During nap time today I worked on making little covers for plain barrettes. Megan has really fine hair, and she gave herself a haircut a month or two ago. Those short hairs are now at a length that they like to stand up on the top of her head. While searching on-line for a way to help the short hairs lay down, I came across a tutorial to make these little barrettes. This one is the prototype, I sewed the felt together with a contrasting thread so that I could see it to make my measurements to finish the other dozen or so that needed cutting and sewing. It's really very easy, just a little felt sleeping bag for the barrette.
The felt on the barrette does the trick. It stays in Megan's hair with all of her dancing and bouncing around. She even woke up from her nap with it still in her hair.
Early this morning I was playing legos with the boys. Megan wanted to watch The Nutcracker again (shocking, I know). I came out in the living room and was watching her dancing with her doll for the longest time before she noticed me. She's so adorable. Notice the plain barrette falling out of her hair - this was before I got crafty. I searched all over for a tiny tu-tu for her doll, and then one day a few weeks ago I was talking to some stranger in Wal-mart (because I am a stay at home mom, so I tend to talk to anyone that is willing to talk back), and she suggested I make one. She told me how to do it and showed me what to use. She made them for her girls when they were little.
Megan and Daniel were on "Daddy Watch". Keith called at lunch time to say he was on his way home. So the kids were waiting to have lunch with him before they had to go down for naps.
Tonight we were going to go out to the Coast Guard base to the children's Christmas party. But the kids voted to stay home and watch Star Wars instead. The old Star Wars movies are so much better than the new ones. Daniel and Joshua were sitting on the floor side by side and when the Death Star explodes near the end of the movie, Daniel turned around and gasped, "oh no, they broke it." Which was funny to us because Joshua has a few Star Wars lego ships that Daniel isn't allowed to play with because he'll break them.