Monday, April 7, 2008

Dizzy Hair Clips

Today we finished the CAT test! Woohoo! We're done for another year! And we met our self-imposed deadline to get it finished before the zoo trip tomorrow and well before Disney. So We celebrated with the long trip out to Sonic for some root beer floats and a cream slush. On the way back, we passed a park and decided to stop and play for just a few minutes.

My girls *love* this park and we don't make it out there too often. What makes this park so special? Why, this of course.

This park has not one, but *two* of these magic machines to accommodate the crowd of children wanting desperately to get rip-roarin' dizzy. My girls ran straight to these and wanted to go round. And round. And round. Until Mom was dizzy and made them go slide. By the time we left, the girls were chilly, muddy, wet, and L had dissolved into tears, but at least they got out some of their pent-up energy.

Tonight, I worked on my latest craft project. Since K got her softball uniform and will soon be playing games, I thought she might need some cute hair clips to match her uniform.

Because I have girls and can worry about things like that.

So I made a set of clips in the team colors. And another pink pair for L. And a blue and pink pair for K. And a set each for the girls whose mom babysat L today while K and I were finishing her test. And I kept adding bows and beads until you could just die from all the cuteness.

When my sisters and I were young, we learned to decorate our own hair clips by weaving ribbon into the little snap clips and bar clips. We'd leave long streamers and string them with beads and have all kinds of clips to match various outfits. I just pulled those memory files and put it into practice for a whole new generation. The girls were amazed at the clips and are so excited at their new treasures.

Aren't they cute?

1 comment:

Foxy5 said...

Oh how I wish I would have found you earlier. I was at the store TODAY staring at all of the barrettes and thinking "I KNOW I can make one cuter than this... and to match all of (my daughter's) outfits!. BUT HOW?!" UGH!! Ok, a trip back to the store. Return from today and buy some ribbon. Yup yup yup. Thank you! :)