And so, Maggie's weekend adventures:
Adventure One: Left unattended, Maggie puts on some "lip balm." It may or may not have been red Do-A-Dot marker. Does not she look gorgeous?
By the way, Brian was quite taken aback when Maggie first asked to wear make-up. He was genuinely surprised how quickly she fell into that stereotype and, I think, he momentarily considered dispelling her hopes for another decade or two (if he could). But I don't mind. I wanted to wear make-up as a little girl, and Maggie watches me apply make-up. So I pretend to put a little on her from time to time and let her wear lip balm whenever she wants. I read this article just this afternoon, and I felt it captured how I feel about the girly-girl issue.
May I mention that I made that baby carrier? It was a major undertaking since the feed system on my sewing machine went caput soon after starting, but I didn't figure this out for awhile, and (according to the repair guy) nearly damaged the shuttle. I wish I knew what this meant.
Anyhow, I loosely followed this tutorial I found on pinterest. You have to free draw that "fish" shape, and I think I'd make mine with less "tail" another time. But I also made the straps way longer and added buttons and buttons holes (another use for those thousands of buttons) on either end of the straps. If we do need to adjust it, I'll have to move the button that holds the top up, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it (as Caroline Ingalls was wont to say).
Did you want to see more pictures of the baby carrier? I thought so.
|Jumping stump to stump|
|Just pretend to eat it, Mama|
Another great weekend with my girl! Maybe we'll let Leo join the shenanigans next week!