"that is a peter pan hat, mama! can i have it?! am i peter pan? where are the pirates. are they nice pirates?" just a few of the questions.
...and peyton spoke of the fairies she may get to see in the enchanted forest. fairies are her new obsession. she wants fairy dust sprinkled over her head in hopes that she may float high into the sky 'just like in the movie!' it's really sweet that their wants still include what bedtime tales are made of. magic and pirate ships. pixie dust and sword fights.
i told her that when i was five, a very long time ago;0, i wanted to be a mermaid. it was my greatest wish. they were the things that the intrigued me the most. the beautiful creatures with long, flowing hair and a stunning iridescent tail! i couldn't get enough information on them. it doesn't seem like it was that long ago... i watched splash over and over again longing to be daryl hannah. memories.
kelle, created a beautiful experience for our sweet little ones this past weekend in honor of lainey's third birthday...her pink fairy princess party was divine and brought a few mamas to tears.
we were welcomed with tutus hanging from twine and peter pan hats dangling close by. the kids knew they were in for a treat and the excitement on their little faces was emotional at first.
kids were everywhere and it was so great seeing them all dressed up searching the woods for fairies, finding fairy feathers, creating their own dream dust...
happy birthday, lainey love muffin! we love you lots.
other things that made me divinely happy this week:
dig's peach butter, sent in a colorful parcel and packed with love from montana.
it is sooooooo good and such a treat that the nakey beck man took off with it and i had to chase after him to get my hands on it again...
no, you can't have it mommy! it's mine!
i found it here in the shoe organizer turned craft organizer.
i baked come biscuits and layered the homemade peach butter over salted butter, and a little bit of heaven-on-earth
was enjoyed at home in my kitchen around 9am on tuesday morning (and maybe a few more after that one too!)
thank you, nici! xoxo
i have this weird fear that i am the only mom in america that will purchase a faulty bag
of jiffy pop. in my paranoia, i am afraid that the foil will blow up in someone's face, so i am sure to
put a chair far enough away for the kids to enjoy watching it pop, but not actually be anywhere near
yes, it scares me a bit, but i will never stop watching their faces as the foil balloons up and the popping and sizzling becomes frantic!
my girl and her camera!
she's into self-portraits now. oh, it's the cutest thing.
watching our kids play and laugh while the mamas relax!
happy birthday, sweet guy, jack!
rediculously easy recipes that i think are healthy (maybe not though, i don't really know what i am
heather's chicken lettuce wraps
i rotisseri chicken, cooked, shredded.
a bottle of asian dressing or marinade
carrots, water chesnuts, cabbage
first, soften the onions. i only had red on hand, but green work great as well. add the chicken and asian marinade to taste. sautee for a
minute or longer (i like mine really well, almost crunchy).
spoon chicken into lettuce, roll up and enjoy!
this is quick, easy, inexpensive, and open to many possibilites. last week, we had friends over and i ran out of bib or romaine lettuce, so
i used large spinach leaves instead. they were too small to roll up, so i just placed a spoonful of chicken on top of each leaf
and we ate them like little bite-size hors d'oeuvres. it worked well! try it. it's really good.
i am constantly trying to simplify things in the kitchen and in life for that matter, so these recipes may not
be 'special' in that blow-your-socks-off way, but they will make your next impromptu dinner date easier,
providing you have a leftover chicken just sitting in your fridge waiting for such an occasion. let's be honest...
that doesn't happen in my house for the most part.
i am that chick that will keep a perfectly clean house for a week-okay, maybe less- and never have one person in the house during that time.
it's a bummer too, because this random drop-in visitor would be impressed by my domestic skills.
i would be lookin' all cute, the kids would be clean and sweet as can be,
and i would have a pot of sauce on the stove and strawberry muffins in the oven.
nope. not many see this rare, but wonderful side of this household.
most often, this is how it goes down in the d-wish house...
BAM. in an instant, my house can look like a tornado hit it. inevitably, at this point i can count on a long lost cousin from
somewhere over the rainbow to show up on my doorstep with a basket of chicken
and fresh apples. of course, you can count on the fact that i'll look like death
on a saltine cracker, my kids will resemble monkeys from the detroit zoo
-the special kind that swing from lights, climb walls and make horribly loud sounds all at once.
the sausage, i mean, hot dogs are burning on the stove and the mac and cheese is a
bowl full of mush.
i hope you know what i am talking about. yeah, i can rock it out both ways. but trying to
get better with the more organized way for sure!
i wouldn't trade it for a minute though. not one minute. well, maybe a minute! ha.
okay, a beautiful girl and a fashion photo shoot...