Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Can you spot the little Edward in here? He got to share a plate with My Little Pony Pinkie Pie.
Balloons and four years olds = instant par-tay!
The girls and Mike wrote birthday wishes on the paper table cloth.
This birthday greeting was written perfectly backward. Odd.
Dairy Queen birthday cake! Hooray!
And, the special guest!
Little Edward and Big Edward.
My life is complete (completely crazy!) I have a life-size Jack Skellington and a life-size Edward. Um, yeah, I'm not embarrased at all ... snicker, snicker.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Mike got up on Saturday and was at Target by 7:30 a.m. to stand in line to get
it. How awesome is my husband?! He won the "Husband of the Year Award"! He even watched it with me! We waited all day until the girls went to bed then watched the movie, and the extras, then I watched the movie again with the commentary on. It was fantastic. I, unlike most of the other Twilight fans, only saw the movie ONCE, so seeing it again was fantastic! I picked up on a bunch of things that I didn't catch the first time I viewed it.
Taking on Edward's film persona would have been a challenge for any actor. Pattinson himself has laughed at the impossibility of playing a character so perfect, so beautiful and otherworldly. Yet somehow, in bringing so much of himself to the character—his own insecurities and fears, his darker interests and thoughts—he added a depth of feeling to Edward that the character on the page was lacking. Pattinson embraced Edward's hatred of himself and his inner monster and made that part of Edward more prominent, brushing aside much of the flowery perfection attributed to Edward by Bella and her love-colored glasses.It also doesn't hurt that Robert Pattinson is a handsome, tall, mysterious, and dark man himself.From the ends of his inexplicably famous hair to the tips of his graceful, piano-playing, guitar strumming fingers; from the soft whisper of his Edward voice to the deep, gravelly, bluesy growl of his singing voice; from his adorably geeky performance in The Bad Mother's Handbook to his Hogwarts champion in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, there is just something so real, so normal about Robert Pattinson the man that makes him lovable and downright sexy.
He is a dirty, dirty boy, with his unwashed hair and overgrown eyebrows as well as the wicked twinkle in his eyes and that British accent that can stop your heart. He's so incredibly self-deprecating that he makes you want to give him a hug and take him home with you. He may be the dream of many a teenage girl, but he's admitted a love for older women as well. There is little he holds back, yet he leaves you feeling like you've barely scratched his surface.Robert Pattinson is not Edward Cullen. But Edward got a little bit hotter because Robert Pattinson gave him a face, a body, an evilly seductive grin, and an innate shyness that he didn't have before.
Friday, March 20, 2009
"Edward, do you want to go to work with me today?" (this is Edward's usual spot, in our kitchen)
"YES, let's go, I'm ready!"
He insisted on driving.
After we dropped the kids off at preschool (Edward stayed in the car, hidden. We didn't want to cause any scenes) he picked out our music.
When we got to work I wanted a latte. So Edward ran and got me one. He's so fast.
As I sipped my latte I did the usual blog surfing.
It's time for work now! Edward is perched on top of my Ipod dock. Now how's that for classy, Edward Cullen action figure, Edward Cullen/Rob picture, along side pics of my kids. Nice! (I had to white out the info on my post it notes, to protect the innocent!)
We're spending all day together, and he has promised to take me to lunch. Stay tuned.
~~ UPDATE ~~
So Edward wanted to take me to lunch. Unfortunately, I didn't feel right taking him into any restaurants. I still have some shreds of dignity, after all, contrary to what some friends and family might think after seeing this blog post. (it's all in good fun, I promise!)
Sniff, sniff. Edward decided he wanted to try a little bit of my sub. I didn't think that was a good idea.
See, I told you him it wasn't a good idea! He upchucked the sub into my trash can. Gross.
He was so embarrassed. He was all broody and moody after that, just staring into the forest.
After we were done with lunch, he decided he didn't want to come back into my office with me. He said he needed to "regroup." So I put him in the backseat, out of the sun. He found someone to keep him company.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The teacher said that Lydia has came out of her shell at school in the last few months; she's become more social and more assertive. We've seen that at home too. It's almost like she's gained a new confidence, which is awesome. That also means she's a bit more snarky at home and talks back more, but we're working to control that. We had a talk with her about how Mommy and Daddy are always right, and she shouldn't ever question what we say. She agreed. HAH! That'll last. The teacher also said that Lydia is becoming much more creative and expressive. (YAY!) She has also mastered all of her colors, her shapes, and is beginning to recognize sight words.
