Thursday, January 24, 2008

thare be rough water ahead...

Arrrggg, I just had to post this picture of Captain James. Today at Miss Maren's preschool we had our pirate day, it was so fun. The scalawag's (boys) loved the indoor treasure hunt and finding the treasure with pirate tattoos. The perfect ending to a grrrreat day matie.


looks like a had just a wee too much of the capt'ns rum... whatever keeps things going. Don't worry I kep' it all to me self... arrrgghh.

* Check out Miss Maren's blog for more pirate adventures and a mini pirate movie: http://missmarensmonkeys.blogspot.com/

Monday, January 21, 2008

Paige's Tea Party

Paige has been begging me for the longest time to have a Tea Party. I thought that since they were out of school for MLK day and in the spirit of peace and good will towards men (or mothers & daughters) that I would grant her wish. It was also a good excuse to keep her busy and play with some friends that she doesn't see very often. She planned the events and even showed up in her best Tea Party attire, but was less helpful in cleaning her room, making the snacks, and cleaning up afterwards (infact I felt more like Cinderella who missed the fun of the carefree ball) at least I had a great helper (thanks Asia!).

Paige decided that each of her guests needed a princess tiara, jewelry, & makeup. So when the loverly little ladies arrived, they either came lavishly adorned or got to pick out of our dress up box. Hair was done, and makeup (not so sparingly adorned) each pretty girl along with a generous proportion of body glitter on every last inch of skin from cuff to collar. We made shrinky jewelry that wasn't so great (warning: try it out ahead of time - some disappointed girls) but we also made heart shaped refrigerator magnets that were so easy to make and as cute as can be. Which everyone enjoyed while snacking on bite size pb&j sands, fishie crackers, marshmallows, chocolate robin eggs, cheese & crackers, and valentine suckers (can we say SUGAR OVERLOAD? - any ideas who planned the menu?)

Some of her beautiful guests included: Jessica (from preschool), Olivia (our neighbor), and Summer (from Paige's kindergarten class - she's the one all the boys love - it's not hard to see why) - Thanks to Summers mom as well for sticking around and helping with all the projects!

Elle (from preschool), Asia (Paige's cousin from Grandma Nette's side), and Leah (cousin from Grandpa Ron's side). We only had one small scuffle over who got the pink tea cup and graciously, Jessica let the hostess have her way and was content with a pink sippy cup. Thank heavens the drama stayed on the down low... except for one last little surprise party crasher we had in our midst's.


It wouldn't be a party without an official party crasher! James aka Spider made an appearance chased, kissed, and hugged on the girls. He had almost as much fun as the guests.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Celebrating with Cousins!


Zach had a birthday shout Hurrray!!! Jason & James hanging out with the birthday boy!


Cousins having a lot of fun at Makutu's Island - Sadie, Zach, James, Paige, Grace & Nick


Paige & James having fun together (what? no fighting? who are these children? really...)


Paige telling James to get off the game - now there is my daughter! That's the girl I know and love.


still leading (controlling) her brother in the right direction. Yeah! My kids hadn't had their minds altered with the intense sugar load. These are the right ones.


Paige with the effects of sugar....


My little Supa-Star!!


Friday, January 4, 2008

One last shout out to a fun Holiday Season

It's time to get back to work...

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