The party was today, immediately after school. I needed to have the gift ready this morning so she could take it to school with her. Didn't happen. So this morning, we searched through my emergency gift trove, but found nothing suitable in Grace's eyes. I assured Grace I would run to the store and pick out something cute/fun, then bring it to school since I would be there anyway teaching Art Masterpiece in Jonah's class (#23 on the list - that's a whole nother story).
The reality of it all is that I have twin toddlers. I don't ever take them to the store. I could, I suppose. But I don't.
Nonetheless, I was ready to make an exception in the name of a birthday party. I would just load H and G in the stroller, make an unwavering path through
My brave plan was thwarted when both boys demanded a nap. So I spent my whole morning making a gift instead (it took longer than you'd think). I found a headband Molly bought last summer at BYU's Campus Craft and started copying it. I made 2. They turned out better than I hoped, for my first try.
[The raw edges are deliberate. They already started fraying a little, but Molly's has frayed too and it still looks cute.]
Molly just came home and saw these images and is begging me to make her some. That's the true sign of success.