Friday, October 22, 2010

Busy, busy month!

Nevaeh and I have had a busy, busy month this month. Not only did she turn six, but we have both also had some kind of flu/bronchitis bug AND my portfolio for acceptance to the art program is due in a few weeks. Talk about a whirlwind of things to do.

Nev had an awesome birthday party, and racked up on cash...which she then spent on 14 books at her school book fair. I volunteered and they made me wear a cape - so wish I had taken pictures. Also, for her birthday, she took a trip to 'the baby doctor' with mommy and got to meet everybody and hear the heartbeat. The heartbeat is an old hat for her, though, as we have a Doppler at home that she knows how to work.

Here's the monster on her birthday:

We bought a paper holder and roll of paper from Ikea back in September, and she has almost blown through 98ft of paper in the past month. Best $10 investment I've made all year! She has spent hours drawing helicopters, cats, clowns, and many other things from some drawing books I picked up on Amazon earlier this year. We also spent two nights painting two pumpkins and two mini-pumpkins. Tis' the season for crafty awesomeness!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

'Rainbow Buckets', explained.

My family and I took a trip to Barnes and Noble in search of a 'New Big Sister' type book, and ran across a book titled, 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today?', by Carol McCloud. Scott immediately laughed and called it a 'hippie book', which only increased Nevaeh's desire to buy it. The book talks about how everybody has an invisible bucket that they carry around, and it is our job to fill that bucket up with happiness. When we all fill each other's buckets, the world is a happy place. Hippie-esque? Maybe a bit. Possibly a tad on the Buddhist side as well. Nonetheless, Nevaeh fell in love with the story as well as the pictures of rainbows and shapes flowing in and out of buckets on each page. She has since repeatedly asked me to read 'Rainbow Buckets' to her.

This blog is about Rainbow Buckets - the things she and I do to make each other, and the people around us, smile. Life's happy little moments often pass by without notice. Instead, she and I want to share them with the world. Expect artwork, funny stories, and our journey into becoming a big sister for the first time. ♥