Arlene has become more social in the last few months, the teacher said. She also said that the girls in the class all stick together for the most part, but that Arlene divides her time up equally with playing with the girls and the boys. Arlene has always been a little bit more tom-boyish than Lydia, so I'm not surprised. The teacher said that two of the boys play a little rough with toys, but Arlene is right in there with them, using the biggest car she can find to play cars with them. (ha!) Arlene also has highly developed fine motor skills, and is also becoming more creative. She also makes drawings for her friends, which the teacher said is an important social skill. She knows all of her shapes and all of her colors and is friends with everyone is class.
The teacher said that the girls are the only two kids in the school who are ready to start learning how to read by using sight words. (YAY!) She asked if we work with them at home on reading. Um, yeah! The girls have had books in front of their faces since they were wee little babies. They loooove books.
Oh and they can both count to 31. Which is just perfect since that's how old I'll be in 12 days! They can count the candles on my cake.
Since I now hate resin, I've decided to mark down my stock of resin items in an effort to reduce inventory.
All of my pendants are $4, which is an absolute STEAL! I also marked down the few bobby pin sets I had left, they are all $3 now.
I'm going to shift the focus of my shop from a mix of resin jewelry and fabric dolls to strictly just fabric items: dolls and magnets. I hope to add some new items by the end of April.
Ice Cream Man artwork
Monday, March 16, 2009
- Crochet gnome hat pattern
- Coraline book plot line
- kindergarten shots brave (this is hilarious because Arlene is convinced that when she turns five, she is going to hide and not have to have shots. She has an elaborate plot about it.)
- Button your eyes wallpaper (wallpaper as in desktop wallpaper or house wallpaper?)
- We are just waiting a couple hours (aren't we all)
- List house now or wait 2009 (I'd love to hear from that person - are you going to wait or list now?! that IS the question of the year, now isn't it)
- Cullen keychain (ooo yeah) (this was on my stats five different times, interesting and redeeming - see, I'm not completely crazy, there are others like me!)
- Hand embroidered monkey (I wonder if they liked mine?)
And just in the past two weeks, my blog was found by people all searching for essentially the same thing:
- Baby on tip toes all the time
- Baby walking on tip toes
- 20 month old tip toe walker
- Toe walking braces
- Toe walker
- Leg braces tip toes
- Physical therapy tip toe
- Virus that causes kids to walk on tip toe (oh dear!)
Maybe I need to start a collective web site for people searching for info on the topic. In no way are we experts on it, we can just relate our own story of Lydia's struggle.
And I saved the best for last:
- Does anyone in the world have buttons for eyes
I wish there was a way to get you lurkers out of lurk-hood. I know you're reading, but I only have a little circle of peeps who comment regularly. I want to know you are reading and what you think. Maybe I should have another give-a-way and ask you to comment in order to win the prize? Hmm ... or maybe I should write blog posts that are bit more intelligent or thought provoking ... hmmmm ... I'm work on all of that.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Double damn for this one - I loved the stitched alphabet.I don't know if it was because of the type of bezel I used, or because it was fabric and stitches (I usually use paper and usually don't have any problems) but every single one overflowed. I carefully, very carefully, poured the resin into each of the bezel cups, and they lasted for about a minute, then watched in absolute horror as they each, in turn, overflowed. Once they start to overflow, there is no stopping. Resin has a mind of it's own. You can't scoop it back up into the bezel cup, you can't fix it in any way. I couldn't believe it that each and every one overflowed.
So, I will say this now, I'm DONE with resin. I'm so mad at resin right now that I vow to never make another resin pendant, ever. Except the problem is that I still have a bunch of resin and a bunch of pretty bezels. For now, I'm just putting it up and away. It's not worth the trouble! I spent all that time stitching up tiny designs, for nothing!
I had planned on having the embroidered pendants at my craft show in May, but I'm just going to make dolls, and possibly some magnets (either fabric or bottle cap resin ones, depends on if I still hate resin). The only thing that made me feel better last night after this total debacle, was that I got out all of my new fabric and thought of the possibilities with dolls. Fabric makes me happy. Resin makes me cry.