Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yea!! It's Chinese New Year yesterday and despite that hubby had to go oversea on business, I decided to dress our little princess up for the occasion. It's been so cold here (10 deg. F and below) that I can't really let her just wear the filmsy dress. So, I match it up with the long sleeve and off she goes. It's so funny that she is really posing for me these days! I told her to pose a pic for her Daddy please, and off she does her thing.

This year is the first year that I decided to show her the Chinese New Year's traditions. Michael and I together show her how to bow and receive her Lucky Red Pocket from us. She had so much fun!! Before I have Briana, I don't think I can ever imagine how much I can love another human being, how much I am willing to sacrifice for. But with Briana, I will do ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING to make sure that she is safe and healthy and grow up to be a good person. With her, it changes so much of my feelings towards my mom. I love my mom before, but now, I LOVE my mother!!! I can finally truly appreciate all the things that she has done for me and how many times I have hurt her and she still loves me. Okay, getting too sappy.... anyhow, Happy Chinese New Year!!
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Gift from the Heart -

My DD's uncle and aunt's birthdays are coming up and I wanted to be able to give them something that Briana "made" and yet usable for them as Briana's gifts. So, here's my attempt.

The CD tin was from Stampin up. I bought a whole bunch when they were on sale last year to do frames. All we did was we use acrylic paint on my DD's palm and pressed together to resemble a heart. I found it very difficult to direct a 2-1/2 yr old to keep her fingers together for a good print.

Next, for her aunt, I have my DD does palm prints on a bunch of pre-cut cardstock (4" X 3"), the size really depends on your child's hand. She has so much fun painting her palm and being tickish. After it's dried, DD help added googley eyes and a squirt of Stickles as the tail feather to complete the job.
For her uncle though, it's all about fishes. So, repeat the same as above and add stickles for fish lips and Viola, you are done!!