Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Birthday Fiesta

Ok -- so I have no digital camera right now, and my mom hasn't quite figured out how to get the photos off her digital camera just yet.... so, I have "stolen" a photo from Corinne, my sis-in-law, so I can at least prove that I am alive and well... and still blogging every once in a blue moon.

That being said, this is a shot of me in a big goofy hat eating at our very favorite Mexican restaurant for my... er... latest birthday! ;) Of the 14+ years I've been eating there (and of the countless birthdays I've spent there), this is the very FIRST time I have ever worn "the hat" and been sung to in Spanish. And I'll admit: it was fun. (Notice the goofy smile and the "mid-clap" pose....)

Now bring on the birthday chips and salsa! (
And maybe I'll bring on some more birthday photos... )

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

How does the tooth fairy get in the house?!?

Well, we hit a major milestone: Jaiden lost her very first tooth -- on my birthday! (It's one of the bottom teeth... you can barely see the space in the photo!)
It had been wiggling around for several weeks (as loose baby teeth usually do!), and she asked me just about every day when it would fall out. It finally popped out (with some help from her camp counselor) on the afternoon of my big day! ;)
So, happy first tooth, eh.. first tooth lost... uh tooth falling out day.... or whatever it is you say on such occasions!
Jaiden carried around her tooth in a "tooth fairy pillow" (see photo), excited about what she would get when the infamous tooth snatcher visited her that night. She was concerned, though, about how the tooth fairy would get in to her bedroom. She informed me that Santa used the fireplace, but the tooth fairy flies and would probably need to come through her window. I finally convinced J that we didn't need to actually open her window, since tooth fairies are magic ...and they probably just wave a wand or throw around some fairy dust to find the children and their newly lost teeth!

BTW: Jaiden ended up with a small heart-shaped purse with 5 crisp 1-dollar bills inside. (Has the price of baby teeth gone up?!?) However, I informed her that the tooth fairy usually just gives 1 dollar, but since it was Jaiden's first tooth, perhaps this was a special treat!

I Love You Turfgrass

My husband is pretty darn cute.... for many, many reasons. But not too long ago, he wanted to do something special and unique for me. So he mowed "I LOVE YOU" (along with a smiley face) in our front yard!
I came home that day and noticed something odd about the grass. And when I walked out the front door to get the mail, I was greeted with this special message.

Thanks, babes! I love you, too!