Tuesday, November 20, 2012

life at 4 months

 i'm sad...

or just thinking...

contemplative is my mood, maybe?

i'm happy.
and, drooling.
drooling and happy

ahhhh, the sporadic moods of a 4 month old.

you can adopt whichever mood you like.  take it moment by moment...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Party Fit for a Fairy

A tremendous fear i have is organizing & hosting parties.  On so many levels i can explain my fear simply...
  • As a 'self professed' socially awkward individual, of course hosting would not come easily.
  • I'm a slave to procrastination.  Yes, this is completely my doing, and i could vow to plan early/execute early, but a 30+ year instilled trait isn't likely to change. 
  • finally, i have NO creative talent; so a child's birthday is a significant challenge.  
With this, I vowed to throw the party Langston wished for - 

The Fairy Party

with a surprise fairy castle

and pink balloons


all to make this sweet girl feel super special!

 i think it worked!

 now let's talk pinterest...

pinterest is a tool each one of my friends seem to use successfully.  i too, though weak with crafts, thought i'd take a stab at it. i looked up fairy party, i looked up fairy party again, and again.  i kept finding multitudes of results - all ridiculously elaborate results.  i took a mental note and sent the invitations.  cute invitations!  thank you kelly bourland!!!
after sending the invites, panic set in.  2 weeks to plan - what do i do????  another problem - when i stress, i freeze & do nothing.
one week passed, a week and 1/2, and now with 2 days remaining before fairies frolic at my house i had to focus.  with four unsuccessful trips to michaels,  & one slight panic attack (over the 'DIY' fairy wand craft), i opted for NO crafts and a call to Space Walk in G'town to rent the inflatable castle for jumping, 'outdoor,' fun.  outdoor is imperative with 30 girls arriving now in 1 day (yes, i've let another day elapse) in our good size, but not huge home.
inflatable jump is a go - now to the pinterest crafts...
of course i make my own cupcakes with my own icing (despite jeffrey and his head shake, "this is not a good idea.  order, order, order EVERYTHING!")  though cute, i don't think the cupcakes were that good, because the kids ate the donuts (jeff bought) & not my barefoot contessa, how easy is that creations.  oh well.  they were cute on the table.

kelly and i made these cute star wand cookies.  on pinterest they have pretty icing, but at this point who has the energy to ice?  an L & a 6 painted on with the pink icing bottle is plenty!
cute?  i think so.
and most importantly langston and her sweet, sweet friends LOVED her party.

these guys are
thick. as. thieves!
and precious!!!

two days before langston had drawn me a picture & written, 'thank you for planning my birthday party mommy.  i love you'
i couldn't let her down, and i didn't.  though it would be tough to let our love down.  she has a beautiful heart.  forgiving, gracious, compassionate, loving, gentle, tender, caring.  beauty radiates from within.  langston would have been ecstatic with 3 friends and a cake, but you look at her & you want to give her more because she's beyond deserving.  at least we think so.

I love you Langston!  

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

growth through photos

2 weeks

1 month
6 weeks

2 months

11 weeks

3 months