Thursday, August 26, 2010

Surprise ball: or how to amuse me in the future

So, after seeing this post over at hula's, I realized that I too could make a surprise ball, and it might just be the best present ever. (Okay, so mine's no where NEAR as pretty as the real kind. But I tried.)

I mean, if you're me presents are all about the anticipation.

The unwrapping.

The wondering what's inside while you're untying the ribbon, ripping through the paper (no careful unfolding for me), and prying open the box.

(Which is why I'll consider you a cheater if you hand me a present in a gift bag.)

The surprise ball makes the anticipation even greater.

And anticipation is what this girl is about.  (Even the yellow dawg got in on the fun.)

So. To celebrate my friend Sayra's completion of grad school and her proper naming of Dr. Sayra, Joe and I took a trip to the best store ever to buy her presents.  And then a trip to the dollar store to get some crepe (guess how much it costs?).

And so, I promptly wrapped the trinkets one by one in the folds and creases of three rolls of crepe.  Dr. Sayra simply had to unwind the crepe (and untie some ribbons along the way) to find a posse of tiny trinkets (e.g. tiny plastic nuns), fun items (e.g. cupcake lipgloss), and useful and practical items (e.g. emergency underwear).

Plus, it was instant party for the tall dawg, who was laying beneath the ball.

1 comment:

Jene said...

The picture of your dog under all of the crepe paper is the best ever! Did you know it is National Dog Day? Looks like that guy celbrated in style! :)