Several years ago, a friend told me that May was busier than December. I have to admit, my eyes popped wide.....because I just didn't believe that was possible. Oh my, how wrong I was. Very wrong.
May holds Mother's Day, two birthdays in our home, an anniversary, school field trips, end of the school year parties, end of the school year meetings, Open House at school, teacher's gifts to make, friends and family visiting from out of town, a kidlet reminding me daily to bring my purse the week of the Book Fair, and squeezed in appointments all meshed and mashed up with the usual day to day agenda (that included loosing two weeks to that Unwanted Houseguest!). I am in that constant, Go! Go! GO! mode right now and am attempting to keep Elise's (Mamacow Creations) space-time continuum from swallowing me whole! (She said it so well, I couldn't possibly explain it any better than that!! :>)
Thankfully, there have been some very smile worthy moments to share so far this month, with more on the calendar to come!
Hubby's birthday started the night before, with an evening out for dinner, just the two of us and the next day, he enjoyed getting handmade cards from the kids, unwrapping a couple of presents, and watching, smelling, and then eating the birthday cake the kidlets made for him!
Our Princess had oodles of fun for her little Ariel birthday party. We all wore our tiaras and she wore a special blinged out one that she got last year for her birthday. Balloons and streamers decorated the house, in purple and pink, of course. Hubby BBQ'd and while the clouds threatened all day, they did not spill a single drop! :>
About two years ago, Princesses' grandmother started building her a Victorian doll house and brought it to her for her birthday this year. It is absolutely darling and I know she is going to get oodles of fun playtime with it! Her Auntie Jenn made her a precious candy quilt and two little shopping/utility bags for her to carry just like Mama's! :> Princess got a real mini tea set, that comes in a sweet little wicker basket/purse and she's overjoyed with it. She tells me, "I never ever got something breakable before." And I watch her play gingerly with it and imagine away!
I want to share these treasures with you and so I'm in the process of editing pics from my mother-in-law of the doll house (almost done there) and attempting to take pics of the other treasures (with the clouds more than overspilling their rims today, its mighty dark and making it more challenging!! ....yes, I know I'm spoiled being able to take almost all pics outside! :>). The doll house will be going up first (later tonight or tomorrow morning). Hope you'll come back and take a look!