Friday, January 8, 2010

So Girly

Jasmijn found one of my purses on the day the movers brought our stuff. She had to take it with her everywhere for a couple days. I didn't want to accidently lose it, so we went to Toys R Us to let her pick out her own. She now has a pink bag with Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella on the front. Joran even found a few things at Target that he said she had to have for her purse: a tiny Sleeping Beauty doll and a perfectly pink Sleeping Beauty cell phone.

Joran also found Jasmijn's beads and sparkly skirts. From first sighting, Jasmijn has loved the beads, delights everytime she sees them, and puts them on herself first thing every morning. I think she's had up to 14 on at any one time.

Caution: Close proximity may induce melting!

Baby Steps

Jasmijn is walking now, and watching her is a hoot! It's also beautiful! Scott Noelle just reminded me of a fun quote on his free newsletter, The Daily Groove:

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly the first time.

I love for things to go perfectly and often don't even begin for fear of mistakes. The lesson I'm taking from my daughter is that the wobbly steps can be the most delightful. The tumbles can simply be registered as information on how to adjust things for the next try. And move on!

So, in the spirit of a child, I will forget about judging myself harshly and delight in the adventure of everyday life!

Happy 2010!!!

Jolene =)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Making It Home

Back in the USA!

Where kids can get rowdy,

make some noise,

and have some amazing adventures!

With chickens!

We're cookin'!

Not the chickens.


The Stool

Late at night. Ready to turn off the lights. Jasmijn thinks it's a good time to move furniture. That's my girl!

"So, I've seen one of these before."

"I think Joran gets up on it like this."

"I can do it too!"

"Yep, definitely a keeper!"

Is this normal?


This is what we deal with on a daily basis.

Jolene ;-)