Thursday, June 24, 2010

Priceless...


13 party dresses ruined with tie dye--$585.
13 tie-dyed t-shirts--$130.
One grandmother in a rented shark costume--$82...
And the local police responding to the 9-1-1 call from a
terrified 5-year old at Avery's party--PRICELESS.


So this is how it went down. First, I told my sister that I saw no reason for the girls to wear smocks to do TIE DYE. (DYE being the operative word here folks). I had done it myself and didn't make a mess, so I had every confidence that a group of 13 little girls hopped up on sugar would also be perfectly neat and tidy. -- Oh, and I wanted to dress like a hippie in honor of the craft, but my headband made me look like much more like Pocahontas than Joni Mitchell. Meanwhile, the "theme" of the party was Avery's favorite cartoon - Charlie & Lola. And Avery also likes sharks, so grandma Gigi volunteered to sport the (very warm, on a summer day) shark suit. Any other ideas we can roll into one birthday??

So first, it was introductions, pretty party dresses, and pizza. Then tie dye, very messy party dresses, and tears from one little girl who actually cared that her dress was totally trashed.

And then there was a knock at the door! The shark arrived! Five little girls screamed, four little girls cried, three little girls laughed, AND one little girl calmly retreated to the home office and called 9-1-1... The police officer was very nice. He didn't handcuff Gigi the shark and he wished Avery a very happy birthday.

Happy Birthday Avery!! This one's going to be hard to top!

12 comments:

Createology said...

You have said it all...PRICELESS!
I cannot imagine how funny this will be for eternity. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. You just CANNOT make this stuff up. Happy creating Miss Pocahontas...
And a very Happy Birthday to Avery

Laura said...

This is absolutely hysterical!! Terrific party and terrific story!

Amy P said...

ROFL! Oh my! What a memory! We are in the planning stages of my daughter's 6th birthday for next month. I'm taking the entire tball team to the zoo...now I'm worried lol!

Liz Ness said...

Oh my goodness -- rolling on the floor here! That is one for the memory book for sure! Too funny.

Annette Holleger said...

This is just hysterical and you're right: it will hard to top. But after all you've been through you want celebrate life in a big way. TIme to update Avery's age on the Donate to Life tag line.

Marilyn Rock said...

Definitely hard to top this one Kerri! Oh; Gigi the shark - just too funny! A very memorable party for Avery and it's true....priceless!xxoo

fran p. said...

Move over Dave Berry - here comes Kerri! I feel like I was attending this party! Avery will remember this for a very long time. . . I don't agree with the other comments, however, knowing you and reading about your family there will be more episodes coming in the future! I'm sure one will always come along to top the other....that's what we love about you Kerri, you keep toping one story with another. And to think, it's all real...

Peggy Beck said...

I laughed so hard when you first wrote about the party but to see the picture of the shark was so funny. I burst out loud laughing in my chair. How fun. An unforgettable memory.

Tabitha said...

I think with "Priceless" you hit the nail on the head! Thanks for sharing such an adorable story!!! Happy Birthday Avery!!!

gail said...

Kerri this is the funniest birthday story I have ever heard! I am sure everyone had a great time.

tamdoll said...

This is hysterical. That's one smart girl to call for help!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

and for everything else theres master card !!!