Thursday, May 31, 2007

little green jeans

ok so really they are blue, with polka dots, because I adore polka dots. but the blue polka dot fabric is from my latest thrift score, and the jeans were ready for the rag bag because the bottoms were so ragged and stained. one more outfit for the already out of control summer wardrobe for L. really, it's shameful the amount of clothes my child has ....
I justify it with the fact that it's a recycled wardrobe rather than one bought from Walmart. (OK, some of it came from that evil place, shame on me and my lack of self control.)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

thrift score!!!!

not quite sure why, but I had to have it
also scored some nice blue polka dot cotton, a few books and another apron for the collection...(like I need more of those) not a very sucessful day, but i'm still pleased.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

5 years

it doesn't seem possible that I've been a mom for 5 whole years, seems I just blinked and here she is all ready to walk away from me and go join her friends in doing whatever it is that 5 year olds little miss independent, I can do it on my own, you don't have to snuggle me anymore mommy, too grown up for her own good, little girl. Sigh............
It began as the perfect day. Shoe shopping, a new journal and some scented markers for L, hot pretzels, a mini carousel ride. Then on to the paint your own pottery studio, followed by a visit to our favorite ice cream shop after which we laid on our backs at the park and watched the clouds.

L learned how to use the camera, took her first self portrait and we strolled through the streets downtown taking pictures and climbing about and exploring whatever shops caught her fancy.

Then things turned sour. The car died in the middle of a turn lane, Fortunately we got it up and running again, but it will have to be looked at. L's best friends called to say they couldn't make it to the birthday barbecue after all, and L was heartbroken. I burned the brats and the corn was basically inedible. L got in a food fight with her cousin. Everyone got crabby. Then the worst thing happened.. L fell off the stool climbing down from the trampoline and hurt her arm. Bad. M is two states away for work and barely able to handle the fact that he had to miss her birthday, couple that with L getting hurt and him not being able to be there for her makes one miserable Daddy.After a trip to the ER it was determined that she fractured her left distal radius ( fancy doctor talk for broken) and will need to spend the next six weeks in a cast.Goodbye swim lessons, possibly soccer too. The new basketball hoop and rope swing she got for her birthday are all but useless right now. What a way to celebrate turning 5. poo!

At least she's excited about getting her cast and decorating it........ I have a feeling this will bother me more than it will her. As soon as she got her splint on she asked to take a walk thruogh the ER so she could visit the other patients so she could "feel them better". What a trooper. She makes my heart melt. Happy birthday my little ladybug.

Monday, May 21, 2007


Another cake by my oh so talented sister. Hands down the best cake I have ever eaten, and so pretty too.....makes me drool just looking at this photo.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tea Time!

There are times when I do things that make me seriously question my sanity. Like when I plan a tea party for 12 (yes that's right 12) 5 year old girls. And then I'm disappointed when 4 sets of parents call with their regrets. Only 8 girls at the party, how sad............. And then the day arrives and there are 8 WILD girls in their Sunday best running rampant through my Grandmothers lovely home full of antiques, drinking out of her best crystal glasses and grinding chocolate cake into her carpet, and I'm hyperventilating and wondering how when 2 hours seemed like too little time, it now feels like an eternity. And yet, looking back just a few hours (and a well deserved nap ) later, it all seems totally worth it.
We had finger sandwiches and fruit salad, tea and strawberry lemonade. Lunch was followed by dress up relay, makeovers and a surprise visit from 2 princesses.
M was a good sport and let the girls give him a makeover. I guarantee you have never heard a group of five year olds squeal with laughter like this. I wish I could include the audio, it was wet your pants funny.......
It was truly a success. Still next year i'm taking the easy way out and going to the bowling alley.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

L the Amazing Circus Girl

I've been told motherhood is comparable to being ringmaster at a three ring circus. Only crazier, with lots more rings, and no pay. Who knew that it was also a whole lot more fun? If only the second act didn't include laundry..........

oh bother.......

I'm not off to a good start. As my husband so kindly pointed out there is a typo in my title. Yes, that's right, apparently bottom has 2 ts. I think I'm gonna leave it though, it is an accurate reflection of my personality.... slightly flawed, a little quirky. And since some of my favorite things are a product of my mistakes, I think it's fitting. Most importantly though, I have NO IDEA how to fix it. Ha, oops, welcome to my little blog.