Monday, August 11, 2008

You Are My Sunshine

Marian's Uncle Paul was married on July 26, too soon after transplant for our little superstar to travel. She sent this video along with me to play during the nieces and nephews program for the wedding breakfast. She's wearing a lovely little flower girl dress my mom made and sent ahead of time so I could show off wedding-appropriate photos to great aunts :).

(yeah, impressive video skills. And I forgot that my sister isn't here to edit off the forgot-to-turn-off-the-camera end hosta shot. I will someday care enough to learn to do it myself)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

This is a baby post

Babies are cute. I love my new baby brother, even though he isn't born. All of the babies around the world are cute. Do you know why they're so cute? 'Cause they are! These are two new babies I know. One is named Will and one is named Clara. I know they're both cute. I never met Will, but I know he's very cute. This is my sister who's holding him. Little Will is just born. He been in the hospital for lots of days. He been in the hospital because he was born really really early. That's why he's so small. But he is so cute. What can I say to little baby Will? Besides, here's a picture of him.

Now Clara. She didn't just got born, but she's pretty little still. She's cute, she's awesome. She's like one of those babies that say "I'm not used to you." I know Clara because my friends the Budges, they have a baby Clara. That's why I know them so well. This is why I know little Clara: 'cause she visited me! Do you know why she visited me? 'Cause they hadn't seen me for a long time! They live in Tennessee.

I took these pictures of Clara:

Flower bush

This is me making my pinataaaaaaaaaaaa. [Back space 3 a's. there.] I was going to make a flower bush pinata. To decorate it, we took strips of paper, took a paintbrush, and dipped the paintbrush in some glue, put it on the strips of paper, and put it on the shell.

We also did tissue paper flowers. The yellow flowers are the tissue paper flowers. The other flowers are glassine flowers. That's all. See ya later!

getting ready for my party: mints and cupcakes

Thank you for all those comments. Ah, do those cupcakes look yummy? Audrey my sister frosted the cupcakes and I put some cream cheese mints on top of the cupcakes. I liked the cream cheese mints. They are yummy and fun to make. Just mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar to make the dough, and then you put in the flavor and the color and then squish it all together like you're squishing some dough. And then when it's all squished and munched together, take some sugar and pour it into a bowl and then take a pinch of one of the colors and then roll it into a ball and roll it in the sugar. And then put the ball into the mold that you want it to be in and we did a leaf and roses and daisies. And we had a coconut flavor, a mint flavor, a licorice flavor, and almond flavor. And then squish it in the mold and then pop it out. See, that's easy! That's all you have to do to make that recipe. Now remember, cream cheese mints are yum! Bye!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

and, yes, the last month (!?) was a whole lot of no news is good news. plus I am a very tired pregnant mama=lazy.

happy birthday, Marian

When Marian survived the summer before she turned two, her pulmonologist looked at me very seriously during our just-pre-birthday appointment and said, "You better be having an awfully big party this year."

Here's celebrating SEVEN!!!
Your birth was beautiful, one of life's great events, but your life and joy multiply ours daily.
I love you, little darling.