I’ve been really out of sorts because of the pulmonary embolisms, but here are some nice things that have happened this month- lots of birthdays!
First up, Maisie’s 4th birthday was on 10 September! We usually have huge parties, but my health hasn’t been the best, so we just did a family party, with grandparents from both sides and her first cousins from her dad’s side. She received My Little Pony, Spirit Horses, an Ant Farm (her fave, ours too), and the outhouse dollhouse built by my dad (with base and landscaping by us):
Her Norwegian dollhouse hosted the new Spirit horses:
Later in the week, she received macarons from our dear friend and we had a blast doing mundane things- also, my friend brought us wild paw paw fruit, which tastes like mangoes squished with bananas and pineapple! I was able to ripen them by sticking the branch in water for a week.
It’s still been brutally hot out here, so she had a lot of beach time and park time as well:
Then we ended this week with silver and gold henna tattoos- plus I received 2 new Tiffany heart bead bracelets to commemorate surviving the last 2 months since my embolisms ❤
If you scroll the instagram, you can see a shot of her with me, not in a hospital gown for once lol.
She is such a lovely child and well behaved and soooo smart!!!!! She will be four on 10 Sept!
She does not stop talking, though. She is a font of information. I adore that. You can have an actual intellectual conversation with this tot and it’s ADORABLE.
I was so thrilled to find these on eBay~
My kid’s hair is super fine and none of the newfangled barrette/clips stay in for long.
I have been yearning for the yarn ribbons and plastic barrettes of my childhood- and found these on eBay!
They were new, unused old stock (meaning they were vintage, but never sold).
Maisie rocking the vintage barrette
These things actually STAY IN HER HAIR! I am so happy!
Now if I could only find some yarn ribbons…
I love them!
Maisie & Amelie repping Claire Lush Designs with their baby (fake) tats photo credit: Kitty Lee Photography
beautiful designer/kiteboarder Claire Lutz of Claire Lush Designs Photo credit: Kitty Lee Photography
Wonderful Kitty sent two of her finished photos- Claire (and her jewelry) looks AH-MAZING.
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Today she’s in a little cotton sundress from India with her thai silver baby anklets, Art of Cure raw Baltic Amber teething necklace, and a cute white hair bow.
getting a drink of water from my mother
little chipmunk cheeks
New Silver Cuff Bracelets from Claire Lush Designs!
Got more baby jewelry swag in the mail today from Claire Lush Designs!
In today’s package, she received a V-shaped silver cuff and a heavier silver patterned cuff, plus two thin silver cuffs for a friend’s daughter.
They look ADORABLE on Maisie. I had to move the Puravida bracelets over to the other hand, which is no mean feat when you have a squirming 10 month old.
A happy Maisie with Papa (my dad)
My parents were here visiting, so photos were snapped with the kid only in her diaper and jewelry. She’s going through a “MAMAMAMAMAMAMA” phase and doesn’t want anyone but me usually, so it’s a good thing when people visit and she goes to them- gives me a slight break, which I sorely need. She refused to nap for 2 days and finally went down for one this afternoon.
She only seems to have 2 speeds lately: “Pick ME UP!” or “DANCE TIME!”
Here is a video of her dancing with my parents in the background:
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I am so excited! Claire, from Claire Lush Designs, sent this photo of her newest silver baby cuff bracelets! I can’t wait to see which ones Maisie gets!