“Wibbly wobbly wee, an elephant sat on Aunty C.
Wibbly wobbly wessa, an elephant sat on Tessa.
Wibbly wobbly wonner, an elephant sat on Connor.”Repeat those verses a zillion times over and yes, that's pretty much a snapshot of my joy-filled,extraordinarily wonderful weekend spent with my niece and nephew. We covered a lot of territory: haircuts, a visit to the Cabela store (they're quite fascinated by the animal displays, which I find just a wee bit creepy. My nephew's "Moose going to eat me" had me laughing, although given the size of those critters, especially in comparison to his 2' 10.5" stature - we had measuring moments - I'd have that concern too. The mountain sheep and goats were all dubbed with family members' names by my niece, except she ran out of them, so my brother was the grizzly bear...hahahahaha! Perfect!), a trip to Walmart (always entertaining), and that sums up the first evening's shenanigans. Add to the mix a day that also encompassed working until mid-afternoon and a four hour drive, partly in torrential downpour, and a rather tired, slightly bedraggled, but incredibly happy Aunty C arrived at my parents' at 9pm..
Saturday, after some mom-and-me time, round two of kidlet visits: colouring, reading books...and then the adventure of getting them ready for the birthday party, they - and by extension, I - were invited to. That task alone took the better part of an hour,and let's just say my nephew really need that nap he missed! He had a couple good cries, but once we had him packed in the van (accompanied by tears and his blankie), and I suggested that maybe "he" should drive, the smiles came back. The party was cute - all sizes of little and big people - having a good time in the birthday boy's back yard. Foam tube sword fights, a pinata, cake, swing-and-slide set...plenty to keep us entertained. Following that, back home, where I took on my regal duties as the Queen of Bubble Baths with the two giggly, squirmy "fishies." Another most excellent day filled with memories to treasure.
Sunday...Mother's Day and my nephew's baptism. At two years old, he was the oldest of the group of babies christened. What well-behaved, and most fashionably dressed, lad he was! I'm hoping my sister-in-law will send photos my way, at which point I'll let the pictures speak the thousand words I have bubbling up inside! Leaving, as it always is, was hard, but we'll be back on the 23rd. Birthday party, watching a bike race, play dates...we have plans in the works! Before I left, I gave the little ones strict orders to hold off on 'growing up' for a while longer; I don't ever want the cuddles and hugs and smooches to end!
Speaking of the 23rd...that's my sister's birthday so I made her a card for an in-person delivery. It's my third sequin shaker, and this time I followed Paulina's advice about adding two layers of tape to allow more room for movement. What a difference!
The two challenges I'm entering offered inspiration that marries wonderfully with my sister's 'colour and style' preferences: black and white, with pops of colour, simple designs. She's always fashionably dressed (in an understated way), always well -coiffed, always calm and poised. Now, imagine the complete opposite and you have me! We're quite the pair of sisters...and we're kind of fun, for the most part...usually...
My card is heading to:
CASE Study #190, where Wida's yellow and black lovely card is showcased
My sister's sequin shaker...
Here are the sequins, after a rousing good shaking....
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