Sing Songs, Bring Sweets

Birthday pics!

It was a wonderful party!  Thanks to Pappy for the awesome pictures!

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And here’s some fun video, also curtesy of Pappy:

Bear with me…

We’ve had a very busy week, and I haven’t had time to upload pics to the blog yet.  Thanks for your patience!

Golly, gee! This girl is three!

We had a marvelous time celebrating Eliza this weekend!  She has the most wonderful friends and family.  I’ll post pictures throughout the week!

Since we decided to have a lazy day yesterday, I have lots of chores to catch up on tonight.  And also Downton Abbey :-)

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Breakfast with Dad!

Our school hosted a superhero-themed “Breakfast with Dad” this morning, and the kids were delighted!  Jimmy worked the night shift and went to breakfast immediately after.

He really is a superhero :-)

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Birthday celebration with classmates!

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A very important date!

Eliza Jane is turning 3 this weekend, and she’s really excited about it!

She has announced on several occasions that she will not share her cake with anyone.  I really hope she changes her mind.

Check out these adorable cookies for her classmates!  She hasn’t seen them yet, but I think she’s gonna love em.  She’s obsessed with Alice in Wonderland right now!

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Q:  Which art movement best describes you today?  (Surrealism?  Modernism?  Dada?)

A:  I don’t really know much about art, to be honest.  But I’m feeling very Impressionist lately.  Kinda blurry and hazy, things feel a bit disorganized and fuzzy, but take a step back and it’s beautiful.

Let’s have fun!

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Princess Anna is making “banana soup.”

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Ballet isn’t going well lately :-(.  I hope it gets better!

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Jed will soon be abducted by aliens.

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He LOVES his choo choo trains!

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They’ve really enjoyed playing “drive thru” lately.  Not sure what this says about our parenting decisions.

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Ummm…how cute is he?!

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Lord of the rings.

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Hooray for Buddy Bucks!  They might be infused with magic.

Play!

We took the kids to a new play place, and they loved it!

Sliding!

Jimmy took the kids on fun adventures this afternoon so that I could get some errands done alone.  Yay!  They are getting more independent at Brinca now, so we might be getting to the point where we can relax while they play.  Hooray!

Q:  Are you holding a grudge?  About?

A:  I briefly held a grudge against Jimmy this morning because he slept through the morning’s craziness (it’s his day off).  Why is it so hard to get fed, dressed, and out the door on time?  But then he entertained the kids for the entire afternoon so that I could have some blessed time to myself.  All is forgiven!

My grudges only last for about 15 minutes.  I guess I’ve lived a charmed life, but no one has ever treated me badly enough to compel me to hold on tight to my anger for any length of time.  I fully realize this aspect of my personality will likely change as my kids grow older and experience their own drama.  How could I forgive someone who is mean to my kid?!

Loves!

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So grateful for the gorgeous weather we’ve been having lately!

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Anyone remember when she wore this headband at her first birthday?  

Party time!

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This dude loves nesting dolls!  And Charlie Brown, for that matter.

Q:  List three foods you ate today.

A:  Breakfast was the best!  A wonderful organization called Fed by Bread came to school today.  They provided dough for the kids to play with while they described the process of making bread.  100% of the organization’s profits benefit children in Africa.  So awesome!  Plus, there was delicious homemade bread.  Everybody wins!

http://fedbybread.org/

Two other things I ate today were grapes and roasted carrots.  Considerably less interesting.

 

 

Changes.

Q:  What was peaceful about today?

A:  The grocery store!  Gasp!  I never thought this day would come!  Both kids joined me on a big trip–almost two hours.  No screaming or whining!  Just two happy and content toddlers.  No diversions needed, aside from a lollipop for Jed at the very end of the trip.  It was bliss.  Or as blissful as grocery shopping can be, which is not one of my favorite activities (toddlers or no).

We attempted to do a video tribute to David Bowie, one of my favorite stars of all time.  The kids just wanted to be silly, and here’s the result (and some other stuff):

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