4.30.2009

Lovely (and Wise) Kid's Stuff...

First up, this paper banner from Famille Summerbelle that I find myself currently obsessed with. It's no surprise really, as we hung Mexican paper banners up in our backyard for Audrey's fiesta-themed third birthday and didn't take them down for months...until they disenegrated from the rain. I'd hang this one inside the house...




Next, the little girl clothes from Joie. (Take a peek Miss French's post on the equally kickin' grown up clothes.) This is how I'd like to dress the girlies every. single. day.

And finally (and honestly best of all) this genius list, entitled 10 Tips for Being a More Light-Hearted Parent (first spotted over at Emily's lovely blog.) The entire Happiness Project blog is pretty great (more on this later), but this list is so totally right on. Bryan and I both printed it out and have copies in our offices and on the kitchen pantry as reminders.

My favorites from Gretchen's list:
  • At least once a day, make each child helpless with laughter.
  • Look for little ways to celebrate. I haven’t been doing holiday breakfasts long, but they’re a huge source of happiness. They’re quick, fun, and everyone gets a big kick out of them.
  • Say “no” only when it really matters. Wear a bright red shirt with bright orange shorts? Sure. Put water in the toy tea set? Okay. Sleep with your head at the foot of the bed? Fine. Samuel Johnson said, “All severity that does not tend to increase good, or prevent evil, is idle.”
  • When I find myself thinking, “Yippee, soon we won’t have to deal with a stroller,” I remind myself how fleeting this is. All too soon the age of Cheerios and the Tooth Fairy will be over. The days are long, but the years are short.

Such great stuff, no!?


My sister arrives this afternoon with my two sweet nephews in tow, so I won't be blogging tomorrow... Have a great week-end!

p.s. don't forget about the Mother's Day Giveaway!

11 comments:

ms. less is always more said...

i just love those paper banners, i would like to hang them in my house - just for no reason at all! so fun!

Nadia said...

Those paper banners are gorgeous! Loved the list as well. Some wonderful ideas to integrate into my life.

Thanks for sharing!

Miss Aimee said...

huge fan of the paper flags.

Ani said...

love that quote from Samuel Johnson. a few years ago i had the realization, "oh! this is supposed to be fun! lighten up." it has served me well.

Julia said...

What wise advice! I love these images, too! They seem to capture the joy of little ones perfectly :)

You are my fave... said...

Oh, that Mexican paper banner is perfect. Thanks for the link.

Dallas Shaw said...

such cute photos!
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Julie Bouésso said...

I love Joie's clothes you showed; I hope her site will be up soon again so that I can shop around. Cheers, Julie

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh, I love that list so much! Thank you, thank you for that hun!
xo
Melis

Kristin said...

You make me so excited to be a mom... I just can't help but count down to October when I can officially join the club.

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