Saturday, May 17, 2008

All Growed Up

I'm not sure how long this one is going to last, but as of right now Nevaeh is "too growed up to take a bath". So she has been taking showers (aka 'the rain') because she's "just bigger". So wet floors and a high water bill is in store for us. Her first shower we caught on tape because it was just about the cutest thing ever! It consisted of several rounds of 'Hakuna Matata' and NKOTB dance moves complete with a "yeah, shake my booty!" Don't know where she learned that one.


Forgive me for the laspe in Blogs. My littlest gem has had her first real illness and has consumed every ounce of my time and energy over past week. You'll all be pleased to know though that she is feeling much better and is once again on the move and into everything. She pulling up on anything she can these days. And as Sir Isaac Newton was so clever to discover, what goes up... must come down and therefore our days are filled with many bumps and bruises as well.
Sometimes I dont know what's worse for her, the pain of the fall or the frustration that she fell....again. Oddly enough, I can identify.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Green Thumb

Could it be that the generational curse of the black thumb(sorry mom) has been lifted?
Two months ago I received this African Violet from my Uncle's memorial celebration, as did most of the other women in my family. As we headed out the door together, my African Violet and I, I looked upon him(he's male) with pity, knowing full well the inevitable fate that awaited him. I found myself apoligizing that he got stuck with me. It was then that I made a promise to myself and to my new leafy friend, that I would do all that was in my power to keep him happy and alive. "They like to be watered from the bottom and placed in indirect sunlight" was all the direction I had been given (thanks to my cousin Jen, the botanist). Simple enough, you would think. Well, he survived the 4 hour drive back home, bouncing along in the back of our SUV with a screaming baby and a blaring Disney Cars DVD, so I knew he was stronger then I was...Yes, this could work ...he's a fighter. It wasn't long after being in my care that the curse of the black thumb took hold and his health began to rapidly decline. He lost all of his beautiful violet flowers and it seemed that each morning a new leaf began to wither. I pleaded with him mercilessly to hold on... and ran to the internet for help. Come to find out he needed less water and more sunlight, I was drowning the little dude and depriving him of some much needed photosynthesis. I began to move him around to different spots in house, until he found one that suited him best. So there he stays, flourishing, happy as a lark and I beam with pride every time I see him. Alas! the curse is gone and I believe my thumb is turning green!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Diva Disaster

A girl can never have to much lip gloss...

...or can she?

Move over Rembrant, Van Gogh, Picasso....

....there's a new artist on the rise!
Painting is so much fun! It was all I could do to not hog the whole easel!
Nevaeh was given this really cool art easel and I think this just might be the start of something really cool. Perhaps when she is famous and her artwork is displayed in the finest museums around the world, we will look back and remember this day, this easel, this masterpiece!