Well, yesterday this girl turned 9 on me. *Sigh* It was an odd day, and we took zero pictures, so I snapped this one this morning. We are having a party for her next Saturday, so there will be more then. Yesterday was my birthday, also. I turned 41, which feels like absolutely nothing. So weird. 40 left me feeling rather gutted, I have an idea that from now on, only the "big" ones will feel like much. Hubby bought me a sweet ceramic owl and I ordered myself a yarn winder. I've seen Lucy's, and it looks like something very useful, that even the kids can help with. We did have snow, though unfortunately it came the day I should have been doing our big monthly grocery shopping, so I confess to feeling more stressed out than I should have. Hubby was able to go to the store and get some things, so really, we were fine. He was even able to get Emma a couple presents that she really liked. She now has her very own Hello Kitty headphones for playing minecraft, and watching videos. One of her favorites is My Froggy Stuff. That lady is seriously awesome and creative! She makes me feel like a craft moron - though not in a feel sorry for myself way, just in an excited, "That is so simple, how have I not thought of it?" way. Seriously good stuff.
We've had the sweetest birds on our porch, picking at all the spiders and spider sacs, which makes me adore them even more! The kids are enjoying watching me try to get a good picture of them, as they (the birds) seem to take great delight in taunting me. The birds will land so close to me, but in the time it takes me to "sneakily" point the camera at them, they are gone!
I have kids baking and cooking, such a wonderful thing! These were Alan's first cookies that he baked completely unassisted. Next day Emma made blueberry muffins, but by the time I remembered that I should take a picture, they had been devoured. She kept asking how they were, and Alan, trying to be an unimpressed stinker, said in a completely underwhelmed tone , "They're fine! They taste just like mom's. Therefore, he unintentionally gave Emma the best compliment he could - she very excitedly said, "THANK YOU! THAT'S A GREAT COMPLIMENT!!" And Alan then realized what he had done.
Emma and I had planned on watching Little Women yesterday, and working on a pom pom wreath. I can't find the blog that has the one I really like, but I'll keep looking. It's one of the anthropologie inspired wreaths. Also, I'm making two of these wreaths, one circular, and one heart shaped. So, hopefully, I'll have those ready to share tomorrow! We'll see, I tend to be someone who plans to do something, and end up doing a million thing except for the one thing I wanted to do. I'm sure God's trying to teach me something in it, but most likely it is be keep working on becoming better organized!