This is my beautiful vintage dress. It looks much better on. LOL. It makes me think of spring which is definitely on her way! I counted 18 crocuses making their appearance today! And, we are starting to experience the typical N. Idaho spring. Gorgeous and sunny one day (it was actually almost 60) and the next day nasty and snowing. :D
Sunday wasn't the best I ever had. Carey had really sharp pains in his lower abdomen and he was worried that he was getting a hernia because of all the coughing he's been doing. He wound up going home early during Church. I had to leave the sanctuary because Kitty was being fussy. Sigh.... it was a topic that I had been looking forward to, too. Ah, well. I did get the time to talk to the girls in the nursery and asked them to dress up as fairies for Deedee's party and help out. They're both really excited about it. They just like Deedee period, so anything to do with her they enjoy. Unfortunately, it was a pain getting four uncooperative children into the van. I had forgotten my sling at home, so my usual free arm was taken up with Kitty. The boys refused to come with me so I had to load the girls into the van first and then chase the boys down. They had climbed to the top of the play equipment. I was able to convince James to come down the slide and he went happily off to the van but I had to pull Charles down. And, of course, as soon as I did, he started screeching that he wanted to go down the slide and he didn't want to go with to the car.
I dropped the boys off at home, as well as a sleeping Kitty, and took Deedee shopping for her party. I didn't find anything that I was looking for so I'll have to order some of it offline, make the rest and hope for the best. I had a blast with her at Goodwill. LOL. She discovered the children's shoes and had to try most of them on. Off came the boots, and one of her boots I found stashed in the toys. She did find two nice pairs that fit her. Both are slightly big on her, which is good because they'll last longer. And one has a velcro "buckle" so she can put them on by herself. I also got a pair for Charles but I misjudged the size and they fit James better. I even bought a little pair of black boots for Kitty. They look adorable on her. My two favorite purchases were one of those all in one wooden game sets and a 100% wool sweater. The game set wound up missing two chess pieces, but I can't complain too much; I only paid $2 for it. As for the sweater, I'm not sure why I bought it. I mean, it's absolutely gorgeous and it had been hand knit in Nepal. There is no way I could have knit this sweater myself for only $9. My problem is that I don't know what to do with it. Carey refuses to wear sweaters of any sort. And I'm swimming in it; it's a men's XL. I don't know. Maybe it will fit my father. Here are a couple of pics of Carey and the boys playing checkers on the new game set.
After the kids were in bed, Carey and I shared half a cheesecake and played The Order of the Stick again. This one went a lot smoother because we (or should I say I) understood it a lot better and we didn't have to look at the rules as much. This game really is a lot of fun and I"m glad that I bought it for him.
I had fun tonight. It was time to get started on Deedee's party invitations. There were only two little punch out invites that came in her little tea fairy party book, so I scanned them in and then printed out the number I needed. This way, I'll have them to use again as I'm sure that the girls will be having more fairy tea parties. They look really cool. I got them printed out, and filled in tonight. Since they're double sided, I had to scan in both sides, and then print one invite to a page. I'll have to cut them out and glue them together tomorrow. And I really had fin with the envelopes. Since these weren't store bought, of course they didn't come with any so I made my own. Sorta. :D I had a brand new package of thank you cards and I snagged the envelopes from that. They were the perfect size and number. I then crumpled them up, tore the edges along the glue strip on the flap, dunked them in tea and laid them out to dry on the lowest setting in the oven. If you haven't guessed it yet, I did a fake parchment job on them and they look neat. If they're too faded tomorrow after they've dried, I'll do it again to get them a bit darker. Since there isn't any glue on them anymore, I use a sticker to hold it closed. I'll have to look for some fairy or flower stickers. Here's one of the trays of envelopes before it went into the oven. They're looking good so far.