We were blessed to be signed into Disneyland today. It was my first time there with a stroller... even though we had passes all last year. Funny. J seemed to enjoy riding in the buggy, but I hated pushing it. I was able to trick C into thinking I was "letting" her push it up all the hills. Ha ha.
Here are some fun shots from the day.
Chillin' in the Toy Story line.
Check out that milk stash. We let him sip the half and half for the coffee... he liked it!
Fountains are fun!!
Look! My tooth came out!
We had such a great time... but I am so stinkin tired! I must get some sleep now. Good night beautiful readers.
Horray! We've reached a fun milestone in our home. Our baby girl just lost her first tooth. I can't believe how big she is getting. I remember when she got those teeth. Seems like only yesterday.... but forever ago at the same time. Know what I mean?
Today is my husband's birthday. While I kinda feel like this:
I'm excited to celebrate him. I made a very special gift for him and once he opens it, I'll post a photo of it here. It was a big project and it took me a few days to make it, but I think it will mean a lot to him so I'm glad I took the time to do it. He works so hard for me and our family every day that I wanted to do something really special. We are so blessed!
Happy Birthday Love! You are my most favorite human in the whole wide world!
As a housewife of the 1950's you won't be required to hold a job outside the home. In fact you really won't be allowed to because it would be an insult to the male of the family for not being able to provide for his wife and family! So relax and buy a box of bonbon' s.
Always wake at least two hours before your husband so you can shower, do your hair, put on make up and a really nice dress and high heels. You must always look your best when he see' s you first thing in the morning and never, ever have morning breath or look sleepy.
Next cook a nourishing breakfast for the whole family. Stuff them with eggs, beacon, biscuits made from scratch, gravy, milk, orange juice and don't forget the perfect jams and jellies you canned all by yourself during the dog days of summer. Stuff them until they can't move and are sure to gain enough weight to be a battle ship in dry dock.
Be sure when they are getting ready for work and their school day you have clean clothes out for everyone. Do not make them choose their own outfit. Silly woman, that's you job! Always make sure they are wearing the latest up to date styles so everyone will think they are keen.
Be sure you pack a good lunch for them. For the kid's pack a good sandwich, chips, carrot sticks, cupcakes, fruit, a thermos of milk and a thermos of hot soup! Don't forget the note with words of love and support.
Now it's time for you! First refresh your makeup and hair. Then start with cleaning the kitchen from top to bottom. Don't worry if the floors look clean enough because it's still best to clean them again so your family can make you eat off of them and not worry about your health.
Now for all the laundry you must gather from each room in the house and start washing. Never day them in a dryer. That is a waste of money when you can spend time hanging them on an outside line for the fresh air scent. When they are finished drying you will bring them in, sprinkle them with a little water and roll them in a tight ball so you can iron it all the next day. Make sure to keep it all in the laundry room out of sight of the husband and kid's. They deserve a relaxed life.
Next pick up the living room, bedroom, and all other rooms in the house. Dust everything within an inch of it's life and vacuum all floors. Now clean the bathroom and scrub every surface for the fresh clean smell. You would never want your family to see anything disgusting in your bathroom and you really don't want the neighbors to inspect your work when they come to visit.
Well, it's time for a break. Make yourself a light lunch of salad, no dressing and an apple. Don't want to lose the figure you had the day you got married. You know, when you were 18 years old, 2 less kids, one less husband and 20 less years! While you are eating you can watch your favorite soap opera while darning the socks of the whole family or creating lovely clothes by hand or polishing all the stainless steel you own. Never let the grass grow under your pretty high heels! Be productive while relaxing.
The kids will be home from school soon so you must make sure you have made a batch of home made cookies with plenty of butter and sugar. A big glass of chocolate milk and their favorite TV shows while they do their homework.
You will be making dessert for tonight, putting the dinner to cook of ham, fresh peeled and mashed potatoes, fresh green beans with beacon, more biscuits and lots of butter!
Now all you have to do before hubby gets home from work is set the table, clean the rooms again, make the kids clean up and look cute as pie, refresh yourself with a new dress and different shoes. Evening hair do, nice makeup, a happy smile and NO complaints about anything.
As he walks in the door you hand him the paper, his favorite drink, ask how his day went and then leave him alone for 30 minutes while you finish dinner, get it on the table and quietly announce it's time to eat.
After he and the kids finish dinner you clear the table, wash all the dishes by hand, dry them and put them away, clean the kitchen again and look perky!
The family watches TV together or plays a game, eats more dessert and then wanders off to bed.
Now it's time for you to go to the bedroom, turn down the covers, fluff the pillows, take a quick shower and put on a pretty nightie, put on fresh makeup, do your hair again down this time and call for hubby to come to bed. You read while he relaxes and when he is ready for a little fun you will be just as ready and excited he is giving you his time. Oh,oh...he is tired now and finished. He rolls over, goes to sleep and you slip away to the bathroom to put on fresh makeup in case he wakes in the middle of the night and sees your face. You must always look your very best!
