Monday, June 14, 2010

The Pigs, They Are Flying

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So, I'm updating my blog and, given the lame rarity of that event, I'm illustrating it with a flying pig, a flying pig lovingly crafted by Ellie as my Mother's Day gift.  She actually just walked past and exclaimed, "Oooooh!  Click on my pig!  You really LOVE it don't you?"  She's right.  I really love this pig.  Were it not for my daughter and her unique color sense, I would have never noticed that my interior decor was bereft of ceramic winged farm animals.  In fact, I don't have any wingless farm animals, either, and a general violent allergy to tchotkes, but still: I really love this porker, right down to his one pink foot.

You know what else I love?


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Sharks.  If there's anything Jimmy knows about his mother, it's that she really loves sharks.

The best part of both these gifts is that knowledge that Ellie and Jimmy were secretly escorted to the ceramic studio by my husband and my father, TOGETHER.  My husband and my father, not paint-your-own ceramic joint kind of guys in the least, went on a little ceramic date together and helped the kids do this (they also made a set for my mom: horse and rattlesnake(!)) and I could not be more delighted.  I'm expecting ceramic weirdness for every major holiday, boys.

At any rate, on to summer!  See you tomorrow...

17 comments:

Rima said...

As devastated as I am about the Womens' Colony closing, if it means that BeanPaste is back? I can cope! (I really hope you're back.)

Magpie said...

I love it when pigs fly.

Kelly said...

I'm so glad to read you again!

Lori said...

You're back! Yay! And with fun flying farm animal/scary aquatic demons to boot! (what does "to boot" mean?)

So glad you're back. Needed this laugh today!

ShackelMom said...

Happy sigh...

planetnomad said...

Hey! You're back! :)

Heather D said...

You're back? For reals? You just made my night!

heidi said...

Missed you! If Martha shows up with Flying pigs, I will kick her ass.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's just the day for Flying Pigs.

Ms. Lea 李女士 said...

I Love it! Those are so adorable and your kids must have loved it!
My Mom still has mine I painted for her :)

I'm Julie said...

You know what I love? YOUR BLOG.

What tremendous luck to find a post here today.

Kristen said...

I can't tell you how excited I am to see you're back. I just read all the final postings on TWC, and was hoping there'd be an update from you here and there it was:) I've also made two recipes from BeanPlate and they were a hit!

Melanie said...

Hi, everyone! Thanks for being excited! And actually still being here, for Pete's sake!

Very Mary said...

Thank flying pigs you're back. Geesh.

Hay said...

Wow, a guy date to a ceramic studio, hold tight to those guys!

shawn said...

So good to see your post! I have missed the beanpaste fix.

help writing a research paper said...

winged pig???? o_O LOL)) it's something new for me. laughing......)))