Saturday, May 30, 2009

Braids and "Fancy Hair"...just a few of the joys of being a girl!!

It's been a glorious week of "fancy hair" for Miss Lia. She was thrilled to sport braids "like Katie Min!"...and then go "all up" for her dance dress rehearsal later in the week. :-)

.my why.


and the grandparents...Lia asked for an accordian this week. Patrick brought one in for sound week at school (Lia chose to take a Christmas cd by the 12 Girls Band :-))and she informed us she did not need lessons...apparently she "knows how to play it." If you could hook her up, that would be sweet...there's no telling how much polka dancing we could enjoy...

Monday, May 11, 2009

i Heart Faces ~ Week 18 ~ Laughter

Another week...another photo contest theme at i heart Faces! If you didn't catch it in the title of my's all about the laughter this week. I seriously cannot wait to peruse the entries and get my smile's sure to be contagious!

This is a photo of my sweet Lia REALLY enjoying getting wet in a fountain at a local garden. While she loves running down the paths, ohhhing and ahhhing over the beautiful is definitely the water that catches her fancy!

The quality and creativeness of the entries in this contest each week just blows me away...and makes me want to learn so much more about the art of photography. You will not be disappointed if you take a few minutes and check them out via the link below!


Friday, May 8, 2009

That's the stuff...

Today was the annual Mother's Day Breakfast at Lia's school. It is nothing particularly fancy...but the teacher's and staff put a lot of work into this event...and it is, of course, a highlight for me. :-)

The moms arrive to the breakfast before the children are brought from their classrooms. We have time for a little chit chat and tea...and to inspect the gifts that are waiting for us. Lia had a terrible time keeping it all secret. She has been sizing me up all week...peppering me with questions like, "Do you love to take baths?", "Will you fit in my bathtub?", "Do you love sweet smells?"...and then finally..."I made you something for the bath for Mother's Day!!!". I assured her I would be so surprised when I saw the gift...and the little jar of homemade bath salts IS just darling!

But my favorite gift was the card...made with love by such sweet, hardworking little hands. It is beautiful!!


She has been working hard on her writing and she did such a great job copying the message for inside!!


All great stuff...but the best part was the little Q & A that her teachers took the time to type out and paste in the card. Here, verbatim, is what my girl had to say...about a lot of things!

1. What is something that mommy always says to you?

How was your day?

2. What makes mommy happy?

When I listen to her.

3. How does mommy make you laugh?

A splatter waterfall on my belly! (??? question marks all mine...she must mean raspberries on her belly!)

4. What was mommy like when she was a child?

She loved Mr. Rogers, but now he is gone (not on our local PBS line-up!)

5. How old is your mom?


6. How tall is your mom?

Taller than my head!

7. What is mommy's favorite thing to do?

Play with me.

8. What does mommy do when you are not together?

Teach boys who don't listen.

9. What is your mom really good at?

Taking pictures. (maybe someday!! :-))

10. What is mommy's favorite food?

Vegetable soup

11. What makes you proud of your mom?

Her good pictures

12. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?

Princess mommy

13. What do you and mommy do together?


14. How are you and mommy the same?

We have the same skin (not by a mile...I should be so lucky!)

15. How are you and mommy different?

Mommy has freckles and I don't.

16. How do you know that mommy loves you?

She loves me and cares about me and always loves me. She is the best mommy forever.

17. Where is mommy's favorite place to go?

Philadelphia to take pictures. (I am assuming this interview was completed around the time I took my recent Pixel Fairy Workshop...really the only time I've been to Philadelphia to take pictures...but she's right...I DID love it!!)

So there you have it...out of the mouths of babes...and more special than just about anything else I can think of. I am off to spend a glorious weekend with my favorite silly all of you...Happy Mother's Day!!


Monday, May 4, 2009

i Heart Faces ~ Week 17 ~ Hats!

After a few weeks of "face hiatus" (:-)), I am back in the game! This week the theme at i Heart Faces is "Hats". I say it every time, but THIS week just might be my favorite one yet!! Lia is ALL about the head caps, flowered finery, crowns...she loves them all. I found this hat at an antique shop last summer for her to wear in the annual "Hat Parade" at her school...but as you can see, she couldn't wait to put it on and model!!

she's a rockstar

Hop on over to i Heart Faces and check out the fabulous entries in this week's contest!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sowing seeds...

Every flower of every tomorrow is in the seeds of today ~Chinese Proverb