It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog (isn’t that always the case?) so I’m going to give you the highlights since last time I posted and then we’ll be all up to date. Sound good?
- I did a beautiful and very fancy first/third birthday party at the Four Seasons Boston.
- I learned how to make a balloon Hello Kitty and my daughter was very pleased.
- Not balloon related: I had a baby! He turned 1 and wore a balloon hat.
Now I’m all up to date and hope to keep it that way!
More often than not, we forget to thank people who really make a difference in our lives. Over the past few weeks, I’ve felt particularly thankful for my daughter’s teachers, the four amazing women (and their support staff) who I entrust several times a week to keep her safe, happy, nurtured and loved while I’m off at work. Maybe it’s because I’m reflecting on how much Sylvia has grown and changed in the past few months that she’s been at school. Maybe it was because of the recent events that suddenly thrust teachers into the role of lifesaving heroes that made me realize what unsung heroes teachers are on a daily basis.
As an end-of-year thank you gift to Sylvia’s teachers, I made each of them an individual flower bouquet. I made woven vases to hold the flowers and chose to do different colors and patterns for all four. The vases were weighted down with a small water-filled balloon (what better way to nourish balloon flowers than with a water balloon!) and I made a variety of different flowers to go in each vase. The result was a burst of color that I hope made all four of them smile. It always feels good to give, but it felt extra nice to do something personal and special for these wonderful women for all they have done for Sylvia and our family this year.
This sculpture was made as a fourth birthday present for a little girl known as NaNa. I made this sculpture likeness include Froggie, her beloved stuffed animal. I had just learned how to make this type of frog at a class at Twist and Shout so I was excited to try it out here. Apparently, NaNa is also a huge fan of my film and likes to watch it every week and calls herself a balloon twister! What a kid. Happy Birthday, Nana!