May 2, 2011

Colossal kitchen catastrophe and a delicate dress of pearls

My blog pen will be slightly dry in the coming weeks, getting spanked by the typical single dad duties. Playing the role of mom and dad with a big side of projects on the plate.

Hurl Pigtails to bed at 8:00 pm, then lean on the kitchen till midnight.  A skilled carpenter is doing most of the work, but I'm painting, assembling cabinets and doing other piddly tasks.  Alarm klaxons at 5:40 am, work all day, scoop her from school, help with homework, figure out how to eat with no working kitchen, kick soccer practice, read and sling her to bed at 8:00.  Then bang on the kitchen until midnight as crickets scratch their legs.  Repeat.

By the way, check out the before/after on the reboot below.  It has a rugged, natural feel to it.  Do you like it?


Pigtails' First Communion was this weekend, a celebration she's been preparing for at home and school for months.  It's a time to more fully come into union with the Catholic Church. 

Layers of white lace and pearls with eyes twinkling, she joined her second grade class for a fetching spring afternoon.  My goal was to see how many things we could do in a white dress that you are not supposed to do in a white dress.  Like getting rowdy by the rhododendrons.  Drinking a drippy stain-spewin' strawberry slushie.  Rolling down a grassed berm.  Swinging from trees like a dress wearing chimp.

We like to have fun, I bet she'll never forget her special day.  The photos below tell the rest of the story.


1 comment:

  1. Is the wallpaper growing on you yet? Might want to keep's a classic.

    Congrats to Pigtails on her first communion! I'm sure she will remember that day forever. Plus she'll be able to brag to her friends that she wasn't getting scolded not to get her dress {that she'll never wear again anyway} dirty like I'm sure they were. You're a good Daddy.


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