Wednesday, January 30, 2013
here are a couple book lists i've come across this week that look awesome.
67 books every geek should read to their kids before age 10
top read aloud books starring mighty girls
self-esteem books for children
i have read plenty of the first and second lists (or had them read to me as a child - thanks mom!), but none of the third. i am excited to read lots of these.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
i have been making an effort to include fewer pictures of my children (though they are so adorable), and instead include their little hands at work. i want to respect their privacy, now and in the future, so it seemed like a good solution. when we were working on a project, i asked colden if he would place his hand in one of my photos. later i was working independently and began taking pictures...so, he graciously laid his hand in front of the lens. i was very touched, and then self-conscious again about this medium and its effects on my family. later, colden declined to have a photo taken in the new mitts i made for him, but azalia was happy for a chance wear them. so it goes...
Monday, January 28, 2013
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
i splurged on a new toy. there is a sweet scrapbooking store nearby, where i got this fiskars heart cutter (er, squeeze punch). colden can even use it by himself. yet again inspired by pinterest, i set out to make this paint chip heart garland (here is the punch they used.) i love how it turned out. this one i made with sewing thread, but then i made another with twine (was a bit too thick). i think a string that is sturdier than thread, but not so hefty as twine would be nice. i also made a little one with construction paper hearts, again with thread, and they suited each other well. i was thinking i ought to pass this tool around a bit since it was kind of an investment, however, we are still thoroughly enjoying it! (plus - another fun heart garland to make...)