Waking up to a foot of fresh fluffy snow undoubtedly means certain things, including but not limited to: endless baby kisses and giggles (well, ok, that’s every day), a hand sewing project, lots of reading, and all in the comfiest of pajamas.
See what I mean? Must squeeze and kiss them.
Now on to the crafts! I snagged these sweet cut-out dollies from the Spoonflower booth at QuiltCon, and today was the perfect day to get them all stitched up.
Fabulous family project. My 4yo cut them out like a champ. I let her use my good patchwork scissors instead of her kiddie ones…”MOM! These scissors are amazing!” Yup, I know!
They reminded me, actually, of a panel of vintage dollies that I bought at a sewing expo several years ago….now where did that panel go? Ah ha! Tucked away in my embarrassingly un-dented stash. Oooooohh, more dollies! We’re going doll crazy.
And, of course, lots of reading. Truly, few things give me as strong a sense of accomplishment, as does reading to my kids.
Today we started in on Beverly Cleary’s classic “Ramona & Beezus”- one of our first picture-less books. I was nervous that the lack of illustrations would go over with my 2 & 4yo’s like a lead balloon, but I shouldn’t have been. They sat, motionless (ok, not quite motionless), listening, for a solid 45 minutes, and when I tried to wrap up, they BEGGED for more.
Now, I’ll admit to letting my kids watch too many videos. I’ll admit to giving them snacks after bedtime, and too often cleaning up after them myself instead of holding them accountable for their messes because I just can’t deal with the brain damage. But when they devour books like I inhale a tub of chocolate peanut butter bars, I know I’m doing something right. :) And you know what? It feels amazing.
Thank the Lord for days like this!