Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nothing Beats the Heat Like a Dragon Pool

Well according to the manufacturer it's a crocodile, but my little one calls it her "dragona" pool. I think a dragon is more exotic and fun, so that's what it is. She's having lots of fun climbing her dragon's tail and sliding in. I think she is a little disappointed that I won't follow her lead but the manufacturer states that no one over 110 pounds should use the blow up slides and I'm taking their word on that point.

What a Difference a Year Makes

Last year she wouldn't even get in her tiny wading pool. She would help fill it with water and then put her hands in and play with the water from the side of the pool or maybe if she was feeling brave walk in it. This year she is not only more than happy to be in the pool, she is taking up most of the pool. When she tries to get down and swim she has to scrunch up her legs and gets frustrated. Not to fear, we are upgrading to Wading Pool 2.0! See next post.

The middle photo is the little one showing me how to dive. Opps! No diving in the shallow end! I really don't know where she learns certain things.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Home Is Where the Heart Is

This embroidery by Ana Ventura would make a lovely Mother's Day or house warming gift. N'est pas? Visit her shop to see more lovely gift ideas.

On a personal note, I've been drawing a lot of houses lately. The little one insists I put a house in each of our drawings. I always put a little heart in the eaves of the house, so this piece makes me think of our time drawing together. I draw, Little Miss Bossy dictates content. I'll have to post one of our creations.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

For Your Little Dreamer

I think this print would be so sweet in a small child's room. I know I want my little one to be surrounded with affirmative and uplifting thoughts. In fact, I think the little one inside all of us could use more positive messaging in our lives.

There's plenty of positive and loving messages at The Love Shop.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Little Helper

I'm so proud of my little one, for many reasons, but what stood out today is what a good little helper she is. She helps me when I empty the dishwasher, she helps me when I clean and when I cook. She can assemble the dinner salads by herself. She helps dry the lettuce in the spinner and then divies up the ingedients I give her. Sometimes the salads are a little uneven but extra delicious because of the love that goes in to them.

Today she out did herself and helped me mulch the garden. I was filling a big bucket and she wanted to help carry it. The bucket was practically as big as she is, so I gave her a little plastic pot to fill. She went back and forth from the mulch pile to the garden beds as many times as I did. Finally she got tired and retired to the porch for some ice tea with Grandma. Despite the over-sized hat she insisted on wearing, she was red from the heat and covered with dust from the mulch. It broke our hearts. After a nice cooling shower we went out for ice cream. A little reward for a very good girl.

Teeny Tiny Fashion

I'm pretty sure if kids designed their own clothing it would look very much like JK Lange's designs for her Teenytini line. All of the pieces are crocheted using natural fibers to be super comfy for the little ones. Teenytini sizes run from 0-24 months. Hmm, I bet there are a lot of jealous three year olds out there.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Flower Shopping & Puddles

I realize a two and a half year old can have fun anywhere as long as there are puddles to walk through. I want to be a two year old at heart and for my little one to keep her sense of joy and love of little things as she grows up.