Friday, February 24, 2012

First Bite

Liv had rice cereal for the first time today!  She was very curious about the spoon but once we got a few bites in her she cared less about the spoon and more about what was on it.


 It was tough to get her to leave her bib alone, especially after she got some cereal on it.

I don't think she believed us that it really is food.  

I can't wait to give her bananas.  I love introducing the girls to new foods and I am hopeful that we have another good eater.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Miniature Storyboard




Abs loves little things.  I mean, she LOVES little things--like miniatures, tiny bottles, pebbles, small shells, etc.  We had an ornament this past Christmas that had a tiny teddy bear and we would catch her with it every day.  This kid would be all about the Micro Machines if they still made them (moment of silence).  
I had a small tin of these absolutely delicious little fruity candies called Pastillines and thought it would make a fun miniature something or other.  I was tossed between a fluffy miniature kitten bed or a rabbit hole.  I made the mistake of asking her if she had a preference and apparently kittens are so two days ago.  Since my girl is rough, careless and easily distracted I didn't want to spend too much time on it, figuring it will probably last about a week at best.  So I went all Sunday school with the felt story board and I'm pleased with how it turned out.

 This is Betty Bunny and HE (she named and gendered him) seems to enjoy his new home.  My first idea was to glue down the background but instead I made two and left them free so that she can switch them.   
I thought about stitching the whole thing, then I thought about stitching just the bunny and stuffing him, then I thought about the time invested vs the time it will stay un-lost and decided not to stitch anything.  Start to finish it took me about 20 mins and she absolutely loves it.  I think I'll make him a couple more backgrounds--I'm thinking vacation at the beach and inside a home.