I love that I can boil water for tea without overheating the house.
I love how my kitchen table looks with this neat runner my mom found at a thrift store and a bean pot EP Dude bought at a church-sponsored world goods sale years ago:
|So warm and cozy!|
|Yummy local apples!|
|Some festive bunting!|
I do try to spend as much one-on-one time with Sillypants, although she seems just as independent as her big sister thus far. It's nice when I can do so while WNG is still home (as opposed to being in school) so she can see that Sillypants deserves my attention just as much as she does.
At any rate, WNG happily watercolored and Sillypants happily sat with me reading until maybe the eighty-seventh request for me to see the latest painted blob. When I went into the dining room, I noticed that WNG had some blue paint on her lips. Thinking she wiped her mouth with a painty hand, I told her to keep her yucky hands away from her face.
"Oh, okay," she replied, exposing her blue teeth.
Remaining unflappably calm (HA!) I gently requested that she open her mouth, further exposing her very blue tongue.
Me: "WHAT DID YOU DO, LICK THE PAINTBRUSH?!"
Her: "ONLY FIVE TIMES! No, less, four times. Or maybe seven?"
Sillypants: *grabs one of the paper cups filled with brown paint-water and drops it on the floor*
So, here are the four pictures she painted. They are, clockwise from upper left:
1. A tree and a mountain and a square for EP Dude's brother and sister-in-law, whom we will see this weekend. (WNG asked me very particularly if they like SQUARES because she painted one under the mountain.)
2. A rainbow for me.
3. A sun, a cloud, a blue horse with red stripes, her red handbrint, some grass, and a tree trunk.
4. The view out a window. It's the window of someone we don't know, though, and that blue swoopy caterpillar shape is the windowsill.
Maybe we have enough leftovers for everyone...