Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Weekend to Remember!

Jenny had one of the funnest weekends ever. I'm sure it will be one that she will always remember. First of all, Bret invited her to go to the Jazz game with him on Friday. She wanted to go to the Laker game during the regular season, but it ended up being on a school night, so she wasn't able to go. When we got our tickets for game 6 of the playoffs, Bret knew she would absolutely love it. She got all dressed up and did her hair, put on some cute earrings (Thanks Aunt Jamie!) and a little lip gloss later she was ready for her date with Dad!

Bret was so excited to take her. He knew she would love it, be interested in the game and actually know what was going on. They both had so much fun.
They were a perfect match for the game.

Then on Saturday, the Public Library had a huge Children's Book Festival. They had tons of activities and about 30-40 different authors and illustrators there for book signing. We got to meet the authors of the "Fablehaven" books (See picture of Jen above as Fablehaven), "Snowmen at Night" author and illustrator, Guy Francis (who we will always love), and the one and only . . .
SHANNON HALE!

This is Jenny with Shannon Hale who is the author of Princess Academy(Newberry Medal), The Goose Girl, A Book of a Thousand Days, Austenland, and more. She was really nice and signed Jen's copy of "Princess Academy" for her. It was so fun to meet all the fun authors and illustrators. Jen, Kate and Ty were walking around with their eyes popping out of their heads when they realized who all the people were. It was really fun and a neat experience for the kids. I hope they do it again next year!

6 comments:

Kim said...

Love the new Look! What a cute picture in the pool. (We can't wait to be joining you at Peaks so soon!) Jen, You have a mighty great Dad to take you to a playoff game! What would I have given to be there. You looked soo stinking cute and old. I'm sure you had a great time. I'm thinking you needed to scream just a little louder there at the end. It looks like you all had a great weekend at the Library and all. Thats what you get when you have Great parents like you do. Bret and the Jazz games and Nicole and the Library what a perfect combination! It was fun to see you for a short second Friday night.

Kelly said...

WOW... I would have givin my right arm to be at that game. Although you would have seen me on the news getting hauled off by the police. I would have loved to run out on the court and sluggeda Kobe in the face and pulled that long hair lady man hair off. Those two are greasy monkeys and hope they get shut down real fast by the spurs! Im happy you had fun... next year is going to be the year! The libary looks fun too. McKinnley would have been in Heaven! Love you guys

Kelly said...

Sluggeda... opps I have a cut on my finger and my spelling is always special!

heaps of love said...

jen you lucky dog, i cant belive you were lucky enough to go to the big game, you looked so cute for the big date and yes the earings were a nice touch. and next time you guys hit a big library event i want a phone call so we can tag along.

Gwen said...

Jenny, when you showed me your book last Sunday it didn't sink in. Boy you were lucky to see all those amazing writters and illustrators. I want you to tell be more about it. I think you should be a writter like McKinnley. Next year I would love to come, I do have a library card. I sat next to Bret today for Katy's terrific graduation program, he is one Dad that loves his family. Glad you had so much fun on your basketball date. I think your date was cute. Love always Grandma C.

McKinnley said...

You are sooooooo lucky!! I love that book!! I wish I was there! And also, I also wish I was there with uncle Bret and you at the game!