Fashion By Mayhem has been all the hype lately. It is blowing up my Instagram and will soon be brought to the likes of Ellen and other shows that highlight hot new trends or upcoming styles in the blogosphere. I fell in love with the idea immediately. Who doesn't want to be a fashion designer with their impressionably sweet 6 year old daughter! I may look like I have time on my hands, but I don't. I do however enjoy arts and crafts with the kids. We usually enjoy movie night, board game night, or spend time in the kitchen cooking, so replacing that time with paper dress making just made sense. I used materials from the dollar store so we weren't out too much to create our first masterpiece. I chose Lupita's (Nyong'o) Oscar winning dress Sunday to be our inspiration. We had fun whipping it up but Charlie didn't like trying it on. It was itchy, cold, and uncomfortable for her. Therefore my photo shoot was VERY short. We might try again, but maybe she will have to wear clothes underneath. It was fun, I think she is quite the designer. She chose the ribbon placement, and the silver adornments that added some sparkle and character to the dress.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Bowling Party planned, last minute of course, for my birthday boy. It was suppose to be just our family but we love having large get togethers so it ended up being everyone on my side of the family. The word boy no longer describes him. He is a TEENAGER, a mini man, a sweet, full of love guy! He is almost taller than I am. By next year he WILL be taller. We've recently been letting him cut loose of his daily medication and he is doing a good job staying in control. Maybe growing older will remedy that too.
His party was not only fun, but a blast. We stayed long enough to have the bowling turn into GLOW bowl, where they turn out all the lights and everyone bowls under glowing fluorescent lights.
On Friday we gave him all his gifts:
Pop Tarts from Val
Amazon Gift Card
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
All week long I've been dressing Charlie up in red for Valentines day. On Friday we opted for pink. I have been clothes shopping for the kids lately because it seems they have no decent clothes to leave the house in, Val had gift cards so we spent a night out together shopping, and of course
Charlie is always easiest to shop for since she loves pink, frills, and dresses.
Harry and Arlene wanted the kids for an overnighter on Saturday so Mark and I celebrated Valentines a day late. I woke up to a romantic card sent as a text on my phone and a gift from Jared's Jewelry! My bracelet is getting heavy!!! I love my new owl charm-love, love it! I have him his gift when he got home. It is a bookmark that had a quote engraved on it, and a Q&A book that we can journal in for three years. It has quick questions so that it doesn't overwhelm the writer! I think he likes it. We went out to eat at Azteca, The Ram (they have trivia games in the bar), and for breakfast we ate at Shakabrah's on 6th Avenue. Good to chat without interruptions.
We headed to Renton to pick up the kids around 2p and ate again at the house. We were so incredibly stuffed but didn't want to offend his mom. He hee.
We had a great time together. I wish everyday could be as relaxing as those last 24 hours!!!