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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Party at the Claridy's

Saturday was the day we had looked forward to all week. It was the day of the grand Halloween party at my friend, "High Mae's" house. I wanted to invite you to come along too. You must see! Come on inside...

You must see her decorations (click on any picture to enlarge if any do not appear, click on the "X" and then should be there then).....

Spiders everywhere!

I LOVE the witch in the mirror. These decorations were all "wallies".

Allow me to fix you a drink...

But the decorations were just the beginning. High Mae had games planned too. The first being a scavenger hunt. What's "spooky" about a scavenger hunt? It's spooky when what you are looking for are BONES!


The children were seperated into three groups. Each group was given a clue card that contained a clue to a skeletal part, ie a femur bone, etc. The kids would go places to find the bone, even having to dig up bones in the yard. Every clue brought them to another part of the skeleton. When all were found they had to come back to their "base" to assemble the body.

Creepy enough?

The losing teams were forced (sorta) to eat brains. Marshmallow brains.

The more gross the better for kids.

After the scavenger hunt, there were cupcakes to decorate. And marshmallows to dip into bubbling chocolate ...

Following a bite to eat, there were mummy's to be wrapped. IT was a contest to see who could wrap the mummy the fastest using an entire roll of paper...without breaking the paper.

The party was a great success! My sincere appreciation to our party host, The Claridy's!
I'll leave you with a few more pictures from the party...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Briz Bowl 2010

By now you must know, if you visit this blog, that I cannot be limited to just a picture a day.
Last night was a big night, it was "Briz Bowl 210". Middle schools Simmons (where I attended) and Bumpus met on the football field in a head to head battle. But what made this so special is that the coaches of the two opposing schools are brothers. They were/are my brothers best friends. And like brothers to me. I think the world of them. So, last night I loaded my children and my momma (these boys were like sons to her) and we took in the game.
The game was well played, Simmons with Coach Brent Brizendine, was the victor.

The Brizendine women:

I saw so many of my own classmates last night, many with children attending one of the two schools. It always makes me happy to see such precious people from my past.

Lochamy, he was my neighbor for most of my childhood. His wife is a teacher at Simmons. LOVE them!

Mommas discussing "their" boys.
(Brizendine Momma Peggy and mine)

Such a special man to me even today (we have kept in touch since middle school) mine and my husbands's social studies teacher (now retired) and coach....Coach Wood.

It was a very exciting night. Congrats to both Briz men. I love ya!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Food Network Star

Ladies and Gentlemen.....

It was a night custom made for my precious friend, "Sweet Melissa". Her food mentor was in Birmingham to promote his new book, Good Eats 2. Alton took questions....alot of them...from the crowd. He was very accomodating to his fans. Alton was so personable and has that dry wit that I so wish I were born with. So clever.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Misty Morning

A cool morning brought fog lying close to the water at Old Cahaba in Helena. It made for a mystic display.