Tuesday, April 24, 2007

a kite flys in brooklyn

and the little man controls the string....

Monday, April 23, 2007

86 degrees and no pedicure

Today's temperature high was 86 degrees and as I frolicked throughout the playground in my sweaty socks and sneakers - i really wished that I could have 37 minutes of alone time to get a pedicure. I think that my many single, child-free years really spoiled me with boat loads of free time to pamper myself with facials, manicures, hair cuts and happy hours. Now, when I do get the odd hour "off" - I go to a doctor appointment - and not the kind that can make me look younger, thinner or more beautiful. Those good ole days are fun to look back on but life with my boys is the best! For example, I did get these super gorgeous roses from Eric on our Boy's 3rd birthday last week and they get prettier every day.
Maybe I should cave in and buy some Crocs..no need for a pedicure & they keep your feet cool.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

click...take a pic

Here's the man using one of his birthday gifts...a cool made for kids digital camera! He has been snapping pictures of everything and has been actually setting up items to be photographed!

Here's his first collection:
his beloved Mack red tulips
our building a crane barge
his shoe the sky daddy mommy cars on the carpet diego on tvThis is too funny. Thanks for the camera Grandma!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

knockoff pinata

the one good thing about 2 days of crappy weather is alot of time to create Wonder Pets birthday party supplies! There are a few things in the works but here is Tuck the turtle pinata. I found a turtle pinata at the party store and turned him into "Tuck" by adding his homemade funky felt hat, cut out a cape from red fabric with a computer printed wonder pets logo and drew water shoes on his feet. I also added ribbons underneath and made it a pull string pinata - I think that's a little safer than giving a slew of 3 year olds a chance to whack me with a bat!
Tuck vs. the Knockoff Pinata!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

will spring ever arrive?

To brighten up this crappy weather day, here are some colorful and cheery hair bands that we made for a friend. The rain is pouring as the powerful storm sweeps through New York. Please just let this be the last crappy cold weather of the season! This is the felt embellished shirt that went along with the hair accessories...

Monday, April 9, 2007

Wafer Madness

So a while ago I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this at Smitten Kitchen...an amazing looking ice box cake made with the notoriously hard to find Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers. Well, the Brooklyn Pathmark has loads of them in stock so here is my first attempt at this tasty looking pile of goodness. I think it looks cool but I have to say that Deb's original at Smitten Kitchen is a masterpiece and her photography skills are awesome plus it's nice that she has shared the super simple recipe. We will be doing a taste test tomorrow with friends who are visiting from Virginia Beach.
We are also gearing up for Parker's 3rd Birthday Party. He has requested a Wonder Pets! party...which is the super cool Nick/Noggin show about school house pets travel in their "flyboat" to save animals in trouble ... The show is fairly new so unfortunately there is absolutely no merchandise/party supplies available to purchase. It's gonna be a handmade b-day. Any and all ideas are welcome!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

sneaky cupcake

I had to try this tasty looking cupcake which I found my way to last week at 52 Cupcakes! I was hoping that Parker would actually eat a strawberry if it was hidden inside the cupcake...but he just took it and gobbled up the cake. Very good and fun to make!
We also got inspired by the felt bunnies from someone's crafty blog. I thought that I bookmarked the location so I could link to it but I can not find the cute felt bunnies anywhere. But we used the pattern and cut them out of colored cardstock, added pom pom tails and they will be easter dinner placecards.
We had planned to color eggs today since it has been raining here in Brooklyn but a leaking pipe in the building led the crack smoking matinence team to our apartment and we've spent the day with hordes of men removing our kitchen cabinets, busting open the wall and making a mess of our home only to realize that the need to order a part and will need to come back tomorrow. My temperment hasn't been on the good side lately so it's an added stress that we didn't need - but venting here makes me feel a little better!