I love that. It just makes so many things that might at first seem difficult all the sudden: miraculously easy.
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Boo got some mail today…..I think she lost her ability to breathe for a few minutes: (click here for the background story)
Oh and you know she cried. She gets so emotional. Her little nose is still red….I think she’s still star struck:
Dear Mr. Blashaw,
Thanks for being my T.V. Dad! I am your biggest fan….so is my daddy.
I love your water fountains and fireplaces that you make.
I plant flowers too.
Thank you so much for the photo.
(dictated by Boo, typed by Mom)
That made our night.
Speaking of DIY….a few quotes from Boo last night as we discussed maybe redoing her bedroom soon:
Mr. LBB: Just so you know….that furniture is really expensive. (referring to the Restoration Hardware catalog)
Boo: Oh don’t worry….I can make it all myself. I just need you to buy me a stencil.
Boo: I think I’d like my room to be the color of your and Daddy’s room.
Me: It already is that color. I painted them both the same when we moved in 4 years ago.
Boo: Oh….then….great job. I love it.
Today I went to a surprise luncheon/party for my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday. My sister-in-law Jen (“TT”) planned the entire event so I showed up early to take some photos because I knew the table would be amazing. Her tables are always amazing!
I loved the coral, gold and chevron accents. The party favors were little inspiration rocks and the card read: Thanks for being my mother’s rock.
My sister-in-law Carolyn, me, mother-in-law Gale and sister-in-law “TT”:
I love that TT’s dress even matched the party decor….adorable as always:
Here’s another beautiful table she did:
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Boo: I don’t understand, why would someone BUILD a Tower of Terror?
Good question. The things we do for entertainment, right?! We spent the last 2 days at Disneyland and California Adventure. Twenty-two of us in total for my mother-in-law Gale’s (Mimi) 60th birthday:
All twenty-two of us the day before we left for Disney….Lisa took a family photo for us….with all the grandchildren in their “Mimi’s grand___” shirts:
We spent the first day at California Adventure….where we went on some pretty tame rides. (Favorite: Soarin’ over California) Boo doesn’t really like rollercoasters or anything scary. She was so brave and tried out the rapids….and cried every time she got soaked (don’t tell her I told you that!). It was so dramatic I couldn’t stop laughing……
The second day was spent at Disney and due to a little cousin peer pressure Boo agreed to go on the Indiana Jones ride. I didn’t even see any of the ride because I was trying to hold her and keep her calm. When we stopped she was literally hyperventilating and through her tears she cried:
I just had a REAL heart attack.
A little later she wanted to try Splash Mountain….the first time was scary but then she decided she wanted to do it again so that she could get her photo taken again (the first time you couldn’t see her in the back)….somehow I was tricked into being in the front. I was so worried about her you can see I tried to hold onto her…..but then if you look closely she’s smiling and making a “hang loose” symbol with her left hand. She was determined to be caught on camera with a smile on her face:
It’s hard keeping up with her 5 boy cousins….they are all so brave and fearless. Boo is so sensitive and doesn’t trust machinery (like her mother). But she was so happy just to be with all of them…and they include her in everything. She stays close with my nephew Jackson because he has such pretty blonde hair and doesn’t mind when Boo calls him “she” lol…..
We had a blast. And you know I love statistics so….
4 bottles of sunblock
3 lost pairs of sunglasses
124 Disney Meals
220 Fast Passes
200 total miles walked
….and then we headed home.
I put together a short story of our 2 days at Disney using the new Disney Story App…check it out here...it’s a fun way to share multiple photos with family and friends and add captions:
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I woke up this morning and Boo had a little gift for me…she picked it out herself:
My sweet little girl:
Last night we went out to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday. Early in the night, my sister-in-law Jen was using Boo’s room to get ready….she did a final spritz of perfume and walked down the hall. Boo stepped out into the hall and said in all seriousness, as if Jen had left her the most amazing gift:
Aunt TT (Jen), THANK you for the smell you just left in my room.
We laughed about it all night.
I don’t dress up a lot and when I walked out of my closet last night in my little black dress Boo lit up and said with amazing enthusiasm: Mommy….wow. LOVE it. I’d love a dress with one shoulder. She’s great at compliments.
I was reflecting on how much I love being a mother….the little things that Boo does that bring me so much joy every day. I love watching her wade through everyday life…..I love recording her sayings, her actions, and every little thing I learn from her. I love reading back on the things my mother wrote down about me at the same age….all those records are such a wonderful gift my mother gave me.
Happy Mother’s Day!
I’m so excited to introduce the Lil Blue Boo Dress of the Month! I have an ongoing list of themed dresses I’ve been dreaming of….so on the 15th of every month a new dress will be released, along with the pre-order listing for the following month. We are even working towards a subscription option so that you’ll be able to pick your size and be surprised each month when your dress shows up! Each themed box will include a dress along with a hand picked special gift and two double sided trading cards (one for a friend!) to collect or frame. The Watermelon Dress is kicking things off! So, mark your calendars for May 15th when the first dress of the month will launch. The trading card this month has tips for picking the perfect watermelon along with a sweet little poem and hand illustrated pictures.
For the inaugural first dress you may purchase at any time as long as limited supplies last. However, when you pre-order the following month’s dress you will guarantee your size and receive free domestic shipping (handling charges will apply for international buyers). I’ve even given you a hint of next month’s theme!