Because we're a gluten-free family and because we've been experimenting with different ways of eating, there has been a drastic reduction in bread and pasta in our home. I plan on having our family eat a little more of the gluten-free varieties, but because of the famine, if you will, my girls are even more bananas for bread and pasta. Our spaghetti dinner the other night was quite the hoot. Greta ate 5 good-sized helpings (growth spurt?) and Holly ate a pretty decent amount too! And to top it off, they both got really messy, which surprisingly doesn't happen as often as I think it should. So of course, out came the camera. And then because Holly's at that age, she started laying it on thick and getting a little more messy and a little more giggly than she would naturally. Don't you ever change baby.
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I often catch snippets of my girls doing sweet things for each other. And I breath a sigh of relief. Honestly, I love these little moments. Holly likes to baby Greta and do nice things for her and Greta is a selfish 2-year old so she likes to have Holly baby her and do nice things for her. They're a personality match-up until Greta starts scratching, pulling hair and biting. But clearly there was nothing but love happening in these photos.
"Your children will become who you are; so be who you want them to be." - Anonymous
Forever grateful Holly and Greta are my daughters.
We don't do a whole lot of crafting anymore. Recently, our schedule got crazy and crafting has taken a hit. Ultimately, crafting takes a lot of time and effort. But my girls love it! So I really want to be better at doing it... but it's hard. We barely complete our kiwi crate crafts. Pathetic I know. But a few weeks ago we did a butterfly craft that I've been meaning to do for a while. And even though it took us about a week to finally complete it (embaressing I know!), it got done!
So the basics of this little craft is: color a coffee filter with markers, mist with water, hang to dry and then clip it in the middle with a clothespin. I know, so easy.
One perk of 11:30am church is the lesiurely morning that leads up to it. Sometimes I even curl my hair! The girls are typically impatient to put on their Sunday dresses or do something since we typically have a fairly full schedule especially in the mornings. I love that I can sleep until I have to get up and make pancakes if I want to. On this peticular morning, Holly and Greta were playing on my bed and I wanted to capture them. I'm grateful I have a camera and am able to preserve memories. I'm grateful for my beautiful daughters.