Monday, March 18, 2013

hello, old friend



wow. hello, old friend.

perhaps a re-intro is an order?

hi, I'm Jo. wife, mother, friend.

it's been about a year and half since we last spoke. I'm afraid my girlies don't look at bit the same as you last saw them and so much has happened since. all in good time and we'll be back to being best of friends.

I'll keep this first post brief, I wouldn't want to strain myself in my first post back.

In the meantime, you can catch me on IG - if you're into that sort of thing.




Wednesday, September 7, 2011

school is here


Preschool year 2. 

She keeps telling me that she's going to be starting kindergarten soon.  It doesn't feel like it but if time continues to fly the way it has been, she's absolutely right.

The obligatory shot in front of the front door.  Remember how little she looked last year?
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New school year calls for a new lunchie.  Whooo is getting so big?  Hardee-har-har.
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Those Cons are really "go-fasters" and make her run super fast on the play yard!
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Little sis wanted in on the action.  Can you see hear her saying cheeeeeese?
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....and this one makes me laugh my ass off.  Both their personalities are shining through here.  Plus, F is going to wring my neck for parading such a lady-like pose to all my peers.... 
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...at least she can laugh at herself.

Happy new school year, all!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

it was rainbow party



Pinterest was my go to for birthday party inspiration.  You can see all those here

Pinterest pros?  Great inspiration for all things across the interwebz. 
Pinterest cons?  The largest time suck ever AND I have boards of ideas and things that will never come to fruition. 

The rainbow party is something I can check off that list.  I had so much fun shopping ideas that actually came to life.
 


 
These table skirts were a total PITA (pain in the a$$, for those not in the know).  The tutorials I found via Pinterest were made with fabric and I don't have the time for that.  What am I going to do with ruffly rainbow colored tableskirts after the rainbow party was over?  Holler to 99 cent store vinyl table cloths and a hot glue gun.  Thankfully, I've already have my fingerprints registered via LiveScan because I burnt off most of them though the process.  Not too shabby and disposable, right? 

rainbow snacks. 

the guest book was fashioned from the frame left over from the frame F broke
I didn't post this one.  You know, the mirror I used to take all my bump pictures in?  Shattered.
great coloring project for the kiddies, too.


the smash cake that nearly went untouched.
A sweet, sweet friend of ours made the cakes for us.  I'm not much of a baker or cake eater.

just your typical store bought cookie.

dessert table.



props.
backdrop for the photobooth
deuce meet deuce.
the whole damn fam
my one-year old hip attachment
fringe was the name of the game.


the pouty faced big sister.






phenomenal rainbow cake.
lollies to-go


thanks for coming!

Other notable inspiration contributors:
Fringey Streamers
Paper Flowers
Photobooth / Props
Pictures provided by Kristina Lee Photography


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

snip snip


If you recall, it took about 2 years and 11 months to get F's hair cut for the first time.  Deuce is a smidge over 1 year and she already had business in the front, party in the back.  So off to the stylist (read: cheap kids dresser) we went. 
Obviously, neither kid has any significant amount of hair to rid of.  When the kind lady with the scissors asked what she was to do with F's hair.  I got nothin' but a blank stare when I explained that F wants to grow her hair like Rapunzel.  After a few seconds, I awkwardly smiled and told her to clean it up.  Deuce, on the other hand, is growing locks at an incredible clip.  Those little blond curls were shaping early stages of a mullet.  Another blank stare and a "just clean it up, please." 

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We have a couple bad asses on our hands.  These girls kicked the shit out of the two cry baby boys that were in there before and after us.  Those little buggers needed to sit on their Daddy's lap to get their hair done.  Ha! Not us.  Take that silly boys...
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Watch Me Grow: Deuce 1 Year

Surprise, surprise look who's posting this picture 1.5 months late?   

The picture was in real time....but to stick with the theme of this blog as of late, I didn't post it.  Soo anticlimactic after a year of pictures, don'tcha think? 

Here she is in all her 1 year glory (imagine you seeing this when she actually turned one).


















She is the cutest and I love her to pieces.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

hair did

super fuzzy pic from my phone but this is what the morning routine now entails.

F: "Hurry sister!  Come sit down so I can do your hair for school."
Deuce:  ::inaudible:: dadadada  ::sits down::
F:  "Okay.  Do you want your hair curly?"
Deuce: ::inaudible::
F:  "Almost done!"
Deuce:  ::claps and waves arms::

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And we're dressed and off to school.

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