Posts Tagged ‘Creative Play’

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Pony Play Date

Evidence of Avery’s renewed interest in her Halloween costume. Avery can wear it and carry her baby in it where, Avery tells me, she sleeps all the time. Here, Avery is bringing her over for a play day with Baby Bennie. They played until Avery stood up, packed her baby back in her suit and declared it time to go in her best sing-song-mom voice. She doesn’t know that she’s getting a Care Bear costume for Christmas.

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

There Was An Old Lady

I didn’t want to say anything about it because, let’s face it, putting it out there for everyone to read always leads to immediate jinxing. However I am so dumbfounded, stupefied really, by recent developments that I’m just going to do it anyway. My children have stopped asking to watch tv. Chase mostly. Avery still asks about it a couple of times a day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011


We are still in the throes of some kind of totally gross sickness.  I’ll spare you the details but I really don’t want to because OH MY GOD I changed so many diapers today.  Luckily for you Ben is back from Portland.  Yeah!  So I told him all about it.  As soon as he walked in Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

In the Works

Chase has been bugging me to make her a doll for a week or two.  I took out the Martha Stewart Craft Encyclopedia that I have, not surprisingly, never used.  The doll, of course, is a princess.  She wanted her clothes to be silver, for her to have a crown, and a new dress afterward.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, June 20th, 2011


Morning was all mismatched socks and paper crowns and lots of books.  I took all of the books off of the living room shelves and organized them.  It’s true.  I did.  And the girls amused themselves. It was pretty good and probably the first and last time that it will happen this summer.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, June 6th, 2011

Bubbles and Berries

So, I saw this a while back and thought it was a totally brilliant idea.  I’ve been looking and looking for just the right container and couldn’t seem to find one.  Finally today I found an old Coleman cooler with the right kind of spout on it so I bought it.  It’s way less cute than the one in the picture but perfectly functional and the bubbles work too!   Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Six Rapunzels

Check any nook or any cranny in my house.  There will be a paper girl in it.  Ok, it’s not exactly fair to blame the stuffing of all nooks and crannies on the paper girls.  The stuffing of nooks and crannies is mostly my fault.  That being said, Chase is crazy for paper girls.  She draws and cuts them out herself.  This afternoon she made a unicorn for the biggest rapunzel to ride!

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Super Girl

All day Avery toddles around the house finding things to dress up in.  Necklaces are a big favorite.  She also likes hats and bracelets.  Last weekend we went to a super birthday party with a superhero theme and she was lucky enough to get her very own tiny cape.  Every time she sees it she demands that I put in on her.  She kills me with cute.

Also, I think it’s time for the giant misshapen wreath has to go.  And I have some big plans for projects in the kitchen.  If only I could find my sketchbook.  I went out and bought it especially for recording my big ideas.  I Used it once to sketch the strawberry shortcake hat and never saw it again.  Maybe it ran away.

Sketchbook, come back! I promise to be good this time.

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Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Who Would You Invite To Tea?

Chase is undecided.  She’s torn between as many guests as she has plates and just the inner sanctum of her very closest naked dolls, trolls and random stuffed toys.

I hope you’re all thinking of my back while I’m roughing it.  See you soon!

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Monday, April 26th, 2010

Friendly Trolls

We borrowed The Three Billy Goats Gruff from the library a few weeks ago.  Anybody who’s been at the park with Chase since then knows that trolls and billy goats gets acted out a lot.  While I was sitting on the couch last night, pretending that I didn’t need to be in bed, I thought that making little trolls might be a fun rainy day activity.   Read the rest of this entry »

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