I look bootiful!

(I know some of you have seen the first picture, but for those not on Facebook …)

When she woke up this morning, I told Juliette to look around, there was something in her room that wasn’t there when she went to bed last night. She finally spotted the dress hanging up and her jaw dropped and she got all excited and said “You finished my DRESS?!” And I told her I had after she went to bed last night and the first thing she wanted to know was could she wear it today. Well, I told her, it’s not exactly a dress for a 4 degree day, but we agreed on a turtleneck and fleece pants under it. As soon as I got her dressed, I grabbed the pink bow on her dresser and she wanted to wear it so she could look like Minnie – and she was pleased her pants made her look more like Minnie! It was so priceless to hear her run to the mirror in the hallway and say softly “I look bootiful!” Of course she does, but not because of the dress. But I just let her enjoy it. As I was putting her coat on to get her in the car, she said “Thank you papa for making me a pretty pink dress” and she was so sweet I swear you could have eaten her with a spoon!



Holidazzle 2012

Yesterday was Juliette’s first trip to see the Holidazzle parade.  We ate downtown with Harald’s parents and his sister, then she and Juliette and I went outside to await the parade.  She was so excited to see the different floats and characters that went by, but especially enamored of Santa.  She said she also really liked the Hansel & Gretel house, too.  It was snowing lightly through the whole parade, so it was as close to perfect as it gets (they were a little late starting).

Here are some pictures from last night for those unfamiliar with the Holidazzle parade.  They aren’t very clear – my gloves and my camera were not getting along last night – but you get the idea.

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Geraldine’s Originals

For those of you in Tallahassee who want a good source of homemade canned goods, go visit Geraldine Rudd at Geraldine’s Originals on Capital Circle NE in Tallahassee and while you are there get something good to eat. If you are from out of town, call to order your figs right away – they are going quick! Full disclosure: she’s kinfolk.