My wonderful friend Anne left Portland for grad school last summer and left us her sweet cat Phoebe. Phoebe had the softest fur and prettiest eyes of any cat ever and at seventeen dozed all day. Perhaps it was her venerable status that kept the other animals in check, or maybe they believed her when… Continue reading Au Revoir Kitty
Rosebud adores the character of Madeline, created by Lugwig Bemelmans. Madeline is a Parisian school girl who is strong willed, high spirited and kind, all attributes shared by sweet Rosebud. She avidly consumes all things Madeline; books, movies, shows, toys. As she was learning to talk, a guaranteed way to get her to crack up was… Continue reading Madeline Birthday Party
We went to a Marvel v/s DC party this weekend. Yes, we are all NERDS but I really feel I get a gold star in parenting when I see the raw enthusiasm the kiddos have for dressing up in costumes!We have been a super team before (Halloween 2012), thanks to my sister’s insistence that we… Continue reading Marvel Team-up!
Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, states, “In the ninth year the child really experiences a complete transformation of its being, which indicates an important transformation of its soul-life and its bodily-physical experiences.” As with much of Steiner I find an intrinsic truth among the woo. At nine and a half Fox Boy is… Continue reading Magic Hair
This year little Rosebud wanted a Princess and the Pea themed birthday. This took a lot of clever manipulation to coax her away from the Disney Princess Party she originally requested, to something I could happily live with that would still delight her. I can remember my own childhood preoccupation with princess too well to… Continue reading Princess and the Pea Birthday
Jessie makes glorious pinatas, six foot long dragons, The Eiffel tower, alligator wizards driving convertibles, you name it, elaborate pinatas all of the fucking time. I have done paper mache, but have never made a pinata in my life. So I thought with terrible foreshadowing “How hard can it be?”