Today we’re celebrating Dan’s birthday. Since Dan leaves for work so early in the morning, the girls have yet to see him today. The anticipation of the looming dinner/birthday celebration is killing Emma. She always, ALWAYS loves a party. She wandered into my bedroom today, way too early, wanting to know when Daddy’s birthday started. So we’ve spent the day preparing for our low-budget celebration and presents–artwork, trailmix, granola bars ( the ones that go in his lunch, that we’re out of, that I just happened to pick up at the grocery store today), painted banners, balloons, and a cheesecake.
Around here anything and everything is fair game for gift-giving. Emma has wrapped up some napkins (?!) and a few of her toys to add to the birthday loot. My husband is a man that wants little, if anything at all. A good dinner, some homemade gifts and a few smooches from his favorite girls will do the trick. He reminds me a lot of my father who only accepts "consumable gifts" at holidays.
So happy birthday to my precious husband whom I adore. I cherish every day spent together.
Today was also another session of art class. The big project was drawing with oil pastels and painting watercolor over top. It was a very cool effect. Emma is enthralled with her teacher and very distracted by all toddler paraphernalia in the room–musical instruments, dress up clothes, seashells, dolls…Here’s a picture of some of the work from last week as well as a little parachute time at the end of class. Emma made sure she got the spot right next to miss keeley. I know that if this is not your child/niece/cousin/granddaughter this may be a tad boring, but bear with me as I share her work each week!
Finally, here is my SPT
submission. I like this picture, not because of my glamorous manicure
(ha!) but for the fact that with just my thumb, I could cover up a
mountain of laundry in my hallway, waiting to be thrown down the steps and
carried to the laundry room. If only it were that easy to make it