Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Phew! Partied out!

Beauty and the... Beast!
Since November, we've avoided processed food, for the most part.  We dish out raw produce (we shave the carrots, and I split them length-wise to reduce the choking hazard, and we call them what Mimi calls them, "Bugs Bunny Carrots!"), and along with the WIDEspread craze, a lot of gluten-free options (why not, eh?), and this hot dog is devoid of the nitrates and other additives inherent in most 'dawgs.  Yes, it is more expensive, but if we had a FARM, it wouldn't be!  BUT IT WOULD!  I just have to chuckle to myself when a friend with a self-sustaining slice of Heaven recently shared with me all of the dang costs associated with maintaining a crop, animals, etc.  It's really quite amusing how there really is no easy or low-cost way to attain a pure diet.  We just make it a priority.  And James added me to his Aerofit membership, so now the kids play for an hour there while I do zumba, yoga or pilates.  Or weights.  This summer, I'll take them to the pool!
During Easter break, Wendy made this basket below, and I think it's clever!
And I think this is just....goofy.
Wendy at a friend's party.  Oh, the great fun these kids had!

Birthday Girl

I love this one for some reason.
And this one of her classmate!
From part of her school project (make a bug from items found in your home.)  We made about four bugs!
Just having fun with Daddy~

Night of the Auction.  It was so much fun!  We took calls on tv!
But Linc did NOT want to let me go!
He didn't really want to let me go at my moms' Bible study either.
But I had to go because we were surprising our friend with a birthday celebration!
One sweet night, before to bed...
At another birthday party!
This boy is such a darling, and the other girl, the Birthday Girl!
I promised to make fizzy fun with baking soda and vinegar!
ANOTHER birthday party! 

Friend at church~
One of Wendy's creations--it's my van gassing up!
"Oh, okay.  Now you look like a lady."
Linc is OBSESSED with money, y'all.  He finds all money.  Everywhere.  Even the fake kind.
Fun with braids...
These are half-French braids, with hair gathered from the top parts only.  Like a suspension bridge.
Teacher's birthday surprise!
The poster card I made for Wendy's teacher.  All the kids signed their names inside the balloons.
I loved their get-ups this one afternoon...

So before Wendy's recital, we lost her hair piece.  So!  I borrowed her friend's, bought materials at the fabric store, and viola!  My "imposter!"
The big night!  I love that her hair is long enough for me to do anything with it!

Mimi and Grandma!
Aunt Tiff and Elly--
The Girls
Surprise party for our Bible study leader...Yeah, LOTS of birthdays and there are literally 5 more coming up in my calendar!
We (well, the talented one who sews), made her a Bible bag with our pic inserted!
From the day Wendy was sooo sick.  Then it was James.  Then Linc.  Not me yet!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Oh my goodness - I don't remember her hair being so long when I saw y'all a few weeks ago - BEAUTIFUL! Sorry about not calling for the children's museum. We ended up not going...just so worn out from all the chaos and fun of visiting with all the fam. When can we get together again??