Saturday, April 30, 2011

Special Friends

Our special Easter Lilly

wanted her portrait taken this morning.She is pretty as a picture!

Lilly and Timothy have become fast friends.

They stuck around to be silly and to watch me read.

My Spring Pastel Friends

from The Craggy Moor

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Story

Owen's Marshmallow Chick

by Kevin Henkes On Easter morning, Owen's basket was full.

In it were jelly beans and gumdrops and buttercream eggs

and a big chocolate bunny

and a little marshmallow chick.

Owen looked at the jelly beans.

"My favorite," he said.

And he ate them up.

Owen looked at the gumdrops.

"My favorite," he said.

And he ate them up.

Owen looked at the buttercream eggs.

"My favorite," he said.

And he ate them up.

Owen looked at the chocolate bunny.

"My favorite," he said.

And he ate it up.

Owen looked at the marshmallow chick.

It was the same color as his fuzzy yellow blanket.

Owen played with his chick all morning.

Owen played with his chick all afternoon.

At bedtime, Owen put the chick on his shelf with his best toys.

"My favorite," he said.

And he kissed it good-night.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Lilly

Lilly arrived on Wednesday,

April 20, 2011.

She quickly discovered some evidence of the season:

An Easter Basket!!!!

She smelled the chocolate,

and hopped right in...

Pretty as an Easter gift,

but I'm a little worried about my Easter bunny.

Happy Easter!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lilly Lambkin

It has been awhile since I've adopted a friend from the Craggy Moor, but I am expecting a new arrival early next week! I have been watching the Craggy Moor lambs for awhile now, and they grew on me. What finally did me in were the faces of two goats! Then, it was a month and a half before Easter, so I had to ask for a spring lamb.

I requested that she be internally jointed instead of button jointed, and Christy even made her 5-way jointed! She used hardwood with nickel lock nut joints.

Lilly lamb can turn her head! I requested she have the fleece pajamas I so love. They are removable, like you are shearing the sheep. How cute is that! Lilly's pajamas are front opening and have shell buttons; another Craggy first. I requested that she be weighted, and Christy used glass pebble weights, and added the extra lavender to her tummy, which I love! Lilly also has a pair of spring overalls since most of the year will be too warm for her fleece outfit. I asked that she be light tan or butterscotch and have pink inside her ears. If that was not demanding enough, I asked that she be 12 inches tall, which is several inches taller than her button jointed sheep. Christy's little girls added some extra love and innocence as they hugged her and loved her as much as Christy would allow. The Craggy Kin at my house are getting very excited! Lilly will arrive before Easter, and just in time to share the Easter chocolate!

Sherling: This is my cousin Lilly! She's a bit taller than me, 12 inches tall, and 5 way jointed. I've loved getting to know her! She's a great story teller, and she loves (loves, loves!) chocolate chip cookies. We shared a whole cookie together earlier! Then out to the quilted pasture we bounded with Mama so Lilly could have some pictures taken. I think I fell asleep in the sun at some point (baa haa) because it seemed like just a few minutes later she was nudging me and saying it was time to to back in. Lilly's going on to her home soon, but we've had so much fun-don't forget to write, cousin Lilly! We'll miss you! :0)

All photos and quote from Sherling by The Craggy Moor