Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cute Conversation

This made me giggle the other night:

Grace: Ava, let's play Barbies!

Ava: Okay, that might be fun!

Grace: Yeah, it IS going to be fun!

They are such cuties and crack me up. :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Finally Sharing Pictures

I haven't shared anything in soooo long--I took some pictures of my favorite jewelry today and liked how this one turned out, so I decided to post it. They are real butterfly wings, either encased in resin (the blue one and the black and white one) or glass.

The blue one, bright green one, and multicolored ones are actually reversible. The blue one actually has a totally different species of butterfly on the other side; a red, black, and white "88" butterfly. The green one has a more muted hunter green/black color and the multicolored one has basically the same colors on the other side.

The butterflies are raised in conservation gardens, allowed to live their natural lifespans, and then the wings are used to make jewelry. I think they are so unique and GORGEOUS! I am lucky enough to own these four pieces (and they are even more vibrant and beautiful in person--they are not color treated or enhanced in any way--that's just how they look), but I am totally coveting more. I swear, I think I could only buy this type of jewelry for the rest of my life and be satisfied. :)

Anyway, enough about my butterfly wing necklaces---here are some pictures of my sweet, sweet girlies, who are getting SO big! The lighting isn't great on these two of Gracie, because the sun wasn't really up yet and I had to use the flash. We were showing off her new outfit and I thought she looked quite cute with her pigtails. :)

Here's Ava with her messy hair, in PJs, but with those devastatingly gorgeous eyes and bright smile. :) You can see the mess behind her, though I can't tell what it is. I think it's a doll baby and some heart-shaped paper confetti that I punched out for her.

Enough for now, it's getting late, but I just wanted to share. :)