"Bear Cutting Down a Tree" by two-year-old Lily
I set very ambitious goals for May, and – not surprisingly, didn’t get everything done! I didn’t work on either sewing project, although I did turn a shirt into skirts for both girls – using this shirt to skirt technique! Lily owns two skirts made using this technique, and Emma owns three. They all get worn every week!
I did achieve my most critical goal of finishing up the book for the Small Hands Creating Hope fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. We have raised nearly $600 so far! Please donate, if you can?
With the warmer weather, we are spending as much time outside as we can, eating outdoors, geocaching, visiting playgrounds, and running around in our own beautiful yard.
Drawing was a huge hit this month with the kids – they even made some collaborative artwork! Play dough was also very popular. And, we learned a new craft technique: dying wool yarn with Kool-Aid – HIGHLY recommended!
We (Mike, that is) put together a dresser our little baby girl due in August, and I have started gathering up the baby things that we lent out during the past year and a half. Now to organize them! Emma made her friend a lovely butterfly. Teacher gifts are in-progress, and the house did get slightly more organized, with more things rounded up for donation.
May was a month of meeting up with new friends, old friends, and family. My brother, his wife, and their baby boy are moving to the L.A. area after two years in Boston, and they will be sorely missed! Although it probably means my brother’s back and neck will be slightly healthier…
In June, I hope to:
- Make the girls’ dresses – for real! Target Areas: gratitude and education
- Make sure we eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Target Areas: health, education, and peace
- Spend lots of time outside. Target Areas: gratitude, peace, and health
- Enjoy Emma and Johnny’s end-of-school events! Target Areas: gratitude and education
- Celebrate Johnny’s half-birthday! Target Area: gratitude
Are you setting goals for June? I would love for you to link up!