1. Inspired by our decision to visit Williamsburg in the fall, I decided to see if I could make each of the girls a dress for their Colonial American Girl dolls. Ellie's dress was the first attempt and it took me three days to complete. I spent a lot of time freaking out about how much I despise my uncooperative swewing maching trying to get the sewing machine to work properly and then a little more time trying to figure out just how the oddly shaped pieces would actually form a dress. The poor assembly instructions didn't help my frustration level. In the end, I learned that being patient and taking things slowly helped the job to move along quickly. When I got guilted into making a second dress for Madeline around to making Madeline's doll dress it took me only 6 hours from start to finish. Madeline's dress is made better, too.
Bonus 1: I survived hosting Madeline's team party at our house. The house stayed surprisingly clean despite having about 50 people over. I still need to mop my kitchen floor but I won't say anything about it if you don't. I think everyone had a great time and I'm glad we offered to have the party.
Bonus 2: I'm almost on top of my laundry backlog. I have three loads to go and I'm done. I had quite the mountain of laundry to be folded on my living room floor yesterday. I suspect it was about 8 loads worth of clothing and towels.
one decade good deed beads, but it doesn't cut it for praying the entire rosary. She's now thrilled to have her own five decade rosary that's every bit as colorful and fun as her good deed beads. This morning she insisted that Madeline pray with her.