Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wearin' o' the green (and a whale)

I understand that on the Catholic liturgical calendar, St. Patrick's day was moved to Friday the 14th (or possibly Saturday in some diocese) because Easter is so early this year and no feast days can be held during Holy Week. But, not being Catholic, I put a green shirt on Kate on Monday. That was our only nod to the holiday.

My sister Barb just sent us a dress that she made for Kate (pink!) along with a book of kids' crafts. Kate has been enjoying looking through it and asking to make things. (It goes like this: "What's this, Mama?" "Those are paper animals." "We can make paper animals?") So Doug made her a whale. It's a jointed whale, with brads (which may be called paper fasteners or split pins, depending on where you are). I donated a piece of watercolor paper that was left over from an earlier experiment.

We went outside to take pictures. It was a little chillier than I was thinking (and windy!) and Kate hasn't quite got the hang of "show me your whale" for the camera.

I like the effect of the watercolor. Kind of an Eric Carle thing going on there.


juliekintaiwan said...

She's having a whale of a time, isn't she ;)

Kathey said...

I like the whale. He has character.

Beverly said...

Helena, Kate is getting so big, and she is a beauty.

I agree with you about the whale. It definitely has an artistic flair.

Laura Call said...

Kate is so pretty. The whale looks like fun and Kate seems to be enjoying it. She sure is a lucky little girl to be surrounded by so much creativity all the time.

I really appreciated your sweet thoughts and feelings you shared at church today. It touched my heart... thank you.