Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gavin's 5th birthday!

Ok, so we had been planning for MONTHS to have "knights and fair maidens" birthday party for Gavin. We were so excited and had it all planned out right down to the treat bags and pinata! 2 3 weeks before his party he gets invited to another birthday party within his main circle of friends and what is he having.....? guessed it "knights and fair maidens". Not that we couldn't have done the same thing, there would probably have been some differences and the kids wouldn't care, but I was having a hard time getting geared up for that much preperation for a party that had already been done 3 weeks before. It put a damper on my creativity and I just wasn't very excited. Gavin decided after much discussion (I wanted an outer space party!) that he would have a "cooking party" (he loves to cook). I made each of the children aprons and chef hats and they brought their things home in a dinner napkin wrapping up play dough, rolling pin and cookie cutter. It looked kid of like a picnic sack. They each made their own pizza and custom made cookies and we played "name that utensil". It was the smoothest party ever! It was a lot of fun. In retrospect I'm glad "knights and fair maidens" was taken cause this was really enjoyable. And what were the more popular toppings for the pizzas you ask?? Pepperoni (of course), pineapple and BLACK OLIVES....who would have thought? Nobody touched the zucchini and the green pepper wasn't that popular either, go figure!

Check out Simon just chilling, he was such an angel baby....just watching all the kids having fun and wishing he was old enough for pizza!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

spittin' up in style!

Some more burp cloths for a new baby girl! I swear I've made hundreds of these... they are quick to whip up and they look so fun and cheery. You might as well have something stylish to use as your wiping spit up off the only clean shirt you own!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Eva's blessing!

Today I attended the baby blessing of my FABULOUS cousin Amber's baby girl. This is her third baby and her first girl after two boys...naturally I had to get in on the excitement and made baby Eva's blessing dress. I forgot how much I love to embroider...sewing is still my number one love to my husband and boys of course. Eva looked darling in her long white, linen dress and the blessing was beautiful, very touching. Stephen had to work so the main challenge was keeping 4 boys semi-quiet for the duration of the meeting. They did pretty well though, thank goodness for pretzels and coloring books!

Kaity's bridal gift!

This past week I attended a bridal shower for my darling cousin Kaity and I had to make her a vintage apron that just screamed her name! She loved it and unknown to me she had wanted one for a long time. Of course I paired the apron with some fun unmentionable gifts as well.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

More About Me!!

I'm married to the most amazing man in the world...hands off girls!
I speak French, Japanese, Portuguese, some Spanish, oh yes and English!!
I love dark chocolate, gelato, samosas and california rolls.
Greenbeans and Heirloom tomatoes are my favorite things in my garden.
I am addicted to baby gear, not really buying it (I wish) but checking out the sleekist designs and novel ideas that are out there.
I love doing anything if it means that Stephen is present, he is so much fun.
I love going home to Canada to spend any amount of time with my family, eating dulse and Aero chocolate bars, going to the farmers market for souvlaki and orange juice.
I love to read but don't really have the time so I do a LOT of audiobooks.
I am so grateful for my Mom teaching me how to sew at the age of 8, it has blessed my life.
I am training for my first marathon in September 2008 and surprisingly it's going rather well. Although I am having a hard time beefing up my playlist, any suggestions?
I love to sing and dance with my boys in the kitchen...they act embarassed but secretly they LOVE it!
I love to cook when I have time!
I adore my sisters and my sisters-in-law....they are my best friends and I can't get enough of them.
I love swing dancing and beating my husband at board games and tennis! (wishful thinking)
I love watching my boys play together, they are magical!
I love the family I married into...they are all such remarkable people I am so lucky.
I love to travel and have flight benefits but I rarely get the chance. Someday?

And what gets me through the million loads of laundry, endless dishes, many runny noses to wipe, bellies to tickle and mouths to feed is that I know that at the end of the day, if my husband is not available for quality time and if I'm not working for JetBlue that is....I get to create! Sew, quilt, paint, embroider, knit, draw, design and that balances me out!

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Welcome to my world of being an art teacher, full-time mommy, and law school student's wife. These are the comings and goings of this little lady and her entourage of five men (hubby plus 4 sons).