This Summer more than ever I have seen the special Sister relationship developing between the Girls. I know I have said this before – but I am seeing the bond strengthen, and grow, so much more that I have to further comment on it. It is a Summer of Sister lovin’ and I have to […]
Cherishing my Children manifests in so many different ways. This week, in a conscious act to appreciate Maya I planned an in-home Spa treatment for her – done by me. Maya seems to love all things luxurious – and I am not so sure where she gets it from as I can go a day […]
One of things about raising Children is that you not only see their personalities develop as an individual, but you see their personalities develop in relationship to each other. More and more we are seeing Maya become the big sister, and Elle very comfortable in her role as little sister. Maya is more often the […]
This past week we did some ‘extensions’ on Barbie’s house. It has now taken over the whole 8 cubbies of the expidit shelf. 6 cubbies for Barbie’s home and the top two for the baskets holding the clothes and accessories. We now have 3 bedrooms, a nursery, a dinning room, a bathroom and in the […]
Walking into the Eloise rooms was like walking into pink heaven. A reading room, a powder room, a dressing room, and a tea room off a large main room, all of which were decorated in the girliest of girl pinks. The Girls were delighted by the space that seemed like it had been designed just […]
Sadly we missed out on Halloween and did not get to dress up, so I suggested to Maya that she put on her Midnight Fairy costume anyway, and we go in search of a haunted house. This idea appealed to Elle too and so out the door we headed, looking for the spookiest looking house […]
Kit + Lili are a Brooklyn based label that make beautiful children’s clothing. We discovered Kit and lili last year when I purchased one of their dresses from a local store. You may recall seeing Maya wear the pink and green dress with chrysanthemums on it throughout Spring and Summer. This was Maya’s absolute favorite […]
Once there was a girl who had a curl right in the middle of her forehead, When she was good she was very very good and when she was bad she was……still adorable! How could one so cute ever be naughty?
As you may have noticed, Maya and Elle love to wear hats….and until recently we owned quite a few. That was until Elle started loosing them! This Summer we lost three hats, yes three! Maya never once lost a hat, but Elle managed to lose three. How you might ask? Well when Elle decides to […]
As a parent I feel part of my role is to help my children learn new skills and discover what brings them joy. If both of these things can be combined, then there is a sense of parental accomplishment. Seeing Maya return to Ballet today, and start Tap dancing has been all about this. Maya […]
With Labor Day on Monday, so came the end of Summer vacation. Teachers all across America resumed work on Tuesday and the Children started today (Maya will start Playgroup next Tuesday). Today being the first day of school for most Children meant that it was a good day to go somewhere with the Girls…..no more […]
A few times a week, and maybe even every day, we are enjoying the plastic bucket ‘pool’ with bubbles. Today while playing in the bubble pool we had the idea to make bubble sundaes with flower petal toppings. Here are our cute girls making flower bubble sundaes….
I want to plug So Zealous one more time and say a big thanks for our colouful Mirrors! We turned up here this week for our adoration of the handiwork from So Zealous. If you are soZealous over these mirrors, then head to etsy, and get one yourself!
Our recent house move coincided with Elle being old enough for her own bed and so for the first time we configured their room with twin beds. Buying them matching twin beds, to me was significant of their special bond of sisterhood. I can only imagine what it will be like for them to grow […]
Bit by bit the Girls room has come together. It has taken us weeks to unpack boxes, build furniture (Elle’s bed from ikea) and find the right place for everything. This weekend I found the time to hammer nails and hang these great mirrors on the wall. I purchased the pink one two years ago […]
From the day we planted the first flowers in our little garden, Maya has been itching to pick them. Many a time I have hollered at her “Don’t pick the flowers Maya, let them grow!”. Mostly she has listened to this and so our garden remained full of blossoms. I appeased her somewhat by promising that […]
There are endless varieties of water play so we have discovered. Watering plants, making mud soup, and the latest favorite is washing clothes and then pegging them up to ‘dry’. I think this is the favorite due to the introduction of soup suds into the scene. Both Maya and Elle have spent hours washing and […]
I delight in old fashioned beauty tricks….especially old fashioned hair techniques. Pin curls are just so cute, and while Elle’s hair is still short, we get to do this! Next will be rag curls….
Delighting in Spring Blossoms.
Sometimes we have trouble getting dressed in our house. This is not because we are unable to dress ourselves, but because the independence of getting dressed by on self can start at age three, and when one is three and getting dressed, there is much to consider. Often it t takes three of us to […]