I have a whole lot to say on the subject, but I have a royal birthday party tomorrow and potato salad to make for that royal party. You know all princes and princesses can't live without their potato salad. They are so high-maintenance.
...part of the reason our house is on the market is because of Ken's new job in Annapolis. (It's not going to be on the market too much longer. I have limited patience with people looking for a deal on a house I poured my heart and soul into. Every time I bend over - over the bowling ball that is becoming my belly - to pick up another toy, I curse these bargain hunters).
Last week, Charlie and I found ourselves with something rare - a day with no activities (and rain in the forecast) - so we drove down to see Ken for lunch. And take in a little noon formation at the Naval Academy:
To say Charlie was enamored does not adequately describe his mood. I am already imagining many warm days this summer watching the plebes march up and down the fields with us in the audience. Or maybe us as the only audience.
Charlie with Tecumseh:
Running toward Bancroft Hall, his future home:
(I kid. I kid. I don't really want him to go to the Naval Academy. Or to college. Because that means he would leave me).
...and I'm fully expecting at my ultrasound this week for them to tell me SHE is a HE. Just still haven't wrapped my mind around it. And this is what I look like at 9 a.m. By 9 p.m., it's a totally different story, more like, "There must be triplets in there."
...I saw this the other day on Hooked on Houses (awesome blog if you are, um, Hooked on Houses). Reading it was almost as big as the day I saw my little town mentioned in Lucky Magazine. You see, I knew Marley and Me was filmed near my hometown (my dad and his car were extras), but I had no idea it was literally filmed in an old, beautiful farmhouse literally across the road from the neighborhood where I grew up.
And it's for sale! Unfortunately, it's not the kind of house I can kind-of, sort-of, at-all afford.
...last thing, baby girl Kurz has a name, thank-you notes ordered, and most important, girly twine! (Hopefully next week's ultrasound will confirm that she is, in fact, a baby girl, and I won't have a bunch of twine to give away!)
...we think we have found a future profession for charlie:
Friday was "Transportation Day" at school. A parking lot filled with big, huge trucks, busses, and police cars makes for one VERY happy two year-old. It also makes for one very-difficult-to-get-back-to-the-car-two-year-old.
But he'd make such a cute police officer:
(He was busy calling for backup, in case you are wondering).
Today, Studio Calico's newest items State Fair and Countryside are available in the shop! And to celebrate, we're doing another Blog Hop and another giveaway! Leave a comment here by midnight, Monday, April 18 and you will win two packs of one of my favorite new products: the State Fair wood veneer stars!
A few weeks ago, I saw this on pinterest. And I thought: "I have to do that on a scrapbook page." I used all of my favorite papers and label stickers to punch out dozens of neutral and two pink butterflies and create this: