I made her a Winnie The Pooh cake, as she loves to have me read her the WTP stories. Heck, one could read her an encyclopedia and she would be happy. Anyway, the bear color is a bit funky, but other than that it turned out OK. It sure was delicious!!!
Here is London (with a sidelong glance to where her Daddy was standing). Her curly hair is getting long and it is just sooooo cute!!
Then we told her to smile, and she lit up just like the candles! And of course she helped us sing Happy Birthday, and she knew all the words. :-)
Then before we knew it, she took a deep breath and blew out all the candles! She`s got the routine down, wouldn’t you say?
Her present from Grammy and Grandpa was this cool whiteboard/blackboard from Ikea. We also got her markers, erasers, chalk (white and colored) and art paper. She is already really dexterous and loves to draw, just like her daddy. My son Shane is an artist (oils, portraiture, etc) and supplements his art income by working part-time as a graphics designer for a power beverage company.
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In other news, we have been working on updating our living room. There is a line of fabrics that just came out that I am totally in love with. It is called Indie (by Pat Bravo) for Art Gallery Fabrics.
I love this collection so much, I bought a fat quarter of each fabric in the collection to make a quilt for our living room (after Christmas!) And it inspired me to get rid of some of our furniture - pieces that did not match, were dark/black, etc. We went to Ikea and bought a great media center in white. Bruce assembled it in one afternoon and was amazed at how solid (pure wood, no venerrs) it was and how perfectly it went together. As soon as I bring out the autumn decorations, I will take before and after pictures.
The only other major thing was that I needed a chair. I have been using my old sewing chair up in the living room, and it really needed to return to my studio downstairs. We shopped and shopped at the major furniture chains. Then I remembered the Country Furniture at Gardner Village. Over the last 30 years, I have bought and loved many pieces of furniture from them. The most important thing for me is comfort first and foremost. It has to support this aging back of mine. Eighty percent of the chairs we looked at were eliminated as soon as I sat down in them. Wait a second, that didn`t sound right. I am not THAT heavy, LOL. I don`t mean that they were broken when I sat in them, but they were eliminated from consideration. hehehehe. But you knew that, right? Right?????
Anyway, I had taken Bruce`s truck so I was prepared to purchase something that day if I found anything. I looked through their rooms and displays and came to the last room in their showroom and saw this chair sitting there. Loved the colors. Hmmmm…..
|The Chair on the showroom floor|
We are loving our “new” living room; it feels so modern, clean and uncluttered. My new chair is great. And if you don’t believe me, ask my cat Boomer. He is in it more than I am. I guess that means it gets the Royal Feline Seal of Approval, LOL!