Sunday, March 30, 2014

I eventually told him...

Elsie found some stale candy hearts leftover from valentine's day. 
We read them and counted them and made little heart stacks. 
For some reason she put them all in her shoe for a while, 
then she decorated the sleeping cat with them. 

I picked them up off the dirty floor and left them on the counter so I could throw them away when Elsie wasn't watching. 
Dr A just walked in and ate them all before I could say a word. 
Not sure if I'm being cruel or kind by keeping the tales of their grimy adventures to myself at this point.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Elsie of the mountain

 While we work on her new bedroom there's a mattress in our living room. 
Elsie calls it "The Mountain" and it is pretty much the greatest thing that has ever happened to her. Today's naptime forecast is looking pretty great considering she's spent all morning climbing up, then jumping as high as she can. 
Mattress leaned against the couch = good times, who knew?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chalk Art Wonderland

It was a beautiful day for a chalk art competition!
My Alice in Wonderland themed entry:

I won the "most popular" prize!
Unfortunately, I forgot my gloves and my hands ended up a raw and dirty mess. 
(When chalk breaks, skin rubs pavement- ouch.)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Elsie's first "real" hair cut!

I pride myself on being a pretty crafty lady, a mender of socks, a repairer of hems, and stitcher of leggings from old t-shirts.
Cutting my daughter's hair has never seemed like a very big deal (I cut my own for years when I was younger and had access to mirrors that allowed me to see the back of my head while I cut.)
 Dr A's mom has a professional stylist that comes to her house and cuts her hair for her, and offered to have Elsie's done professionally for the first time while she was there.
 Expecting her to be fidgity, I gave her a Leapfrog tablet to play with to distract her, and sure enough, she barely noticed anything was happening at all. 
The stylist said she'd never had such an easy time cutting a toddler's hair.