first things first! the winner of KP's sketchbook 3 class giveaway is:
I also have already registered, but winning my spot would be swell!!!!
Looking forward to April!
Way to go Kim! Email me at harpersmama8(AT)gmail(DOT)com
So how was your weekend? Mine was one of the best I can remember in a really, really long time.
Everyone had Thursday and Friday off, due to St. Pat's being a HUGE deal here!
i surprised the bigs with a "leprechaun breakfast" and some special t-shirts i'd made for them using iron-ons from here and super cheap cherokee brand tees from targhay.
you can click on each image to see it full size!!!
the babies were in green too!
we watched J march in the parade...it was SO cool. i got chills just looking at all of those handsome men in uniform, and the pride our city has in them.
and then we braved downtown Savannah/city market for a bit.
a few st. patrick's day observations
1.don't tell your somewhat obsessive four year old about the pinching for not wearing green thing. she was TERRIFIED of someone pinching her all day long. even though she was clearly in green. ack. i never should have mentioned that!
2.driving through the liquor store in your minivan to get beer? is AWESOME. i have never felt less cool in my life. But we really wanted to make a green beer!!
3.i probably actually felt LESS cool when i was downtown. hey ladies? drunkenly crying on your cell phone? not attractive.
4.when letting your children pick a souvenir from the cart in the street, monitor closely what they are looking at. that seemingly innocent frog necklace?
well said frogs might have male genitalia on them. and say "i'm horny".
thank GOD she didn't see it when she reached for it, as i loudly yelled LALALALALALLALALA LOOK AT THIS PURPLE TRUMPET!!!
and that is how harper ended up with a squeaky purple trumpet and sadie ended up with a long blue horn that makes me pee my pants little every time she blows it. and makes the babies cry. lovely.
I FINALLY had the priveledge of meeting my sweet friend May Flaum. We've "known" eachother online for quite some time, but haven't gotten to hang out yet.
She came in town for a few hours and we had some quality GROWN UP TIME!! We both have wee girls, so just having grown up time was heavenly.
we hit up paris market:
and then walked to gryphon tea room to have lunch.
AMAZING lunch might i add.
i decided to pull a purkey and purkify my pictures. aka take food photos.
we had so much fun. i think we nonstop talked in one run on sentence for a few hours. and i think she's my sister from another mister. she's awesome.
and then it was home where c+l were sporting clear evidence of "daddy hair". and then it was time for wine in my new paris market glasses.
we had a birthday party and then we had a small...uh...incident?
sadie apparently thought the lavender i got at paris market was to pretty to just sit in the dish so she decided to have a grand old time playing with it.
and for the record? i laughed. life's too short to flip out over ruined lavender. and i should have known better than to put it within the reach of the sadie bug. :)
j cooked us dinner, what a guy!
and we sat outside in the beautiful evening light and i tried the red version of my new wine glasses :)
now...i'm fully aware i'm about to say something cheesy.i make fun of myself (to myself HA!) for being cheesy on the old bloggity...
but it doesn't make it any less true.
i love my family so much and i am so content with where i am in my life right now.
i'll take minivan drives, early dinners, messy sinks and baby bjorns
wild st. patrick's days, drunken crying cell phone calls, trashy necklaces
any day of the week.
i think all of the aparts we experience as a family really make us enjoy and appreciate the togethers.
hope you have a beautiful week!