fairie kite

Mia, you got a mini fairie kite from the easter bunny last month, and have been patiently waiting to fly it. The other morning, before school, you asked if you could fly it. I told you there wasn't even a slight breeze outside. You said, 'don't worry mama, i'll run REALLY FAST!'. Still in your pj's you got your kite and we went out to the back yard. We got her all ready and you zoomed zoomed zoomed around that tree and got it flying! Every time you'd stop to look if it was in the air, it would float down. Running at top speed and looking back while not hitting the tree, a chair or the playscape proved difficult. After stopping to feel your fast beating heart, you looked at me and asked me to get my camera....'mama, if you take pictures of me running, later i can see the kite flying!'. Here you are, my sweetness, flying your fairie kite! Love, Mama :)


Fairie Festival Spring 2010

It's Spring! Time for the annual Fairie Festival at the Greenwood School! We went last year and this year was just as much fun...except that we got there a little late and the face painting table was closed :( Mia still had loads of fun decorating a basket that she later used in the egg hunt. She blew bubbles, had a red Popsicle...red is her favorite color, ya know. Mia danced and played music with Mr Michael and had a cookie and tea at the Fairie Queen's Tea Party. At the end, Mia found 10 hidden eggs...some cascarones and some hard boiled. She ate a hard boiled on the spot. Lily chewed on her fairie wings, swiped a cookie, found an egg...that went straight to her mouth and ate a lot of grass. I think Daryl enjoys when his girls get dressed up and frolic around. He had a smile on his face the whole time. Oh, I finally got a chance to wear my huge blue butterfly wings....happiness. It was a lovely day.


my nose is now pierced & sparkly

i've been wanting to do this for a while, and actually tried a couple of weeks ago, but the place of choice was closed. finally, it worked out. i hooked up with my lovely friend Krista, and we hit Diablo Rojo...the Guadalupe location. Paul, the piercer, was FABULOUS! incredibly professional and kind. he said he felt it was an honor to participate in this rite of passage. i have tattoos and had other areas pierced, but they've been flesh, not cartilage, so i wasn't sure what to expect on the pain scale. i will say, that i was nervous, but oh so ready. after i picked my jewelry (a super small pink stone), Paul sterilized everything in the autoclave, cleaned up my nose, marked it and we were ready. i put my hands underneath me...not wanting to flail about (Krista got a shot of the marks my hands left on the table) and relaxed...did some deep breathing. there was pressure...a LOT of it...and some moderate pain, the surge of fabulous endorphins, then it was done! he popped my jewelry in, cleaned me up and there was my nose in all it's sparkly glory! i'll always cherish the experience, my dear friend, Krista, and Paul...piercer extraordinaire :)

*all the pics of me, Paul and some of the place were taken by Krista...and i am incredibly grateful!
Paul and Diablo Rojo Piercing Studio

getting my nose cleaned up & marked


i LOVE it!

self-portrait via cell phone minutes later


let's go fly a kite!

Austin, Texas has a kite festival every Spring. We've never been because we've heard it's a freakin ZOO! Too many peeps, kites...diving down and almost decapitating small children, long lines...blah blah blah. Well Sharon and I co-hosted an O'Mama kite festival one morning at a local park. Mia, Lily and I got there kinda early to put together Mia's super cool ladybug kite that she got from her Nana and Pawpaw for Valentine's Day. The wind was sporadic, but it was there! The kite was UP and Mia was THRILLED. She ran round with it, was disappointed when the wind died and the kite fell, but beyond thrilled again when her kite rose up into the air. She sang a little song (included in the video after all these pics). Lily had a fun time squealing and watching her sister...and eating some grass.

When all our friends go there, it got even better. It's super cute how they all wanted to stand next to each other and fly their kites...um, kites and their string need space, but I don't think any really got tangled. Along with Mia's ladybug, flew a crazy orange octopus, butterfly, fish and some super heroes. Jenni and kids has never flown before...the looks on their faces were priceless! They went that day to go buy their own kites...LOVE that!

After flying for a while, the kids hit the playscapes and snacks. It was a super fun morning, and a perfect day for kite flying with friends.

here's the video... her song at the end is the sweetest ever!