Sunday, March 6, 2011

Indoor Crafts

Inspired by Kelly's Korner, I have been working on some indoor craft ideas for Abby. I have been wanting to do this for awhile to give her something more to do when she is stuck inside all day with Daddy (on cold days).
Speaking of cold days....what happened today? It was like 30 degrees outside (maybe more, but it was freezing).
These are from yesterday afternoon:
Playing with ice cubes.
I stole this idea straight from Kelly's blog. Stuart told me I was crazy, that Abby would never find this fun.

Boy, was he wrong.
Sorry for the weird angle, I was trying to not disturb her.

But she didn't catch on right away to use the spoon. She kept trying to pick up the cubes and put them in the spoon and then move them.

Eventually, I got her a bigger bowl and it worked for her.

Until she tried to pick up the bowl. She spilled the entire bowl on her pants. So, those had to be removed.

Up next....marshmallows and toothpicks. (Note that the boots had to come back on. Also note, a curious little dog that just wanted one bite).
Oh My Goodness. 45 minutes of no talking from her .
(And that is rare....she talks from the minute that she gets up to the minute she goes to sleep).
Please pray for one of my best friends. She was at the hospital when Abby was born. She and I have talked for hours over the years. Moving from NC was probably one of the hardest things that I had to do - leave her. But since our friendship is so strong, we still regularly talk.
Now, she is going through something that I would not wish on anyone. You can read all about it here.
I firmly believe in the love of God to everyone. He does have a plan for everyone. And when you are going through something tough in life, He is carrying you. So, I just ask that you pray for them.
Pray that radiation and chemo help Mike.
Pray that Julie remains strong through this.
Pray that Audrey gets to spend as much time as possible with her Daddy.
Pray that the Lord shows Himself to them. And lets them know that even in their darkest house, He is there.
After church today, we had lunch with Michelle and Bella. Poor Bella. Abby says her name about a hundred times when we see her. Bella will be 6 this month and really just doesn't get why Abby does it. It is too funny.
After that, we went to the craft store. Then, Abby fell asleep in the car. This is such a rare moment that I had to snap a picture.

How precious is she bundled up in her coat??

One of the "crafts" that I got her were beads and pipe cleaner. It did keep her busy.
But....she said, "Mommy Look" no less than a thousand times.
I gave Abby a hair cut tonight. I figured that since we have such bad experiences, might as well have them at home. She sat very patiently for it, but Momma is no hair dresser. It looks horrible. Very short and uneven. I am embarrassed to show pictures! I am sure I will soon though.
We are watching 127 Hours (instead of Desperate Housewives, which I am not happy about). This movie is crazy. I can only watch some parts. I love James Franco, but this is pretty brutal. Pretty sure that I will not be hiking anytime soon.


Wiz said...

I am so sorry about your friend. I can't imagine what they are going through.

Jules said...

Try pretzels with marshmellows, I used to love those as a kid and the combination is delicious :-)

gammy said...

I love the indoor crafts. Glad you came up with some for Stuart. That is what I always had to do for Steve and Kevin.
My prayers will be with Julie to stay strong. And Mike as he goes thru chemo. I know how close you and Julie are. My prayers are with you also.