Tuesday, May 5, 2009

the royal ball and so much more!

A few weeks ago, little Lucy planned a "Royal Ball" for the family.

I kept saying, "yeah, we'll do that soon..sounds fun...sounds fancy, etc" but I really wasn't
paying attention. I was busy nursing, changing diapers and floating in my dreamy
state after just bringing home a newborn!

Then the invite arrived...
and it was written in cursive
and it was sweet enough to wake me up to say
"Sure! Let's do it!"

So Lucy and Charlie set the table with all my vintage tea cups
and Henry (the oldest) decided to be a good sport
and put on his medieval wear...

I made dinner and the kids picked out our clothes...

We ate and laughed and called each other "sir" and "me lady".

It was one of the most memorable times we've had!

(Nice pic, huh?)
It was the most surprising and sweet evening ever!

Lucy put on some music and wanted me and Darryl, my husband, to dance.
So sweet!
Then all the kids danced!
And it ended with a sword battle between the brothers.

Something else from a few weeks ago...
Lucy dressed Charlie up in her old nightgown...
He loved all the attention and willingly
followed her lead for a good half hour!

Here's a cute pic from late March---love the freckles!
it was COLD then, and we brought out
the winter coats again for soccer practice!
(makes me appreciate May!)

Here's Charlie last week...
My mom and I took him to a Thomas the Tank Live show...

And then visited my 93 year old grandma...
She's so sweet and got to hold
little Edie...named after her mom, Edith Callaghan.

Lastly, I have to share a photo of my husband
who just received an award from the
local community arts council...
He was honored for his committment and enthusiasm in supporting the arts in the media--
he published a local community guide (he recently sold it)...
I was so proud of him---and the awards evening was our
first night out since baby!

Off to try and get a few things in my shop!

thanks for stopping by,


Kelli said...

Love the pics and the royal ball! What a great idea...medieval themed stuff is always fun!

julie king said...

i adore this post, jody! just love it. if your kids keep their sense of fun and adventure, they'll be such happy adults!!!

Micki said...

OOh a royal ball sounds like so much fun, i'm sure my daughter would love to do something like that!

Well done to your hubby too, i bet you were really proud of him :)

Micki x

sara's art house said...

Oh my goodness! how sweet- Love that family picture of you all at the royal ball!!!

Jill said...

Just Precious! what fun!!!