You Leave The House for Five Minutes, and You Get Invaded By Pirates

One morning over the holiday, I ran to the market.   I was accosted coming in the door.     I think they had a good time!!!!

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday

Nothing Gets Past Her

Today, Pea had *another* meltdown of colossal proportions. She was having a rough time with her Rapunzel dress, it wasn’t fitting right, and apparently, this was all my fault. Isn’t it always. It ended with her yelling at me that she didn’t want me to help her, she only wanted Daddy, all day, and that [Read On]

Meet Big Head Dolly (otherwise known as “Nancy”)

On her fifth birthday, Pea received a lovely gift from Mimi: For a while, Pea simply referred to her as “Big Head Dolly”. Not very personal, but apt. I suggested that maybe she should find Big Head Dolly a name. She said she’d think about it. At first glance, Big Head Dolly has a very [Read On]

Redemption in the form of a little Knight

Today is World Book Day, which means (if you are a parent) that you have likely spent last night the past few days scrambling around trying to find some sort of costume to reflect a character from your child’s chosen book. While I am a book lover, I suck at creating costumes. The mention of [Read On]

Make Me Laugh Monday – 80’s, Revisited (Just a stopover, I’m not staying)

Saturday night I dragged the Hubs to an 80’s party. Dressed as Slash. {Note for my mom: Slash was the lead guitarist for Guns ‘N Roses} And yes, we walked there. I’m sure the sight of a guy with shoulder-length hair and a polyester-foam top hat, and aviator glasses – at night – was slighting [Read On]

Flashback post: You Can Never Over-Accessorize!

I’m taking a well-earned break from blogging (read: the Hubs won’t let me near the computer on my holiday) so I’m posting a few of my favorite early posts. Enjoy!!! Watching Maddie, I can’t be sure what she loves more: shoes, purses, or other accessories – necklaces, glasses, etc. She embodies all the great things [Read On]

Then and Now

My baby girl is growing up. Of course she is. I know this. She has to. But it just seems like yesterday when she was still squeezing into 18-24m sized leggings – and she was three years old.  She’s nearly five…but don’t tell her this. She will soundly argue that she is ONLY four. Looking [Read On]

A Diva in the Making

The school had a Fashion Show for our fall fundraiser. Pea was asked to model. No, correct that she was asked to be “in de Fashion Show”. She came home from school, very excited: “Is dis week de Fashion Show? I’m excited to be in de Fashion Show!!! Mommy…what is a Fashion Show?” Never to [Read On]