Grace E. Hester, just-turned-30, corporate-working mom of 2 young daughters who sold out her creative soul when she moved from Singapore to Cleveland, Ohio when she finally found a man who was worthy. Join her on her journey from concrete jungle to mid-west surburbia of Westerville, Ohio, from college grad to mother of two, from mtv to numbers-crunching . . . all while trying to balance the pretty with practical in her life.
It's New York Fashion Week! Love the collection from Jason Wu, especially the leather and lace combinations (not really my typical style but I like that he went out of his comfort zone). Also liked another dress that makes me think of "Starry Starry Night" – it's midnight blue, ethereal, with a lot of (gold?) sparkles on it. GORGEOUS!
The last time we did anything with Gianna's room was almost 5 years ago when we moved Naia into her current room and re-did Gianna's room as a nursery. Since then, she's given up her baby crib and moved into a twin-sized bed, gotten a study desk and dressers, and has a closet nook that was hastily put together because Naia had one in her room.
And although she's still very much a pink-and-purple girl, I've been pointed out other colors that she might consider in her room and surprisingly the aqua/robin's egg blue palette has sat well with her.
and it's been fun! It's really helping me compare different bedding/rug/fabric/accessories together visually. Even in the case where the photos online are not exactly how I would like them, I can edit them and then upload them onto the board.
For example, we have a short expedit-like open-back shelving unit that I thought we could update with some fabric or paper backing so I digitally changed the colors and added it to the board.
Now I can see all the options on the design board and make a decision later! Love it!
So we've tried the spectrum of sports with Naia (basketball, karate, swimming, gymnastics) and some others with Gianna (swimming, gymnastics). Now they are not over-scheduled kids at all, there are no sports activities during the week and I managed to squeeze both swim and gym in on Saturday mornings so we have flexibility the rest of the weekend. But the overall purpose is to let them try different things and see what they like and what sticks.
While re-enrolling for this season's swim classes at Westerville Recreation Center, I saw that they were offering summer tennis classes through Skyhawks Sports Academy and after looking through their program information, was impressed enough to sign up Naia for the Quickstart sessions. Then it turns out they were offering bloggers a chance to try their sessions out too so I signed up Gianna as well. To be honest, I do not have high expectations for how much they will retain. To clarify, it's not for lack of skills, they're just easily distracted by "socializing with other kids" at this stage :-) But I hope they have fun. And from looking at this video, I think they will!
I want to go to sports camp too!
I like the part about them "napping" being able to learn some skills and be safe.
I used to play tennis and remember the time a net play ended up on my upper thigh and I got a bruise the size of a large chocolate chip cookie.
So I got right back out there by way of signing up my kids. :-)
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