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Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Spy July!

 Summer is rolling right along, isn't it?  We have surpassed the solstice and that means days start getting shorter.  I had a plan to not let summer sprint past me this year, but it seems I have no control!  

Our July birthday extravaganza is upon me and I have not even begun to plan.  For 6 months I have told Anna to stop bugging me about birthday planning:  "Your birthday is still 6 months away, 4 months away, 2 months away."  Uh oh, now time is up.  Audrey is going to be FIVE and Anna is going to be THIRTEEN!  Those are some big numbers and I want to do some fun parties. 

Anna would like to have a Harry Potter party with bunnies?  Say What???  And Audrey wants a Hello Kitty party.  Easier.
I thought this was a cute idea from Save The Date For Cupcakes.  I love the red and white...and grass!

Ummm...anyone have any great Harry Potter/Bunny ideas???  

On a different note Anna is at girls camp this week.  It is her first year.  I just can't believe she is old enough to go.  I hope she is having the time of her life.  We miss her!  She'll be home tomorrow.  I think I will have to make her a welcome home banner...maybe made to look something like...this??

 (I love the burlap look, and Anna LOVES birds...I think I could recreate this!)

I am excited for the 4th of July this year.  It is one of my favorite holidays!  It is even more exciting because Anna and I are going to see my niece Elise run in her national's competition for the Junior Olympics down in Hampton, Virginia.  Go Elise!  She is an amazing runner, we are so proud of her!  
We will be home Sunday night and Monday the whole family is headed for a day at the beach with some good friends, followed by fireworks in Ocean City!  
I hope everyone has a Happy 4th!!

P.S.  I have been eying this gorgeous wreathe for 2 days now that I saw on Polly Want a Crafter...I am in love.  I think I might have to try it!   

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Final Countdown

Only 3 half days left of school.  Here's hoping for an uneventful, relaxing summer.


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Super Mom's Nemeses

These are nondiscriminatory: 
  • Play-dough
  • Unattended Box of Cereal
  • LEGO's
  • Permanent Markers
  • Toothpaste
  • Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Barbie Shoes
  • Match Box Cars
  • Nail Polish
  • Sand
  • Toilet Paper
  • Spaghetti
  • Straws
  • Lollipops
There are many things that make a mom's life difficult..but these take the cake.  Isn't it amazing how quickly pleasure becomes pain?

Thursday, June 02, 2011


Sometimes I feel like my life needs a "security threat" color code system.  
 Today I am at LEVEL RED, EXTREME threat:

"Wow, Mom might explode."
"Mom has gone bonkers."
"Mom is on the war path."
"Did you know that mom's eyes could bulge like that?"

Yep, it's going to be one of those days.