Saturday, February 28, 2009
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Last Thursday night Finn and Annie were getting their Valentines all ready for their class parties the next day. Annie was cheerfully, carefully picking out which ones to give to which boys and girls- because we all know that the message we send to each person must clearly reflect our feelings or intentions regarding them- especially when you are in 2nd grade. Finn was hastily and grumpily putting his together when he said, "I hate Valentine's Day." I was a little surprised by this outburst and asked him what the problem was.
Posted by youreprettytoo at 3:56 PM
Friday, February 6, 2009
I have never been a big reader of magazines like "People" or "US Weekly" or "Star." I consider them the literary equivalent of junk food- they sound fun before you read them but they leave you less than satisfied and even a little bit sick when done. But I have been stuck in a hair dryer at the salon with nothing else to pass the time, but those silly magazines. So I have indulged once or twice. I have noticed that one of them has a feature called "Who wore it best?" They have pictures of two or three celebrities who are wearing the same thing to different events, then they have a poll asking about who wore it best. So this is my own version of that. A few years ago for Halloween Eric and I dressed up as Napoleon Dynamite and Deb. I bought a beautiful, vintage pink, shimmery dress circa 1986 that I wore. I even had my hair pulled to the side in what my 7 year old refers to as a "Deb-do." And as thrilling as that night was, I found another occasion to wear it. For a girls' night out, we thought it would be fun to dress up ugly and got laser-tagging. THE dress was the obvious choice.This picture doesn't highlight the dress the best- I'm not sure what I was doing, some sort of German curtsy?!? And I don't know why it is so small? But it was better than the alternate picture of me in this dress that was taken that same night. I was doing a Marilyn Monroe impression and instead of coming off as sexy and sultry, it was just silly and a little bit sickening. So this picture will have to do.
Now I am not the only one who has worn this dress. Julie wore it as well this year when she and Trent dressed up as Napoleon and Deb for Halloween.
Posted by youreprettytoo at 11:59 AM
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I'm in a bit of a writing funk and can think of no clever ways to describe the events of the past week, but I feel they must be documented and recorded so sorry if you came looking for a funny or witty story- it just ain't gonna happen this time. Unfortunately this post is all about obligation and my motherly instinct /guilt to get my family's events recorded. I just reread that and it is a pretty pathetic introduction to the first event- so sorry Suzie if you are reading this 20 years from now and feel like your 2nd birthday wasn't inspiration enough for me. You are my favorite 2 year old ever and have the most kissable cheeks imaginable. So Happy 2nd Birthday Suzie.
Posted by youreprettytoo at 12:42 PM