quick 5

I always have such big ideas for the quick 5, but then Thursday night rolls around and it's just the computer and the bleary-eyed blogger. But here we go.

1. Our little lady turned three. There was a party. There may or may not be a post about this party, so here are some highlights. 
All dressed up!
Blowing out candles
I got the fancy little party glasses because I thought Ella would get a kick out
of them. Once in hand, the kids immediately began toasting each other. Hilarious.
  2. Tessa's personality continues to unfold, giving hints of being a bit like her sister (strong willed) and a bit like her brother, Isaac (ornery).
Watch this, everyone...

Like taking candy from a baby.
(The bottle is empty- just fyi.)

3. I took my kids to the zoo and left with one picture.
 Glad we snapped that one for posterity. On a side note, the aquarium remodel is amazing. And the octopus is back so it's all good.

4. On The Voice on Monday night, Christina Aguilera criticized one of the contestants for performing a song that was 'derogatory to women'. I just appreciate Christina saying that. I mean, how are women supposed to be viewed as equals and not just objects of sexuality if we don't speak out against that kind of thing?

Ahem. Here's Christina at the finale.

Yep, there she is. Making her personal stand against women being treated as sex objects. (And professing her opinion that if men can walk around without shirts, why shouldn't women walk around without pants?)

5. Maurice Sendak passed away this week. Sendak is famous for his book, "Where the Wild Things Are." That book has long been treasured around our house and has a few quotable lines that bounce around in conversation. 

“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!” 

“Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!” 

“And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.” 

Hope the weekend finds you footloose and fancy-free. 

Stay thirsty, my friend.

May the force be with you.

Fly, you fools!

(Any other famous good-byes?)


Teresa said...

Frankly, my dear ...

Nicole @ she-laughs said...

Ornery, strong-willed girls can be a lot of fun. :)
Can't wait to see you all soon!!!

PS The kids toasting glasses cracked me up!