I found this cartoon in the newspaper:
I don't often look at the funny pages, but every now and then I will flip through them at lunch if I'm eating by myself. I am always looking for one that speaks to me, or can describe my life in a comical way. This strip certainly sums it up. My house is a disaster. I know that lots of creative people are messy. People often say that their house (desk, car) is a mess, but that they know exactly where everything is. Not me. I can't find a thing.
I liked this so much that I decided to frame it and make it a permanent
We made it home in time for me to whip up a new party dress for Anna Jane. She has a self-imposed party uniform. She will only wear dresses and pretty shoes. This totally fits the bill.
I love these fabrics, but was worried that the bold print would be too much for her. I think it looks great, though. And notice the shoes? She picked them out herself before I told her that Hannah's party was a Wizard of Oz themed event. It was very obvious when we arrived at the party and the movie was playing on Heather's big screen. And when we saw the sweet birthday girl.
The cousins all had fun playing in cousin Heather's big back yard.
Even Henry tried to keep up.
Here is the newest cousin, Eleanor:
And Big Wilson. Also known as The Other Wilson. Or Wilson Thornton. Or Can You Believe There Is Another Little Boy named Wilson?.
Patrice gathered everyone in the front yard, and you will never believe who we found dancing down the yellow brick road...
It was so exciting! Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion all performed their signature songs and mingled with the crowd. It was the best thing to ever happen to Anna Jane.
Wilson was skeptical, as always. Even on Toot Toot's safe shoulders.
The characters from Oz stayed and played with the children, ate cake and kept up their act for about an hour.
It was such a great idea and the kids will never forget it!