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This is such a lovely set. I almost kept it for myself!
My wonderful friend Cara of Me? A Mom? is hosting a giveaway of lovely fat quarters including hard-to-find designer prints from Heather Ross and Denyse Schmidt. As you probably don’t know, you know, since I never tell you anything, I’m a novice sewer and I want to win this. REAL BAD. Drool.
This is the video for Steve Foxbury’s song, “Nothing” from the album Do Fun Stuff. (Are they called albums still? The record? The CD? The mp3 grouping?) I admit to shedding a tear or three watching this. Partly because Steve is such a talented guy and it’s a great song and he’s our friend, and partly because I’m a mom and so my heart is outside of my body most...
Do Fun Stuff!
And that includes listening to great music! And helping wonderful people!
Ode to Molly Shannon.
This is a really good movie!– Eliot’s stage whisper assessment of Toy Story 3, his very first experience seeing a movie in the theater.
Eliot is a lot like most 3-year olds. He likes to build and color, play dress-up, play with dough, ‘read’ and be read to, and engage in imaginative play with dolls and action figures. Eliot is not like most 3-year olds in that he’s an enlisted soldier in the KISS Army. Yep, the one with Paul Stanley’s lady mouth and the spikes and the tongue flailing and the face...
Where credit is due
You may have noticed that the overall photography quality has markedly improved here at Butter Family Picnic. No, I have not uncovered some long dormant talent from deep within myself when it comes to snapping pics. Instead I did something I should have done a long time ago, which is to give my incredibly wondrous husband Justin, an actual professional photographer, access to post images on my...
Well I never
You how before you had kids, you said things about how you and/or your kid would never say or do certain things? Like, My Child with never watch TV / eat refined sugar / sleep in my bed / have a public tantrum? Or I Will Never use the computer as a babysitter / give dessert for dinner / say ‘because I said so’? Last week Eliot did one of those My Child Will Nevers. And I followed it...
In my pre-moving-packing-purge, I found a twenty, a five, and a two dollar bill; 100 French Francs (5 twenty franc notes); an unused $25 gift certificate for Toys R Us; a $35 (expired, is that even legal?) gift card for Macy’s; and various European coinage. All of this is almost making the act of moving worth it. Not quite, but almost. // ]]]]>]]>
This is why I'm a mother
Oftentimes, when I lay with Eliot after stories but before sleep at bedtime, we have conversations about the future. The future when you are three could either mean tomorrow or in a couple of months when pre-school starts. We wonder what will happen; what it will be like; how much fun it will be. Then he snuggles into his blankets and we lay quietly for a few minutes. And sometimes, if...
Candy Bonanza Day photos
Our dapper boy on Easter day. photos by Justin Visnesky.
Who knew a toothbrush could feel so fancy?
Made of recycled wood, the Source toothbrush is currently having a party in my mouth. Yes, Justin, I know, that’s what she said.