Friday, January 2, 2009

The Best New Years Plan

Happy New Year to everyone! Is it just me, or did 2008 fly by? Well, it was a very exciting year for my family and for Tailored Tadpole, and I hope it has been for you. I wish you all the best in 2009.
We took the "lay low" approach on New Years and stayed at home most of the day, just being together. I took the day off and we had a great time playing with the kids and cooking, reading books and watching movies. Marina (she'll be 4 in June)received doll house furniture from her Auntie K for Christmas and it was still lying in the box. She already had the Chalet Doll House from Plan Toys, but not many of the fun accessories.
So we got them out and had a blast together. I never had a dollhouse as a child, so this was super fun for me. I couldn't resist grabbing the camera and capturing some of the things she did. I used some of the scraps I keep around from my designs, and made blankets and throws, towels and tablecloths. I just cut the scraps with pinking shears and Marina issued the designated use with a triumphant, somewhat bossy tone. "This blue one is for the fiesta, mami." "I need another one for this deck chair, this grandma is tired." and then, "Mami, not there! It goes with this boy. The boy doesn't want pink!" When I went to dump the memory card on my camera, she did the first photo all by herself. "Look, they're having a fiesta!" My heart swelled.
So we carried on for hours. Papi went to sleep on her bed, Soren played with the bed's canopy and wrecked the furnishings whenever he saw the opportunity, occasionally hurling it across the room. It was a great time. I figure the new year is going to be a great one with a start like this. Cheers!
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