My daughter has yet to meet a dog without some redeemable quality. Every dog regardless of pedigree, grooming, or personality is either the cutest, sweetest, or smartest dog on earth. And if they’re not, well, it’s not their fault and they deserve an extra dose of love and affection.
The older I get the more I’m realizing that I just have to come to terms with the things that I will never be good at.
Walking through a room without bumping into something
I’m pretty much permanently stuck at a 1st grade level when it comes to my artistic abilities. Actually, that might be stretching it a bit.
Let’s just say that I’m typically the last person chosen when it comes to picking teams for Pictionary.
Fortunately, though, we always have the hope that our kids might redeem our short-comings, right? And when I realized that my daughter was showing considerable artistic talent I was not only beyond impressed at her ability but also relieved at this chance for redemption.
Last Friday was like every other day. We raced around getting ready for school, packing lunches and guzzling coffee (me), being completely silly and taking forever to get dressed (them) and just going about our normal routine.
But as soon as we pulled into the school parking lot I realized something was wrong. I saw these kids getting out of their parents’ cars in costumes. It was the 100th day of school. And in my daughter’s class they were celebrating by dressing up like a 100 year old.
And I had forgotten.
All of the other kids were dressed up. The teacher was dressed up. And there was my daughter. Not dressed up.
Oh sure, she looked as adorable as she always does but she wasn’t dressed like a 100 year old. It was a ‘Mom Fail’ moment.
Angelina from JoJo and Eloise is back with us today sharing a simple, sweet and easy craft as part of our ongoing Take 5: 5 Minute Crafts Series!
Hello Picket Fence Family, this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise.
It is always such a pleasure to stop in and visit with you. With Valentines quickly approaching ( which I SERIOUSLY can’t believe ) I thought I would share a Really simple and Really quick craft with you.
We’re talking like, 5 minute craft here people!
One of the things I LOVE about crafting, is that you can take just about anything and make it into Something fabulous and fun.
Today I am going to show you how to transform your everyday, Grocery Bag into a simple and fun craft.
I miss those days. When they came home with a list of classmates and we headed to the store to carefully pick out the perfect pack of Valentines for their classes. We’ve had Hello Kitty, and Princesses. We’ve had Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Heroes.
It was pre-Pinterest so I never had a chance to make all of those cute homemade ideas, when they were little, but they still had so much fun choosing each one for a certain classmate.
Then, all of a sudden you turn around and they are too grown up for cute little Valentines, yet it’s still fun to take something special to classmates! My kids have always loved poppers for New Years eve, and I thought making diy poppers for Valentines Day would be a fun way to share Valentines with the “middle school” crowd. Filled with cute erasers and some candy, they should be popular with both the boys and girls alike! And as always, on Take Five Friday, each one took less than FIVE MINUTES to make!
Pessimists, Debbie Downers, Naysayers, Glass half-empty-ists, Party Poopers….
We’ve all been there right? Working away on a project that you are absolutely POSITIVE will turn out so adorable and then someone comes along and just rains on your parade.
They see a feathered covered pumpkin sitting on the kitchen table and tell you it kinda freaks them out.
It might even remind them of “Thing” from The Adams Family. The nerve!
One of my favorite things about having an 8 year old is how her interests and tastes have begun to influence mine. She’s reading cool classic Nancy Drew books (which I never read as a kid), introducing me to music that I totally love, and her favorite colors inspired a room re-do in our house.
She has also developed a pretty clear vision for what she wants in a party and this year’s vision called for a summery picnic with turquoise and yellow decorations, a mystery to solve, and a picnic-worthy cake (although my husband lobbied her hard for a chocolate one)….a perfect Detective Birthday Party Picnic!
Hello Picket Fencers this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. I am so excited to be here again sharing some Summer Fun with you.
Summer was always my favorite time of year when I was a kid, as I am sure I am not alone in this. It meant time away from school, family vacations, staying up late and sleeping in. All of which I would LOVE to do on a daily basis, even still today.
However some things have changed as I’ve gotten older.
Like SADLY realizing that SUGAR is not my BFF ( though I wish it was ).
For about 9yrs now our family has been eating an Organic lifestyle, we have just recently gone Gluten and Grain Free as well.
I LOVE that our kids are very conscientious about their Health and the foods that they choose to eat.
However getting there wasn’t easy. It took a lot of teaching and playing around with different ingredients and recipes but I am thankful we had willing participants.
Now!!! Our Kids are the ones more on top of it then even my Husband and I. ( Seriously )
One of our kids favorite things to make is, POPSICLES!! They LOVE using all natural fresh ingredients and coming up with new ways to make things exciting.
But what they LOVE best is, knowing what ingredients are inside their popsicles.
Do you remember being 6 years old? Do you remember having a vivid imagination and talking to your stuffed animals and just hearing them “talk” back to you? Do you remember rotating out who got to sleep next to you each night because you didn’t want anyone to feel left out? Do you remember being 6 in the summertime? Running through the sprinklers and staying up past your bedtime to make the most out of those long, warm summer evenings.
Do you remember the thrill of going to get ice cream and peering through the finger-print covered glass case and seeing row after row of different flavors? And you knew that if you picked bubble-gum ice cream you would end up with this glorious wad of very cold bubble-gum in your mouth?