Sunday, August 25, 2013

School is in session!

 We are loving living close to Daddy's work!  The kids are always VERY excited to see Daddy when he comes home for lunch!!

School started this week! Keaton has done wonderfully of course!  He was a little nervous about the bus ride with all the big kids but it went great.  He loves his class and his teacher.  He has loved being able to eat lunch at school and usually eats hot lunch!
First day of First Grade!
Tiana was very excited for Kindergarten.  She popped right out of bed and when we got there she kept asking me when I was going to leave!  All of the Moms were standing around and Tiana kept turning and whispering, "Mom, I thought you were going to GO!" I went back and rode the bus with her... she didn't even want to sit by me! Needless to say, she loves school and was totally fine on her own.  She had to have an asthma treatment at school on Friday so she has a little bit of nervousness... not that she will admit it!  I am so glad that she isn't having a hard time!
First Day of Kindergarten!

Kindergarten and First Grade.

I love that they are going to a 5-star school!!  Yet another reason we are glad that we came back!  I also love that I went to school here, as well as Papa, and Grandma and Grandpa Great also went to school here!!!

Tiana lost her first top tooth on Thursday!  Quite the week of firsts for her!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Summer fun.

There has been lots of swimming these last few weeks.

When we are home we have been watching little Brynlee!  We all enjoy it.  When she is awake she is entertained by the 3 kids and my kids are entertained by her. Little Brynlee loves her cousins and the feeling is quite mutual!

Sew much fun!

I have been busy sewing for school that starts right around the corner! 
 These two are my own pattern and I tried out flutter sleeves for the first time, I love the outcome!

I made my own pattern for this skirt and I love it!! I need to make more for myself!
  I have also started some pattern testing which is lots of fun.  I get the pattern to sew up and see how it fits and then I photograph it for the pattern!
This one is the Charliemackadoodle dress by Burlap Button.

 Studio Tantrum Laguna skirt for Lily for her birthday.
This shirt and skirt are from Funktional Threads.  The Ashley skort and shirt are a new favorite.  The shirt is a really quick sew and has a slim fit which I love.

My favorite photo of my sweet little girl. This is such a perfect representation of her and the way she dances through life with a smile.
This is also the Ashley shirt pattern in another variation.  It looks very cute over a long sleeve for the winter.

Tiana was full of it this evening and wanted to take photos in her first day of school outfit as well.  She is very excited for kindergarten and loves her ABC 123 skirt!

There were many cute poses like the ones above.... most of them however looked a bit like this!  My goofy girl! She sure was making us laugh!
Out of the blue I got an email from Patty Young from ModKid!!  She said that she had heard of me and my sewing and photography. She wondered if I would test her new pattern.  Ummm... yes please!  This is the Melanie pattern.