Today is the opening of the Children's Garden at MOBOT. It is so beautiful out so we are going to trek on over there post nap (Heather, I'd be calling you to meet me if you still lived here, tear). I've been really psyching Syl for this, she adores the Gardens. This was a twice a week venture for us all last year, as I suspect will be continued again. My mom is a member and we share the same first name (usually a curse, but sometimes a blessing). Therefore, I have her extra card (its not really cheating because members get an extra person in). Maybe I'll remember the camera, but let's not place any bets.
Just got 2 new books in from amazon today. Yea! I got the Built by Wendy Guide to Sewing Knits (for me) and All in a Day (for SYl's bday). I can't wait to start sewing knit fabrics, something I've been putting off trying for years now. I read half the book in bed last night and am rearing to go. The other book is illustrated by Nikki McClure, an awesome artist I've been following for years. Syl has her baby books and loves the graphic nature of them, well, at least I appreciate them for that.
And speaking of her birthday, I can't believe it is coming up so fast! Sylvie and I have been hashing out details already (because my mind is so boggledy goo, I need to be reminded of things constantly so at some point they'll get done). The party is going to be very simple, with most things handmade. We are going to rent a pavilion in Tower Grove (like last year, though she picked the pavilion this year) and I'm going to provide drinks and this cake. We bought a ton of bamboo/nylon butterfly nets on sale at Hobby Lobby and that'll house her favors for her friends. I'm only inviting a small amount, because the more people, the more overwhelming for her. Another lesson learned from the past 2 parties. I really want this one to be special because not only she has been entering the "theatrical 3's", but lately, much of our attention is usually on her brother. So May 6, 2009, will be all about her.