Here's how the morning went. She had a bite of my "midnight snack" last night -- a bowl of oatmeal -- and liked it. So she asks for some this morning. She stirs it, nibbles a bit, and asks for juice. Okay, so I give her apple juice. She's allowed to have 2 half-glasses a day (any more than that and she gets the runs). Next thing you know she's asking for chocolate (as if I ever give her chocolate for breakfast)! Then she's asking for a butterscotch hard candy...then cookies...then M&Ms...then more juice... I don't mind giving her a small treat once or twice a day. What harm could 4 M&Ms do? But she has to eat real food too! I know she's just testing her boundaries like a normal 2-almost-3-year-old. But it wears on me...especially with my patience level already compromised by pregnancy hormones.
Just before naptime, Miss M looked out the bedroom window and shouted, "Deer!" Sure enough, there was a doe and her fawn strolling through the backyard having a clover snack. They meandered long enough for me to actually grab my camera this time.
The quality's not too bad for having been taken through a dusty, screened, UV-filtering bedroom window! It sure is fun seeing God's creatures like this right outside.
Both last night and this morning I spent some time cutting out the garments for my sewing plan. No pictures yet of the progress, but here's a revised storyboard complete with my fabric choices. The only thing I need is a coordinating ribbing for the "Bubblegum dots skirt." The main fabric I'm using is a delicious chocolate brown velour, but the ribbing I have doesn't go at all. I need to buy thread this weekend anyway, so I'll pick up just 1/8 to 1/4 of a yard of something that matches better. That shouldn't cost too much.