Friday, August 12, 2011

Pride, Pain and Pigtails

Look at that - 4.55am and Friday is off and running!!!

Friday is my day with Paris, so obviously it involves shopping (the grocery kind) which means doing the budget (I like to keep the keel upright) but then I remembered, just as I saddled the computer for a little number wrangling that my sister made a promise on my behalf - and it may be slightly more fun than trying to make the red go away.

I have been a very busy little indian over here and seriously need to sort out my Wednesday priorities, because we had another fail at the whole "me" time concept. Had I done that, perhaps we would have had this post a little earlier!

Still, Friday is Friday, and a whole day away from Saturday (heck, weeks away from September even).

The first part of my title - Pride - is truly for 'Salina though. On Monday she was presented with Student of the Week for her class - but the bit that really puffed my chest was why. Apparently, 'Salina is "always helpful and considerate of others!" I already knew that, but it is great that it is recognised by her teacher. She often gets daughter of the moment by being kind to her little sister, and letting her play in the Schleich pit!

I have always been a fairly big fan, of course, but since being a big sister she has truly blossomed. I do fear the teen years, but as I have always said, she is pretty good clay.

She has little fans too!

Our celebration of her prize was rather muted by being in the emergency department of the local hospital. V did have a rather sore leg when we left (for our weekend to the abovementioned sister's place) but, rather than being on the mend it was worse when we returned - and a day of toddler wrangling had brought him to his knees (figuratively - the one in question wasn't up to bending that well) and he had visions of a possible transition to mono-leggedness - and anticipating the relief that would bring.

Luckily, it turns out that he had aggravated a Baker's Cyst, and when you google there are whole websites dedicated to this little curiosity (and many panaceas) - and he had a classic case. Unfortunately, when you google the symptoms, there are far more onerous things than Baker's Cyst on the first few pages, so a great deal of relief here.

And pigtails?


Ta da!!! Of course, we have now broken the pigtail charm, and all I have received is "noooo" to the suggestion of pigtails since this photo shoot!!


Mary O. Paddock said...

Such pretty girls! My favorite picture is the one where Paris is playing with her older sister's horses while sitting IN the corral.

Congrats on Salina's award. Isn't it great when the rest of the world recognizes what we already know about them?

Jayne said...

Woohoo, well done to 'Salina!
And, ohmygollygosh how can that baby have grown so much to have pigtails already?!

Debby said...

What a collection of Schleich animals! Tell 'Salina that every time a kid buys a Schleich toy, I tell them that I know a girl in Australia that collects them too, and they always want to know more about her. Today a blind girl bought a tortoise and told me how she collected the animals. She was quite tickled to think of a girl her age half a world away that loved the same sorts of things that she did.

Paris' little pigtails are adorable. She is so grown up.

Hope V's leg is better.

Leenie said...

Paris in pigtails is Priceless! So are 'Salina's braids. Paris is so blessed to has such a superb big sister that even shares her Schleichs. I have a set of the cows and have a real hard time passing by the ones at the feed store.

Melody said... the piggy tails. Very cute. We're always reminding Monet that she is a role model to our Lily - monkey see, monkey do. Pretty sure our two are similar to your two.

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

Congratulations to ms Salina, it's lovely to see your pride & joy recognised as kind & helpful.
She has grown up so much.
My boys are big fans of their older brother too.
I love her collection of Schleich animals. I didn't go there with twins because I can't afford two of every animal.
Paris's pigtails are damn cute. I saw a post link to adults with pigtails but I refuse to click on's just wrong unless you are Ellie May or a hot fashion chick or under 12.

BB said...

Gosh she is cute with them in Jeanie - did you show her how cute she is in your 'suggestion' strategy?

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeanie - yes, I DO read all your posts! 'Cause it's the only way I can manage to keep up with what's happening in your life..... we really! must chat soon sweetie. Lovely pics of the girls. Hope V's knee isn't giving him too much hell. All is good in Lismore :-) K xxxxx

handinhandaus said...

Hi Jeanie

I've had to set my blog to private, send me an email if you would like an invite :)

Your girls are gorgeous and Salina is growing upso quickly!