Sunday, December 17, 2017

'Spirit Week' 2017

 Allison's school has 'spirit week' each year.  Admittedly we aren't very good at participating beyond PJ day and Civil War day.  This year they had a 'rainbow' day in which each grade was assigned a color.  Third grade was supposed to wear green.  Unfortunately (or fortunately?) Allison doesn't have any green clothing.  So she wore her Beavers t-shirt.  We were so proud of her civil disobedience that day.  And that she demonstrated some flexible thinking.  Of course, we probably shouldn't be surprised that she doesn't mind since she spends an awful lot of time at Beaver athletic events.  The volleyball team had a great year - we enjoyed going to several games (and wearing orange every time!).  The complete pep band was out for the civil war game and it was impressive!

Finished in 2017 No. 11

 This quilt was made for Baby Grayson, he is the sweetest little thing that I get to see regularly in the nursery.  This was my first try at using the same two fabrics for an entire quilt.  The navy fabric looks has blueprints of a castle - one of my very favorite.

Finished in 2017 No. 10

 I made this quilt for my little friend, Isabella, who became a big sister this summer.  And she's sharing her room with her new baby brother - so I made this to complement her brother's baby quilt!  Heidi asked if this quilt was for her every time she saw me working on I might have made a second quilt top for her.  It may be hard to see but this quilt is full of 'magic' - mermaids, unicorns, dragons and more!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Nutcracker Ballet Dress

 Heidi was very excited to go and watch a local production of The Nutcracker, put on by her ballet studio.  Her teacher was even in it.  I managed to buy some Nutcracker themed fabric and had a dress made for Heidi.  She loved twirling in it and pretending to do ballet in the front yard.

Christmas Dresses 2018

We took the girls out over Thanksgiving weekend to get pictures in their Christmas dresses.  Unfortunately our 'usual' spot wasn't decorated so we hit downtown.  It was a little chilly but the girls had fun with each other!  (And Jodi & I are quite proud of how well the coordinated!) 

Halloween 2018

 Since Halloween fell on a school night we kept things pretty low key.  We had dinner at Emma's house and then did a little bit of trick-or-treating along with Addie & Olivia.  Heidi and Emma weren't willing to come and take pictures when there was decent light.  You can also tell that they were a little wilder than the others!
 Allison was an Olympic Gymnast.  She came up with her 'costume' out of the dress-up drawer and saved herself some money.

Heidi was a mermaid.  A very fancy one at that.  She used her allowance money (which she had been saving for a loooooong time) to pay for 1/2 of her costume!

Olivia & Addie - sweet princess sisters!