Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Taking a picture and getting it right the first try is a rarity around here. After at least five tries I got a shot of both girls smiling with eyes open. It was worth it!
Take 1: Only one girl
Take 2: Both girls, one in front of other
Take 3: One sleepy eyes, one closed eyes
Take 4: One small smile-eyes open, one large smile--eyes closed
Take 5: Success! Love those girls!
Monday, March 22, 2010
I've decided it's hard to be grateful for what you have until someone you know has it worse. I have an accquaintence who's been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She's 30, a married mother of three (6 yo, 4 yo, and 3 mo). It made me realize it could happen to anyone, any day, any time. I should really appreciate what I have: a husband and three children, a home, a vehicle, good health, and a wonderful extended family. I'm sure I'll forget again how great my life it, but for today I'm trying my best to be grateful.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
(this is the head on the back of the body--oops!)
(oh, that eye!)
(this is the awful stitching I had to do to try to stabilize the neck)
Remedies: I had to remove one eye and move it to a more suitable (aka less wall-eyed) placement; I had to remove the head (eek!) and place it further down on the neck (oh, and remove it again since I sewed it on the BACK of the body the second time); I had to tack the legs onto the back of the body making it not as pleasant to look at undressed; I had to settle for a small (around 8 inches tall) doll.