But - on the lighter side of things, I thought I'd share with you some of the things that I do with my daughter when I am not accomplishing anything that pays my mortgage. I tried to photograph some of the things that I do with my son, but I have learned that HS kids are a bit like vampires- they don't "appear" in photos. (He was just in The Snow Queen ballet this weekend and I'll post some shots of that later, if there are any.)
|The neighbor's Halloween snowman inspired us to draw...
|We decided these are "tangles"
|Visited by inspiration with whiskers...
|Weird picture! looks like the cat is climbing my shadow-leg and standing on our box of chalk.
|Lilah was inspired by the cat! Why not lie down in the warm sun? Uh-OH! A sneeeeee-EZE - Bleh!
|A "pajama day" includes a walk downtown. Don't you wish you looked this great in pj's?
|The perfect red leaf. And it MATCHES her outfit! Yes, polka dotted fleece nightgowns go with anything. I'm not sure about Hello Kitty and Minnie Mouse. Aren't they natural enemies? or at least licensing competitors?
|Another pajama day... and a tea party! The cups change color with cold water, the sugar bowl has brown sugar, and Lilo (the cat) has her own dish. The towel (king Tut!) is a necessity - we have had MANY wet tea parties.
|Gingerbread time! Lilah wore her apron inside out so she wouldn't get the nice side dirty. What? Are those pajamas underneath?! Doesn't this child ever wear clothes?!
|Her favorite part? Flouring... everything.
|Just so you don't start thinking I am a wonderful, domesticated-mom-type, notice the roll of Pillsbury dough in the background...
|We even had some Moomintroll characters!
|Perfect! (And yummy.)
|And, when I came up to my studio this evening to write this blog post, I had to step over this... Unicorn Ranch Parade(?) which I am NOT supposed to move. (For a week?!)