[I'll never forget the Spanish word for fabric, tela. On my way into the Spanish AP test I asked my friend how it went and she whispered "tela - it means cloth!" I went in and found 50% of the test was to narrate a story laid out in pictures in front of me of a woman buying some cloth. I must have said tela 100 times. I'm such a cheater. ]
We also visited the dinosaur museum which was really amazing!! As girly and princessy as she is, she also loves dinosaurs. She was even able to point out a few different species - which we can thank Dinosaur Train on PBS for :)Modeling a gift from Lola while we watched World Cup:
First I FINALLY put photos in our wedding album!!! I felt this huge pressure about it because it's a wedding album and should be perfect and a friend had given us this beautiful book, but I wasn't pleased with hardly any of our pictures [have shed more than a few tears over this]. It's not perfect and some of my spacing is off, but it is done and feels so good!
Next on my list to finish before July:
*two frameable birthday gifts [have to be vague]
*some more gifts involving fabric from this most amazingly wonderful store.
*Vera's baby book - bought the blank album finally!
*figure out how to not get further screwed by my crappy insurance and finally call them.
*something else I can't remember....
A push-up (that's what it's called right?) at the church picnic:
Me in a futile attempt to keep her shirt clean. the neon colors in those popsicles scare me:
Anyway, I'll see her doing something along these lines and think wow, this is so not-Soulemama. I often mentally categorize snapshots of our day into yes or no-Soulemama moments. Like digging in the garden - yes. Looking for baby animals burrows on a hike - yes. Disney princesses - no. Hello Kitty paraphernalia - no. Terrible of me, I know! Kind of funny though - Ben joins in sometimes too.
Here is one [there was a similar shot I had but she was wearing a hot pink Hello Kitty tutu - how S-Mama is that??] from the other day. She was playing with her [awful, hand-me-downed] My Little Ponies, singing a funny made-up tune something along the lines of: "I need make-up, make-up, make-up on my faaaace! I need make-up on my boooo-dy, on my boooottom.. lalalala" Oh my, this is my little girl :)
*if you're unfamiliar with SouleMama, she's like the quintessential natural living, forest galavanting, un-schooling, cloth-diapering hippie Mama. I hope I don't get people googling her critics, ending up here...