Friday, October 29, 2010

To be honest (and truly grateful), I don't think there exists a better baby, and one more perfect for our family.  I pray that we are what she needs, too!  The other kids adore her, each in their own way.  
Belle is enjoying being a second mommy to BabyGirl, 
Boo is a cuddle-er and loves hugging on his newest sister.  
And BigBoy.  
BigBoy and BabyGirl are two peas in a pod.  They look at each other and laugh.  They speak the same language.  I love their relationship and pray it's always close.  

She is sleeping almost every night through the night, although now morning is earlier for us.  I'm wondering if waking in the middle of night really wasn't such a bad thing, when we got to sleep in a little more...
but it is a season.  

We had our readoption hearing Wednesday-everything went quickly and smoothly and now we wait for her new birth certificate.  Then I'll apply for her SSN and citizenship.  
Then we are done, right?  
I think so.


Drawing with Children's Books

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Have you read Drummer Hoff?  We brought home a copy from the library on our last trip.  And each of us have commented on the texture of the illustrations...very cool.  Here's a page:

So yesterday I had to try the style myself:

Have you ever tried to imitate an illustration style? just for fun?


Quick Sew:: Kids' Tool Belt

Monday, October 11, 2010

I mentioned Belle's taking Woodworking this semester.  She's really loving it.  She brought home a hot pink trivet last week and it's been used every night since.

Remember these fabrics?  They're medium weight canvas, so I lined it all with flannel.

I've missed sewing lately. What have you been making?