Fiesta, Fiesta!

by mssinglemama on March 22, 2009

Benjamin’s party went off without a hitch. Miraculously.

Somehow – between Benjamin’s birthday on Wednesday and his party on Saturday – I managed (with Mia’s help) to morph my upstairs guest room into an office and my living room into – well – just a living room. I even had time to decorate with daisies. 

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[For all of you who are curious about my on going apartment makeover, here are the pictures on my Flickr account].

I snapped this self-portrait before the party to prove to myself and all of you that I had not lost my mind along the way. 

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See?

Totally calm, cool, collected and ready to host a house full of guests. I even have an apron on. A fucking apron. Oh my how times have changed. 

Mia and Sydney were two of the first to arrive. Mia, who is doing amazingly well, took a moment to enjoy the wine.

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Then we popped outside just in time to foil Sydney and Benjamin’s plot to run away with each other. They were not happy about it.

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One of my guests, an older gentlemen who shall remain unnamed, brought a bottle of Jack Daniels and gave shots to a few of us. How do you say no to a gray haired cheery fellow who looks so wise?

“C’mon, it will help you relax,” his crystal blue eyes are twinkling with mischief through the wrinkles surrounding them.

By the time my older sister and sister-in-law arrived we were all a little tipsy – not the best ingredients when you are under the watchful eyes of  relatives. But my friends and I carried on. I’m sure having slightly drunk adults at a child’s birthday party will go down in family history as one of my many shining accomplishments. 

With Benjamin’s birthday behind us I had time for another fiesta… a Ford Fiesta. 

Ford e-mailed me a few weeks ago encouraging me to enter the Fiesta Movement video contest because apparently I’m an influential blogger and social media maven (shhhh… don’t tell them the truth). The winners get to drive a new Ford Fiesta for six months. 

With the few moments we had this morning Benjamin and I made our entry video. I was trying to be all professional and Ford Fiesta worthy but Benjamin wouldn’t have it. I didn’t notice until I was editing, but right in the middle of this video he  actually picks his nose and eats the booger. And then he starts smacking his lips as if he’s just feasted on a delicious delicacy.

I’m sure that will go over really well. [Dear Ford: If you give Benjamin and I your Fiesta we'll be sure to smear your car in toddler goo and boogers.]

Regardless, here’s our Ford Fiesta Movement Video:

 

Wish us luck. And watch it over and over again (if you can bear it – I think they’re looking at video view count).

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christine March 22, 2009 at 8:12 pm

hahaha! oh i love benjamin's antics, i cracked up! the joys of three year olds and nose pickings.

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Janet March 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Oh my goodness that video was so cute. He TOTALLY knew what he was doing when he picked his nose and ate it!! lol

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Spruce Hill March 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I hope you get picked for the car! I love kids parties that include adult beverages!

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Christine March 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm

i LOVE your self portrait… love it.

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Canadian Bald Guy March 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm

LOL…how in the world could Ford NOT award you a car?? Great video.

"Hey mommy…that's you…that's me…hey mommy…that's you…that's me…"
:-D

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PT-LawMom March 22, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Love the video. Will watch it again and again. ;) I think you totally deserve a Fiesta.

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Amber March 23, 2009 at 1:21 am

seriously laughed through both viewings of that video. hahahahaha. hes pretty freakin adorable. if you dont get the fiesta then the contest has got to be rigged!

ps~hows the quitting smoking comming? any easier?

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Sheila March 23, 2009 at 1:22 am

Oh, my goodness… that booger picking kid is just adorable

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mssinglemama March 23, 2009 at 1:30 am

Much easier. Still haven't had one. It's been 33 or 34 days now. I feel AMAZING. I think that's why I've been able to make over my entire place. More energy. Thanks for asking and for watching that thing… I thought it would bore everyone to tears.

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amy March 23, 2009 at 1:58 am

That is FANTASTIC!!! Congratulations!

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amy March 23, 2009 at 1:58 am

"I’m sure having slightly drunk adults at a child’s birthday party will go down in family history as one of my many shining accomplishments. " Cripes, I have been throwing kid parties for 16 years booze free! Thanks for making the next one a little less stressful ;)

All the best! Hope you get that Ford Fiesta!!

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TsQuest March 23, 2009 at 3:33 am

That's too cute. Boys and their boogers… ha!

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jenn March 23, 2009 at 3:51 am

The video is too cute. Hope you win.

And the nose picking was especially funny. I've been having the same problem with my two and a half year old. Who knew boogers were so tasty? Haha.

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Nakia March 23, 2009 at 6:09 am

Oh, he definitely enjoyed that booger. Haha. And yay for the good birthday party. Especially with adult beverages. :o )

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NewSingleMama March 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm

ROFL@ the booger picking. NOM NOM NOM!

I needed that laugh. Thanks Benjamin!

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wyliekat March 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Dear lord, I was serving Sangria right out in the open at both girls' birthday parties last summer. I think my visitors would've been appalled if I'd offered them nothing stronger than soda.

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junctionmama March 23, 2009 at 7:17 pm

He's going to be a heartbreaker, isn't he? He's so studly in that orange shirt… Of course once he gets over his booger picking…
Too cute!

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PhenomenalMama March 23, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Good luck to you!!! :)

Oh – and glad that the birthday party went well! Wheeeeeeee!

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cyndi March 24, 2009 at 12:57 am

OMG I'm LMAO at the booger munching. LOVE the video. You could have a more "professional" one, yes, but this one is a perfect snapshot of your life. Love it!!! Good luck.

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Lesli March 24, 2009 at 1:04 am

Each time I trim Will's nails (my four yo), he announces to me, "I can still pick my nose!"…yep, at four, he is a nose-picker like no other–and seemingly proud no matter what I do to discourage it!!! UGH!

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Kamagra November 18, 2010 at 11:47 am

It is nice to know that Benjamin’s party went off without a hitch.
I hate when we have to take our kids to the nearest hospital due to a unespected accident.

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Miami Information March 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I love the Jack Daniels, i like the photos of your house, is really clean and is not messy at all.
im a single mom too, and im glad to read ypur blog is awesome

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