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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy birthday Candy Land!

You've played the sweet board game Candy Land, right? I know, I know, probably everyone has. Ro and Ree are no exception. I think it was the first game they ever got, and they're just nuts for it. Well you can imagine the excitement when the girls got invited to Candy Land's 60th birthday party in San Francisco. It was crazy—event organizers transformed Lombard Street (the world's most crooked street) into the world's largest game of Candy Land. Ro and Ree couldn't believe their eyes. They ogled the larger-than-life gameboard; chatted up King Kandy, Princess Lolly, and Princess Frostine; ate more candy than I'll ever admit; stood in line for a piece of the wild birthday cake (which they promptly gave to BobBob); and even got their very own preview copy of the new Candy Land Sweet Celebration Game. Neat, neat day. IMG_3009 IMG_3030m "Um, Princess Frostine, can we touch your pretty pink dress?": IMG_3049m_2s I asked them to stand near the games so I could get a pic, and they plopped right down on them. Eeps. IMG_3057 Ro snuck a feel of Princess Lolly's lollipop: IMG_3063m_3s Ree asked King Kandy why he had such big feet: IMG_3066_4s "Cake? Did someone say cake?": IMG_3071_6s "Wow, this is a really big game": IMG_3077m_7s IMG_3081_9s Thanks, Candy Land, we had fun celebrating your birthday! IMG_3088m_12s

38 comments:

  1. that is the coolest thing i have every saw wow i know your family had loads of fun

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  2. Wow that looks like a ton of fun!

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  3. I think I probably played CandyLand with YOU, M3!

    Looks like it was a super-fun day.

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  4. Wow!! How cool!!!

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  5. That is so neat...what a fun time!

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  6. Shayna is WAY jealous! That is so cool.

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  7. Um...what about Candy Land for their birthday shoot? YOu could make big pieces of candy out of styrofoam covered in colored cellophane. I've seen them several different shaped styrofoam "to go" boxes wrapped in cellophane and strung together in a garland. Or give them huge lollipops...

    It would be precious on the white background thing you've got going.

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  8. Bremda8/19/2009

    Been down Lombard a bazillion times. Such fun to see this! My senior sneak day we went to the Pulgas Temple - know where that is? Right off I-280. Great photos for sure. Ree and Ro are just the cutest ever. Period.

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  9. I am sooooo jealous!!!! That looked like sooooooooo much fun!!! I didn't know it is their birthday. LiLi and I will have to pull out her game and play a few games tomorrow.

    Thanks again for the great pictures and a peek into your lives.


    Sharyn

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  10. That is SO awesome! I bet Ro and Ree will be talking about this for a long time to come. It just looked like such a fun event!!!

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  11. Wow!! How exciting!! What a great time they must have had!! What fun!! I used to love that game!! Can't wait to introduce Candy Land to Jillian!!

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  12. Now that's Fun!!! We love some Candy Land around here too. I've walked that road once...on my honeymoon.

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  13. That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen! Way to go organizers of that event!

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  14. Anonymous8/19/2009

    wow i been following your blog for 2 years
    you are such a good and fun mother
    always taking your girls to places like candyland, disneyland
    im sure their childhood will be full of happy memories
    they are very lucky girls :)

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  15. Very cool. That would have been a blast to be at. But I'd definitely need to hone up on all the new characters.

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  17. So fun!

    They even showed that on the news out here in Philadelphia! I looked for you & the girls but didn't see you.

    Very cool!

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  18. That tops everything! That was WAY cool!

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  19. Anonymous8/20/2009

    I always wanted to go to Candyland!

    Those jean jackets are too cute.

    Jamie S.

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  20. Well dang.....how do I get invited to these fun things? I live 45 minutes north of SF and could have practically hop, skip and jumped to Candy Land !

    Blessings,
    Gail

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  21. We never get cool stuff like this in the Midwest! Candy Land is so big around this house that it was the theme of Kelly's birthday party last year. Who knew the Gumdrop Mountains were actually made of styrofoam and rainbow tissue paper? I went NUTS making decorations. SO much fun.

    Good times Twinadoes!

    Indiana Lori

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  22. How fantastic! My girls would have loved it! But I have to confess -- I HATE Candyland!!!! I've always considered playing Candyland with a 3-year-old one of Dante's 7 circles of h^ll! All that going back practically to the beginning just when you think the game is almost over . . . (I don't think my girls ever figured out how much I detested playing that game!)

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  23. Shannon (CA)8/20/2009

    Oh my gosh how cool...I bet they had a blast! Loved the pictures!

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  24. AWESOME!!! How DO you fall into these fun activities and reviews? I won't lie...I'm MEGA jealous!

    What a great day!

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  25. Lombard Street is cool just as it is. I imagine being transformed into a life-size Candyland made it just about the coolest place in the U.S.! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  26. This is one cool blog, the writing, the stories and the photography are fantasic.

    I have added it to Blogger's Cafe
    http://avarchives.blogspot.com/
    In Library 1 - Family Blogs

    Good luck

    AV

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  27. ohmigosh!! we stopped by since this is right in our neighborhood. never occurred to me that you guys were here.

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  28. Now that is amazing!

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  29. Mary Grace8/20/2009

    this looks like so much fun!

    and ree's shoes... i know i've commented on them before, but seriously... the best!!

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  30. That is so super cool!! It looks like a lot of fun, I'm almost jealous I wasn't there!!

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  31. My mom, sister and I follow your most wonderful blog.
    My sister sent me this link to a YouTube video of an AP story about Candyland.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25sO_XFu6Q0

    (not sure if this link will work, but the name of the video is "Calif. Street Turned Into Life-Size 'Candy Land'")

    We are pretty sure your girls make an appearence at the 1 min 3 sec. mark.
    Anyway, if you haven't seen it already, we thought you may be interested.

    Your girls are cute as can be! My daughter is the same age as your beauties and also from China. She calls Ro and Ree her friends from China. :)

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  32. Hey Janet, it is them! They were standing on the side of Lombard Street at the time licking lollipops that we had secretly put on the ground near their feet (it was kinda funny, we said "Oh look, Princess Lolly must have left these for you!"). AP took that video, and then a whole bunch of stations aired it, which was fun.

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  33. Kristina8/23/2009

    Very cool! We were at the beach this week and my mom told me about this being in the paper. Candyland was our theme for Savannah's first birthday party! I painted a painter's canvas of the gameboard so the kids could play during the party.....it was a TON of work but came out very cool and everyone still talks about our pink chocolate fountain and ultimate candy favor bar!

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  34. What a COOL place!! It looks like you all had a fab time:)

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  35. hah. i just noticed, looks like you MIGHT have gotten a shot of another set of twins in the pic w/Ro reaching for the lollipop.

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  36. Wow, looks like so much fun. We were just in San Francisco in June and loved it!

    Bev and Angel

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