Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cool Stuff, Cool People and a Fairy Garden Kit

I love it when people surprise me with unexpected coolness. Be it an awesome baby's birthday care package (thanks so much, E, S, and little J, we loved it all!).
A sweet and super nice mom at Sophie's gymnastics class, who turned out to be a very talented writer. The hubs said: "You must really like this book; I've found you like this for the last few nights!", after finding me in bed doing everything I could to read a bit more of "How lucky you are", before passing out.
A great artist, like Robert C. Jackson with his balloon dogs (I mean, who doesn't like balloon dogs?!).
A three and a half year old who knows you've had a crappy day and decides to clean up, because she knows it will make you smile.
Or a wonderful family from preschool, who quickly became some of our favorite people here. I felt like we needed to give back a little bit of coolness, so Sophie and I put together a fairy garden kit for the girls. We had a lot of fun making it, and I hope they enjoy it as much as we do.
So to all the cool people out there, thank y'all for the awesomeness (this of course includes all the members of our families, who do everything they can to come and see us, and shower our kids -and us a bit, too- with love).
Cheers,

Gaby

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fairy Teepee Village

A few months ago, when we were longing for spring, we came across these silken pyramid teas, which were perfect for Fairy Teepees (I was excited every time someone had a tea, so we could make one more teepee, but if you are a tea lover, you will probably be excited to drink it too).
The first day it got warm, we built this Fairy Teepee Village:
Unfortunately, soon it got cold again, so we couldn't play there much, but luckily the Fairies figured out a way to keep warm and out of sight.
We are getting excited thinking about our new Fairy Garden too. Hopefully we'll get to make it soon!
For now, I am entering this one in the Fairy Garden Contest at The Magic Onions, just to share the fun with other Fairy Garden enthusiasts.
Cheers, and happy warm weather, finally!

Gaby

Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy to Be a Mother

Sophie made an "I love Mom" book at preschool. She knows me so well...
... or does she?! :)

I love being a mother. Even though we've been sick on and (almost non-) off for the last six months. Even though I am so tired, that I was happy when I was so sick that I had to stay all day in bed. Even though the baby did a pre-mother's day all over himself (and myself) throw-up on Saturday night, and then came to our bed at 2 am and proceeded to slap me and kick dad, until at 6:15 am he decided it was time to jump with joy and get up.
Fortunately, the day got better as it progressed: Sophie and I put on our wonderful fox and bunny dresses by Boo and had a photo shoot.
Daddy made Oliver giggle until he could not laugh any more.
I just cannot believe how lucky I am to have these wonderful kids, this incredibly generous, thoughtful and handsome husband, this poor old sweet dog... Thank you for making me a mom. I love you with all my heart.
Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's day.
Cheers,

Gaby