Saturday, April 30, 2011

Final Wedding Post

Well, as you know, a mother typically gets put at the bottom of the list so my desire to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday morning was delayed because other people (Nate & Lee) and things (breakfast, errands) come first. I ended up watching most of the footage yesterday afternoon during Nate's nap and at the end of dinner time.

I will only add these comments to the overwhelming amount of commentary already on the internet:

* When William and Harry drove away from Clarence House for the church, I cried. I couldn't help it. It doesn't seem that long ago that they were little boys walking behind their mother's coffin. I shed happy tears for them. They looked so grown up and so relaxed on this joyful occasion. Don't we all feel maternal toward these two??

* Harry - your mischievousness is refreshing. Can't wait for your future wedding. PS - love your messy hair.

* LOVED the maple trees in the church. Wish they could stay there. Beautiful.

* Teeny bit disappointed that Kate didn't wear her hair up in a chignon but her hairstyle seemed to suite her.

* Fashion: Sad for Allister McQueen that he missed out on this exciting day. Loved that Kate's mother wore Diana's favorite designer, Catherine Walker. Sad that Catherine Walker missed out on this exciting day. Baffled by Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.....ugh. What were they thinking??

* Two kisses on the balcony. Awesome. He should have dipped her. Women everywhere would have swooned.

* Dear ABC: I get it - the Beckhams are cool but did you have to spend so much time talking about them while other equally interesting people walked by? And, Barbara Walters - you made me wish I had taped BBC instead.

* Nice touch with the Aston Martin. Made William look a little like James Bond ("Windsor. William Windsor.") And here's what I just read about the car (on loan to William from Prince Charles): "the prince {Charles}, who is a respected environmental campaigner, converted the car in 2008 to run on 100% bioethanol fuel distilled from surplus wine." You go, Chuck!

And with that, my royal appetite has been sated. And least until their baby comes along. And Harry's wedding...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Here Comes the Bride

Royal Wedding mania has started!

Will Kate wear her hair up? What tiara will she wear? Will her train be as long as Diana's? These are all pressing questions (questions that make my husband go "yyyaaawwwwn" but what does he know...) Only 3 more days until all is revealed, including Kate's dress -- my favorite part.

Friday morning, I will be sitting in front of the TV at 7am  (bless you DVR!) with a cup of tea and perhaps a scone.  Maybe my little party-of-one will celebrate with these cuties:
They're available as a printable PDF for $7 here on Etsy. Some people are soooo clever.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Candy Hoarders

Candy doesn't move quickly in our house....and now our candy bag has acquired a new layer of Easter sweets.

"Chocolate bunny, I'd like to introduce you to SweetTarts."
"SweetTarts, have you met Fruitcake Mints?" (Yes, there really are Fruitcake mints in that bag - it was a gag gift.)
If the Valentine's Day Hershey Kisses eventually mingle with Halloween Candy Corn, then it may be time to say goodbye to the candy bag.
My teeth hurt just looking at this photo.


We had a nice {but exhausting} Easter weekend. 
Hope yours was lovely too!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Camilla and Charles get Jiggy

The royal wedding countdown is on!
Wouldn't it be awesome if it began like this....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nate Update

Here's what Nate is up to these days:

Instead of saying "yes," he says "rigghhht!!" very loudly.
Instead of saying "no," he (sometimes) says "mmm, maybe not." Cracks me up.

Tells me his favorite color is orange (mine too).
Tells me that his favorite song to sing is "Ishy Bishy Spider" (that's how he pronounces it anyway).
Tells me his favorite song for me to sing to him is "Old Macdonald Ate Some Pancakes" (I was improvising).
His favorite book is The Big Book of Trains.

He gets upset if he doesn't get to say "hi" multiple times to the people who work at the market, the post office, the car wash, etc.

Constantly asks me during the day "mommy, what are you doooooing??"

I've started calling him our "Closet Catholic" because he's obsessed with the Catholic church down the street. We can see the spire from every window on one side of the house and he wants to check on it multiple times during the day and right before he goes to bed. "There's Saint Finbar's!!!" he yells. Lee and Nate have even walked down and gone into the sanctuary a couple times. "There were candles on the mantel," Nate told me.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Women Can Have it All - Just Sacrifice Personal Hygiene

I received three more of those "maturing women" catalogs today (go here to read about them). I looked at one of the catalogs and had to share this item with you:

Wow. Until now, I've only had an opinion about texting in an automobile (don't do it!). Now I've got to add this: please do not shave your legs in your car. I don't care how busy you are. In fact, if you can't squeeze an additional 4 minutes into your day to shave your legs in the shower, then you have my sympathies.