January 31, 2010

Birthday Party Post Below.

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Day 31

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January 31, 2010

12:20 p.m.

Chinatown

January 30, 2010

Day 30

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January 30, 2010

2:30 p.m.

"Mom, don't you love how I made your car look fancy and royal?"

- Name withheld to protect the guilty party

January 29, 2010

They're milking this six thing for all it's worth.

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This morning Michal said, "Maybe, when I'm like six-and-a-half, can you get me a dog because Kenna's allergic to cats?" (And yes, she really used the word "like." The scary part about that is that it probably means she's heard me use the word "like." Oh the linguistic perils of growing up in the 80s.)

And yesterday, on our way to Target, Michal asked, "Now that I'm six, am I old enough to go see a Hannah Montana concert?"

And a few days ago Kenna asked, "Mom, is six past the little ages? To which Michal responded, "Mom, now are we just normal kids?"

The picture below was taken the moment I told them we were going to the new cupcake bakery that just opened in town after school today. Michal hoisted her doll in the air in what can only be described as a cupcake victory salute.

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The bakery was absolutely divine. I'm not sure that's a good thing since eating a cupcake feels like you're not really having a big dessert. At least that's what I told myself as I wolfed down my chocolate one and sat there thinking about how much I really wanted to try the cola one. Who knew they made cola cupcakes?

I'm actually still thinking about it now.

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Day 29

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January 29, 2010

4:13 p.m.

Michal's really wiggly tooth.

Friday Finds {BabyPop Designs}

Last night at bedtime Michal told me, "Mom, most people just have children but you have super hero children."

Why yes thank you, I do.

I've noticed that toys in our house seem to find their way into one of two categories: there are things that are quickly put aside and forgotten about and then there are things that the girls come back to again and again.

BabyPop Designs superhero capes definitely fall in the latter category.

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The girls are all about superheros these days. They regularly ask me if I need saving and they leap, hop and jump around our house -- pretending to fly -- fairly often. They've both decided to hang their superhero capes on the end of their beds -- just in case they hear someone calling for help while they're sleeping. (Imaginative pair of little girls, umm superheros, I have.)

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BabyPop creates really amazing personalized superhero and princess capes that we just love! We not only own these great capes, we also gave them as party favors at the girls' birthday party last year. The capes feature your choice of initial, symbol (shield, crown, circle, heart, star, spider, alligator . . .) and color so they're not only well-made, durable and imagination-inducing, they're also completely customizable.

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The company is owned by Sherry, who is a 15-year veteran of the apparel industry . A few years ago, after the birth of her second child, she left the apparel industry to be home with her kids. Then she got a little antsy, started making superhero capes and the rest, as they say, is history.

And here's the really super part (pun intended), Sherry is giving one lucky reader, and their favorite super hero, a cape and mask. To enter, go visit the BabyPop Design website and then come back and tell me what color and symbol you'd choose for your cape.

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This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, February 3 at 12:00 midnight. The winner will be posted on Thursday morning.


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January 28, 2010

Day 28

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January 28, 2010

5:00 p.m.

Home from Trader Joe's

Oh Winter.

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Have you ever been to a ski resort? Have you ever noticed that all the people at a ski resort look chic and put together and positively lovely? I remember one year, long before we became parents, Eric and I spent the week between Christmas and New Year's skiing at Whistler -- In the spirit of full disclosure, it was Eric who actually spent the week skiing. I spent a couple days bumbling my way down the mountain before deciding I preferred drinking a hot chocolate and reading a book while he skied. I remember thinking how beautiful everyone looked walking through the village from their condos and hotels to the ski lift. Their cheeks were rosy, their ski jackets matched their ski pants, which matched their hats, which also matched their gloves. The people seemed to just somehow complement the beauty of the mountain.

So why don't people in Chicago, we're talking about me here, look fabulous, in Michal's words, "all wintered up?" Take yesterday as an example. My jeans soaked up water and salt and had a telling white line about three inches from the bottom. My coat had splattered salt marks on it and I won't even begin to talk about my shoes. It snowed nearly the entire day yesterday and was really cold, which turned my nose perpetually red in a frightening imitation of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

This morning the sun is out and the sky is clear and blue. It also happens to be -11 with the wind chill.

I am so ready for Spring . . . and a new, salt-free wardrobe.

January 27, 2010

Day 27

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January 27, 2010

4:40 p.m.

Kenna catching snowflakes on her tongue.

January 26, 2010

Crepes and Homework

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After school today the girls and I went to a local market that also has a little restaurant inside it to work on their homework . . . and eat crepes. (Yes, Kindergartners have homework and thankfully, their homework doesn't have a due date.)

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The girls dutifully worked their way through their "W" homework and all three of us ate simply-divine crepes filled with chocolate.

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And I am always happy to find a reason to sit by a fireplace, eat a crepe and watch the snow fall even if it does involve managing two six-year olds doing homework.

Day 26

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January 26, 2010

12:23 p.m.

Rearview mirror

January 25, 2010

Day 25

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January 25, 2010

3:28 p.m.

Michal walking through the snow after school.

January 24, 2010

Day 24

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January 24, 2010

9:45 a.m.

Kenna eating her day-after-her-birthday-party breakfast . . . waffles with Oreos and marshmallows. It doesn't get much better than that.

January 23, 2010

Day 23

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January 23, 2010

2:45 p.m.

Fancy Michal. Ooh la la!

Happy birthday to my fancy girls!

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Kenna and Michal love to dress up and they both sincerely appreciate anything fancy. They make me smile because they can find the "fancy" in the most mundane things; things that I would never think to appreciate for their "fanciness." They also both really like Fancy Nancy books. (And I really like the Fancy Nancy books too!) So today, in honor of their sixth birthday, we had a purple-and-pink-feathers-and-sparkles-tiaras-and-butterfly-wings-oh-so-posh celebration of all things fancy.

Twelve little girls came today to help Michal and Kenna celebrate . . . and oh did we celebrate.

The girls first stuffed "Posh Puppies" and then decorated t-shirts for their pink poodle friends to wear.

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Then we did the limbo and played "Pass the Posh Puppy."

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Then it was time to get fancy -- very, very fancy. The girls got glitter in their hair and sparkly stars on their cheeks. Then they each got their very own hot pink tutu and butterfly wings to wear.

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Next we headed to the King's Crown -- better known as our dining room -- to make parfaits (that's a fancy word for ice cream sundaes!) and eat cupcakes. Once at their place each girl added necklaces, gloves, a tiara and a feather boa to their fancy attire. The girls then had their choice of pink M&Ms, Oreos, marshmallows, chocolate chips, cherries, rainbow sprinkles, candy crowns, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup and cookies to put on their parfaits. It was so funny because we asked the girls what they wanted on their parfaits so we could get it for them and almost every one of them yelled, "Everything!" Add to that a candy butterfly-topped chocolate cupcake and you've got 14 very sugared-up little girls.

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Birthday Party Joy

"The King's Crown"

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The afternoon ended with a darling concert by Little Miss Ann. There was lots of dancing, singing, jumping and bubble blowing and it was just ridiculously cute to see them all leaping around in their tutus with butterfly wings fluttering behind them.

It couldn't have been a fancier -- or better -- afternoon.

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Happy, happy birthday baby girls! I still can't believe you're six.

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January 22, 2010

Day 22

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January 22, 2010

11:45 a.m.

Birthday Party Eve. It is getting very fancy around here.

January 21, 2010

Day 21

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January 21, 2010

3:40 p.m.

Michal

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