This is my daughter, Niamh.
...In the 3D glasses she saves form every 3D movie we go to. I actually think they are pretty awesome.
She wants to be an artist when she gets older. And maybe a singer, too.
Oh. And a dancer. This chick can shake her booty:).
She is scared of all the same things I am.
Loves to play in my heels.
She has my eyes. And she has her dad's sense of humor.
She makes Philly play dolls with her. (Philly's Iron Man + Niamh's Monster High girls = TRUE LOVE:)
She says she doesn't like sports, but she corrects Philly when he says any of the NY Giant's names incorrectly...which leads us to think she pays more attention to the games than she lets on.
She hates to lose.
She is gracious and loving. And very thoughtful...In many ways, an old soul. Always thinking/worrying/loving like a person much older than 8 years of age.
Yesterday, Philly hit her in the face accidentally with his arm. She cried...and I asked, "does it hurt a lot or a little??" She replied: "Medium." :)
All these things make her my little woman:)...my bestie. I love her more than my life...Sometimes so much my heart aches! And we spend a lot of time together...
She loves to color my stamps and use my desk. She can color with my markers and use my papers. She loves to journal and write stories, too.
I get so many messages from customers saying that their kiddos love to use their stamps, too...And occasionally, I even get emailed a photo or two of their sweet creations! I love that. I think out of all the sweet notes and kind messages I've been sent over the past few months, the ones about sharing your creative time with your children make me feel the happiest. I love spending that time with Niamh. Often, I run my new stamps by her before I scan them in...just to see her reaction. See if she likes it or not. And yes. I have redrawn stamps because of her suggestions:). Yeah, mama got the thumbs down here and there;).
Niamhy also loves getting to 'know' you guys. I've received quite a few cards in the mail, and she is just as thrilled as I am to hold and inspect them...They have all been amazing and beautiful!! She gets such a kick out of things being mailed from overseas. You should hear her British accent. And she is currently perfecting her Scottish:).
I started to think how to do something special and get her involved in the card making/coloring she enjoys so much...A little project to give her something to look forward to. So, here is the plan...
**We are going to host a Kid's Card Swap**
If you sign up for the swap, each child participating will need to make one card with a SATURATED CANARY DIGI or SIMPLY SASSY RUBBER STAMP. If you have more than one child in your family who wants to play along, each one will be paired with a separate partner...So everyone gets their own card and makes a new, long distance friend!
If you are interested in signing up your child/children, here is what I'll need:
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org subject line "CARDSWAP" and include the following information:
~number of children who want to make a card and send it away
~And finally, please let me know if you are willing to ship internationally. **
Please send your email by Friday, February 3. (No late emails will be matched with other swappers!! Sorry!) I will be randomly pairing the children together. Kinda like a pen-pal sort of thing...They will each need to make one card for their partner and have them mailed out by **FEBRUARY 11**!!
We will be hosting a link up party to show off the kiddo's cards on February 29th! It will be so much fun and a great way to share a little of your crafty time with your babies:). Niamh will be so excited and be checking our mail every day, I know! Hopefully, it will be something kind of 'old school' that the kids get to enjoy and have fun with...I know computers and phones make it easy for even children to stay connected, but it is always so much nicer to open an old fashioned, snail mail card!:)
I'm excited to get everyone matched up...so send over your emails and let's get our children involved in some coloring and creating. And some new-friend making!!:)
... Now I just need to talk Philly into some crafty time:)
...He's more of a football kinda guy:).