For a good two weeks the Maloney’s were sick… we had colds, we had the dreaded stomach flu, I got a serious Mastitis infection and there was much coughing and general lethargicness. We watched videos upon videos. Lillian asked one day, “What are we doing today?” my answer was -survive. We are now on the other side of the sickness.. we hope! Being on the other side of sickness I have noticed that the 1st desire that comes after sickness wipes through your days – is the desire to create. I believe that God created us to be creative.
So on Sunday after a much needed Grocery trip to the store. I picked up a few supplies to CREATE something. Something new, something homemade, something fun. We spent about 2 hours Sunday afternoon making Fairies out of clothes pins, hot glue, silk flowers, and sequins. I made a few examples during naptime and then the girls got to design their own. Lillian wanted to make a Fairy Daddy as well. When we were done the girls played and pretended. It wasn’t long that they were thinking of a Fairy house for their fairies. Lillian used to have a Fairy Garden but my non green house thumb has long past killed that garden.
I jumped on Pinterest and soon saw the Fairy treehouse of my creative dreams! It was big.. it was made of cardboard and it was perfect. I started collecting cardboard and Chris helped me assemble. The tree house legs are about 3 feet tall and the 4 circle are the size of my IKEA take a break rugs.
The next day the girls painted for more than an hour. The morning after that I painted Mod Podge over all the paint because it was flaking everywhere. It has a little stability issues but it did the job. We were creative. We made it ourselves. We had fun.