Before my daughter’s IEA horseback practice tonight, all the girls decorated the horse stalls for the holidays. #DecktheStalls Not only is there a $ 50 gift certificate to The Farm House up for grabs, but there is even a contest online sponsored by Noble Outfitters–who knew Deck the Stalls was such a big thing? Let me just say that this is a very creative group of young ladies! We ultimately decided on a Frozen theme (since I had some decorations left over from our #DisneySide Frozen party last year). The idea is for the stall to be the backdrop for a Frozen photo booth, and we will print out the photos for the girls to have. I bought a set of photo booth images from Etsy so they can look like Anna, Elsa, Sven or even Olaf in their photos. Coupled with the cute quotations like “Do you want to build a snowman?” or “Can I say something crazy?”–they can pair these together to make unique photo combinations. Stalls will be judged next Monday, and I’m hoping to do the photo booth then using my PocketBooth app on my iPhone.
So it was a fun, busy evening, and we pick up food at the drive-thru, drop off a friend, pick up the puppy, and home at 9:00. My son takes his shower, then asks me, “Mom, why didn’t you come to the program today?” (I think he remembered because he like to sing in the shower and the song was one from this morning.) I missed the foreign language Christmas program where they sang Christmas songs in Spanish, German and Chinese. When I fumble with excuses about the vet and work and picking up items for his sister, he starts to cry. Now granted-he didn’t say anything to me about this earlier today. It’s probably the tired talking. But I have one of those “I dropped the ball as a mama” moment and I start to cry. Fortunately, the puppy decides that this is the best moment to start growling and semi-attacking a nail file and she starts this funny dance between her and the nail file and we both start belly laughing.
Thank goodness for that nail file.