Friday, June 11, 2010

Party Pooper


Last year, 5 days before we moved, Leah turned 3, and had to settle for a pathetic "We are in the Process of Moving Party."

Flashback:





Today, five days before we move again, Jolie turned 6.

Determined to redeem our reputation as doting parents, we pulled out all the stops. Balloon bouquets, beautifully wrapped gifts, a decadent chocolate cake, all poolside with friends.

Jack and I sat back in our lounge chairs, sipping our Capri Suns, satisfied. Satisfied, and unaware of one little detail we forgot to consider.

This,

we believe,

is the moment Leah realized she got the short end of the stick.








And this,










Is the moment she got her revenge.






20 comments:

James and Patrice said...

It's ok Leah. Aunt Patrice did the same thing when she was four. . . Hopefully your revenge was as sweet as mine was embarrassing. And Happy Birthday Jolie! Can't wait to see you in a few days.

Lorie said...

No way! I don't believe it!

Bwahahahaha!

Amy Eagleston said...

LOL!

Alison said...

oh Katie... I think sitting next to you in RS would be so much fun!!!

Happy Birthday Jolie!

And good luck with the move.

Mary Karlee said...

Who knew you could pull off potty humor with such finesse? You are amazing Katie.

Aileen said...

Everyone's favortie post with a nail biting conlusion (i seriously could not scroll down fast enough) and it did not disappoint!! hopefully every birthday post can somehow relate back to leah's unforgettable #3!

Jodi said...

That is really hilarious, and that chocolate cake looks amazing! totally Costco.

I remember I never answered your request...the maid did take the key...no need to panic;)

Rileigh said...

That's my girl :)

Susan said...

Leah's expressions are killing me! LOVE how you tell a story! I'm DMH!!!

Krista said...

Katie - Your blog is the only one that I can get Dave to read. Leah is going to solve her own middle child syndrome issues. I love it!

Daneille said...

I totally thought about this being the second time in a year that you were moving at birthday time. I love the way you (and Leah) handled it. Unforgettable!

Daneille said...

p.s. Your post titles are your biggest talent! I love going back, after I read each post, to revisit the title and laugh again at how clever it is.

Anonymous said...

GO LEAH! You have officially become the first of a long line of Erblets to pass level one and go directly to level 2 butt-nugget status (sick uncle humor). Your father came close with the "icky city, eat the chili dog anyway" incident. He had better be proud.
Love you guys.
Randy

Laura Stringham said...

I was middle child and all I could think when I started this post was "Poor Leah. She totally got shafted!" At least she took control of the situation. We middle children have to learn to stick up for ourselves.

Jane said...

Just when we all thought Leah's 3rd party couldn't be topped!

Cathy Leavitt said...

Oh Katie, how I love reading your blog...I just laugh and laugh!I hope you are making a book.

Taylor said...

I'm still not above pooping in somebody's pool if I feel I've been ripped off.

Flem said...

"Leah's Revenge" has a nice ring to it.

You know who REALLY got her revenge though, is your neighbor who got so much joy out of telling people 'someone POOPED in there if you can believe it.' I acted shocked.

senategirl said...

Dear Leah, you are my kinda gal! You know exactly when to strike...

And, Lizzy, Doyle, Logan, and Andy said...

shes a smart one!

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