Whew. That feels good.
Day 22: Up By Three (or Upped By Three)
She's the home team and extremely pleased with herself, thankyouverymuch.
Day 23: The Binky Tree
Sooo...those are pacifiers. Suspended by ribbons from a tree in the back yard. This whole thing, in the grand tradition of Lying To One's Children, involved a "Binky Fairy" and a certain 3 year-old junkie and an elaborate parental performance involving a long-forgotten jar of M.A.C. glitter. Perhaps the less said, the better.
Day 24: Elephant Towel
Presenting...the best argument for months of vomiting, stretch marks, and horrifying, time-bending back labor.
Day 25: Bananas
That, people, is a TWO-TO-THREE-DAY banana supply in this household. I can never buy enough. Jimmy, alone, eats two for breakfast every morning and his stomach is allegedly the size of his own wee fist. No idea where he's putting these. Also, I'm fairly sure that evolutionary theory skeptics would totally renege if they spent one morning with my children.
Day 26: The Pink Knit Hat
Ellie is modeling a cheap knit beanie I bought, freezing and panicked by the ocean-chilled wind, for five bucks off the street in Times Square in January of 2006. Now Ellie, who is often freezing and panicked, wears it all the time.
Day 27: Prairie Dog Tunnels
Taken in the prairie dog exhibit at Zoo Boise, you might recognize this from my new spring masthead. FYI: I cannot type "prairie" correctly to save my life.
Day 28: Crusty
Sometimes, when you're making chicken pot pie to comfort people you love, it's OK to use the extra pie dough to fashion little dough hearts with thyme sprigs in the center. Under normal circumstances, you would feel pretty twee about this.
Day 29: Bubbles!
What could be better?
Day 30: Little Monsters
This is a shot of Ellie and her adorable little monster friend, lovingly crafted by the delightful Mary Ann of A Very Mary Design. (She doesn't have any in stock right now, but her monsters are completely charming. Ellie's is made from a vintage pillow case and has lots of darling embroidered details, including a tiny bum crack. I need to make the monster some low-rise skinny jeans to properly showcase her coin slot, I think.)
And, as you can see in the photo, that whole binky thing worked out swell.
(Here endeth the 30 Tiny Moments project.)