Monthly Archive: January 2010

Photoshop is the new Baby Wipe 6

Photoshop is the new Baby Wipe

I took this picture at the park earlier this week and LOVED the way the blue eyes just POPPED. Unfortunately, his cracker/snot/drool face was a bit disgusting. So…I used some photoshop tools (the bandaid…which probably has a real name) and some of MCP Magic Skin and ta da! Instant napkin! Not perfectly clean, but now the beauty of his eyes is not overshadowed by the crumbs on his face. This went from a kinda cute picture to one of the millions I have hanging around my house. I’m still such a novice but it really is amazing what you can...

My Daughter. And Future Ruler Of The World. 15

My Daughter. And Future Ruler Of The World.

My daughter is a teenager now. In case you were wondering. She described something as, “Freaking KRAZEE!” the other day. She twirls her hair and smacks her lips when she talks. She flips her hair behind her shoulders when she is trying to charm you. She demands freedom of wardrobe selection. She gets together with her friends at school and pretends like their talking on the phone to their boyfriends. I have no idea if this is normal or not, but I find myself constantly torn between cracking up hysterically or locking her in her room for the next 10...

So cute I sometimes don’t mind if he pees on me. 6

So cute I sometimes don’t mind if he pees on me.

That last post was a little serious and I hate leaving that tone as the first entry on my blog so I thought I’d add this cute bathtime photo of AndyZ to lighten the mood a little. Because…Come On! How hysterically adorable is that smile? It almost makes me forget he woke up at 4:20am this morning. FOR THE DAY. And it almost makes me forget that, when I got him out of his crib, he was soaked indicating his diaper was beyond full. And it almost makes me forget that I was too tired to change him so I...

Admiring Others, Criticizing Ourselves. 18

Admiring Others, Criticizing Ourselves.

Andrea wrote a great post yesterday (Well, aside from the part where she closed down her store…) about making a clearing. However, the part that stuck out to me the most was the following excerpt: And then I surf the internet and see what everyone else is doing– the blogs, (how do they write so often?) the Etsy stores, the books published… their pretty houses with dinner on the table every night… and the shame seeps in and the critical voices start howling in my ear. Hurry up, you’re falling behind, you’re blowing it, get your sh*t together… And then...

What Are The Little Things YOUR Kids Love? 22

What Are The Little Things YOUR Kids Love?

Don’t you love it when you find something your toddler just loves? Like the first time I tried Criss, Cross, Applesauce on AndyZ and immediately asked for MO! MO! I’ve loved that so many people have emailed or commented about tried that on their child and being so entertained by how much they love it. Well, it occurred to me, what do YOU do that I may be missing out on? What are some of the cute little games or gestures that you do with your child that they love so much? I would love to have some new little...