Saturday, December 19, 2009

Flashback Friday - Party like its 1999!


I was dreamin'when I wrote this
Forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this mornin'
Coulda sworn it was judgment day
The sky was all purple,
there were people runnin' everywhere
Tryin' to run from the destruction,

U know I didn't even care

say say two thousand zero zero party over,
oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

With next week being New Years... I decided a flashback of New Years 1999 would be appropriate. The top picture was taken in Montreal on December 30th 1999... the night before the big party. We decided to go to Montreal for New Years 1999... it was a blast. I can't remember the details of the bar this was taken at or the one we spent New Years at... in fact, I can't remember much of those 4 days... it was pretty much a blur. There was 7 of us that decided to go down to Montreal with a school trip from the College I was going to. We headed down on a bus early in the morning on December 29th and came back on the evening of the first. I remember all the hype about Y2K... were all the computers in the world going to fail? Would we still be here in the morning? Was there going to be Armageddon? All the excitement and unknowing was a little "over done" but did make the night truly fun and exciting.


This last photo was taken at midnight 1999 while Princes 1999 was playing... a total night of partying and fun... a night to let go and enjoy... for who knows... it might be our last :) You can see a little arrow pointing to me in the picture.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Flashback Friday - Christmas 1980


Christmas in 1980 was a magical one for me... mostly because Santa came and visited me at home... he really did come to my home as you can see in the picture. I am the one sitting on my dad's lap with my weird orange apron on... not sure why I was wearing it, but Oh well. It is one of the most vivid memories for me as a child. It was tradition in our family to open our gifts on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas mornings like most North American children. Usually on Christmas Eve my sister and I would have an evening nap (that's when Santa would come and deliver our Christmas presents) and then after our nap we would sit down for an evening supper (usually around 9pm) and we would open our gifts from Santa after wards. Not only was it fun for us...but later on I found out it was also fun for our parents because on Christmas morning when all the other parents were up at the crack of dawn because their children wanted to open parents got to sleep in while my sister and I went downstairs to play with our new toys. Christmas time at our place was fun...but it wasn't as special as our birthdays. We always got more presents for our is after all Our Special Day!

On this particular Christmas I remember Santa knocking on our door (he did so because we didn't have a fire place) ... I remember sitting on his lap and I remember exactly what I got. I got this dog toy that to this day I'm not sure how it worked. It was a special plastic mat and when you set the dog on the mat it would follow a special path... never falling off.

It was a magical moment in my life... I wish all Christmas's were just like it...and I wish I still believed in Santa. Those were the days!

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Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Week 49 - “Pets Only!” Photo Challenge

i heart faces - photo challenge

This is my entry for this weeks I Faces photo challenge. For more entries or to add your own visit I Faces

Friday, December 11, 2009

Flashback Friday - The Makings Of A Christmas Elf!


This weeks flashback Friday is only taking us back one whole year. Back to December 2008... when I only had to worry about one child, when hubby and I would have a night to ourselves every week when Sophia slept over at Grandma an Grandpas house. I was due with Charlotte (we didn't know she was a Charlotte then...I love surprises) on December 28th and I had a couple weeks of vacation saved up so I stopped working on December 6th, which meant I had a lot of free time :) For all my American friends... here in Canada you get a full year of maternity leave when you have a child so often women won't work right up until the birth of their child. Anyhoo since I had a lot of free time and Sophia stopped going to daycare we needed to come up with some crafts to pass the time.


We ended up making cute button wreath ornaments for the Christmas tree and for present toppers. they turned out well and friends and family loved them. I was a little leary of letting a two year old play with wire and small buttons...but she proved up to the task. All you do to make these cute wreaths are to string buttons on some wire... connect to make a circle and tie some ribbon on. Sophia did a great job and I was very proud of her dexterous skills. We were going to make some more this year but I missplaced all my buttons and the nice buttons at the craft stores are way too expensive... so we painted wooden ornaments instead.


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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Week 48 - “Sweet Dreams” Photo Challenge

sweet dreams

This is my entry for this weeks photo challenge at I Faces. This is a picture of my oldest Sophia Lilly when she was 4 months old. If you would like to enter or see any of the other great entries... check it out here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Flashback Friday - You scare me drunk Santa.


Today's Flashback Friday is only from last year. From a distance it may look like the ideal Christmas photo...but if you were there you'd know different. This photo was taken just after Sophia was done crying, and probably between Santa barfing. Last year we decided to take Sophia to the mall to see Santa...and in hindsight we should have known better. Just before Sophia sat on Santa's lap the mall security had to have a talk with Santa. The rent a cop was letting Santa know that his "current state" was unacceptable. We took Sophia up to Santa and she proceeded to cry on Santa's lap. You'd think that Santa would be good with children... well.. not this one. He literally did not move from the position he was sitting. Probably for fear of throwing up all over the children. His eyes were all glazed over, he did not speak... no wonder she was afraid, I think I was too. Anyhoo... in the last moment we got Sophia to smile... she did a great job too... too bad about drunk Santa.

close up

All in all I think Kevin and I were more scarred by drunk Santa then Sophia as she had no problem hopping up on his lap again this year.

