Thursday, September 16, 2010

A crafty night around here....

I got all of this stuff today:

It may not look like it, but it is going to be a Halloween costume.  A first Halloween costume.  For this cute little kid:

I wanted it to be an owl, but I couldn’t find a pattern for an owl that wasn’t so scary or ugly or costing $50+… so I was talking about modifying a pumpkin pattern when Garrett admitted that he thought something else would be cuter:

This, my friends,  is Abby Cadabby. Hayden watches her on Sesame Street while I make her breakfast in the morning.  She loves her. I love her.  (The truth is that Hoot prefers Elmo.  But Elmo is a boy and wouldn’t make as cute of a costume as a sweet little fairy-in training like Miss Abby here.  And let’s face it, I am the mom and until she can talk I get to pick.)
 So now I have a pile of stuff to make into a costume.  I figured I should get a head start on it since it takes me forever and two days to get anything done, especially in the craft project department.  I am hoping (while promising nothing) that this will not look like the same little heap of crap on October 28th or thereabouts.  I am making a goal here to go against all that I usually do and not procrastinate.  We’ll see how it goes. J
And now to take the heat off of me and my goal making, I bring you some pictures of Haydie-Hoots herself, a crafty little lady in the making, working on her first art project with her daddy.  We bought her these little chubby markers and a notebook at Walmart the other night.  We chose to blow off the fact that the package says “18 Months +” and the fact that our kid is only 8 months.  We, like all parents , believe she is a genius.  So, without further ado, Hayden Paisley The Genius gets crafty:
"You see me, Mama? i am coloring!"

"I don't NEED your help, Dad!"

More issues with unwanted help....

"See, I can do it MYSELF!!"
I just think that this is the funniest picture i have ever seen. (And so does she. LOL)


man, i love this kid. :)


  1. LOL. I love that this issue of "don't help me" has started. Tell Garrett it's a good prediction as Hayden as a teenager! And by the way, I think those markers are amazing! And it's not like you just gave them to her and walked away!! She was supervised! :) Erin

  2. That girl is so stinkin' cute! So glad to see you started a blog!