Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Last night Rachel thanked me for all the fun stuff that they do like swimming and dancing. I was quite astonished that all of my efforts to entertain the dollies amidst keeping our new little man alive were finally being recognized and appreciated. Then I looked at the clock and realized it was nearing bedtime and Rachel's earlier request to stay up late was echoing in my mind. Bekah followed it up with some impressive gracious remarks and Ruthie agreed that I was the best mommy in the world. Did I really make an impression on my children or are they blessed with Daddy's charming gift of persuasion? At any rate they stayed up super late and I ended the day thinking I could possibly be the living up to my "non-stop fun mom" title one of Rachel's classmates gave me during field day.
Monday, July 20, 2009
This morning I was braiding Rebekah's hair and she told me that she wanted to live in a mansion when she grows up. I asked her if she was sure because that requires so much cleaning and she replied that she was going to have a maid. She further said that when she got divorced that she would get to keep the mansion and her husband would get the kids. Except she would like them on Mother's Day. This way her mansion would stay clean and the maid would have more time to serve her tea. I can't wait to see how these kids turn out. Some really weird things being said here and I am not sure if they are brillaintly imaginative or if our parenting is somehow missing the mark.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
My dear friend Neenie hosts The Pink Teapot Etiquette Blog and she recently had a giveaway that I won. I promise it wasn't rigged! I won postcards which I used to announce Jack's birth. They did a fabulous job at uprinting.com. I am so excited to share them with you and recommend their work. Becky Kimball took the pictures and I am so thankful she graciously helped me get these photos for Jason for Fathers Day. You can see more of her talented work on her blog .
Thursday, July 16, 2009
My super talented friend Brittany launched a party planning business One Charming Party. She has Bekah's Vintage Glam Barbie party posted on there among several amazing parties. She also has a blog with fun information on her mad entertaining skills. I recently asked her advice on some wedding favors and this is the scoop she gave me:
The four biggest trends that I've noticed in wedding favors are eco-friendly gifts/donations, cookies or other desserts, regional inspired and homemade jams.
I'm including some links for you to see what I mean. If this isn't what you are looking for then let me know and I can round up some more ideas for you. Hopefully this will get some ideas going though.
regional favors: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/regional-favors?autonomy_kw=regional%20favors&rsc=header_1
cookie favors: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/portal/site/ww/menuitem.8136b08594d37d3df8aeef105173a0a0/?vgnextoid=f78680a913ba9110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&rsc=header_1&autonomy_kw=cookie+favors
cookie favor from etsy (she sent me a sample and these are awesome, she can make probably anything in any color): http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5934602
jam (scroll down to the elderberry jelly pic): http://www.oncewed.com/8317/real-weddings-blog/real-weddings/a-big-sur-wedding-ii/
more jam: http://www.oncewed.com/7710/diy/reception-tables/diy-orchard-wedding-table/
tons of blue and brown here: http://www.favorideas.com/shopping/aqua-blue-5th-avenue-favors.html
Friday, July 10, 2009
Little Jack had high bilirubin counts and had to tan in his bed of lights for a couple of days when he came home. It was very sad not to be able to cuddle him and have to let him rest in there, but we are so thankful he is all better now and we can giggle about these cute pictures.