This afternoon I took Raya outside to play in her sprinkler. Took about 10 minutes to get dressed and ready--and she played in the sprinkler for about 5 minutes. 'Tis life with a 2 year old!
Really though, I just wanted an excuse to try her new swimsuit out! It's true I had already bought her a swimsuit for this summer (that pink tutu one from Target) but last time I was back home I saw this swimsuit at Gymboree and it was on sale for only $2 more than the Target swimsuits! And the matching hat? Yeah, I paid like $1.98 I think...score! Doesn't she look like she should be attending a beach party in the Hamptons or something? So stinkin' cute!
My mom will tell you that Raya is the biggest tattle tale who ever lived. Seriously. Well today Raya started tattling (with shock and horror!) that Brielle was (gasp!) PICKING GRASS!!! haha. Obviously Brielle had no idea what she was doing, but Raya was convinced that this "deliberate" grass pulling had to stop! She tattled her little heart out...
She went so far as to physically pull the grass out of Brielle's slobbery little fingers haha. Poor Brielle didn't have a clue what she had done wrong.
And then that little shit, well she sure did decide that pulling grass was totally fine for HER to do! I asked her if she wanted to go in the sprinkler again and she yelled "No Mama! I pick grass!" Whatever.
She's going to be the death of me, that's for sure!
It seems like everyone says age 3 is even harder than 2. Lord help me if that's true!
So a little while later I heard two little squirrels in the tress, chasing eachother around and making "squirrel noises" :-P I pointed them out to Raya thinking this would be a fun activity--squirrel watching. Well...
|She did look at them...|
Like I always say, it's a good thing she's so cute!
Despite her diva, 2 year old, attitude I did buy her a Barney and Baby Bop doll on ebay for $4. They arrived today and let me tell you--the best $4 ever spent! She even took them to bed with her, and you should have seen the smile on her face as she curled up with 1000 owl things and Barney :-P
Lastly, here's my new design I attempted. Design wise I like it--execution wise it's a little bit of a hot mess LOL. My ladybug stuff sells well on Etsy--a lof of people do ladybug baby showers or ladybug birthday parties. So I found this fabric and had wanted to come up with a cute dress that people might want to give as gifts or use for birthday outfits. Problem is that I didn't use a pattern of any kind--I just made things up as I went. And I'm decided that there must be another way to make a onesie dress b/c the way I did it was very cumbersome and impossible for me to make things straight!
Here a couple pics though...you get the idea. I do plan to refine this design before selling it on Etsy though, don't worry lol.
And thanks to those who have entered my giveaway recently! I've had some people enter in places other than my original entry, so we're up to about 8ish people competing right now (I can't quite remember). There is still room for more though! Step right up and win that $30!! Details on how to enter can be found in my previous blog entry :-)