In Emily's Victory Garden, we had to replace one of the tomato plants. The nwe one appears to be doing much better.Kirsten put on the new dress and apron that I made her using the American Girl pattern. She wanted to show you that the pink matched the impatiens, but she had a hard time finding a place where she could stand in the garden.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
This is Becky. She is a Lati Yellow Byurl, and happens to be Amy and Wendy's younger sister. She arrived here on September 19, 2009. She is probably one of the quietest kids here. She is easy to impress and amaze with little tricks, stories and trivia.She has a pretty awesome imagination, too. She can see the magic in little things we take for granted.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wendy has tried all kinds of hair-dos, but eventually, picked out the very first style she got a month after her arrival! Sometimes you just have to acknowledge that you already have what you need!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
My Mother's Day weekend started when I discovered that I could work from home on Friday afternoon! On my way home, I got a phone call telling me that someone new had arrived! It was Lanie! She brought her bunny, Lulu, with her. I once had a lop eared bunny, but she was much darker brown than Lulu, and not nearly as talented. Lanie has trained Lulu to walk on a leash! Lanie's dress reminds me of the preppy clothes I loved so much when I was in high school.
Her hair reminds us of "pageant hair", but it is naturally this way and doesn't take a night in curlers and a lot of fussing!Her hazel eyes are quite different in our blue-eyed human family, but Samantha, Catherine and a few other girls living here do have green eyes. Samantha loves butterflies, wildlife and flowers. She discovered a butterly bush in our yard. Right now it is only a little bit taller than she is, but by the time it is ready to bloom, it will be over 6 feet tall!We were really excited to discover these hydrangea buds forming! We've had very little luck getting these shrubs to bloom very well. Maybe, if we are very lucky, we will get to see an abundance of flowers this summer!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Today it is windy, overcast and threatening to thunderstorm! So I thought I would share with you a picture of Emily's "Victory Garden." We took these pictures a few weeks ago, but have been too busy to post them. This little patch of ground is about all we can find that will get enough sunshine to grow vegetables, without putting it out in our front yard in full view of everyone who might come along and help themselves, since our backyard is wooded. We hope these 2 baby tomato plants will grow to produce some yummy tomatoes for salads, sandwiches and hamburgers this summer! We can't wait!
Emily is pretty excited about it and will be reminding us to post our gardening progress this summer!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Susie is Emma and Sophie's cousin. She is half-elf. She has a sister who lives in New York named Lucy. They are pen pals. Susie is really excited to have her cousins here! She waited for almost 5 months for them to arrive. She is glad that they got here in time for summer! Summer is Susie's favorite time of the year. Even though it is still Spring, it feels like summer this weekend because we are getting near-record high temperatures - over 90 degrees!
Last week, you met this little girl. This week, she told us that her name is Emma, and she wanted a softer hairstyle. We were able to help her find the look she wanted, and now she is really happy with her new look - even if it is easily windblown.
We featured Sophie in our "A Doll A Week" photo pool contribution today for the week that ended yesterday. We are a day late because yesterday, Jen, her husband and daughter finally went to see The Last Song at the movie theater and then did some shopping. For some reason, the doll companions are not allowed on the computer when no one is home. We think it might have to do with inviting friends and relatives to come stay with us, but we really don't see why anyone would have a problem with that. Do you think that it's wrong to do that?