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Mommy’s Little Airbender!

We love playing with makeup…  it’s just not always used the way it’s intended.  I’ll do my makeup roughly once or twice a month (seriously, I rarely wear any, and when I do it’s usually just a touch of it here or there.  It’s a highly unusual occasion that sees me with eye shadow, lip gloss, mascara, dusting powder, and blush).  The girl likes to do her own makeup though, and tends to go all out when given the opportunity.  However, when she asks me to do hers?  We usually come up with something extra fun.

Today the girl decided she wanted to have an arrow on her head just like Aang (from Avatar the Last Airbender – for the not avatards among us).  So I pulled out my blue eyeliner – which I have for just such occasions, cause goodness knows it’ll never be used on my eyes, grabbed her blue eye shadow, scoped out her blue glitter (made sure it wasn’t crusty yet) and held her bangs out of the way.

First I drew and coloured in the arrow with my dark blue liner.  Then I dabbed over the entirety of it with her light blue shadow.  For that extra punch, I then lined it with the blue glitter.  So, yeah…  purists may argue that Airbenders don’t have an outline around theirs, but come on…  blue glitter!  Ya gotta use glitter when you get the chance.  Sparkles just make everything better!

Voila!  Instant airbender!

Here are a few shots I nabbed with my iPhone:

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Scraptastic Saturday – “I Am The Great Cornholio!”

On the evening of the 13th, as I was helping the wee girlie get ready for bed, she transformed from my beautiful amazing little girl into the great CORNHOLIO.  Demanding TP for her bunghole, she proceeded to jump up and down on the bed and hurl pillows hither and yon.  Bouncing maniacally she repeated her demand for TP.  “Are you threatening me, Bungholio?”

Okay.  LOL  So it wasn’t all that.  But she did do her best Beavis impersonation, amid peels of laughter.  “I am the great Cornholio.  I need TP for my bunghole.”  It was great.  She does enjoy King of the Hill, but I imagine it will be a few years till she’s actually ready for Beavis and Butthead in their full glory.  We’ll save THAT particular Mike Judd classic for when she’s in grade school (at least).  LOL

the wee girlie as cornolio

"I am the great Cornolio"

Scrapbooking kit Monster Make Believe by Jacqui’s Scraps.  Available at Polka Dot Plum.

And then the shark came…

The wee girlie and I shared many adventures today.  We went for a walk to the spray park near our house.   We pretended to be acrobats, doctors, and soccer monsters.  We crafted up a storm.  But the picture I ended up choosing to share was of an entirely different adventure.

The things Lily-Ann remembers often astounds me.  I’m not sure where she comes up with half the things she does – but obviously she heard or saw something at some point that made things come together in just the right way for her.  LOL  Today was one of those things.  Obviously she got the idea from some place…  but I have no idea where.  LMAO

Our adventure goes something like this…

Lily-Ann is playing in her playhouse, when she leans out the window and says to me:  “I’m going down to the river.”

Me:  “Where’s the river?”

Girlie:  (pointing)  “Right over there.”

Me:  “Okay.  Should I draw a river on the sidewalk over there.”

Girlie:  “Good idea mom!”

I set to work drawing waves with two different shades of blue sidewalk chalk, stopping from time to time to ask her if there are enough waves yet.

Girlie:  “Good work momma!  That looks great!”

Me:  “Thank you Lily-Ann.  I appreciate your good manners, and I’m so glad you like it”

Girlie:  “Wanna go swimming?”

Me:  “I was thinking I’d sit on the bank and do some fishing.”

With her approval, I go digging around the yard to find just the right “fishing pole”, and find a comfy spot beside the chunk of sidewalk that is now a river.  While I’m pretending to fish, the girl decides to swim…  but announces that she isn’t a girl any longer.  She’s a fish – so I should try to catch her.

After a little while I catch my quarry.  It appears I’m pretty good at fishing.

I get to talking with my little fish, and we decide that I couldn’t possibly cook her for dinner, seeing how we get along so well.  😉

The game then evolves a little, and Lily-Ann figures we should do some more drawing.  She passes me a piece of chalk and asks me  to draw some fish…

We draw cute fish, and scrawny fish, and tiny fish too.  And then she draws a shark.  Oh my!  So what do you think happens next?  Well, the wee girlie grabs a piece of pink chalk and begins to draw circles around all the fish we’ve drawn.  LMAO  The shark, it appears, was hungry.

The wee girlie then lays down on the river, announcing it’s safe to do so, even for a fish like her – because the shark is full now.  LOL

Gotta love a shark-infested-sidewalk-chalk-river.  😉

playing in a sidewalk-chalk-river

And then a shark came...

Hiding

Sooo…  to avoid boredom breakdowns in the car, we often use our imaginations to play little games.  Lately, the wee girlie has been having us be a bird family.  With her the baby bird, Damon as daddy bird, and me…  yep…  as mommy bird.  So that part isn’t so imaginative.  😉  The cutest part is that she wraps herself up in a blanket and calls it her nest.  Today though, the baby bird didn’t just sit in it’s nest – it decided to become a part of the nest.  So here’s our little baby bird, or, here isn’t our little baby bird.  😀

baby bird (little girl) in her nest (blanket).

"you can't see me!"

A baby river dolphin…

The wee girlie, blending into the play-scape, as she pretends to be a lost baby river dolphin…  grateful for the help and protection of a friendly hippopotamus.  🙂

River Dolphin and Hippo

MY baby river dolphin. 🙂

Her Royal Highness…

Lily-Ann and her Grams made a crown today while I was off at an eye appointment.  Here she is, showing it off.  🙂

tin foil and cerial box crown

Her Royal Highness, Princess Lily-Ann

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