Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Girlie Birthday

Since today is the Second Anniversary of my 39th birthday, I took a girl's morning and had some fun!

We had coffee at the coffee shop, a real treat for me and then we had pedicures.

Last but not least, I treated myself to a Fascinator hat (for a tea that I'm hosting in December) and a fun and obnoxiously huge ring:


I love the hat.  Who doesn't love feathers, flowers and lace on their birthday?

Wanna know what the kids gave me?  An electric tea kettle that I've been eyeing for a while and the Youngest picked out the most eye irritating fuchsia colored lipstick that you've ever seen.   The kind that little old ladies wear and that makes me look like death warmed over (not the best look for someone as pale as I am.)   Completely cracked me up.  His favorite color is pink and he was so proud to have picked it out for me.  I'll be sneaking out to exchange that for a pink that's a little more wearable for me.  He'll never know the difference.  :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

He Won!

Guess what?  My costume His costume won the School Ball Costume Contest!

The kids were absolutely fascinated by it:


The Dads completely geeked about it.  I was asked about a hundred times how it was made and then they couldn't believe that a mere woman had made it.  I mean, what woman works with joint compound?  :)

My other favorite costume of the evening was a giant story book.  The cover opened up and revealed a story inside.  The best part of her costume?  The (working) book light that was attached to it.


The Lego Man and the Story book both took home top honors.  One for most creative and one for best homemade.  When the Lego Man was announced as the winner, you should have heard the place cheering.  It was very cool and The Eldest was "cock of the walk" for the rest of the evening.

Here's an "action" shot of my two guys:

The little guy was not told to pose, he's just a natural born actor.  :)