Pray Tell

Another wildlife sighting on Redgate Ave…pm2 Get ready, folks…it’s a praying mantis.pm1I told you, it doesn’t take much. Still, it really is pretty cute how Ben gets SO excited about his animal sightings. “Mom! Quick, get the camera!”

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Hood for Hire

Here’s a satin, hooded cape I made for a friend’s daughter for Halloween. I didn’t make the dress under the cape, but I did make a new black sash/bow for it. The little girl (a 3rd grade classmate of Ben’s) is being a character, Red Riding Hood’s teenage daughter, from some show called Ever After High. I can’t wait for her to try it on. I hope she likes it!c1 Picture1 Picture2 Picture3

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His First School Project

I’m so excited Ben is finally getting to make projects for school. It’s fun to watch him show what he’s learned by creating something rather than just through filling out a worksheet. I’m very proud of Ben’s work on his first project of the year – a three-part simple machines project. He had a menu of options to choose from, so he decided to make a model (two little pulleys), a poster, and an advertisement (also for pulleys). Good job, Ben!DSC_0001 DSC_0002 DSC_0004 DSC_0005And here’s a link to his advertisement for pulleys: Ben’s Commercial. It turned out to be more of just an explanation, but he did a good job. Oh, and I stopped by Ben’s classroom on a whim on Monday to see if he had presented yet, and he was presenting at that very moment. It was really fun to see him present to his classmates. He did great.

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We only think our stories end.

Our Amelia Frances, holding a photograph of two of her namesakes, my Great-Grandmother Amelia with one of her three daughters, Frances, my own Great-Aunt Frances…two special women whose stories now span five generations, for they are woven into this little girl’s own story.9_22f 9_22g 9_22h 9_22i …a story that is just beginning.9_22k(Our Amelia Frances is also named for my mom, Geraldine Frances, who is likewise named for Frances, her aunt and my great-aunt.)

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More Birthday Fun

Amelia celebrated her birthday with all of her friends at preschool on Monday, and I’m so glad I was able to stop by to see her little celebration. Her classmates sang Happy Birthday, everyone had a cupcake, and Amelia got to show off one of her favorite birthday presents, an Elsa wand from Grandma. Happy Birthday, Amelia!DSC_0005 DSC_0007 DSC_0020 DSC_0014 DSC_0003

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Four Years Old

Happy birthday, Amelia Frances! You are sugar and spice and everything nice. We love you to pieces, our dear, sweet, funny, little 4 year old… 9_21i 9_21a 9_21l 9_21m 9_21h

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Under the Sea

Who’s ready for her Ariel-themed birthday party later today…?DSC_0001 DSC_0006 DSC_0009

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