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The Octonauts Sea Creature Cookies March 17, 2012

My lovely daughter is very excited about her upcoming birthday party. By upcoming, I mean three months away. She has chosen for the theme… drumroll please… The Octonauts. There is a very good chance that if you read this when it’s published and you’re in the US, you just thought, “The what?” The Octonauts is a series of books that was turned into a TV series in the UK and just recently made it’s way to the Disney Channel in the US. Let’s just call her an early adopter. We’ve seen every episode. Many, many times.

All that being said, you can’t run out to Wal-Mart and buy The Octonauts party pack. So, we’re going to have to get a little creative. Pinterest has been a Godsend in this area. There are at least six other moms who have been in my predicament and their boards have been very helpful. I’ve done a lot of Googling. Etsy, as always, has not let me down. If I had the money, I could probably buy a pretty decent Octonauts party. But I don’t have lots of spare cash laying around, so DIY it is.

This is a first attempt by my sister, Stephanie, and me at sea creature cookies. We bought some cookie cutters from Elizabeth’s Cake Supply (amazing place!) and experimented with what we had on hand. Given the fact that I’d rank my cake/cookie decorating skills as “Clueless Level 1” they’re not too bad! I love that the little black eyes match the animals in The Octonauts artwork. Hopefully, there will be more experiments to come!

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Just Wait A Minute May 14, 2010

Filed under: Thoughts About God,Thoughts From Parenting — sharlamain @ 11:03 pm
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San Diego on the Horizon

Before I became a parent, people kept telling me how much I would learn. They were right. Most of what I’ve learned during my last year as a parent informs my relationship with God.

Lately, my daughter pitches a fit every time she sees us getting something ready for her. She’ll be perfectly content until she sees us preparing something for her, then she begins screaming like she’s dying for want of that very thing.

I think I do this too. I’ll notice something on the horizon and begin to whine because I don’t have it. Of course, it’s on the horizon because God put it there, just ahead of me. If only I would wait patiently for the things God is preparing for me, I would have a much better now.