Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rollie Pollie

Doesn't every 1.5 year old need a ball chair that is almost as tall as they are and weighs half as much as they do?  Yeah, I thought so, too.  I found this pattern for a Rollie Pollie chair and knew I had to make one for Little H.  She loves chairs. She loves to sit on random objects. She loves balls.  I love this chartreuse fabric and needed a reason to buy some!  The pattern was pretty easy to piece together. The directions were clear.  And the chair came together pretty quickly!  The only real obstacle along the way was having enough filling.  I used the two bags of fiberfill I had on hand and realized that it was going to take A LOT more.  Off the fabric store I went.  I came home with a 5 lb. box of fiberfill, stuffed it, and realized I was going to need even more fiberfill!  After another trip to the store to purchase another 5 lb. box I had enough! (I didn't use all of the second box.)  

She doesn't quite LOVE the chair, yet, but I think that's just because she has a heck of a time trying to get on it without falling.  It's just a wee bit big, yet.  I guess maybe I should have made the small size......

Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween Recap

Cupcake had a very exciting Halloween this year.  She had two Halloween parties and she got to go trick or treating for the first time.  The first Halloween party was at her house with a close group of friends.  They were all so cute in their costumes and they had a great time coloring Halloween themed coloring pages.

The second party was with the whole group of my mom's group.  It was a big one!  The food was great, the dessert was sweet, and there were fun things for the kids to do, like face painting, picking a pumpkin at the patch and decorating it with stickers.  We had a great time and of course her favorite was the slide at the park.

We went to a few houses to trick or treat and shy little Dorothy was very good about saying thank you, but trick or treat is a bit advanced for her vocabulary.  Next year!  She was afraid of some of the costumes, particularly the neighbor who was a werewolf.  Oscar did stay out long.  He was too barky.  He wasn't a fan of his scarecrow costume, either.  I think this might be the last year he gets a new costume.  I'm running out of dog patterns and it's quite difficult to modify patterns to fit the weird shape of a dachshund.  He may just be a hot dog every year for the rest of his life!

Dorothy loved the Reese's Pieces we let her eat and has been begging for more candy since.  We have created a monster!  So the little bit of candy we had left had to be put in another room so I didn't have to hear the whining and begging for more candy!