Pre-Thanksgiving Rites of Passage
I want to apologize and say thank you to the lady who recognized us from the blog in the bakery section. It must have been Esme's shirt - the same one in a recent photo. I was too speechless to say much - can't even remember what I really did say. Thanks for reading, I hope you like it. Mark said: 'You're famous!'. *yeep* I knew I was prolific, but it's odd to be recognized because we're just 'regular folks' who have a blog, and post a lot :)
Also, this is the second time during the afternoon rushes the lady at the fabric table has walked away as soon as I made my choice to be cut. I know it's lunchtime - but I think it is deliberate. Mark said this was definitely 'oh no she picked something - have to escape!' attitude. He was watching from across the aisle. I wish there was more choice of places to buy fabric near here -- but there isn't, unless you want to make a day of it and take a trip to a nearby city just for fabric. Esme had asked me to make her a pink sitting chair like one on display. I didn't get worked up and make someone else come over - just left and did our groceries. I probably have enough of something (or two or three somethings) to try out a pattern for her for Christmas.
She also got a different purple nail polish. If she doesn't ask for it soon I'll keep it as a Christmas bit. She proved to me today she could count to twelve. She counted the pop dispenser tabs at a fast food last week (up to nine) and demanded to count them at a different place today. I didn't think she would make it past ten... and was impressed personally when she did. Yay Esme :) She likes to keep this kind of knowledge to herself until the opportunity arises to share it.
I was putting away her 'baby toys' this morning in the high place in the closet and she knew what I was doing. She pulled out several things she didn't want to leave - some doll bottles and a few plastic screws. The rest of it she didn't mind. I'm trying to pare down the array of 'stuff' that gets scattered around the house. She doesn't have a huge amount of toys like some kids, but what she does she scatters far and wide!
She's watching 'The Fox and the Hound' now, and enjoying it. Ninja cat is sleeping next to her begging for attention. Ninja has been needy and nosy and playful today....
More future reference pattern: Simplicity 5169 from 1972, gathered dirndl style dress -- I couldn't find one in Esme's size, maybe I can at a later date (or she'll grow hahaha and I'll find one in her size then)