My little fashionista. She found her hat and was very excited. Summer LOVES this hat. Got her for it before we picked her up from Bulgaria last year. I let my kids dress themselves. 70 degrees or not outside. After 10 kids, I can tell you I don't care if they match any more. I'm just happy they're dressed & did it themselves. I used to shop at boutiques when I worked & only had Irina and Max. They matched all the time & looked pretty decent. Pictures and all. I am happy to say my kids don't always match. But, they are indeed loved and I'm there for them all the time now. I know many working parents don't have that option, & we were one of the lucky ones. I didn't care if I had to fore go the kid boutique shopping for them. It meant more they were playing w/ me in the park. Consignment store clothes and unmatched at that. It's wonderful. BTW, I think Summer could careless where her clothes come based on that picture above.
Alyona, mad b/c I'm making her do work. Go figure. And yes, she's in her pj's.
Nik, working on some of his copywork for the morning. I know the shades are always drawn but that's to prevent the outdoor distraction. Trust me, when they're up the kids are always looking outside and watching squirrels or birds or deer or whatever.
Alyona, having a brief meltdown. Thankfully, they don't last as long.
Cupcakes I made for the party. Red velvet w/ homemade butter cream icing.
Horrible looking cake, I know. I hate baking w/ white cake. Usually use yellow as it holds together more. However, was turning the white cake inside to green & red so needed white. The cake cracked...badly. Iced it anyhow. Then, used a plastic bag instead of my piping bag. Hence, the really bad writing. I didn't care. It was edible and that's what counted. Used to decorate cakes so really kind of ashamed to even take a shot of this cake. On the up side, I heard it tasted good.
Logan. Why he got that huge cup of water, I'm not sure. Think there's enough ice in there?
Nik & Summer posing w/ cookies.
A double birdhouse from my mom. Looks great outside right now. I'm sure the birds will be happy. We have several birdhouses in the yard and everyone has a nest. Need to work on getting some more feeders up.
She's SO happy b/c Nik wasn't in the house & she swiped his innotab. LOL.