3.15.2010

Rainy days and spring haze.....









It rained most of the weekend.




I don't mind.....because it's better then snow in my opinion.




I also realize it is only the middle of march...




and with this being my 3rd spring here...




i have a feeling this fabulous weather is just teasing us.








I don't think i would want the rain everyday....




something about frizzy hair...




but one weekend in just fine.




windows cracked open




wet cement




worms




rain boots




umbrellas




puddle jumping




laughing




yelling




mud




happy children




{though i wouldn't be honest if i didn't tell you that finding worms ...




that fell out of pockets into the washing machine...




and made it into the dryer...




only to be found while folding laundry ...




is just not a fun end to the day}

















We also experienced Alice in wonderland.




loved it.

love.

love.

love.




I bought lola this new skirt...




only to get her in it...




snap a few photos...




and have her tell me that she doesn't like puffy.



I'd just like to thank the specialty children's boutique for letting us


BORROW

that gorgeous skirt.

.....

Mason went to his first concert on Saturday....

i gave him my ticket to see the black eyed peas.

Bryan and mason took the train into chicago saturday morning

in time to see the river turn green.

Chicago does that every year for the st. paddy's day parade.

They also spent the night...it was a boys weekend.

I remember my first concert....it was

The Jackson Five

then two months later i got to see

Madonna

i was in 5th grade...my dad moonlit as a security guard

at Dodger stadium.....

so he was able to get me and my girlfriends into these concerts

for free.

I look back now and think of myself as an 10/11 year old

at the "like a virgin tour".

I will forever remember it...

and i hope Mason remembers his first concert...

not just the concert itself...but a night away with his dad.

Last night i rented the movie...Coco before Chanel.

It was really good....

and today i'm making crab cakes with mango salsa.

yum.

oh...did you want the recipe....

sure....no problem..

because it's been about two weeks now hasn't it.

xo

{winner of giveaway coming soon...i just have to get thru Fin's 5 year shots today}











50 comments:

Leah C said...

I agree...rain is better than snow! Love that skirt...too bad Lola doesn't like "puffy". Thanks for checking in on me; I'll be back to blogging in a couple weeks:) Hugs!

Loui said...

morning..
I too enjoyed a lazy weekend..
a bit of snow, then rain..
a lot of gray..
plenty of time on my computer..
while multitasking chores..
crockpot prepared dinner..
nice..
today is gray..cold ..30ish..
think I'll play indoors ..
again.!
warm hugs,laughing smiles..
Loui♥

PS~Erin said...

What a fun boys' weekend. You are so good to make that happen for them. And your sweet photos or Lola in her borrowed skirt are precious.

Diva Kreszl said...

that skirt is just precious! at least you got a few pics of Lola in it. My favorite has to be those lime green rain boots...do you think they come in adult sizes???

traci said...

she looks so cute in that skirt!!!

Shelley in SC said...

Absolutely LOVE the "puffy" skirt with the rain boots. But I have one like that too. She doesn't like things that are "fat out." ::sigh::

Brenna LaPray said...

You tell Lola that she looks beautiful in "puffy"!!

Kacey said...

Lola's borrowed skirt is pretty and dreamy. Perfect for photos. What a good mom you are for giving up your ticket and letting them have a boy's weekend!

Bonnie said...

ADORE that borrowed skirt and those rain boots. LOL

I saw Alice and Wonderland with my parents on Friday and it was truly enjoyable. I was hoping to see the Coco movie, glad to hear it is good.

Mmmmmm mango salsa with crab cakes! I'm really understanding this two week thing. hahahaha

Best of luck with photos!

xoxo,
Bonnie

Tracey said...

Lola looks beautiful as always...kinda like her mama!!!

:) T

Martha said...

She looks so good in that skirt...too bad it is borrowed...what a beauty she is!
Sounds like an all around great weekend...well except the worms in the clean laundry:)

hometown girl said...

love her skirt but my girl isn't into ruffles much either :) it rained like crazy here too this weekend! have a good week! susan

Beth said...

sounds like a good weekend!
hope you have a great week!
B

Florence said...

Loved the crinoline on your daughter. You'll have to look at my last post, I got a photo of my granddaughter in one that came out adorable. She is only a year and half and so far seems to like the pretties. Yeah for me and mom. Hope your rain stops soon. Florence

Katie said...

That skirt is too too cute! ;)

adrienne said...

My dog came inside this weekend with a big, fat, long, gross worm on top of his head!!! Yuck. Had to give him a bath. He stunk. I thought that was the worst. After reading about your worm, I'm not so sure!!

Looking foward to crab cakes and mango salsa!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Good luck with those shots....offer him a cupcake :)

Katy Noelle said...

Life's so good!


P.S. my word verification is "iplambi"! What kind of word is that? I don't think it really is a word. I think that the computer just makes them up to laugh at us all. Humpf!

Mande said...

Love the puffy skirt....have a feeling my daughter is not going to like puffy either. She is 1 and already prefers her brother's matchbox cars to her princess dolls. Oh well.
What a cool concert for a first concert. I still remember my 1st concert...George Michael "The Faith tour". My dad bought the tickets and wow! Wanted to see Madonna sooooo badly, but my parents said no. Somehow I think my dad misconstrued the titles of the tours as symbolic of the lyrics & meanings. LOL. Weren't they surprised.
Cannot wait to see the 5 year old pics. I still have to post my 5 year old pics of my son- he turned 5 in November. OOPS. Hope you have a fabulous Sunday.

Sarah said...

