Maisie’s 4 yr old Winter Photoshoot- she’s growing up WAY too fast.
All photos are by Kitty Lee Photography
Boots are by Frye.
Skirt is from Baby Gap.
Scarf is silk and from the 1920s.
Maisie and I have been banished to my rooms until the gifts are wrapped and the cleaning lady finishes her thing (ie, saving my life).
My Xmas Menu consists of 2 Prime Ribs, a honey ham (I don’t eat ham, but the rest do), and other yummy things I need to start cooking.
(Yes, I am Jewish. No, not everyone else is. We celebrate ALL holidays. If we’ve missed one that may be particularly fun, leave a comment below and we’ll celebrate that as well- a party is a party, y’all)
So, here are the highlights:
My Menorah (it’s a Hanukkiah, people, but Americans always call the Hanukkah one that) and our kickass Xmas tree- obviously right at the end of Hanukkah:
More pics of Desmond, the MINI Cooper Convertible, or what my father likes to call my ‘mid-life crisis’- We made this killer car seat pad from “British Fashionista” fabric to protect leather and I scotchguard-ed it.
He got a unicorn “cutie mark” (as Maisie calls it)
and other ridiculousness… I am restoring this baby MYSELF (yes, I am eclectic like that) and I also have a love of silly things.
Plus- VOILA! Changed out the faded boot emblem
Finally, my nail lady, whom we adore, bought Maisie a giant unicorn (to go with her smaller one). Maisie named it “Sweetheart”
R (to Maisie, who has never had a cinnamon roll before): “Would you like a cinnamon roll with your breakfast?”
Maisie: “No thank you, just eggs and toast, please. I don’t like cinnamon rolls”
(I roll my eyes, she’s never had one, how could she possibly know?! TODDLERS.)
Me (to R): “Put a cinnamon roll on her plate- and some fruit, too”
Later, I noticed the cinnamon roll had been eaten first- completely gone- and half the fruit, gone- eggs virtually untouched.
Me (to Maisie): “How was that cinnamon roll, looks all gone to me”
Maisie gives me 2 thumbs up.
Me: “So, if someone offers you a cinnamon roll in the future, what will you say?”
Maisie: “Yes, PLEASE”
Incidentally, I hate cinnamon rolls. Jeff (who is here visiting for holidays) loves them and brought them here. This is why Maisie has never eaten one before.
in the night i dream of you
fleeting glimpses, a kiss or two
long the time, youth flies away
in my dreams it still remains
happily wake to memories
that never fade as I sleep
Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate! (We do both Xmas and Hanukkah in our house, as we are multi-ethnic and have different religions. I want my daughter to grow up in a world of inclusivity, where all peoples and beliefs are respected)
We made new skirts and bows for Maisie (and also for friends):
We dressed in tea gowns and had a tea party:
Mommy bought herself a MINI Cooper S Convertible as a DIY project. I named him “Desmond” and he’s officially my new boyfriend. LOL. We play the Beatles “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” while we work on him. So far, he’s so much fun and I got a great deal on it. I’ve always wanted to restore a car/customize a car.