I'm busy getting ready for the next season at the Calico Barn. This season I'm not only sewing, but also creating some minature scrapbook/ "Picture Puzzlers" (thanks to Cathy Van Laanen!). I don't have much time so I'm busy through the day trying to get as much done as possible. You can kind of see my stuff all over the living room behind Ella in the following pictures. Ella of course has to be right in the middle of it all. This week I found the best thing to keep her happy for a long time... a big jar of buttons! She loves them. She picks out her favorite buttons and very thoughtfully and purposefully fills each spot in the muffin tin. She also counts them "4,5,6, 8, 9, 10!" Jonas likes the counting and sorting game for a few minutes and then he just races his cars through a massive pile of buttons and has all kinds of crashes which Ella scolds him for. I should have taken pictures of that!