Thursday, June 30, 2011

How to Sleep With One Eye Open

Creepy but still cute, right?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

May is My Frenemy

I know, I know, we are all busy people. But for me May is like a second December. I hardly had time to nap! There was our anniversary (13 years), open houses galore, the PTA reading party that I head up, my sweet sister and her family coming up to meet their newest nephew, Elli's birthday & party (separate but equal), Addie's birthday & party, school choral concerts, baby shower, Amelia's preschool graduation (it was a squeaker but she pulled through in the end so we can proudly say she is a Pre-K graduate!) alongside all the other busy-ness like "the battle of the bottle" of which I am the proud victor and the "Finger feud" of which I think I have won, but we are still waiting for the numbers to come in from Florida so Max has yet to give his official concession speech. But it is fun and worth it and I am so glad it is over.
These invite pictures are out of order but what are you going to do? Think of it as a teaser of what's to come, an amuse-bouche if you will.

Our annual Red Robin birthday burgers.
Millie's rainforest open house with her terrific teachers.
Preschool Graduation, Oh, the places she'll go. (but only if I drive her because she can't even ride a bike and she is not allowed to cross the street by herself)
Uncle Trevor getting laughs.
Auntie Yo-Yo giving luvs.
Fi-fi got him to sleep, she's a natural.
Fondue fun for Addie's 9th Birthday

In-n-Out before Pirates for Elli's 11th Birthday, check out their cool t-shirts.

Good-bye May, parting is such sweet sorrow.

My Mother's Day

Because May is a big blur to me, I am finally getting around to journaling memories of my big day. It started with presents and cards. I have impressed upon my children that a thoughtful card is more important than the gift - but I still want a gift. Can't I have my cake and eat it also? So they have become wonderful card makers and this year they I received some fabulous cards.
Adeline's card above was very cute and from her school she gave me a recipe book where they guessed the recipe for their favorite dish of their mom's. Addie picked my strawberry freezer jam and concluded that I made it using jello, creative but wrong.
Elli made me a beautiful painted bowl and gave me a caustic poem with the letters for Mother. My favorite lines:
"O is for Optimistic...You always look at the glass half full. I need to learn how to do that."
"R is for right, and I mean always right. Why are you always correct??? Do you know every answer to every question???"
So young and so smart, and yes - I do.
In Millie's card she lists things I do that she loves, one of them being picking out her shoes, it's the little things I guess.
After I opened cards and presents, we sat down to a charming breakfast of croissants and fresh fruit and I commented what a great morning it was, to which Millie replied "ya - for you."