Saturday, March 21, 2009

Projects and Adventures

Tiana is not our climber. Before Keaton could crawl he was climbing up onto everything... Tiana though is more comfortable where she knows she is safe. So imagine my surprise when I found this last week! She was taking out the Kleenex and afraid to get down! She hasn't been back up since!
Here is her new shirt for this summer. I got the "Claire" pattern from Portabello Pixie and was so excited to sit down and make it for her. Next up is the dress just like this in different fabric.

Close-up of the back (same as the front) since she wouldn't stand still enough to get a photo of the front!
Yesterday afternoon we drove around trying to find a park that wasn't crowded and finally found one. We were the only ones there and the kids had a blast in the 65 degree weather.
Our little climber.

Not quite sure of the whole park experience yet... Mommy and Daddy won't let her eat the bark!

Sissy LOVES the slides.
Terrified but grinning the whole way.

Keaton getting in on the action.
Gotta love this face! It was a little breezy so she kept doing this.

JUMPING off the end of the slide.
Mommy and her kids.

Another big jump.
Yesterday in between park and enjoying the outdoor weather I made her birthday skirt. It actually has little shorts underneath... not that you can tell with all the ruffles but it makes it nice for toddlers. It is a little big but that just means she will get a lot of wear out of it. She has the Gymboree birthday girl shirt that matches it perfectly. After that she can just wear it with pink or white.
Notice she is really experimenting just letting go and standing for a few seconds at a time.
A close-up of all the ruffles.
We finished up a wonderful day with an evening spent outside with our fire pit roasting hot dogs and eating Popsicles.


KatieB said...

Kyla...cute sewing projects! You did a great job! Makes me want to get working on mine. :) Very cute pics of the kids...isn't it nice to be able to get outside again?! We should all get together some warm afternoon...

Becky Gonce said...

Adorable...all of it!

lenaya said...

You do such a nice job with your sewing projects. I always like to see the cute things you make for Tiana with always-great fabric choices.

Cassandra said...

I may just be a sucker for ruffles, but mama, you are one fine seamstress! Your stuff turned out VERY VERY cute. Now I'm a little afraid to do mine for fear it won't look as nice!

So good to see you and your little ones yesterday! I look forward to a day with a little more time and less germs ;)

Heidi said...

Cute sewing projects -- I especially love the little skirt! I'm glad to see you're feelings better these days.