Yes, folks, it's Rain Time. We can but gaze out the window into our back yard and watch the slide fill up with water, the steps up to the slide become slippery with moss, and wish it were summer again!
We are doing a lot of indoor projects, instead. I'm learning to make a mean pizza crust (because somehow this dreary weather makes my husband crave pizza) while Violet is learning to read to herself. It's pretty cute hearing her little voice read portions from her favorite books: "Hello, little mouse, Oohhhh, I see. Whoo is gardin' it..."
I tried my hand at some sewing projects, and miserably failed. I ended up with like, a size 6X shirt for Violet, which I sewed up so screwily that the sleeves ended up being sewn from the front and back, and the neckline was totaly lopsided. A blue pile of cotton was what I ended up with.
I'd far rather shop for bargains for 2 hours than sew something for two hours. :(
We had much more success doing party planning for Violet's 2nd Birthday party. She and Aedon are going to be 2 this December, and we're doing a shared party. They both love the "Red, Ripe Strawberry" book, so I did some sketching and made up an invitation.
We'll be celebrating with Gramma Sandy that week, too. She's coming out Dec. 8th, and will spend a week with us. We're very excited about that!! Love having visitors!