Saturday, May 23, 2009

A little magic

Last weekend the girlies and I went to the Maryland Faerie Festival. Our fabulous friend Dawn was spinning her magic yarn in a booth.

You can see her goodies at I am not a knitter, but I AM a shameless "Ooooo...can you make me somethin' out of this"-er. And yes, that is a word. Dawn was there with her baby sis who makes glorious felted things that make me grit my teeth with wanting. You can find her at I have a little mouse and an acorn tea set she made that I guard with my life. Away, dirty children!!
The festival was filled with all sorts of magical coolness....

....and fun stuff to do.

It was compact enough that the "big" girls could run free. Gearing up for the day when they will cruise the Ocean City boardwalk with nary a parent in sight. We only caught sight of them when they returned for fueling.

The "little" girls and I (and the only reason I am even daring to call them little is the slim-to-none chance they will read this. Otherwise I would NOT DARE!!) took a trip to the faerie woods to make wishes.
They both wrote their wishes on a magic wishing strip.

My lefty

And Dawn's righty.
I have made a faerie promise not to tell the wishes, but I kinda had to know them, as spelling is an issue. After they made their wishes, they each found a faerie tree to hang them on. Taking some of the fun out of it was the shrewish mom/neighbor pointing them to trees ON the path, and NOT anywhere near the acres of poison ivy. A magic wish ruiner for sure.
THANKFULLY their wishes were MUCH more innocent this this one I found. AND thankfully the big girls never made it down here to make their wishes!!
But there really is some magic to be found. Even when you think you have seen it all.

And, in case you were wondering, at the first sign of Miss know-it-all-almost-ten-year old's explanation of why this couldn't POSSIBLY be real, she was silenced with the threat of tongue removal. I have waited my whole life to see a unicorn. She won't be a magic ruin-er!! Unless, of course, it involves poison ivy.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Caterpillar in the tree, how you wonder who you'll be.
Can't go far, but you can always dream.
Wish you may, and wish you might
Don't you worry. Hold on tight.
I promise you there will come a day.

Butterfly, fly away

Friday, May 15, 2009

In my next life....

.....I want to be a dog.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I religiously follow several blogs. My husband makes fun of me because he can always find me in on the computer checking out other peoples lives. Really, you would think with 5 kids living in my house I would not have time or desire to do anything except hang on by the skin of my teeth! I am also amazed at the huge following some of the blogs have. Millions of hits. Millions. Blogs about moms, families, kids and their day to day life. The REAL day to day life. Like how to splash water on your head to make it seem like you have taken a shower when in reality you have been on the computer! Anyway...I entered a photo caption contest at (I am lame...I SHOULD know how to link things, but alas.....) and I WON!!! It really doesn't matter what I won (although it is good!) it could be an old shoelace for all I care. Well, really, a good prize is better if I am honest. What does thrill me is that my vote was chosen out of over a thousand entries. BUT what thrills me MORE is the eternal hope that my brain cells seem to still be functioning enough to come up with a clever caption winner! I really though those poor sad, Mommy brain cells had left the building!