Monday, February 21, 2011

Guns and Blueberries

On Friday this goofy group got together to celebrate my birthday boy.....

They did so with guns and paint...what could be better for a bunch of boys?

And a girl. Brother and sister would face off

Others would take one in the face...thank the Lord for masks.

Such a confident stance....too bad he wasn't watching his back.

It was a fun, few hours filled with testosterone and some sisterly love...

And by far the easiest cake I've ever had to "make". Blake wanted donuts....

As for breakfast in bed, it was blueberry pancakes...

Along with a few birthday surprises....

And staying with the blueberry theme we finished things off with HOMEMADE blueberry pie (my first ever).

Another birthday wrapped up...this year with guns and blueberries.

Happy Birthday Blake....I think you're pretty great!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just like My Mommy (well kinda)

Tori's recent theme at school is "Family". To culminate the theme the kids would have a fun day and were to come dressed as a family, dad, granny, grandpa...etc.

Well those who have multiple children, or lack in the creativity department like I do understand when I say, I HATE things like this. I proposed her dressing like her daddy...large collared shirt, tie, facial hair drawn on with black eyeliner....easy peasy. Being she adores her daddy I thought we had a for sure winner so was a bit deflated when she replied, "No way"! Apparently it is embarrassing for a 6 year old girl to dress as a male. Who knew? The powder in the hair, flowery perfume- dress like a granny was also shot down and that was about all the creativity I could muster.

So like many other "important" things I quickly forgot about this assignment. Morning of "dress like a family member" day I had a panicky 6 yr old and of course everything at that moment was all my fault...isn't it always?!

Not sure if it was the guilty conscious, morning caffeine rush or divine inspiration but we came up with an "acceptable outfit" and Tori would go to school as "Mommy"...

Okay for the the record I would not wear a shiny silver dress or overdue it with red lipstick (well maybe) but the hat and scarf are mine.

Yes, it is the little things in life that tend to wear me out but I was grateful to whatever inspiration it was that struck that morning as I had a little girl quite happy to be her "Mommy" for the day. Not too bad in my book!

Now onto Blake's "Build a Scarecrow out of household items" Project. NO JOKE!