This past Fall, I was perusing my dollar store's selection of solar wigglies (which I assume is the proper name for the category of dancing daisies and swaying hula dancers that occasionally adorn the dashboards of highschoolers and the elderly) when I found an adorable little scarecrow shaking on the shelf. With a little paint, time, and craftiness, I knew I could transform the little scarecrow man into a creep-tastic Skull Kid from Zelda. I also knew that my lil' bro bro would probably like to have a wiggly Skull Kid to adorn his super-professional desk at his super-adult career. All gamer grown-ups need a daily reminder of romping through the lost woods following the tune of a crazed forest child, don't they?
If you manage to score one of these seasonal scarecrow wigglies from the dollar store, this little buckaroo project is a fun and easy repaint perfect for any Zelda fan.
In the late afternoon of December 31st, Dave and I eagerly hopped in the car to take one final drive to a familiar location. It was our last time together as a young, childless couple--a fact that we had been counting down all day, cheerily stating "this is our last lunch together." We were on our way to pick up Twelve and Fourteen from their foster home and bring them permanently into our family.
Last year Dave and I sat on our roof, counted down to midnight, and imagined what the next year would hold for us. One year later we lit sparklers on the roof as a family of four, gasping as the neighborhood skies sparkled with fireworks. It was the best way possible to ring in the New Year.
Our teen room is occupied, our home is filled, and our family is here. The girls are absolutely amazing, strong, smart young women. Twelve is super sassy and hilarious--she loves to do impressions and crazy voices, play-acting a whole host of characters. Fourteen is so caring and has a real knack for taking care of animals; she has been working with StarFox on learning new tricks, and her love for all our little furries fills the house with giggles.
I generally like to keep my personal life out of the public internet's big red eyes, but I couldn't hold in the excitement. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE FAMILY.
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