Today the girls came over. We have been so busy we haven’t seen them all break and we were all missing each other.
It is amazing how much kids can grow and change even over just a few summer weeks.
Brady will be starting 5th grade (which is middle school for us.) She is growing so tall. Why do they grow so tall? And she is growing into a beautiful young lady and I am suddenly feeling so old.
After swimming it was craft time. I unloaded a metric ton of craft supplies onto the dining room table and loosely gave directions for making shadow box collages.
Speaking of growing up, Lilly had a birthday and turned the big 1-3. Which apparently means she now has an ear bud implanted into one ear. One more year and then she will be at the high school. High School. Jeez. I am old.
It was good to dive into the crafts. To get my hands sticky with glue and find bits of glitter stuck to me in odd places.
This is my little collage. It is somewhat inspired by coast living in Louisiana and by the book The Crowning Glory of Calla Lilly Ponder.
This is Lilly’s. I love the texture of her balloons and her colors.
( Brady and Miles’ were still drying at the time of these photos so we will save them for another day.)
The dinning table has not yet recovered and dinner was a hodge-podge of leftovers.
I sort of crashed after the girls went home. In fact I took a nap face down in a bed covered with clean laundry and my plans for the remainder of the evening are not that much more exciting.
Who knew crafting could be so exhausting?