Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bath Tub Beauty Shop:

Art Show

Anna and daddy are busy while mommy is at work!

Just bragging...

Tonight for dinner we made:

Fish (from some probably gross fish farm somewhere but that is beside the point.)
Read on...

Brussell sprouts and tomato salad both from our garden.

And an eggplant chip dip after dinner made from eggplants from our garden and grilled with the fish.


Special thanks to my hubby who spent 3 hours weeding and harvesting out there today.
My tummy thanks you!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

When Hearts Melt

When hearts melt,
Its because princesses wearing their "married dwess" (the same dress she has been wearing since 18 months that is now worn at least a few minutes each day)
ask me to come to the ball with them.

Of course I accepted the invitation.

She then made me a"pwetend" purse. This included the appropriate swiveling hand motions in mid-air that aid in the making of pretend purses.

She then drove me to the ball in her "pwetend" carriage. (It was nice not having to drive for once.)

She then proceeded to teach me to dance:
"No mommy. Don't hold your dwess wif two hands. Hold it wif one hand and put your udder hand on the pwince's back! Like dis!"

Then her budding curiosity led her to ask, "Mommy, what's your pwince's name?"
Hers: "Pwince Phillip Pwince" (A lovely name)
Enjoy the pics:

After I turned on the FAST music!

Serious fast dancing requires eyes closed and head nodding!

Showing the proper dance position!

She had to take a picture too! Not a bad shot for a newbie!

Mommy's version of serious fast dancing! Oh yea!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Introducing: Anna the FISH!!!

It is official! Today Anna swan for the first time...unassisted. Underwater!
She went back and forth between "Miss Kim", Michelle and myself over and over. It was amazing. The pictures don't capture the full extent of her awesome swimming!

And after she popped back out of the water she showed her true Anna colors by shouting (each time):
"It's MAGICAL!!"

I was so proud! She was so close to just getting it for weeks and it finally clicked!

We had so much fun with her testing her new skills and me protecting my belly from enthusiastic but oblivious swimmers-by.
God bless summer!

Here's a note from Miss Kim when she emailed me the pictures since as always, she was the documentarian of the bunch. I thought it was too cute not to include:

Hi Maria,

I’m grateful I got to be there in this momentous time when Anna

first swam. It was, to use Anna’s term…”magical!”

love and peace,