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?
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.