I totally dropped the ball this week with keeping up with a thankful post. Maybe the fact that some punk kid stole our debit card information and had a fun day in Paris with our money. That made our week stressful. However, I am thankful that our credit union called me and asked, “Are you vacationing in Paris right now?” Me, with a nervous laugh, “I wish.” Criminals.
Novalie and I dashed into the mall for her to pick out some snow boots. She found some cute, comfortable, warm ones. We were on the hunt for some waterproof gloves at a price that I approved of, (I am sorry, but I will not pay $15 for snow gloves. $8 is as high as I will go, but $5 is what I would be happy to pay.) We walked past Claire’s and Novalie said, “I want to get my ears pierced!” We have tried before and she has backed out at the last minute. I had her reassure me that she was really going to do it before I filled out the paperwork. “Yes, I will do it!” And she got up in the chair, with much more confidence than the times before. I have been waiting for this day. so she did get them pierced! *note* That last sentence Novalie typed herself. She was getting impatient in my story telling. She was reading along as I typed this and kept saying, “write….. so she did.” Finally she said, here let me have the laptop and typed…..so she did get them pierced. I love that girl. And she is right, she did get them pierced. After the first ear, it took a lot of convincing to do the second ear. It hurt and at that point she knew it hurt, so she had to squeeze my hand and asked the girl to do it as fast as she could. She was SO happy and proud of herself! She chose hello kitty studs. They are girly and so cute. Yay, now we get to buy fun earrings!
Nervously watching the girl get things set up.
Ready to go to school to show her teacher and friends!
She seems all that much more grown up now. I love having a daughter to do these fun girly things with!
This is what Novalie came out wearing when I told her to go get ready for gymnastics. Totally inappropriate. Seriously funny.
Friday afternoon, Kevin headed off to work and my Mom, Novalie and I headed to Disney on Ice. It was mine and Novalie’s first time and it was super fun and cute. Novalie dressed up in her Cinderella dress which made me glad. I wasn’t sure if she would say she was too old to dress up when I told her there would be lots of girls in princess dresses. She immediately said, “I can wear my Cinderella dress!” I love that. My sweet little girl. I know, earrings make her grown up, but wearing her Cinderella dress makes her little, it is a good balance! Anyway, anything Disney is magical and Disney on Ice had some magical moments. I would have loved to see the “Tangled” act last longer because I love, love, love that movie. The 7 dwarfs were adorable! The “Lion King” costumes were awesome and who doesn’t love Timon and Pumbaa? And that Goofy makes me smile. It was all really fun and Novalie had a blast!
Getting ready to go.
I said, “show me how excited you are to go to Disney on Ice?” We laughed so hard at this picture, those are some serious gums.
Ready to go and can’t wait for the show! Yes, Iceburg and Pig, wore their princess dresses as well.
That brings us to today. We had a craft and baking afternoon while we watched the snow come down outside. I made bran muffins and baked potato soup, nothing special, but both tasted so good on this cold, snowy day. Novalie painted a birdhouse, which she was sure to tell me was little Mouse’s house not a birdhouse. I would expect nothing else. I often open a box and find a stuffed animal habitat. I made a Thanksgiving poster which is mostly blank now, but it will be filled up in the next two weeks. Everyday, we are going to write something we are thankful for on it. It is a great visual reminder for this time of year. I was going to make it all cute and fancy with fabric and a poster frame, but went simple and it still turned out fairly decent. We got supplies to make this cute turkey with decorated feathers, but didn’t get to it. It will be a fun project when we do get to it next week. We had to leave time to play in the snow before Kevin went to work. We had some fun family snow time, which I got no pictures of because I had to keep up with Novalie’s high energy snow play and Kevin’s snow soccer.
And that brings this week to an end. High stress and high fun equals one tired me.