Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday

TODAY, you can give kids like Georgia the greatest gift of all - the gift of HOPE! Help us help the St. Baldrick's Foundation raise $50,000 for childhood cancer research in one day by supporting the Georgia and the Peachy Keens Hero Fund here. It would be an extra great way to mark the 29th of November ... five months to Official Cancer-Freedom! : )

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mighty Girls

While we may not have ended up with our first female president this election, I can assure you that the future of our country is in excellent female hands. Just look at what these Mighty Girls have been up to in the last two weeks:

Swimming in two new events with little advance notice
and rallying her team to improve their times

Standing up and singing out for girls' empowerment and The Malala
Fund, AND serving as a school ambassador at an anti-bullying conference

And being one of six students chosen out of 1,000 entries to have 
her editorial cartoon published by the New! York! Times!

Georgia was encouraged by her history teacher to enter the contest, and we knew nothing about it until she found out she was one of the winners. It is such a big honor, and we are so proud of her for peacefully and thoughtfully expressing her opinion through her art. Cheers to the artiste!

As we head toward the holiday later this week, we of course have much to reflect on and give thanks for. We are grateful for our happy, healthy family, our dear and supportive friends, and the marvelous country we get to live in, warts and all. We hope everyone has a bountiful feast and a joyous time spent with loved ones - Happy Thanksgiving!

And here are a few (of many!) moments to remember Georgia and Ivy being their mighty, mighty selves:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Tricks and Tweets

Here at Peachy Keens HQ, we love Halloween! This year, Georgia really took it up a notch with her totally original Ghostbusters costume! She made the whole thing and was a huge hit on the trick-or-treat circuit. Ivy was equally impressive as Elphaba from Wicked, and Trevor and I went as the Fantastic Mr. and Mrs. Fox. Our neighborhood always goes all out, and even though the big day fell on a Monday this year, Georgia and Ivy declared it one of the best Halloweens ever - and they brought home their biggest candy haul ever!

The next day, I noticed that people were posting pictures of their Ghostbusters costumes on Twitter and tagging the director of the new movie, Paul Feig. So I did the same thing, and then this happened!

How cool is that?!

We also celebrated Trevor's birthday - with some help from Clementine ...

 Happy Birthday! Meow!

Yesterday, Georgia and Ivy volunteered to paint faces at the Parkside Fall Festival, and they both did an excellent job - we seem to have two great artists in the house! Georgia painted herself up like Eleven, a character from Stranger Things, which included a very convincing "nosebleed." It looked great but made for some interesting pictures when we got home and surprised her with Adele tickets for an early birthday present!!!

The show was last night, and the Fabulous Adele was even more fabulous than we were expecting. She was genuine and funny and of course, so powerful - it was an incredible night! Georgia was completely surprised, and she and I had such a fun time - me and my girl who will be 17 in a few weeks!!!

Before then, we have an election to get through, so if you haven't exercised your right yet, please get out to vote on Tuesday! Have a great week, friends!