My husband got this 250 piece puzzle as his Christmas gift. He was at it for the past two days and today he completed it by afternoon. It was interesting and I did my best from time to time by inserting a piece here and there 😉 I made a gif out of the photos I took during the progress of the puzzle.
I recently got a gift for my nieces. Identical ones, so that they won’t fight. It was just a small kit with hair band, ear rings etc to be worn on a birthday. Since the second niece’s birth day is in December, I thought those two sisters can wear something similar that day. One of them was modeled after Frozen Elsa’s blue color stuff, with Elsa’s picture on the cover. I didn’t know if they had seen Frozen or not. So was surprised when my first niece (the eldest of the two) said that she will wear Elsa’s hair band. Then during a separate discussion she said that for her birthday in February, she would like to have Elsa’s dress as my gift for her. I thought she might go for Anna’s and again was surprised when she asked me for Elsa’s. When I asked her about it she said, well, Elsa is the eldest and I like her dress. Anna’s has a cape which I am not fond of and it is stifling in the heat. 😆
I always admire the handmade arts and crafts and can spend a lot of time just looking at them making Friedrich Nietzsche’s quote “Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.” true. But once in a while I give in and buy such items and those are my proud possessions. We friends had been to an arts cafe once and I spent most of my time browsing the craftworks than eating at that place 😉 So imagine my surprise when I was gifted this very article of my admiration as my birthday gift yesterday (a little in advance because I won’t be seeing them for a month) Have I told you that my friends are the best 🙂
Last weekend I had been to my niece’s birthday. She is turning 6 and I wanted to be there for that milestone 🙂
And for some reason, that I cannot fathom, she wanted a Barbie doll cake (just like her sister’s last year) (groans). So she got herself a huge Barbie doll cake. I should say it looked very good and tasted amazing too. Inside it was Butterscotch, but outer layer was all cream (and too sugary)
She also got a variety of gifts and mine was obviously related to learning sentences 😉 The one with Moghli (from Jungle Book) is a carom board on one side and various snake and ladder games on the other. It was too cool. After the cake cutting we all sat down for a game of carom (while the birthday girl rummaged her Barbie gift pack) and then joined us for some snake and ladder games.
I don’t know what she wished for, but I wished that she overcomes her crazy Barbie admiration by next year. I wonder how and from where she got the love for all things Barbie!