Thursday, April 30, 2015

Please Help!!!!

Last year, Tyson was the 2nd highest fundraiser for the St. Jude's Math-A-Thon, that was put on by Fort Lewis Elementary School.  He raised $630.00. This year, the school has hung up posters, reminding the students who the highest fundraisers were and how much they raised last year.  I assume, this is being used as motivation for this year's fundraiser.  Although Ty recieved cool prizes, as well as, personal acknowledgement from St. Jude Hospital, nothing TOPS knowing that Ty (and his donors) played a very integral part in raising money for young children who suffer with all forms of cancer.  This year, Tyson needs your help again and would greatly appreciate any kind of donation from you! He has set his goal from $630.00 (last year) to $635.00 (this year).  So far, Ty has raised 65% of that goal.  
We would love to thank Ty's current donors for helping him complete over half of his goal so far:
Gandad and Grandnae
Poppy and Cee Cee
Jaxon Bolling
Lilah Bolling
Ty Bolling
Mommy and Daddy
The Fernandez Family
The Underwood Family
Mr. & Mrs. Jenny Kligge
The Wilson Family

Making a donation goes such a long way.  Thanks to donors like you, no family ever has to pay St. Jude for anything, including lodging, food, and travel.  St. Jude will continue to improve treatment of childhood cancer and bother deadly diseases through it's ground breaking research.  For every child treated at St. Jude, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries.  
Here is a note from Tyson:
I'm participating in my school's St. Jude Math-A-Thon to support St. Jude's lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. I need your support to help me reach my fundraising goal for the kids of St. Jude. Last year, I was the second top fundraiser for the St. Jude Math-A-Thon.  This year, I'd LOVE to be the #1 Fundraiser for the St. Jude Math-A-Thon.  Will you help me?  I need to raise more than last year's dollar amount, which was $630.00.  Even $1.00 will help me get closer to fulfilling that goal! Let's hope that our none of our loved ones will never need to visit St. Jude's Hospital, for a medical reason, but in the event they do, we can donate now, making our visit feel personal. Thank you in advance for helping St. Jude's Hospital, as well as, myself raise money for so many in need. 
To help Tyson successfully reach his fundraising goal and to help save little lives, please click on the link below.  ALLLLLLL DONATIONS are due by May 14th.  Thank you in advance for your donation.  

Tyson Bolling's Math-A-Thon Website for St. Jude Hospital!

Sydney, is just ONE child that is suffering with cancer.  You can hear all about her story below.  I hope she will be enough of a reason as to why you should donate to St. Jude Hospital.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Night Owl Party - Agenda - Part 3

You saw the Night Owl Party - Agenda - Part 1 and Part 2.  Now here's Part 3.  

The next few things on the girls' agenda was kind of taking place at their own pace and desires.  The little ones wanted to make some duct tape bangles.  I purchased this kit at A.C. Moore because Lilah wanted it, but I convinced her to WAIT to open it until her party.  Can you guess why? Look closely.  YUP...CHEETAH tape.  LOL!  I know, I know, I am a theme freak.
Ansley and Lilah got to work making their own bangle bracelet creations, while the older girls checked in on their iPods.  Isn't that exactly what you would have expected to happen?
The kit came with several bangle bracelets and rolls of washi tape.  
Using the tape, each girl was able to create a bangle bracelet creation that was their style.
After the girls finished up their bracelets, which by the way didn't go real well (I think they were a little too young for this kit. The tape kept getting stuck together. I was glad I was there to assist them.), they "SHOOK their TAIL Feathers!" by playing "Just Dance".
These girls really had the moves.
You can really see the concentrated looks in the photo below.  
Some of their looks even included a little bit of "attitude".  LOL!
I'm not sure what was going on here, but it's so sweet seeing Taylor in close action with Lilah.
Where was Cami?
All they want to do is dance!
I think Cami was still using her iPod during the first two "Just Dance" songs, but eventually she joined in.  See below.  
After a little "Just Dance", the older girls were really begging me to play the "Toss and Talk" ball game that I had planned. I purchased a plain, white beach ball and wrote all kinds of questions to answer and/or acting out type skits for the girls to perform. I feel like all of the questions were appropriately designed for the age ranges I had present (6-12). I learned quite a lot about these girls, especially the older ones, during this game.  The way the girls chose to play the game was to pass the ball 5 times and whoever's lap the ball landed on, on toss 5, had to answer the first question their eyes spotted.
At first, the game was going really smooth! But being ALL of these girls have the "gift of gab", eventually they became a little more possessive over the ball.  Haha.  The cat claws came out.  Hehe.  Not really, but sorta.
 It was really cool that Lilah was able to read her own questions aloud.
After she read her questions, she always thought real intently before answering.
Cami was ITCHING to answer the question, "Who do you think is cute?"
 I believe Taylor was the FIRST to answer the question, "Who is the cutest boy in your class?"
You can see her face blush as she answered the question.  Cami didn't agree with her selection and squealed, "EWE!!!!!!"
I think this is Taylor's "Monkey Face".  The ball asked her to act like a monkey. Lilah is easily humored.
I felt like this game went on for an eternity.  It was definitely a BIG hit.  No one wanted to stop playing.
 Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
 They ALL wanted to try this one!
 Make your goofiest/silliest face!
We still have the ball floating around the house.  I am really surprised Sadie girl hasn't popped it yet. BUT... here are the questions that were on the ball.