Ahhh... peace at last. Now for the well deserved 4 hours of sleep before you do it all over again.
Tomorrow is ironing day, baking bread day, going to the store day for anything the family wants and you will do it all as the lovely, skinny bride you were 20 years ago and with a smile on your pretty little face. After all you don't have to hold a job and support the family.
Where are those bonbon' s?
Although... I doubt that make-up is good for your skin.... I'll do all but the make-up parts. Mascara and blush is all I need. My hubby prefers natural beauty. (Thank goodness!!)
I know it's been kind of a wordless week... but when you are sick and you have two sick kiddos...... other things take priority. We seem to be over the hump now, so I'll catch up with ya'll soon. I have some cute projects to post. Laterzzzzzzzzzzz. Oops... dozed there for a sec.
And by Dr, I mean myself. My eldest has a terrible cold. I'm making her some egg drop soup. It will be yummy. You bet. Here is my recipe.
* 3 cups chicken broth
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons cold water
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* 1 egg (slightly beaten)
* 1 scallion, with tops, finely chopped
1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in soup pot.
2. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt & mix.
3. Combine water and cornstarch; stir into boiling broth.
4. Stir a small amount of hot broth into slightly beaten egg. Add egg mixture into hot broth slowly, stirring all the time. Cook until clear and slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
5. Garnish with scallion.
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I put him to bed in his bed. He always starts the night there, and finishes it with me. (C still does quite often too as a matter of fact......) It's actually the best of both worlds for me because Josh and I have our alone time for pillow talk in the first part of the night, and I have snuggle time with the kiddos for the second part. But I digress......
Apparently, he really wanted to be near me because he groggily walked out of his room and plopped down right here.
I just laid him back in his bed when I went to bed. Awwww.....
Last night I went to tour the venue where my sister will be tying the knot. It is a really beautiful place. I'm really looking forward to her special day. I'll be planning her shower, so I have tons to do to keep me busy.
Then. I decided I wasn't real happy with the odd length. So, I decided to a line it with extensions.
THEN I decided I wanted to have some longer locks for fun for a bit, so I added in the rest of my head.
applied..... still need to style.
After curling and adding my feather.
Sooooooooooo after all that, I realized that I hated having so much hair. I'm a very tiny person, and my ittie bittie face gets lost in too much hair on my head. So I ended my tour of locks with this:
As you can see... the blue has been a trooper and stuck around.
What can I say other than this:
ON SHORT HAIR (c1988)
from American(?) Vogue
by Joan Juliet Buck Joan Juliet Buck, a devoted short-hair convert, explains why it makes a difference.
Hair is time.
Women with short hair always look as if they have somewhere else to go. Women with long hair tend to look as if they belong where they are, especially in California. Short hair takes a short time. Long hair takes a long time. Long hair moves faster than short hair. Long hair tells men that you are all woman, or a real woman, or at the very least a girl. Short hair always makes them wonder. Short hair makes children ask each other --usually at the school-yard gate, when parents are late-- "Are you a boy or girl?" Men married to women with short hair should not have affairs with women who have long hair kept up with many little pins and combs. Once you have cut your hair you have to remember to wear lipstick, but you can put away the brush, elastics, and the black barrettes in the form of shiny leaves with rhinestone hearts. When you cut your hair you lose a nose and gain a neck. A neck is generally better than a nose. It does not need to be powdered, except on extreme occasions. It does, however, need to be washed more often.
With short hair you suddenly dislike the month of March, when the wind blows down the back of your neck. With short hair you begin to crave pearl necklaces, long earrings, and a variety of sunglasses. And you brush your teeth more often. Short hair removes obvious femininity and replaces it with style. When it starts growing out a little and losing its style, you have to wear sunglasses until you can get it to the hairdresser. That's why you need a variety. Short hair makes you aware of subtraction as style. You can no longer wear puffed sleeves or ruffles; the neat is suddenly preferable to the fussy. You eye the tweezers instead of the blusher. What else can you take away? You can't hide behind short hair. Your nape is exposed. Men put their hands around your neck instead of stroking your long locks. You can only pray they have friendly intentions. The backs of your ears show, your jaw line is clear to anyone watching, and you realize --perhaps for the first time-- how wide the expanse of skin is between cheekbone and ear.
You may look a little androgynous, a little unfinished, a little bare. You will look elegant, as short hair requires you to keep your weight slightly below acceptable levels. However, the first time you wear a bathing suit with short hair, you will feel exceptionally naked. People who used to look straight at you will love you in profile. Short hair makes others think you have good bones, determination, and an agenda. The shape of your skull is commented on, so are its contents. They can pick you out in a crowd, and you can be recognized from behind, which can be good or bad. But your face is no longer a flat screen surrounded by a curtain: the world sees you in three dimensions.