Sunday, June 27, 2010

...And We Danced The Achy Breaky Heart Polka

Yesterday we went to a birthday party for one of Keith's co-workers, Matt.  He may be better known as Keith's hunting buddy.  It was held at German Park in Ann Arbor with lots of jolly men in lederhosen and a polka band.  FYI:  If you give Lauren a decent beat, she will dance, which means mama is dancing, too.  It was a lot of fun.  I got to meet all the people we will be camping with next weekend and later again in August.  I loved them.  They are all so nice and have little boys around the girls ages. 
I was disappointed with the food.  Come on!  A German Festival consists of beer, brats and sauerkraut, naturally, but they didn't do very well with any of it.  It cost $5 for anyone over 12 to get in but then they work you over with the price of food and beer.  Plus, once you paid to get in, you could not get back in without paying $5 again.  Did I mention our hands were stamped when we paid but the stamp said, "No Re-entry."  It was like the Berlin wall of beer drinking festivals.  The perimeter was secured with 7 or 8 foot chain link fencing with barbed wire on top.
We did have a great time and of course, I took pictures of my little dumplings before and during the party.  I wish Lilly would always let me put her hair in "punky" tails.  They are also sporting so Wearing Mama Out dresses.  I made Lilly's the morning of with the cutest robot fabric.  She looks so good in green and orange and freakin' loves robots! 
Today we are just hanging around the house.  We had planned to go to the Michigan Balloon Challenge in Howell but the weather really isn't cooperating.  It rained early this morning and we haven't had anything else but a storm is about to roll in any minute.  Plus, I heard south of us is getting drilled.  Wouldn't want to pay to see balloons and a carnival and then have everything shut down due to the weather.  We'll just try again next year.
Enjoy the pictures:

Did you notice how red Lilly's hair looked in these pictures?  She looked so cute.  Everyone was in love with girls and they were so well behaved.  Matt's mom is ready to spoil them when we go camping with them because they only have grandsons.  I think they picked the right girls! 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Strike a Pose

I have these great business cards for Wearing Mama Out.  There is a silhouette of a sassy little girl in pig tails that I just love.  I wanted this to be my logo.  Problem is, the woman who makes them doesn't sell the jpeg file or charge a decent price for anything over 30 cards. So... I took a picture of my sassy little girl with her pig tails and then did a little Photoshop magic.  Here is the result:

I am so pleased with the way it turned out.  This is what I have been looking for all along.  What do you think?

The first picture below is the picture of Lauren that I used to make the logo.  The rest are the outtakes from my photo session with Lolo and then some pics of Lilly, too.

These last two pictures are included because I think this little league umpire looks so much like Jerry Stiller.  You know, Arthur Spooner from King of Queens or Mr. Costanza from Seinfeld.  He made a miserable call that put the whole blame on our neighbor Ethan but I still couldn't think of him as anyone other than Arthur Spooner!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Just a funny and cute video to share with you.  You don't have to watch much of it to get the gist of it.  This proves my theory that Latinos are born dancing.

Reminds me a little bit of Lauren dancing when she was about 18 months.  Fun.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Count Them Again...

I had a rough day so I asked Keith to read the girls a story and put them in bed so that I could go to Hobby Lobby for a little while.  I just need to get away for a little bit.  He said yes.  I told Lauren that Daddy would be reading tonight and she was a little mad at first.  She asked if he would read 3 stories.  I told her if she asked him nicely, he might read three.  So this is their conversation:

Lauren:  Daddy? 
Keith:  Yes, Lauren?
L:  Will you read three stories?
K:  Three?
L:  Yes.  1...2...3...4.
K:  Four?  You said three.
L:  No.  I said four.
K:  You said three stories.
L:  No.  I said four.  FOUR.
K:  How did we go from three to four?  You women are all nuts.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Name That Song

Okay.  For today's blog, let's play a little game.  I will give you Lauren's lyrics and you try to figure out what she is singing.

hot but not go
yes and you're no
into your heart
up when your done
why is why
has to be why
has to be done
you really gotta go now....

Do you think you know it?

Take a guess....

It is...............................
Katy Perry's Hot n Cold

The real lyrics to the part that Lauren is singing goes like this:

'Cause you're hot and you're cold
You're yes and you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down

You're wrong when it's right
You're black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We hug, we make up

You, you don't really wanna stay, no
But you, you don't really wanna go, oh

She loves this song and will just randomly start singing it in stores.  This morning she was really belting it out so I quickly grabbed a pencil and notebook and jotted things down as she sang them.  If I missed something, I would prompt her to start over again but starting to sing You're hot and your cold....  She would do it over and over.  I LOVE listening to her sing!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yo Ho Blow the Man Down...

Lilly has been in the bathtub for quite awhile now... at least 40 minutes.  She does not want to get out because she has the entire tub and every bath toy completely at her personal disposal.  No Lauren to interfere.  I asked her if she wanted to get out and she politely said, "no, thank you." 
"Are you turning into a fish?"
"No.  A pirate."

It is 1 a.m. and

It is 1 a.m. and Keith is sitting outside waiting with his bow to get the raccoon that keeps getting into our garbage.

Omg!!! This is Lilly one year ago! I can't believe how babyish she looks. I love my Lilly Girl!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Memorial Day Camping Trip + More

Our camper took her maiden voyage over Memorial Day weekend and did just as you would expect a camper to do.  We were very comfortable in it and can't wait to go again.

The girls and I were buckled in and waiting.  He said we would leave early so we could be at Sleepy Hollow State Park at check-in (3 p.m.) but you know how Keith is.  And can you believe at 7:37 p.m. it was still 90 degrees outside!!!??

These are pics of our camping trip with Nana and Papa, Kurt and Erika and Derek.  Then I put some pictures of the girls and Ethan playing on the slip n slide in the backyard.  I took some pictures at Ethan's game and the last one is a dress I made for Morgan's Boutique.  I will be posting other pictures of dresses on my Wearing Mama Out blog.
I was going to put captions for each of these pictures but blogger is being a butt-head right now so leave a comment if you have any questions about these pictures.