Sunday, February 27, 2011
My great-grandmother, Carrie's china... it's been packed away now for almost 6 years now, but we broke it out for Eliana's tea party yesterday. Not a piece was broken at the party! Is that a record of some sort?
We had hail this afternoon... this is some of the roof now on our pavement. Looks like I'll be calling the insurance guy tomorrow.
Eliana with the vintage perambulator she received as a gift from my mom and dad. She loves it!
(It is pretty super!)
Hope you've been happy this weekend. Have anything special planned for this next week? (I'd love to hear!)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Today my little girl turned three. She's smart and a bit sassy. She can be contrary, but loving. She likes to snuggle, as long as it's on her terms. She's learning letter sounds and loves to sing "Away in the Manger"... even though Christmas is long gone. She adores her big brother and loves to help with her little brother. She's definitely the princess of the family. She loves to wear dresses and twirl. She wants to pick out her own clothes and has recently become interested in accessorizing her outfits. When she looks in the mirror, she says: "Jesus made me beautiful!" And He did.
Thank You, Jesus, for Eliana. We weren't expecting her when we found out she was coming, but she's brought more joy to our lives than we could have imagined. We are thankful for the way she blesses us and stretches us.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Pea. We love you!
(Thank you, my wonderful sister, for the the photos!)
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I'm so blessed by my little sister who used to give great dance performances with me on our front porch for our entire neighborhood to see. That porch made a great stage!
Have I ever mentioned that we were home schooled? This may be why. We're nerds!
But I love nerds. In fact, I truly believe that the word nerd is a term of endearment. So, if I ever call you a nerd or your baby a nerd-child... please don't take it wrong. (It just means I have a whole lotta love for someone who's not afraid to be who God made them!)
And speaking of home schooling- here's our old home school group: The Lighthouse Fellowship. (Our families were educational pioneers- no one had heard of home schooling back then, much less believed it was legal!) We had been studying the Middle Age and Renaissance periods and this was our end unit party... which just happened to be on Elisabeth's 6th birthday.
Hehe! This makes me laugh! I have a bunch of fond memories with this group.
Happy non-sixth birthday, my nerd-child sister. And thank you for the years of dances, dress-up, laughter, and creativity you've shared with me! I love you.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Since you've seen Eliana's room, it should come as no surprise that I would at some point choose an Asian
theme for her second birthday party.
This sweet Chinese brocade outfit was the main reason I chose an Asian theme- see, once again, clothes dictated the theme of a party.
I baked Crab Rangoon- a healthier (but not quite as yummy) option.
My friend Eelinh's mom made these wonderful sesame balls for the party. Eliana loves them.
See? I told you. She ate about 5 during the party and kept hoarding them in her shopping cart.
Most of the cakes had parasols on them.
I placed wallet sized photos in a pair of shoes so our guests could help themselves.
Even some of the wrapping and some of the gifts were Asian themed.