Friday, September 19, 2014

Spelling Bee

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For quite some time now, Ted and I have taken to spelling various things that we don't want Lil' Miss to understand/know about beforehand. Every parent does it- you know what I'm talking A-B-O-U-T.... "Do you want to go to C-H-I-C-K-F-I-L-A for lunch...?", "Is it time for B-E-D...?", "Does her next doctor's appointment include "S-H-O-T-S...?"

The other night, Ted and I were talking about possible dessert options for Katy. I asked Ted if he had, "...given her a P-O-P..." yet. Before Ted could respond, Katy ran to the freezer, pulled out a popsicle (we sometimes call popsicles, "Pops.") and exclaimed, "Nope! May I have a pop, now?"


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday- "Katy, Katy, Quite Contrary.... How Does Your Garden Grow?"

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Sentence of the Day- No Habla Espanol

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Apparently, Lil' Miss has been learning Spanish at Preschool, this year. While we were driving home in the car, one day, last week, Katy told me that she had learned how to say "Hello and goodbye" in Spanish.

To test her, I asked her to say, "hello!" in Spanish. Immediately, she proudly shouted out, "OLAF!!" (from the recent Disney hit, Frozen). Now, if you are the parent to any child under the age of eight, this is kind of funny because most of your free time is spent watching/listening/playing with anything having to do with Frozen.

I corrected her and told her that it's actually, "HOLA" not, "OLAF."

Katy paused, thought about it and then asked, "Well, then why does Olaf (the snowman character in Frozen) say, "Hello, my name is HOLA and I like warm hugs" in the movie??"

Hahahahhaaha.... the logic of a four year old!

Bento Box-"A is for Apple"

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"A is for Apple."

A new year, a new year of Lunch Bunch!

This year, the focus is letters. First up to bat, the letter A! So, for this past week's lunch, I did an "A is for Apple" themed lunch. Apple shaped cheese, turkey spirals, applesauce and crackers rounded out the lunch. I'm happy to report that Lil' Miss ate everything but the fruit roll-up letters!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Up, Down, All Around...

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Last weekend, we were having a family day at Ikea. Ted and I were looking at the pillows, in the hopes of replacing our flat, old, tired pancakes. As we were looking, I told Ted to, "....avoid the down ones..." because I'm allergic to down feathers. Katy quickly interjected, "Okay, Mommy- I'll look for the UP ones!"

Heeheehee.... that made us smile!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Blogging for Books- little book of BOOK MAKING

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There was once a time when I dabbled in the art- and it is most certainly an art form!- of bookmaking. It took place at my alma mater, Ringling College of Art and Design. In other words, eons ago. ;-)

I had the wonderful privilege of discovering the humble, paper book as a rare and stand-alone piece of art. Through several bookmaking classes, I learned everything from pulp to paper, to binding to create a book. A fine arts piece. The content was not always relevant- the construction and the beauty that went into it, was the goal.

It's been a long, long, long time since my days of mixing pulp into paper and stitching book signatures together. However, when I recently had the opportunity to review little book of BOOK MAKING by Charlotte Rivers, the excitement of creating something tangible and artistic in the form of paper and spine, came flooding back to me. 

little book of BOOK MAKING by Charlotte Rivers is a beautifully illustrated book that takes the reader through the basic anatomy of a book (page 8) to intricate spine stitching, such as the French Link Stitch (page 156). In between these extremes are beautiful examples of the book as art from around the world. USA, UK, South America and Asia are all represented with their contributions on the bookmaking world. Example pictures are rich in detail and excite the reader to observe the lowly printed paper book in a whole new light.

Later in the book, step-by-step instructions are included to help the reader create everything from a simple pamphlet stitch book to a flag book  to a more complicated Dragon book. Pictures in the step-by-step section are less than impressive but they do aid in the overall understanding of the construction of a book. 

Overall, this book is exciting to read and shows beautiful examples of fine arts books and the art of bookmaking. While not a staple in every creative person's library,  little book of BOOK MAKING by Charlotte Rivers definitely delivers in it's promise to, "Timeless techniques and fresh ideas for beautiful handmade books."
***Disclaimer- "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."***

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Day of Pre-K

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First Day of Pre-K, September 3, 2014

Frozen Dress sewn by Mommy using Made for Mermaids Belle PDF sewing pattern.

Say, "Yay for the First Day of School!"

Katy's (Last) First Day of Preschool was today! She returned to St. James Lutheran Church Preschool to the four year old class. Mrs. Laura and Mrs. Amy-Lyn are her teachers. Lil' Miss was SOOO excited to go to school that she was up and at 'em well before 7 AM, this morning! She marched right into her class and didn't even look back. We've come a long way from the the clingy good-byes of the two-year old class! She's going to have a GREAT year!

She's so ready...! The real question is, am I?!?!


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