A Life full of fun, five wonderful kids,cute husband, amazing family,and a catering business as the cherry on top!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Simple Gifts

It takes a lot of dedication to paint yourself white and stand like a Greek statue hoping someone will drop a $20 in your top hat/collection bucket. The makeup has to be itchy and the box can't be comfortable- let alone the ' is that a real statue' comment has to get a little old. They do persevere and keep the fourth wall intact as the lowly street performer tries to make rent and elevate his art. On our last So. Cal visit we ran into these tenacious artists and watched as they freaked out and eventually charmed the kids. I also had the pleasure of watching two men ( one silver and one gold- like the girl scout song) smoking cigarettes argue about who was going to pick up some dropped equipment from their performance spot. It was hilarious . Two middle aged men ,overweight, dressed in all metallic ( even lipstick) playing chicken with a speaker. Thank you, Santa Monica. Thank you, Pasadena . You made the drive and numerous potty breaks worth it , I would give you a $20 - if I didn't give it to you already.

Monday, July 27, 2009

More is More

This is Gramma Teeny Tiny ( cuz look at her) and Brother Bawden ( no nickname for him yet, Grampa Baldy?) and they have adopted my kids since their grands live far away. I have known these people my whole life and a little while ago they took my big girls to a ballet choreographed by their super talented daughter. The girls loved the ballet and them , I love them too. We have an amazing family but I am sooo thankful for wonderful friends who become family. You have heard the saying that 'you can never be too skinny or too rich' I would like to add ' never have too much haggen daz in the freezer and too many people to love and support you'. My girls love, love, love to sit by them at church ( Teeny Tiny is sweet with a pinch of sass and has a hug/smile for everyone)and has a special quiet bag just for them. He took everyone out for some DQ ( I am a big fan of the hot fudge sundae with pecans) after we helped clean the church ( I mostly kid wrangled but worked up a sweat anyway- thankyou summer) and is generous talented and kind . It is a wonderful thing to have wonderful friends!