Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Random stuff for March

I tried to be a little crafty this month :) A few weeks ago I bought fabrics to make blankets for Noah's and Faith's beds. Unfortunately, I put Faith's fabrics in the dryer and they got all crispy and fried (our dryer runs hot)

Total. Bummer.

I decided to make the most out of my mistake and used some of the non-crispified section to make a blanket for my sweet niece that is due soon. I think it is so cute that she and Faithy will have matching blankets!

The story of the goggles:

Noah has been doing so good in swimming lessons, I am really proud of him! He wanted to get some goggles because there is quite a bit of chlorine in the pool on some weeks. It's also partly because his favorite little girl-friend Cassidy wears them (she is in his class).

When we originally looked at goggles, Noah wanted a purple pair... except when I bought them I saw that they were purple in front and pink in back. CLEARLY a "girl" pair. I waffled back and forth on if I should get them and then decided to talk him into the blue pair instead. Later that day he mentioned he really did like the purple pair better.... Soooo, I have taken the approach that he's 5, and he doesn't care about "girl or boy" stereotypes - so why should I? I explained that if anyone tells him they are girl's goggles he can tell them "no, they are MY goggles" and let that be that.

Today, I exchanged the blue goggles for the purple and pink ones, and Noah was super happy about it. I gave a nod to his swim teacher Nik, who quickly told Noah his goggles were awesome and he loved the color purple too :) Here he is sitting close with Cassidy sporting his new goggles (sorry for the blur, I love the picture anyway!) Cassidy is the same age as Noah (almost to the week) but as you can see she is bigger for her age!

Faithy LOVES swimming and wants to be under the water as much as possible - she is going to be fearless - which will make for a fun and stressful summer by the pool!

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