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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I (heart) Jake Ryan...and other stuff...


Does anyone recognize this picture? I have fond memories of this...keep reading, more on this later in this post :)We had a great Valentine's Day. Once again, Grace loved all the special little things that came her way. Grace received the cutest valentine that I have ever seen. Her BFF Kemily brought her a necklace that was made out of ribbon and gumballs! It is so darn cool. Grace wants to eat it though and I think it is too cute to eat!



You can find the directions to make these cute necklaces HERE. They would be great party favors for a little girl's birthday party. Grace has been eating her necklace...it was HER valentine after all.

In addition to working on our taxes (notice the piles all over my dining room table?-has anyone else been waiting for the IRS form 8839 - tax credit- to be available...I think it was just added a couple of days ago) I decided to try some box twists on Grace's hair. We will NOT be doing this again anytime soon...she cried, I complained, and it took longer than it probably should have. I think it looked pretty good (for my first try) and I was quite proud of myself. Well...Grace had the twists in for about 30 minutes and cried to take them out because they hurt (perhaps I did them a little too tight?). We compromised and I took out the row by her neck...

Then we compromised some more and I took out the clips. Apparently, the clips get in the way of her creativity.

Yes, she is as smart as she looks.

Oh, wait...Grace is pouting about something...there she goes with her head down ;)

And here she is today feeling much better...and I never thought I liked cats...
Alright...back to that first picture I posted. Today was 80's day at my daughter's school. She didn't think she had anything to wear. Mom to the rescue! I whipped out the old "crimping iron" (yes we had a crimping iron laying around) and did her hair. Then, it was time for the best part...I pulled out a favorite shirt of mine from the 80's (not really vintage 80's-more like a gag gift from a few years ago). Don't you love it? In the 80's, I was fond of Jake Ryan and loved the movie Sixteen Candles. She said the only person who really "got" the shirt at her school was her history teacher (I knew there were other Jake Ryan fans out there!).
SO HOW ABOUT SOME FUN? THE FIRST PERSON WHO LEAVES ME A COMMENT ABOUT WHY YOU (ALSO) LOVED JAKE RYAN (OR AT LEAST LIKED THE MOVIE) WILL WIN A FREE AFRICA KEY CHAIN
(I promise, it's cute).

5 comments:

  1. HA! I don't even know who Jake Ryan is!!

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  2. Shoot!! I knew Brittney was going to beat me, Ha!! How do you not know who Jake Ryan is?!?! I love the part in the movie where she walks out of the church and looks across the street and there is MckJakie Hot Stuff looking all cute standing against his car!! Love that movie!!

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  3. Alright Brittney...you win, but Sarah wins too because she gave such a great comment about "McJakie Hot Stuff!"

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  4. I did love that movie!! Oh, the 80's were a good time with the BEST music and now our kids will be mocking us at all their parties, just like we made fun of the 50's.....sigh!

    I think you did a great job with Grace's hair. I think that my Grace's hair might easily be twice as thick as that. I have to make the sections soooo small and I just can't get the parts straight. You're doing great - really!! I am about to order that darn Tangle Teaser comb that all of blog world is buzzing about. Wish I'd invented it!!

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  5. Her hair is cute, but it does look really tight. When I was her age I didn't want anyone near my hair. Lol

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