Friday, May 28, 2010

Another Cricket post...

I know...I know
It's good thing my boys don't read my blog because they would be wondering why the last like 27 posts involved only the Cricket. But let me tell ya...this was too good to pass up...

This is how the Cricket came out this morning for school. Yes...those are leg warmers!
In case you missed it... here's a close up. She has on her summer shorts outfit and her leg warmers. And no amount of bribing, cajoling, threatening etc...was going to get her to change.
In fact...she was quite proud of her ensemble. I tried to pretend that she wasn't mine but all that "Mom" calling probably gave it away.
Maybe she will be the next Lady GaGa??
(just kidding)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cheerleading...Cricket style...

The Cricket decided that her "sport" was going to be cheerleading...rah rah!!
Today they held a Pep Rally to show all the cool cheers they had learned over the past 6 weeks.
If you want to sit for an hour with a huge smile plastered over your face cheering like a mad person...go see a Pep Rally put on by 4 year olds.
These girls are the real deal...(minus the fancy uniforms & attitudes of course)
Of course the Cricket was not quite in sync with the other girls.
She does not like to do what everyone else is doing.
But she did pretty well overall.
OMGoodness...could you just eat them up...they are seriously the cutest things ever!
Here she is...being unique again...with the "pom on the head" move.
I tried to explain that "uniqueness" is not a valued commodity in cheerleading.
She gave me that deer in the headlights look.
It's funny how you can kind of see which girls already look the part. Like the girl in black and yellow...she has a future in cheerleading...definitely...
The Cricket on the other hand...hmmm
Maybe not so much...
Seriously...if you didn't smile at this...well...I would be worried.
I tried to take a photo of us together...of course I had no makeup on and was doing yardwork all day so didn't want to traumatize anyone by including my whole self...
Your welcome!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New stuff from the studio...

I found this cool skirt at the Baby Gap and planned a whole outfit around it.
The jacket was Re-purposed Baby Gap (from the Salvation Army of course).
The hat was made to match from a soft acrylic yarn and embellished with felt, sweater fabric and buttons.
This was a size 6-12 months and has already found a new home.
More new work coming soon...

Friday, May 14, 2010


This is the Cricket.

She is a funny character.

She makes me smile every day...all day.

This is the Cricket's closet.
This is what happens when you finally have a girl after two boys.
And this is what is going on in my studio lately...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day...

Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous Mom's out there that go above and beyond for your families each and every day!! I hope your day is the best...
(mine sure was...)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Friday!

More things that make me smile...
A Mother's Day present from my Cricket...
Beautiful flowers...
Grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch (gluten free of course)...
Starting a new project...
Finding a match to my favorite lamp...
Almost finished with a new jacket...
Hanging out with this girl...
A happy new buddha on my shelf...
Date night with the best husband ever...
Hope your Friday was as bright and colorful as mine!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Things that make me smile...

my "Fashionista"
my bench
my newest artwork
my new dvd albums...bye bye cases!
my handsome men...taking ties to school to donate
What makes you smile?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shawn's First Communion

On Saturday, Shawn made his First Communion. Although you normally make it in second grade, we got a late start so he was catching up in third.

I was so proud of him. He had to attend religious ed 2 nights a week all year to do the prep work.

My scheduled professional photos had to be postponed until Austin was over his pneumonia so we took some pictures around the yard. Of course the Cricket was clinging on in every one.
And speaking of the Cricket...this was her chosen dress for the First Communion. And if the zebra print wasn't wild enough, she decided to add every bracelet in her collection. (I told her that the "Madonna" look ended in the 80's but she just gave me THAT look)
There were limited opportunities to photograph the service but it was quite beautiful. Here are the children singing a special song they prepared for us.
Shawn prepared for this day with his best friend B.
It was hard to see him looking so poised and grown up.
Like two peas in a pod these two.
Such handsome Hethcoat men!
Here we are with the priests from St. Michaels.
We love this boy so much!!
We followed the service with a luncheon at our house. It was great to spend time with the many family and friends who came to celebrate with Shawn.
We even had a gluten filled cake. I think everyone breathed a sigh of relief on that one!

We'll see you all next year when it's Austin's turn...