Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Weekend...

I had a perfectly great weekend.  Stacy and Taryn came down on Friday night... which is always fun.  Hallelujah Todd married Stacy, as she is so needed with both Todd and I.  We need someone to put a fire under us sometimes... we are easily convinced that its 5 o'clock somewhere and therefore the work day has ended.  Right?  Ha ha.  Anyway, we conquered the backyard and installed my new 'garden of herbs, salads, and strawberries off my deck.  Stacy doesn't like her picture taken, and because I want her to come back and help me again, I'm not going to post them... but, I'm not kidding, she scrubbed my deck clean, cleaned out my gutters, removed large plants out of the backyard, went nursery shopping with me, and helped me install the baskets.  She is a rock star :-) Taryn was pretty awesome too -- she and Maeve had an adventure at the Science Center, baked us treats, and then made us breakfast this morning.  Ahhhh... my first born niece is all grown up.

Last night we went out for Ethiopian food and gorged ourselves.  It was sooo good. 

And, then managed to make ourselves feel really sick by eating the best ice cream for dessert -- Molly Moon, of course.  So good. 

  You know how you never know what you'll find in your jacket pockets whenever there is a little person around.  Well, I found one of her make up brushes, which she quickly snatched back up again and put it in her hair band for safe keeping.  Ha ha.  (Yes, Amy... that is Clara's headband.  Apparently, Maeve is taking klepto lessons from Clara now.  Ha)

Who are You?

It is not nearly warm enough to practically go swimming in Lake Washington??  My battery died before it was all said and done, but let's just say she was wet....  And, I was shivering on the sidelines.  I suppose I was like that once, but now I'm much older and wiser.  Ha.


Buddies in and out of school

Mother's Day Gift...

The highlight of this whole Mother's Day thing to Maeve, was the tea party they put on at her school this past week.  She was very very very very excited for the party.  It was cute, as always, and we received our home made gifts.  I love them...


Our family :-)

Buds (in Pink... of course)




Last Weekend...

Last weekend we headed north to celebrate my Godfather's 70th birthday.  He is an amazing man, and so it took no convincing to wander up for the fun (I suck.  I took no pictures at the party).  Happy Birthday, Phil!  It turned into a weekend choked full of friends and family. 

We caught Daphne in her performance of The Wizard of Oz.  It was so adorable to see little actors grace the stage.  Afterwards, this gang of crazy kids celebrated together with some frozen yogurt.  They really have a hard time hanging out with each other, as you can clearly see.... 

The morning post party, we found ourselves feasting at mom and Jamie's for Brunch.  Gran put the grandkids to work and baked with them... as you can see, that was a difficult task for them too... 

 And, then we found ourselves back in the 'ham for the rest of the day and evening.  Beckett and Maeve were put to work and did some gardening...

And then it was off to the park for a little baseball action... 

Its too bad no one had any fun.... 

Has anyone seen Pax?  I mean, Batman? 

We haven't had a lot of practice with baseball yet... Maeve was clearly concentrating (note tongue) 

I guess Batman forgot that he wasn't actually Superman... how exactly did he get down from that tree? 

Future player... (with fancy shoes on, of course...)

World Traveler Wannabe

Maeve completed her map of the world at school -- all by pin pricks.  She keeps asking if we can travel anywhere and everywhere.  I love that spirit.  Now we just have to win the lottery to execute it...

(I said something really funny when I took this picture.  Yep, I'm hilarious....)

She Keeps Working It...

So, I don't even try to persuade Maeve on what she should wear.  Excuse me, my bad -- there was a day recently when it was forecasted to be 80 degrees F and I suggested that a ball gown, complete with petticoat, was not a smart outfit choice, especially when she had a garden class and planned water activities at school.  Then imagine, if you will, an almost five year old explode into a ball of tears, at which point I realized, that I don't care.  Fine, be hot and bothered, its not my body and I won't even be there to witness it.  Off to school you go :-)  Ha.  

Obviously, here she is eating pumpkin pie at 6am... because when there is pie in the house, its fair game for breakfast.  And, yes, I'm well aware that its not pumpkin pie season, but we don't like to be limited by cultural norms :-)

There are days though, where I'm flat out amused.  This day, for example.  Shorts and legwarmers.  I loved it when she forced her socked feet into her flip flops and off we went to the store...  Way to commit to your own personal style, Maeve...


Oh, and the bows.... gag me, but she loves them.  So, she accessorizes often.  Sadly, she's starting to have opinions as to what she wants her hair to look like... Either its something that I cannot accomplish, or its some sort of princess style... which requires one to have 20 feet of straight hair (and her imagination is so good that the vision is there, so why can't her mom execute it??).  So, she's often pleased with the outcome.  ha.