First off, Sam is 20 months old today! Yippee! Look at her go! (in a skirt I've made for her...a little while ago...did I show you?)
Katie likes to go too. (in a shirt and pants that Gram Mary made for her.)
Katie's still loving preschool. Last week we planted the three tulip bulbs they were given. She was so excited and looked to see if they were growing for a few days (she's forgotten now I think). Sam has taken to doing this kind of squat thing a lot now. Very funny. (I did make Sam's hat, originally for Katie...did not make the hat or mitts that Katie is wearing.)
Next spring, tulips, right here!
Here's the finished (almost...the city just has to put the last bits of grass on) lawn that we were working so hard on this summer. The unfortunate cool weather has helped the lawn stay moist. It's such a pretty green that I think it looks fake. And yes, that's Sam running toward the road. I did catch her. The next photo in the set has Katie with her hands to her mouth, like she's all shocked or something. Funny. (but I had other photos to share)
Here the girls were having a ton of fun playing "store" or something. Really, anything that makes a mess is fun isn't it?Not sure how this was part of having a store. Last week we followed the recipe in our Jillian Jiggs book for making pigs. In the story, Jillian makes "millions and zillions of pigs". Seriously, I don't know HOW she did it. I could barely make one and I'm a grown up...I couldn't tie up the feet with string and had to use elastics. And the embroidered eyes got pulled out in minutes. ("The pig is sleeping...") The rest of the face came out soon too. It was a VERY exasperating crafty mom moment. (I try so hard...!) At least we can say we made a pig. The girls will have to share though, I'm not making another. Nor am I making clothes for him/her...this is a naked pig household. Sam likes brownie batter. The girls at Ben's staff BBQ last Saturday. The big success were the students they brought in to play games with the kids. I think both old and young had lots of fun. And moms and dads were relaxed. Please, do that every time. I love it. Last, but definitely not least. New Pants for Katie. I finished sewing these last night. I think they are so so cute. But Katie, though she tried them on for me (there may have been a strawberry bribe) refuses to wear them. They do still need hemming (with perhaps more green underneath, in case we cuff them). This isn't a cute pose on purpose...see her hand? She's trying to take the pants off. They have elastic waist and no buttons (she does NOT like buttons). I think if I don't push it, she'll wear them. I hope. If you ever see her wear these, please compliment her, no matter what you really think. Help a crafty mom out! =)