We are a few weeks away from celebrating the birthdays of Frodo & Bilbo Baggins and the beginning of Autumn - my favorite time of year! We're getting quite excited around here and putting together lots of decorations, planning menus, and gathering recipes so I'll be sharing our progress. This project started in a totally different direction (I was using silk flowers and wire, then it turned into wire and felt flowers, and then Lily had the brilliant idea to make the headband out of felt as well. This girl is a genius.)
Last week while Lily was in preschool, I worked on putting together another area of our mini fairy garden to surprise Lily and it was so much fun! I found three plastic whiskey barrel style pots on clearance at Lowe's, filled my cart with bags of dirt, and drove home to get to work! My favorite part was make the mini "hobbit hole" by using hot glue to attach moss to the terra cotta pot, and Lily's favorite part is making her fairies talk and swim in their little pool.
Now that my daughter is starting preschool and we’re going to have to wake up and function early in the morning, a good night of sleep has become even more important to me. Sleep schedules and routines have been something I’ve always struggled with as a mother, but I’ve been trying to find a good rhythm for us in the past few days. One of the problems I’ve had is that, after the babies are asleep, I end up staying awake for hours...
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Lily tells me of how she misses grandma's fairy garden back in Phoenix and it aches to know how far we are from home. But this is home now. It is weird and takes a lot of getting used to, especially for a three year-old. So I try to make it into a place where she feels like she belongs, like she has what she needs, a place for her to call home.