Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
These shoes are the latest objects of Jack's affection. The first time he saw them in Target, he held up his feet and started saying "Jack's shoes, Jack's shoes." They didn't "really" have them in his size, so we left them behind. (He needs a 5, the smallest they carry is a 6.) 2 days later, we were without electricity due to the heat wave, and we saw the shoes at Journey's kids (for more than double the price!), Jack started to scream and cry in the store "I want this, I want this." I went promptly to Target, where upon seeing them again, he started chanting "I want this, shoes, shoes." We bought them of course. The very first thing the next morning, he went to get the shoes, carried them to me very carefully and insisted I put them on him. Toddlers!
Monday, May 22, 2006
I made my own playdough for Jack tonight. Each color is about softball sized, and I made all 4 of them in roughly 30 mins. I used the recipe here http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/pep/playdo.htm
And they aren't lying, it is the best playdough ever! Just like store bought, not grainy at all. I used generic Kool aid for the color, and it makes it smell great. Grape, Strawberry, Blueberry and Lemon lime, yum! The only catch is it requires quite a bit of cream of tartar, which can be expensive. I buy mine here
http://www.oldtownspices.com/ which happens to be local for me, but he will ship it to you very reasonable. (He used to ship things to me in FL, I love that guy.)
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Jack (in surgery greens, LOL), gets prepped to finish his Mother's day project for me. It is also my birthday today, a whopping 31. I had hoped to go the zoo and ride the "Chooo! Chooo!" with Jack, but it is freezing cold and raining. Maybe next weekend (and maybe next weekend I can pretend I am still 24!).
The final Mother's day gift product! I really adore how it turned out. It's in a shadow box, hence the glare from the flash, and I used vintage fabric for the leaves on the flowers and the cutest little vintage ducks on the bottom. (I found them just yesterday at a rummage sale for a nickel! The photo does not do them justice.) I have been wanting Jack's handprints since he was born, but it was just too hard to do when he was small. The idea for the flowers came from a pretty decent new magazine called Wonder Time.
Dave and I went to Chicago on our first ever trip without Jack last weekend. It was awesome, we did lots of shopping and flea marketing (with no getting a little person in and out and in and out of the carseat), but boy did I miss him! This is a HUGE painting that I really love. It was my (early) birthday present.