Since I was up - courtesy of my beloved daughter - at 6am on a Saturday I figured I might as well make pancakes. I retrieved all the fixings from the fridge and Rylee asked to see the eggs.
Figuring it's never too early to teach her to cook I opened the eggs and let her carefully examine the four in the carton. She wanted to hold one so I pulled one out and handed it to her, all the while admonishing her to be careful and gentle.
As I was explaining that eggs are fragile and will break if we drop them, the remaining three eggs fell out of the carton and on to the floor.
We finally got a decision on wearing yesterday's character tops. And the winner is...
But wait. What's the touch of green at the neckline? And why does Rylee look a little puffy. And what's that green bit protruding from the bottom...?
And at the sleeve?
Yes, indeed. We've reached the stage of life of a toddler dressing herself and her choice today was not to choose! It was too hot for two shirts, though, so before leaving the house we had to wrestle her out of one of them. She was distraught until handed two scraps of fabric. Then all was well. I should have kept my scraps and sewed a big, makeshift lovey out of them.
Rylee's current obsessions - held with the ferocity and transience typical of toddler obsessions - are Dora and Toy Story. So what's a mommy to do but bust out some licensed fabric for her precious?
Behold the Dora top, with another pair of shorts made from the same pattern as her birthday shorts.
The polka dot fabric was supposed to be for a dress someone asked me to make her daughter, but it didn't match the main fabric for that outfit. The perils of online fabric shopping. Lemons into lemonade at the neckline and in the britches.
Woody and Buzz don't have matching bottoms, but we have plenty of shorts to match this peasant top.
Here was her reaction when I showed them both to her and asked her which one she wanted to wear. We have the same problem when she's trying to decide which one to watch. Why not both?
And here's her reaction when she figured out I was taking pictures of her reactions.
I live in the desert with my husband, our daughter and our two golden retrievers. Stay-at-home mom, former math/computer geek, erstwhile hobby gourmet cook, sewing dabbler, aspiring yoga instructor, wine enthusiast, semi-skilled baker, failed housekeeper.