Will Rogers Memorial Center tomorrow starting at 9 AM. Even if she doesn't...if you're in the DFW area, stop by and see Red.Neck Chic in action with her Fab U Lous handbags! Those bags definitely get the TrashCan Seal Of Approval! Cool beans!
How about a little more bling...after all I am the Queen of less is just less and more is better! She is wrapping up the key to her heart for y'all with this Betsey Johnson pendant. Y'all know I gave you mine a year ago.
Nipper thinks this is pretty GRRReat!
Errr...it would also appear that Nipper is a boy dog...sorry about that folks!
How about a tiny nest with eggs just in time for Easter? Yep...that's going in the gift bag too!
To round things off, tiny frames that will include a photo of Bella. I KNOW! I'd have her autograph it, but I'm not sure if she can spell yet!
For those of you with a sweet tooth...take a look at this. Carol at Cookie Du Monde has made these darling cookies and shipped them to me for Sunday's party. One of these with Bella's name on it will be tucked into the bag as well. Don't you just love Carol's attention to detail?
Believe it or not...I haven't slipped into the box and ate one...YET, but I have had some of her other 2die4 treats. Her Jethro-sized HoHo's are decadent...trust me! She'll be on hand at the Blog Party at Theresa's (whose son just happens to be celebrating a birthday today as well!) with cookies that she'll personalize on the spot. Wouldn't they make the greatest souvenir to take home to the hubs?
So-o-o...go to Jenn's and leave a comment. Be sure and take a hankie when you read her post today...it will touch you I promise. And again, if you'd like to follow Bella's tiny footsteps, just sign up to be a follower....the more the merrier!
There is one little change in plans. Due to circumstances beyond my control (namely not enough hours in a day), Jenn will be making the winner/winners? known Monday morning complete with birthday photos!
Now scurry on over to Jenn's and while you're out and about, don't forget to visit Amy and vote. You know I only pick winners and this girl has my vote every time with her crazy, mad talent...and yet...she's so young! I can only imagine what the future holds for her!