Monday, April 23, 2012

Baby Magic

It's been way too long since I've done a Kaylee post. So here's some of this morning's action...

You might have noticed in the video that she has a purse sitting on the floor. Her new favorite thing! One day last week she had four that she was trying to carry at once. By the next day, I made sure her selection was narrowed down to just one, but she's played with it every day that she's been here. This morning she was toting around the remotes to the TV and the Roku player, as well as several small toys and my phone. She carries more things in her bag than I do, usually.

Speaking of the Roku remote, here she is trying to turn on her Pandora station.  I started playing music on Pandora for her when she was tiny, usually for an hour or so, and I would dance with her or sing along.  Now she would be glad to have it on all day.

And she likes to go out to eat.  Last week my mom and I took her to Mimi's (this is confusing when we talk about going to Mimi's, the restaurant, with Mimi, my mom).  Whenever I ask her if she's hungry, she says "Cheese?", so of course I got her some macaroni and cheese for lunch.  She also loves drinking milk through a straw and playing with the crayons.

Since I've been going in reverse chronological order for this whole post, I'll finish off with Easter, which fell on Jen's birthday this year.  I had fun celebrating with Jen and Kaylee!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Another flurry of getting ready

I'm doing another craft show next Saturday, this time in Waxahachie, Texas.  This show is part of a benefit for a three-year-old girl with leukemia.  Please consider spending your Saturday afternoon having fun for a good cause.  Half of my profit will be donated to the Tomarrow for Emma fund.

I've spent most of the proceeds from the last craft show getting ready for this one.  Most of what I bought can be spread out (and depreciated) over a number of shows, including the folding table I picked up today at Lowe's and the super fancy double-flush wire cutters and the titanium soldering picks I ordered from Rio Grande.  I've been using a $6 pair of wire cutters for the last three years....they've got notches on the blades and they definitely don't line up flush, if they ever did.  And would you believe I've been using the same toothpick to apply paste solder for two years?  What I do isn't high tech, but the toothpick is a bit ridiculous.

Most of tomorrow (!) and probably a couple of evenings this week will be devoted to getting a few new pieces of jewelry made.  I'm particularly excited to get to work with some vintage Lucite beads which are going into a new bracelet design.  I also ordered some more vintage beads from an Etsy seller in Israel, although I won't have them in time to make anything for the show.  I might have to go buy some more bead storage containers, come to think of it, even though I just bought two sets of the stacking jars I use.

Time to pry Ruby off my left arm (yes, typing is interesting this way) and head to bed so I can get to work in a few hours!