When I went home to visit my parents a few weekends ago my mom sent me back with my violin (it's finally time to get all of my things out of the perpetual storage that has been my parents' house!). While I'm pretty horrible at playing, SC loves to hear Old MacDonald (honestly, I can't really play much else). She goes into the closet where we store it and starts signing for more until I play. Even though I think she might be just as enamored with the case as the actual violin, it's been fun to have this little distraction. And yes, I not-so-secretly hope that maybe one day she might play the violin...or the viola...or cello!
Not surprisingly, I love Target's Cat and Jack line. I had seen these adorable jackets a few months ago, but resisted since SC didn't need a jacket. However, when I saw them on sale for nine dollars at my local store, I couldn't resist buying one for SC and my niece. I love the little scallop edge and the polka dots. So fancy for a toddler!
|SC kindly modeled the 12 month one, so I could send a picture to my SIL|
SC loves to pull books off of our bookshelf, and the other day she chucked my copy of Little Women. I started reading the introduction, and of course then fell down the rabbit hole. I've always loved Little Women (we even went and visited the Alcott home one summer), but one person in the family I had never really thought too much about is the mother, Abigail Alcott. Truly, in the face of her husband's failed literary and Utopian society attempts, she was the practical partner who held everything together. I'd really like to read her collection of journals and letters, My Heart is Boundless.
To thank our neighbors for bailing us out when we locked ourselves out in the snow, I put together this little movie basket for them a few weeks ago. I think The Life of Pi is one of the most beautifully done movies (not that I see that many!).
I picked up two Scoopback Ballet T-shirts at J.Crew last weekend for $5 a piece. Considering SC will just be wiping banana on them, I was happy to update my wardrobe without breaking the bank. I did size up so they would be comfortable, but I do think they might genuinely run a bit small, as some reviewers were complaining that they were tight in the arms. Anyways, it's been fun to have something new to wear around the house as SC attempts to catch the sun.