Monday, October 29, 2007

Pumpkin Carving at Lady J's





My favorite sort of party these days*: utterly spontaneous (J's whole carpool hung out to participate); 'catered' by Trader Joe's (spiced cider, pumpkin pies, canned whipped cream, and piles o' punkins); attended by a bunch of sticky, screaming kids; served up by a handful of mimosa-chugging moms in dirty jeans and 2-day-old mascara; all ending in a viewing of a live-action Disney movie from my childhood (in this case, "Escape to Witch Mountain").

*Really, I just can't believe it. I used to be such the planner, with all sorts of lists and calendars and clippings. But now Ander and Zaza are my calendar -- I know it's Autumn because they're bringing home construction paper pumpkins and black cats. And it's so funnnnn, this letting go of the perfectly planned moment. I never expected to laugh my booty off while up to my neck in silly silly chaos and spilled cider.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

'The guys are too loud' (How Zaza Handles the Cacophanous Construction)



(Hey, jek! She's inside her nap-sack, on top of her bed!)

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Miss I's Fairy Birthday Party






Tiny tea-things, fab footwear, silly sprites, and the birth of the Owl Service.