Monday, August 21, 2006

Me & My Peeps


It is an absolutely incredible feeling when you shout for a bit of support & your peeps come out in full force to cheer you on. Actually, it probably doesn't hurt when you feed said folks Yummy Indian Food (when it comes from our fave place, that is what we call it), chocolate cake and icy cold beer. Who wouldn't want a piece of that?

HoLLaH.

This weekend was our "It's About Time" party. We felt that it was about time to celebrate some of the positive things going on in our lives recently. Biggest of them being, of course, our adoption plans. Some people that came actually knew the meaning of the letters LID as well as our plans to go to China, a couple were our home study references and a few special folk are pictured with us on the pages of our dossier. (The Very-Important-Dossier that sits over there in China right now waiting...Impatiently). There were a few invitees, however, that weren't clued in until they got the invitation to the event. Pretty cool surprise, IMO. All things considered, it ended up being a killer coming-out party in an International Adoption sort of way.

So. This was the first party we've had in a long, long time. Like, a really long time. And, during that time, pretty much most of our friends had kids - some even went and had three kids! So, you add that reality into the fact that I am not only a frustrated artist, but a social worker that does art therapy - and you get - The Party Art Project. Hence the photos.

The project encouraged participants to "Make a Baby"..."Something for BabyZ". All that I did was put out some puppet materials like doll hair, googly eyes, "people" forms, glitter glue and pipe cleaners...and ask really, really nicely. Look at what they came up with:


My mother's creation ~





















Carrie's rendition of "Lil' Kim" ~






















My father's creation~






















And, a couple other very special works...



















I am so proud of my friends/family for letting down their guard & exposing their creative sides. Doing so manifested an amazing gift for us and for our baby-to-be.

Killer friends, killer party, killer art. Very special day.

Ultimate gratitude.

17 comments:

~A-Lo~ said...

cool "peeps" :)

Connie said...

Love it! That is awesome :0)

It's amazing how much the support of those we love can really boost us during the *$&(# part of this process!

My bloglines isn't updating you....what up with that??? I'll figure it out!

Laura said...

Wendy!!! I'm so glad your party went so well.
I love the "peeps". What a great idea.
Coincidentally (sp?), last week we had orientation at "G"'s pre-school. We each were given a naked "peep" that had a magnet on the back and we have to dress it and bring it in next week. This "peep" will be what "G" and the other kids will use all year, as themselves, when they come in they move their "peep" to the "I'm here magnetic board" We decorated our "peep" last night. I'll take a picture and post it for you.
That is so creative of you!
I'm so glad your party went well!

Katie J said...

Those are fabulous! It's not always easy getting everyone to "play". It looks like you've got a great support group there. Yeah!

Joannah said...

That's a really cool idea!

Jen said...

Love your creativity...your daughter is going to have sooo much fun with you.

Sorry we missed it! Next time, I promise :)

Melissa said...

Too cute! What a fun idea for a party.

Jonni said...

Wendy,

Too cute and how creative.

Mariah said...

How fun is that!! I always love a craft project!!

Millicent said...

What a great idea! I wanna make a baby (peep)! And, hey, I'd like to have a pint with you as well sometime. Any travel plans? If not, we'll be back in a year and SF is always on our agenda.

Krista said...

What an awesome idea! That is too cool...

jzboy said...

Rock on, Wen.

Wicked Witch said...

Those are very cool and better looking than my current outfit. I wonder if I need to do this at our bbq this weekend. That might be fun.

Laura said...

Thanks Wendy~I got the hockey stuff at AC Moore, in the scrapbooking dept. It oddly enough fit peep! Or at least enough to cover him. :-)
Laura

Donna said...

WHat a great idea for a party! Loved your dad's pirate!

Donna May DTC

Sandy said...

What a cool idea and cool friends to be so creative!

Ally said...

That is such an incredibly cool idea:-) I love it!!