Tuesday, December 23, 2008
First, her doll house didn't come with a baby, so I needle-felted a wee one, along with a small baby bed for it.
These are a couple of wet felted balls that I then embellished with needle felting.
felt play food (just acrylic felt this time :( Wool felt is expensive!):
A pizza with all our favorite toppings (we make pizza at home every week)
An almond butter and jam sandwich
and a Gingerbread cookie set.
Aurora's favorite book right now is Angelina Ballerina and she's always dancing, so I hope she'll like this tutu I made her (so easy!!!).
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
This morning, after her fat lip and bit of gum swelling had gone down, we noticed that one of her front teeth was pushed back ever so slightly. And she still seemed like it was bothering her (although she would still eat a cookie :)). So we put a call into the Yale Pediatric Dental center and they had us come in for an emergency appt. Poor girl! She, of course, didn't cooperate at all, and I had to use my legs and arms to keep her still for an x-ray. Luckily the root bone isn't fractured, but there is some discoloration that was visible on the x-ray and her tooth may become discolored as well. We don't know if it was subluxed enough to cause damage to the nerve, but if it did, and infection sets in the tooth would need to be pulled!!! Any prayers you can offer up that her tooth won't need to be pulled (or horribly discolored), would be much appreciated!!
We go back in 3 weeks for a follow up, unless there are signs of infection which would bring us in sooner, of course.
Eeek, this is so not how I wanted her first experience at the dentist to go.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
We've asked Santa to bring Aurora a small wooden doll house, and since I know we can count on Santa :) I needle felted a garden play mat to go with her doll house. I'm really happy with how it turned out, since I'm so new at needfelting.
Shape matching bean bags with a drawstring bag to keep them in and use as gift wrap. (there's a matching bean bag for each of the ones pictured)
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
NeeNee, Kitty and Doggie are three very special friends in Aurora's life right now. NeeNee was given to Aurora by Gran when she flew out the day after she was born and has been a constant companion since (and I really do mean constant). Aurora's Grandmommy made Doggie and Kitty for her 2nd birthday. They've become close friends, too. All three often join her for walks, naps, in her play kitchen, for stories and rides on her ladybug scooter- got to get a picture of that someday, it's quite the balancing act. It's so fun to watch as imaginary play begins to blossom for Rory- and these three friends have been the most frequent catalyst for that very important developmental play.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Ok, yes, Halloween was well over a month ago... but I just started this blog, so I've got some catch-up to do, right? We visited this wonderful place called Lyman's Orchards. It's 7th oldest family business in America, or something like that... very cool. They had pick your own pumpkin and apple fields (among other things) which we visited. Word to the wise- do not read exciteable two year old several books about pumpkins and farms, get in the car to drive to a pumpkin farm describing in detail all the while how we're going to get our very own special pumpkin and thus raising the expectations of said toddler, only to get out of the car and to the field to realize we have only plastic in our wallets and no cash... it doesn't go over too well. After hopping back in the car and hitting up an ATM, we did manage to have some fun nonetheless, and find a great pumpkin too.
Now onto the actual day. Aurora was a Bumble Bee. Except that she wasn't. My beautiful daughter got a double dose of stubborness from her father and I, and outrightly refused to wear a costume of any sort. Even when she saw all the other kids with them on. Oh well, it will serve her well, I suppose, to be able to choose not to do something even though all the other kids are :)
So here's Aurora dressed all in black ( the bee part of the costume was supposed to go over this)at the Halloween Parade and Party our apartment complex put on. She did have A LOT of fun- especially later when we went trick-or-treating. She does, however, now know what candy is and my days of making it through the grocery check out with her in ignorant bliss as to what all those colorful little packages on the shelves actually are are gone...
And so, in that spirit, let us begin!