Here's the thing. I had to cut back on my crafting goal. The big thing...I have to move all these crafts after I make them. Yeah it was a great distraction but who wants to lug all that down 3 flights of stairs? Not this girl. So I pulled back a bit and focused on something much more fun but a bit more dangerous.
My food Pinterest board. I decided that I should make as many of the recipes as I can and move them from "things I would eat (maybe)" onto "things I have eaten". Fun because, hello, yummy food but dangerous because some of those things are exactly calorie counting friendly. I hate tiny portions! But, Emmeline can eat something really fast if she likes it so I don't have to worry that it will be around calling to me for a along time.
I of course couldn't ignore everything we have done lately so I have some random pictures to follow that I like form the last month of so. Some crafty but mostly darn cute!
Emmeline on her first beach trip. She was not interested in touching the water, or maybe I should say in the water touching her. The girl likes to be in control.
Hoping she'll have better knife skills than me.
Putting on a show at the park.
My Mom gave me the treasured wheat grinder form my childhood and a whole bucket of wheat. Needless to say, I am having fun with those :)
Moving means we have to let stuff go, to stay emotionally healthy or some crap along those lines. These are the sippy cups Emmeline learned to really drink from and the little medicine bottle I would carry around her daily oil that I mixed in her food to up the calories. My how far we've come.
While Josh and I were waiting to hear back from Sweet Briar and feeling really homesick, a fellow southerner (Tennessee) made this for me :)
I made these really yummy greek yogurt soufflés. Yummy.
I canned a TON of ham.
Emmeline and Isa were invited to a party at build a bear. Heaven. I think she is smelling that bear maybe?
They have MLP there now so I'm sure there was no doubt what Emmeline would pick. She was the only one to not pick Twilight Sparkle though. She likes to stand out :) Isa got a red panda:)
I recovered this...
Into this. I was going to do a whole post on it but all you do is take out your cushions, trace them leaving a seam allowance and sew around the edge. I love it.
Someone got a mini trampoline for second Christmas.
One of Emmeline's best friends moved away :(
Emmeline spent a solid week in these curls because she wanted to look like her friend from school. Poor girl, Isa and I could not stop squeezing and kissing her because she was just too darn cute!!
Sister OT crab walk.
I also made a magnetic chalk board with an oil drip pan and some chalkboard spray paint. FYI: oil drip pan $12, paint ~$4.
Climbing the tree shrubs.
Several times a week Isa and I walk down to the public library near Emmeline's school to do her school work. There is a pond next door with many varieties of birds. Isa is obsessed.
A fire truck came to Emmeline's school. The men were a little overwhelmed by all this cuteness ;)
You might be asking yourself, Isn's she a little young to be driving a fire truck? Yes, yes she is.
She even let Isa have a turn
Don't worry, she's a professional.
I got Isa some roller blades and she spends quite a bit of her time like this. Regardless of whether she is inside or outside.
I honestly feel like I just pictured puked all over you so, sorry about that but it had to be done. Well, it made me feel better anyway.