Poor little guy. Owen had been fighting a high fever over the past weekend and then a rash appeared all over his trunk yesterday — tell tale signs of Roseola. This morning it has cleared up and he’s back to his normal active self — ripping up toilet paper, pushing and throwing things off his highchair tray, and trying to drink my cup of coffee!
A big thank you to all those who purchased items from our little Goodsie store — http://evaandowen.goodsie.com/ Although it was hard letting go of some favourites, it’s nice to know they have gone to good home! Ha! :)
There were obviously some super popular items as I had a number of emails regarding sold out pieces, as well as some disappointment that I didn’t provide international shipping. Honestly, I would have loved to have, but it’s just too expensive. Even offering $9 flat rate shipping within Australia, I lost money. The average package I sent cost $13.40, a few a little more and some a little less. But, it’s part of the deal and I was willing to eat the money.
At this point, the store will only be open for 3 more days and there are still some lovely clothes and accessories left. Therefore, I’m having a stock clearance sale — Free Shipping (Australia Only, Min. Purchase $20) using to PROMO CODE: HOORAY
Our current favourite “toy” — Tell Me a Story. It Inspires creativity and imagination through pictorial story telling. 36 cards in all, they each depict scenes or characters (a princess, a castle, a witch, a wolf, a locked door, a key, a storm etc) fit for creating unique fairytales. I just love listening to each new farfetched and silly story Eva makes up.
The Paper Bag Princess
Yesterday we spent the afternoon reading. With books sprawled out across the bed, we rediscovered a few old favourites and found some new ones — The Paper Bag Princess.
Eva has recently been captivated by the charm of the princess world — crowns, tiaras and castles. And as much as we have been reluctant to encourage or introduce princess type fairytales, it’s hard to deny how much joy it brings her.
At preschool she has built castles using large wooden blocks; cut, pasted and created crowns; played dress-ups; and at home sings Frozen songs on repeat. There is now no denying the allure of the world of princesses.
I’m not exactly sure why we have been so reluctant — maybe it’s because the classic Disney princesses type-cast as damsels in distress, beautiful, soft-spoken, but lacking real substance. Not exactly the type of role models I’d like for my daughter.
Just the other day I asked Eva why she liked princesses so much, her response was very matter of fact, “because they’re pretty and very smart”. When she dresses up as a princess, she often pretends to sword fight and battle the “bad guys” or dragon to save herself. Eva believes princesses to be confident, strong-willed, intelligent, funny and that they also get to wear beautiful dresses and tiaras. So I guess, thanks to movies like Frozen and books like The Paper Bag Princess, I’ve come to realise that princesses aren’t such bad role models after all.
HAPPINESS IS EVA
3rd Birthday Party