Friday, March 20, 2009

Fixin it up

Over at I Heart Faces, one of my very fave sites, they have a little fun-ness called Fix It Friday. Every week they post a photo, like this one of this handsome little dude ...

... and then they present a little challenge for the reader to fix-it up. Some of their peeps show you what they did and then you get to try it yourself.

This week I thought I would give it a go. I took the shot to and played around for a few minutes and these are what I came up with:

I LOVE the picnik site and had a blast playing with this shot. If you wanna try your hand at it, head on over to I Heart Faces and grab your self a copy of the photo and see what YOU can do!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

If The Tiara Fits ...

Hattie and I have t-shirts that say "I didn't ask to be a princess, but if the tiara fits ...". She has long since outgrown hers and mine has become less than presentable, but I have always loved them. Truth be told, I used to spend many hours hoping that my little tomboy would someday embrace her inner princess.

For oh, so long, it seemed that she would much rather be in a mud pit than a dress. When Sophie came along I thought maybe I FINALLY had a girlie girl. I don't think the child has gone one single day of her life without some form of pink on her person. And she has always seemed to enjoyed dresses - which does my heart good :)

And then, about a year ago, a miracle of sorts began to happen in Hattie. When I put a dress on her, she didn't fight it. And, if by chance, the dress were to twirl, she may have even enjoyed it. And one day, on her own, she brought me a dress up outfit and asked to wear it. I was over the moon. Even though it didn't last ...

But last week Sophie asked to wear one of the gowns. So, after dressing her in royal finery, I reached to the deep dark recesses of the video cabinet and pulled out the Disney Princess Sing Along DVD (the one that we got a total of 5 minutes into, before Hattie asked for Diego, the one time it had ever been out of it's case). This time we got about 1.5 minute into it before Hattie asked ... for a princess dress.

And I have had to FIGHT to get them out of the dresses ever since. Hattie knows that she cannot wear the dress to school or church, but that has not stopped her from wearing it everywhere else, including COSTCO and therapy - they BOTH wore them to therapy!!!! Much to the enjoyment of the nursing staff in the therapists office!

So, on Monday, when sweet Belle came to play, I had 3 princesses on my hands. While Sophie was napping I dressed the two bigger girls up and put on the sing along. Well, when Princess Sophie woke up and found Princess Belle in her gown there was much distress! But Prince Charming (AKA Daddy) quickly found a new gown - in the form of an old Easter dress of Hattie's - for his girl. And, once all girls were dressed and ready to dance, all was right with the world...

Princess Hattie, in a moment of serious reflection...

Princess Sophie cheesing it up for the camera...

Princess Belle - a little blurry, but how classic is the pose ... and the SHOES?!?!?!

Two sweet girls at the ball!

So, now that I have the princessy girls I have always wanted, I just have one dillema ... We have only one princess movie (Cinderella) and the sing along DVD. Can I just tell ya that they are BOTH getting a little old!!!

So, since all the good ones are now in the Disney vault (AKA the doom of all mothers everywhere!!!!), I am on a desperate hunt for some good (and by good, I mean AFFORDABLE)Princess DVD's...



C'mon y'all, help a mama out!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I Heart Faces - All Things Green

This week at I Heart Faces, they are celebrating all things green. I know that this is in celebration of St. Patty's Day, but I gotta tell ya, I don't do that day. I am part Irish, and proud of it, but I lost someone I loved dearly on that day a few years ago and now the sight of clovers makes me sad. VERY sad!

So, while I do not do clovers and leprechauns, I do love the color green, especially when it is in the grass of spring and summer! And, from the looks of this picture, so does Sophie!!!

Head on over to I Heart Faces for more green shots ... maybe even a clover or two - if you like that kinda stuff!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Project 365 - Week 11

Project 365
Here we are mid march - week 11 ... I cannot believe it! I know every week I say I can't believe how fast this year is going by. Hmmm, starting to sound like my Grandma ... and, while that may make me old, if it makes me like my Grandma, that aint bad!!!

Here we go with another week in the Project 365 fun ...

March 9 - This is my laid up foot. I have a bonespur that occasionally gets a little tender. Monday it flared up BIG TIME and I could hardly walk. So the doc gave it a shot of cortisone (with a needle longer than the stinkin foot!!!) and told me to lay low for a while.

He apparently missed the memo on my chart that said I have children!

March 10 - I am doing a similar project on my Facebook page with a group started by one of my friends from High school. She actually gives assignments! This week we were to take some pics form the perspective of a child. This is Sophie's view of the rain out our back window. She was FASCINATED by it!

March 11 - This is the same window at sunrise the next day. The clouds were just breaking up and the sun just starting to poke through. We haven't seen the sun much this winter, so it was a welcome sight!!!

March 12 - One of Sophie AND Hattie's favorite things to do is to watch the fish. I got down on the floor with Sophie to take this one... And I PROMISE you, the tank is NOT as filthy as it looks in this shot!

March 13 - Picture day at Hattie's school. And, as Exhibit A in the evidence that she is learning to embrace all things girlie, she even let me put pretties in her hair!!!!

Makes my heart smile!!!!!

March 14 - This would be Exhibit B ... you cannot tell in this shot, but she is not only sporting a headband (which she asked to wear and KEPT IN!) but she is also dressed in her princess dress AND watching a Princess Sing Along video! Notice the killer eyelashes

On a side note: She also wore this lovely ensemble to COSTCO later that day!

March 15 - this is a cheater shot. Not only did I not take this picture, but it is over a year old.
So, why am I posting it here?
Well, the hands belong to my mommy and my sweet niece Trinity. They had come to see me for my birthday and this was sent to me via text/pic message from the plane before they took off for home. TODAY is sweet Trinity's birthday. I miss that kid so stinkin much!!!!!

Happy Birthday Angel Face!!!!!

I (pointing to my eye)

Love (crossing my arms over my chest)

You! You! You! You! You! You!

NO!!!! I love YOU the most!!!!!!


(So, check out Sara's blog for more pics in this fun little project! And have a great week!!!!)