After Mabel's basketball game we took her to Bob Evans for lunch and then to see the movie Paddington. The previews make it look like a movie you might want to miss. The movie was surprisingly good. In a sweet kind of way. Paddington was adorable and the characters were as well. As in all movies there is a villain. Nicole Kidman was the taxidermist. I don't think the little ones would have any idea that she wanted to stuff poor Paddy.
One of the great scenes was from the attic where Paddington slept. There were scenes of him looking in a doll house at his family that he lives with. It was like a live doll house.
Here is one picture from the movie. I borrowed it online as I am not a pirate. (Except for Halloween)
Now, you already know I like teddy bears. But let me explain a little Paddington Bear story.
After just a couple of months of meeting our son at the pre-school where I worked, I bought him this bear for Christmas. I had inquired about his adoption status since he was a foster child. I was told that he would be adopted with his sister. I had no idea he would be adopted without his sister and by us. So, back to Christmas. My Hubby dressed as Santa for our little holiday party. Wouldn't you know on this day our son was ill and didn't attend. I later dropped off the gift but never saw him open it.
I picked this bear because I felt he needed looked after and needed a home, just like Paddington. So, I still have that bear from 25 years ago.
A couple shots of the basketball game. These are kindies, they travel a lot....as in walking. But our Mabel is a terrific dribbler. She can also do a mean bounce pass. Baskets........just not tall enough.
that's her Daddy that is helping coach.
Now Swappers, cover your eyes....
This is a group shot of two match boxes I made for a swap. I haven't decided which to give my person. The other two items are for the Mini Swap where we make 19 of the same thing and everyone gets 19 different things. I made Mabel's swap items with very little help from her. It's cherry pie and a blackboard. Let me tell you that cherry pie was a challenge. On the other side is a bulletin board. I tried to make stands but it just wasn't working. I figure it could be free standing or on a wall in a doll house. In case you are counting that's 19 x 2. My house is a crafting mess.
Okay now I need YOU to tell me which wagon is your favorite. The antique one with the peg doll or the flower wagon garden. That's a chicken on the side of it. Thanks. Sorry about the shadows but I am enjoying any and all sunshine this month.