Aww, don't you hate the spring "tease", I have gotten used to it living the midwest my whole life! But at least it comes to tease to give a happy glimpse.

Sorry Lola didn't like her fabulous skirt. Aww, at least you have pics of it! Now I want to go find that movie, sounds great!

Your recipe sounds good, I am waiting for it! Hope Fin's shots go smoothly today!

***LIZ*** said...

Made your fancy mac n cheese last week, the hubby & I LOVED it. The kids did too, but I think I over did it on the pepper, my one year old would take a bite and then suck down half a cup of water. But he still ate a big plate of it, I had to refill his water cup 3 times.

Amanda @ Bits & Pieces said...

So glad I'm not the only one who has been guilty of a "borrow" from a store. But really, I wear it once and then decide I don't LOVE it... so it goes back... nothing wrong with that!?

Thanks for the recommendation of Coco Before Chanel- I looked at it twice in Red Box this weekend and walked away with Precious (disturbing!) and Up. I'll have to check it out now though.

Amanda

Preppy Mama said...

Love that skirt!! Oh poor Fin!
Sending hugs!!

Gail said...

What a special time Mason will have with his Dad. Those kinds of weekends are the makings of a great childhood....

And I gotta say...that skirt is fab. ;)

-Gail

Transparent Mama said...

My dad took me to my first concert at the Hollywood Bowl. It was the country band- Alabama. I miss Dodgers Stadium.

Julie Harward said...

How fun! And your daughter reminds me of one of mine who did not like frilly either! She is cute though! :D

Kerri said...

I think the skirt and the boots are too cute and very girly! :)

Happy Rainy Monday!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Cute post, always!
I loved Coco Before Chanel. Great movie.
~Amy

LuLu & Co. said...

Rainy, hazy days here... laughed about the worms... they are crawling all over our driveway :) Lola looks adorable even though she's not a puffy girl... i pretty sure i'd get the same reaction from mine!
send the crab cakes and mango my way yummmmmers!
shots....it was my turn today to have a tetnus shot ouch!!
xo,
LuLu

1 Funky Woman said...

Can't believe about the worms. I have definitely found some unexpected things in the dryer that I missed from their pockets, such as... gold coin chocolates but weren't chocolate anymore, but a mess, crayons which then melted, and them some clam shells that I think still had a creature living in it, ooh not a good smell.

Wish Lola liked the skirt, she looks darling!

julieann said...

Oh Lola, wear poofy and ruffly while you can. Look how sweet she is in this borrowed skirt. Lolas face looks to be healing up nicely...
I dont know why my comment didn't show up on the i wanna win the ruffly shade. It's super sweet and every girl should have ruffles..

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

That's funny because I planned on getting a "tutu" skirt for the Princess to add to those same wellies from Target for a photo session. I tell ya, great minds think alike!!

Carmen said...

That skirt is fab! Too bad she didn't like it. I love seeing the river green. Chicago is my favorite town.

MICHAEL said...

I love rain. I too am ready for some warmer weather (so i I do not mind the rain either!!) The skirt is darling. I love the bright colors and the soft coloring of the pictures. And that cupcake below is making a pregnant gal drool. Yumm!!!

Kristy said...

love. love. love the skirt. we have a couple. they are my favorite. they are puffy though. i will admit.
happy day to you :O)

Simply Mel said...

Lola is the perfect pot of gold at the end of the rainbow....look at that adorable skirt! LOVE it!

Mary said...

Miss Lola is such a cutie...and I am LOVING these spring days! I'll take them over a white christmas any day. ~mary~

paige said...

sweet girl...at least she was up for a little photo shoot right?
i've always loved those petticoats!

Vintage Remixed said...

Beautiful photos. Great blog too.

Debra said...

She is so cute. I love her fun colorful little skirt.

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

she is so cute! my kacey has the same boots! love them!!! we actually get excited on rainy days because we can wear our rain boots!

Lori said...

Wishing that Lola loved that skirt as much as I do!! First concert ~ how cool. I remember mine ~ I was in Grade 8 and Dad dropped us off and picked us up again ~ I still remember the date and think about it every year. How cool that you got to see the Jackson 5 and Madonna so close together ~ sounds like the 70's and 80's colliding together! Enjoy your worms Kasey ~ counting down to Paris with you, Kim & Simone...a little green here and it has nothing to do with St. Paddy's day!

DustyLu said...

Beautiful, sweet post! My first concert was Van Halen! Ugh..I wanted to see Madonna..no chance..I still want to see Madonna..I secretly hopes she comes back for one last tour! ~lulu

It's Just Dottie said...

Cute post. I loved the Coco Before Chanel movie. I watched the French movie and also the one made here. I enjoyed them both. I preferred the American made movie the most.
Dottie

paperbird said...

my LuLu detests puffy too but dang don't they look cute in it!

ME said...

Lola Loooks darling in it all... I especially love the rainboots!

Barbara said...

You have to love the rain if your in WA state too.
Rainy weekends are a wonderful excuse to snuggle in for a couple days and enjoy a book, cup of tea and a movie.

Anita said...

Well, I am loving that skirt. too bad they don't make it in my size. Course, that might not be sooo cute. My first concert? AC/DC- cause all the cute guys were into it. Proof is, my boyfriend, who is a cutie at 45, was at the SAME concert as me- I was 15- he was17. Didn't even know him.

Andrea Villarreal said...

Good luck with those shots. 5 year old torture!! poor baby:(
Cute skirt for Lola makes me long for the days when Lindsay let me dress her! It looks like those days are over for you to now:)

Susan said...

Tooooooo cute!