Monday, January 24, 2011

100th post

Well, it took me a whole year to get to 100 posts.  But now that I'm here why not share the last few weeks.
Adi is officially a ballerina. It took a few tries but once she worked up the courage(and had a good night sleep) she ran right into the studio and skipped and flipped and leaped and jumped for 45 whole minutes. When she was done and the door opened to the meager spectators, she came bounding out like she had just won an Olympic gold. She hugged and kissed and chattered on and on about all the moves she learned and what a good shoe tyer her teacher was.
later, at home, she had to spend the evening on the couch because her legs were hurting. What a girl!
 Onto the birthdays. February is the month of birthdays in this family. All the girls(Adi and her 2 cousins) are all a week a part. So to continue on with my not so crafty craftiness left over from attempting to make most of the Christmas presents, I thought I give birthdays a go too.Here we have little mini clip board from the target dollar bin transformed into portable art tables. They started out as plain janes and with the help of a little scrapbook paper and mod podge they turned out pretty cool. Mini legal pads clip in perfectly.

 Maya's. Hence the "M" and her favorite color is blue. I think this one turned out the best. I love how the colors look together.
 Adi's, again with the "A". Love the little hearts, but purple(her fav) didn't mesh as well as the blues.

And finally, Padme's. Some sweet air ballons and a sparkly purple "P". What else could a girl ask for.
These, along with some other treasure will go into handmade "treasure"boxes made from Clementine boxes. We've been going through those delicious little guys like candy and the boxes seemed to good to throw away.

What else...Oh here are some shots of Belay when he has a little spout of Periorbital cellulitis and scarlet fever. His face blew up and resulted in this Avatarish brow line. Poor guy, that was a rough week. 
 Need a before and after to really see?

Ok, maybe it was worse in real life. Anyways, he didn't look like my kid. No Ma'ma (as Adi would say)!
And today kicked off the week with Andy wrecking the car. The pitiful snowfall last night left a dusty of snow but apparently a sheet of ice too. He slid right down our hill and right onto the main road and right into another car. So now we get to get cozy all week while driving daddy to work and picking him up(because I'm sure a heck not being ditch without a car all week).

Well, there is one more awesome thing that happened this week. I finally did it. I've been talking about it for a year, at least. After 5 years of carrying this mop around with me I cut it all off and I feel GREAT. This change came at the exact right time.
Its the best i could do with a cell phone, myself, and a bathroom mirror. I swear its cute.


  1. Wow-that was a lot in your 100th post! Glad Andy is o.k. Your hair looks great, huge change!

  2. super cute hair! So glad Andy was not hurt. I had orbital cellulitis when I first came home with Daniel. I looked like a monster. Belay is cute no matter what!

  3. Love the hair!! And the kids are cute as ever, even with the crud! ;o)

  4. Great hair! I love that you're smiling too! So cute.