What's the silliest face you can make?
Who do you tell everything to?
Favorite show?
Favorite boy at school?
Would you pick your nose if you felt you needed to?
Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
Favorite restaurant?
Would you rather be blind or deaf?
What crazy color would you dye your hair if you had the chance?
Who's your B.F.F.?
Oink like a pig.
Whooo do you think is cute?
What part of being a grown up do you look forward to?
Justin Bieber...Like or Not?
Least favorite person...why?
Beach or Snow Ski?
Favorite Candy?
If you had one wish what would it be?
What makes you smile?
Roar like a lion?
Elephants, Monkeys, or Alligators?
What are you afraid of?
What would you do with a million dollars?
Worst smell?
Cupcakes or Cake Pops?
Favorite Food?
Act like a monkey.
Bark like a dog.
If you could be ONE famous person, who would it be?
Least favorite candy.

Believe it or not the fun did NOT stop there.  These girls were difficult to exhaust.  The last part of their night was spent having a pillow fight and doing facials. I will share those pictures in Part 4.  I hope you have enjoyed this post.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Night Owl Party - Agenda - Part 2

After getting out a little extra energy on the trampoline, after sitting and watching a 2 1/2 hour movie, the girls were ready to get beautified.  I had promised to take each of them to get their owl claws groomed aka gel manicures. They were all super excited (especially the older ones).  I was interested to see what colors each of them would choose. 
Taylor carried Liley into the nail salon just like you see above. #meltmyheart.  I know it felt so good for Lilah to have this attention from a few older girls. Notice Lilah is wearing her birthday gift from Cami.  We walked into the nail salon, like a small entourage, and I told the girls to pick out what color they wanted. Lilah had her nails done by Michael and then Liann. Lilah got a french manicure.
Ansley had Diamond do her nails and chose a dark bluish purple color.
They all appeared to be asleep in these photos.  There was a little bit of day dreaming going on, but rest assured they got a second wind.
Taylor got a really beautiful navy blue with an accent sparkle silver nail.
Cami picked out a beautiful lilac color and took my advice to add "fireworks" on top of the lilac.  Fireworks is a very faint pop of glitter, just enough to make it shine.
Lilah asked Liann to do a fun design on her accent nails too! Liann and I have become friends over the last year and she is always so kind to my children, as if they were her own.  I was grateful for her willingness to do the girls' nails on such a busy night. Her shop was packed! 
Pretty Nails!
The girls got their second wind, by coming home and pigging out on their late night owl dinner.  I have already touched on the menu here. And after dinner, they chose to get decked out in glow gear and do what any NON-normal person, with a full tummy, desires to do.... jump on the trampoline... AGAIN!

I had a ton of glow stick accessories for the girls to put on.  Don't you just love Lilah's symbol? Hasn't that symbol appeared in every single post, somehow, in the last 6 months.  LOL!  
I also had glow in the dark balloons.  The balloons had glow sticks in the center! I thought these were perfect night lights for later that evening.
The pictures were definitely difficult to capture.  My camera was trying to adjust to NIGHTTIME jumpers in actions, with glow sticks on.  LOADS of interferences.  LOL!

If you haven't seen the Night Owl Party - Agenda - Part 1, click here and be on the look out for Part 3, soon. Yes...can you believe there is actually MORE to see?!?! I know you just cannot wait. :)