Is anyone else experiencing a holiday hangover like I am? Not that I'm complaining as I do love this festive time of year before we roll into the doldrums of January. If you celebrate Christmas, I hope yours was a joyful one! We had family from Austin, TX staying with us. Quinn's Papa, Grandma Susie ("Sushi" as Quinn calls her), & aunties came to visit. Along with her other aunt & uncle who live in Colorado, we had good times indulging in food, drink, & merry merry. Of course Quinn was spoiled with many gifts from everyone including her Papa & Nana from Iowa (miss you!) as evidenced here & here. Gifts aside, we felt very blessed to celebrate with loved ones.
Here to share small additions to Quinn's room that I made back in the fall.
The fact that I'm posting these this year, that at least earns me a cookie right.
I signed Quinn up for toddler ballet back when she was 17 months old & while she was skeptical at first (& refused to wear tights) she truly loves anything to do with ballet now.
She's taken to reaching for her ballet outfit the minute she wakes & finding Angelina Ballerina on the iPad. I often turn around to see her doing a wobbly arabesque, losing her balance, & crashing into a wall. Then she bounces right back up & does it again.
Quinn outgrew her very first pair of ballet shoes months ago & I decided to frame them (not professionally preserved but it'll do). So I did. What I also did? The ugly-cry. I'm not a gal who's all about the feels, but I did get sad about the fact that she won't ever be this little again.
Sidenote: my 2 year-old currently wears size 7 toddler shoes. When she was born, the nurses joked that they almost ran out of ink/paper whilst doing her footprints.
I snipped some blooms from my filled-up Rifle Paper Co notebook.
Also framed a kick-ass quote by Kate Forsyth's The Witches of Eileanan (printed on gold marbled paper from Paper Mojo). It was a long ago sleep-deprived-insomnia-induced-post-partum purchase.
Balloon "art" DIY here.
Hey! Made a pillow cover from a Target towel on clearance ($3).
It's a whimsical print on a thick, super soft terry cloth.
She didn't have a class this day.
Just doing chores in her ballet outfit. Or not doing chores.
See you in 2014!!