Saturday, August 23, 2008

Afternoon Tea

Yesterday we had a
Back to School Tea Party in our backyard.
[Sicily, Sosie, Willa, Polly and Macy]

First we made these tea party hats

that I saw on Design Mom.

Then we served mini foods:
sandwiches, muffins and cookies.
and raspberry lemonade for our "tea".

It was a wonderful time.

Everyone acted like ladies.

I think we'll start a tradition.

Monday, August 18, 2008

An afternoon with Polly

My little lady and I are home alone.
She wants to build a house for her animals.
Oh no.
That wretched alligator knocked part of it down.
(see Polly's horrified look.)

ooohhh. She's mad now,

and down right sassy.

So, she knocks the rest down.

Then I asked for a kiss...

Hmmmm... just what I wanted.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

This is embarassing

The other day Macy wanted to make masks.
Good idea.
This is the excellent elephant she made.
She drew it all by herself.
The only thing I did was cut it out.


(wait for it)

this is my mask...

What is it?


humiliating, that's what.

Friday, August 8, 2008


While I was in the shower this morning, I saw Polly press her face up against the glass and say (imagine a tattling kind of voice):

"Moooom, Macy say eenie menie mo, catch tiger by toe and I not it!! Why I not it mom?"

Monday, August 4, 2008

For the love of butterflies

While we were on our romantic getaway, the ladies stayed with Grandma Janet, one of their favorite places to be. After watching Macy dart around the backyard trying to catch butterflies, Grandma Janet set out to find a butterly net, as she loves her grandkids a whole lot. Lo and behold when the ladies came home, Macy proudly displayed her new friends held up in glass jars with some foliage and a grape (Diego says butterflies like the juice of fresh fruit.) 5 Butterflies in total. Make that 4 butterflies and a moth named Angel.

Grandma Janet so graciously prepared Macy that she would have to let the butterlies go. It was decided that we would let them go moments before bed. As the time got closer she started to panic and big tears welled up in her eyes. She kept telling me that she wanted them to live, but she was just going to miss them so much. We decided to take a picture so she could always remember them. She tried really hard to smile.

We took them outside and she started to cry harder and harder. Big, real tears. Macy has always been an emotional child, but this was more than her little heart could bear. We sat on the grass for a long time while she told them all a heartfelt goodbye. When I opened the jars and they flew out, she had a look on her face that was priceless. It was pure joy and anguish at the same time. She was shouting:

"Good bye little buddies, fly away and find a new home. I'll miss you little buddies."

I might just tear up thinking about it. It was the sweetest thing.

One of the many things that is so fabulous about Macy is how she loves with her whole heart.