Lil lady loo laa Belle is back and into my arms after 10 days apart (it would have been 13 days hadn't I have curtailed working at Stitches this week). Ok, she would rather stay at Grannies for another 2 weeks (cos after all, you can get away with murder at your grannies... loving her face in the picture. Its as if Im prising her away from her beloved grandparents!). But home she is and within 2 minutes of familiarising herself with her pet guineas, the comfort of her goody cupboard and the nearest electrical socket for her DS, she was out of her jeans and straight into her jammies for the night (at 4pm).
We had big chitty chatties and I loved how she heard every word whilst peering over the top of her glasses at me - she is just so funny when she does that. I explained a few things happening next week and in the coming weeks and she just rolled her eyes.
It's ok Ellie, you don't know the half of it babe!
She also has some practice walking to get in. I think some people are concerned that a one mile walk will kill her. Well, you might think that. But with pit stops en route and holding hands we know she can do it and so does she. She managed to get around the weendy windy route of IKEA once with pit stops in between and no complaints and you know how weendy windy that can be!. Ellie is "invincible girl" - we shall feed her beans and banana's and she will reign triumphant at her choice of fuel for the journey ;)
Raffle prizes have started to pour in and Mark and I decided that it would be best to split the prize donations as lots of my friends are NOT scrappers. So we thought we would do a stash raffle and an everything else raffle. I will be selling "tickets" (ie your paypal transaction numbers) at the beginning of March and draw the prizes at the end of March - just after Belles walk scheduled for 22nd march. If you live locally, you are more than welcome to come. In fact, we would be double delighted if you could make it.
Chin chin to the bellemeisters safe return home. Hoorah.