Thursday, April 21, 2011

my wish list

  • answers
  • solutions
  • a mental vacation
  • a magic pill to fix the hurt
  • complete faith

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bubbles and Wishes

Today, the temperature was in the mid eighties!  I had thought about taking the girls to the beach for a fun afternoon, but when Miss Dainty woke up in the middle of last night with a sore throat... well, I figured the trip wasn't meant to be.  I decided I had a lot to do to get ready for our upcoming trip to Texas anyhow.  So we stayed home.  At the end of the day, I had gotten a little bit done, but not nearly as much as I should have...  Miss Dainty somehow convinced me to head outside:

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Making Homes

This morning we were up early for a servant evangelism project that went really well.  It was chilly though, so we came home right after.  Baby D took a very early nap, which I expected since she woke up at 6 AM this morning.  After nap and lunch, Miss Dainty had the idea of building a home for her bear, and of course Baby D wanted to join in on the fun.  It was such an easy and simple project.  I was tempted to break out the scrapbooking paper and scrap fabric to really decorate them, but knew that would be a little too much for them.  So, we just used markers to draw what they wanted: a bed, tv, couch, and fridge in Baby D's house (apparently that's what she deems most important.) 

It was so cute to watch them play with the makeshift houses.  I cannot wait to give Miss Dainty her birthday present.  I have a dollhouse that I had bought for Christmas, but ended up not giving it to her due to her very last minute letter to Santa asking for a skateboard.  So, I ended up saving the dollhouse.  And now I think her birthday will be the perfect time to give it to her, not just that she will enjoy it more, but also that Baby D understands enough to be able to play with her, I think.  It's amazing how much difference a half a year can make. 

Miss Dainty's birthday party will be delayed anyhow, by her choice.  She told me, "I wish my birthday wasn't in May, I wish it was later."  And when I asked her why, she said, "So Daddy could come to my party."  *my heart broke!*  So we talked about postponing her party until Daddy would be home, and she very excitedly agreed to the plan.  I promised to take her to dinner and make cupcakes for her actual birthday, though.  =)  She's such a sweetheart.

I can't wait to decorate the dollhouse with her, though.  But... guess I'll have to. =)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Stamping Cards

Last night, I stamped a few cards to send in Mr. Hubs' next care package for him to write in and send back to the girls.  This was the first time I've brought out any stamps at all in... I don't know how long.  When I was going to bed (late!) I decided I'd leave the stamps out for the girls to play around with in the morning.  Of course, they were so excited when they saw everything out when they came downstairs.  Baby D kept trying to stamp on the paper without ink and was getting so frustrated that she wasn't leaving a mark!  It was so hard not to laugh when I was trying to tell her to be patient.  They could barely wait until after breakfast.  After I managed to get them to eat, I let them have at it.  Miss Dainty chose to make several cards for her penpals and already wrote notes in them. (I was quite impressed with her enthusiasm about writing!)  They both really enjoyed stamping.  I should bring all this stuff out more often.  =)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Baby D came down with a head cold Saturday, although I didn't figure it out until I started feeling symptoms myself on Sunday night.  Until then, I thought she had just had allergies.  So, we've been trying to get over it since then. 

Today, I'm feeling better except for a headache that comes and goes from the sinus pressure.  Apparently, in my house, "Please be quieter, I have a headache," really means: "Yes, I want to hear all of our loudest toys at once!  Please play them!"

Needless to say, I sent them upstairs to play.  At least Baby D is feeling better.  =)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

My First Rav Swap - What I sent

This is what I sent my swap partner about a month ago.  The theme was books, comics, and graphic novels.  I read my swapee's  favorite book:  The Dispossessed, and tried to base the swap off of it.  The orange washcloths represent an orange blanket that the main character had.  I had quotes from the book on all the bookmarks to correspond with the handmades, also.  The e-book cover was fun to make.  I had to adjust the pattern because it was originally for a kindle, and my partner had a sony e-reader smaller in size.  It was a challenge at first, being my first attempt at a lace pattern.  I really like how it came out though.  I want to make one for my kindle, too.  The stitch markers were my very first attempt at making stitch markers!  It was a lot of fun.  Working with the polymer clay was a little challenging for me, too, since I rarely ever do it.  I love how the little books came out.  (Of course I made a few extra for myself!)  I found some yarn in her favorite colors:  Panda Cotton for socks, and some Sugar'n Cream for washcloths.  I had a lot of fun putting this swap together.  =)