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We had a busy week around here, and I'm sorry to say that some of it didn't get documented because I didn't have my camera with me. Bad Saucy!

Last weekend was the Valentine necklace party that I hosted with Sassy. You can see the project on her post, but in fact, mine isn't quite finished and I suppose now that Valentine's is over, I really should get on that. The Valentine swappers were inspired and some of the things they came up with were simply tremendous and if you'd like, I can take pictures and post them still.

Also, the Cheerios decorated cupcakes for the school staff on Wednesday after school - nine dozen of them. There was plenty of frosting "sampled" but I must say, I'm the most bummed out coach for not having pictures of the work bee. The girls were so enthusiastic and really gifted with the piping bags. If I ever open a cupcake store, I've got a few more potential employees!


The Cheerios have been waiting for a while now to stuff a team mascot. Since they cheer for the "Bears" we knew it had to be a teddy. To kick off the weekend, we hit Build-A-Bear Workshop as one, big, noisy group to get the job done. The first task was simply to pick a bear to stuff... I knew there'd never be a consensus but when I saw this bear named "Champ" I knew he was for us. Besides, a portion of his sales go to children's charities.

Every team member brought something to stuff inside the bear's tummy, something to represent themselves.



For starters, one of the girls wrote a dedication note - she also included the nail she broke at practice.

Our Australian exchange Cheerio put in a flag from down under.

One of the girls cut up a bit of her baby blanket in the shape of a heart... there were a few teary eyes. I put in a cupcake charm and a lucky chip from Las Vegas, Loopy stuffed in the green gummy bear we found on the gym floor during practice - a gummy bear in school colours? It had to go inside. Surely it was lucky candy trash.



Hearts were kissed and wished upon...

... and Bo the Bear was stuffed with love.

Ummm... fifteen year old girls still really get into stuffing bears. It's true! They took turns washing and dressing him, it was very cute. They even yelled one of their cheers into a small speaker that got stuffed in his paw - now he can cheer along with them.


Stuffed and done! He's ready to accompany us to competitions, sleepovers, or wherever furry friends are required.


Veto and I went to a movie for Valentine's Day over the weekend. From Paris With Love looked promising, but I can say this with all certainty: wait for the DVD. I'd read somewhere that it had beautiful shots of the gritty side of Paris scenery so I was looking forward to that, but alas, I can only say it looked sometimes like a sound stage. Gah. I don't even mind the whole action/adventure genre, but this movie just tried too hard. If you do go, there's a little reference to Pulp Fiction that tickled my fancy but wasn't worth the admission price.

I'm struggling to give From Paris With Love even one cupcake, but Veto enjoyed the action, so one cupcake it gets.

11 comments:

Marianne@Songbird said...

You didn't have your camera with you at all times? Now how did that happen, I thought your were joined at the hip.

Coco said...

Looks like the girls had a great time.

Lisa Russell said...

Of course we want to see pics of the necklace exchange! You don't even have to ask! lol. I saw Sassy's pics and they look fab! Love the mascot idea. Very clever to have them all put something inside. Love it!!

Caitlin said...

They put the Pulp Fiction reference in our trailers here, so now I'm definitely not going to see it! The bear was a lovely idea! The girls are going to treasure it for years.

SandraD said...

The bear project looked like a great time and a super team-building exercise. I really appreciate that you had the cheerios decorating cupcakes for the staff. Those will be well-rounded girls thanks to your good efforts.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Thanks for both the updates and the movie review. Those girls look darn sweet.

jkddz said...

looks like your never to old to make a stuffed bear!! I have wanted to make that one for a long time! great idea to placed something of the girls inside...

Kate said...

15 year old girls are ADORABLE but 30 something year old girls still like to stuff bears too! I have been DYING to go to the build-a-bear shop but Hubs knows {oh does he know} that with the 2 boys, myself and all the accessories that go along with the experience I would walk out of there several hundred dollars lighter in the purse! LOL And as he says {with that look in his eye} "Honey, do you really neeeed a $75 teddy bear?" He thinks he's shaming my into something...silly man. The answer every time is YES!

And the movie...well...I'm surprised you didn't take a bite out of that cupcake. John Travolta, what is happening to you man?

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

You come up withe best ideas - the Cheerios are lucky to have you!

I can't believe you didn't have your camera with you though?! Totally unlike you!

I've heard the same thing about that movie - very disappointing!!

Adrianna said...

I never thought of putting anything else in the bears. What a cute gesture! And as always your daughter looks so stunning. She is soooo gorgeous. But I really do love the thought of stuffing the bear with sentimentals.

natalea said...

OMG- you have to come read my posts about Build-a-Bear! I'm laughing that I just came across this post of yours! xo natalea