Come back next week to see a picture of me when I was a child sitting on Santa's lap... its pretty cute.

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Happy Holiday Season :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Week 47 - “We ♥ Tooshies” Photo Challenge

holding hands

This is my submission for the We ♥ Tooshies weekly contest on I ♥ Faces. This is my daughter Sophia Lilly and her friend Jonah walking home from seeing the Backyardigans LIVE. To see more tooshies check them out here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Flashback Friday - 1994

1994 Flashback Friday

I recently stumbled upon a box of old photos...among these photos were a bunch of photo's that I had taken out at my dads farm with my best friends Krista and Kevin (now my hubby). The photo above is me... this was during my DocMartin wearin', NIN listening, my parents just don't understand me phase.

These photos were taken with my very first SLR... a Pentax KM It was my best friend for many many years. It went everywhere with me... to school, to parties , hiking, name it, it was with me. I worked at a photolab from 1994-1996 so I basically got all my photo's developed for free or discounted. The pictures below were taken the same day as the above picture. They were also not altered digitally. The sepia was done in the photolab when I was printing the pictures. Oh.. the fun times. Working at the photolab was my most fun job, if the pay was better I'd probably get another job at one.

1994 Kevin

1994 Kevin

This last photo is especially embarrassing to look at... Oh god ... it hurts and makes me laugh hysterically all at the same time. What was I thinking? Is she supposed to be a girl that is hurting? I have no clue... but I obviously thought it was cool at the time.


And there you have it... a small gimpse into my teen years.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I ♥ Faces - "Autumn Beauty" Photo Challenge

I ♥ Faces - Autumn Beauty

This is my submission for the Autumn Beauty weekly contest on I ♥ Faces. This is my friend Rebecca... she is both beautiful on the outside as well as the inside. Check out more beauties here or submit your own.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Flashback Friday - Our last big holiday!


Traveling... I lOVE it! This weeks Flashback Friday is from our honeymoon in 2005, and our last big holiday. In May of 2005, 8 months after Kevin and I got married (that will be another post) we decided to go on our honeymoon. We went to England, Ireland & Greece. It was awesome. We did go traveling with my uncle and aunt when we met up with them at their home in England. We started our vacation in England and spent a week there. After that we went off to the Greek island of Kefalonia to spend a week there and then we went to Ireland for a week. It was 3 weeks of relaxing, sight seeing and visiting with family. Having grown up with family in England and Ireland my whole life, I have visited there many many times, but my husband had never. So it was fun to introduce him to my family and for him to explore his Irish heritage while in Ireland (not to mention the pints and pints of Guinness). I think my husband and I enjoyed Ireland the best... the landscape is so beautiful and the people are great. Kefalonia was really pretty but Kevin and I aren't really sun people. In fact we usually try and stay out of the sun as much as possible in the summer. Kevin is a ginger... so the sun is his enemy. We really enjoyed the heat and the scenery in Kefalonia, but a week was enough for us.

This was a wonderful holiday and we made the most out of it because we were planning on trying for children after this holiday and we knew it would be the last one for a while. Not only is it too expensive to travel with children for us right now (having been off work for 2 out of 3 years) but we don't want to go through the hassle of traveling with children until they are a bit older and will remember some of it. I have a bunch of places that I would like to visit on my bucket list . These are some of the places I'd like to get to...A lot of the places are warm places, so we'll have to visit on their "winter" season.


Oh...sometimes I wish I was kid free again so that I could spend all my money on travels.. of course this wish only lasts about 5 minutes and then my 3yo gives me a running hug and Lottie smiles at me... my heart melts and I would trade all the stamps in my passport to be with them.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Flashback Friday - S is for snake.

Flashback Friday 11/6/09

S is for snake... that my father killed. First off, if you know my dad.. you know that he is like me and tends to panic a little under emergency situations. This picture was taken sometime around the 7 or 8 year old mark. We lived in a old stone house on the edge of the city that my parents purchased when my brother was born (he was born at 24 wks gestation... and blessed us for 1.5yrs...but that is another post). They didn't want to be in the suburbs where there were tons of kids and loads of germs that would be killer for his tiny sensitive immune system. Anyhoo.. we lived in a old house with a dirt basement. While my dad was in the basement one day he spotted a milk snake. We didn't know at the time that milk snakes were harmless, so when my dad spotted it in the basement he freaked out. Grabbed the ice pick and strategically placed himself so that he could cut the head off. It wasn't a clean cut, but it did do the trick. I remember the adrenalin pumping through my body when I found out a SNAKE was in our house.. WOW. My dad and I thought that it would be hilarious if we took a picture of me holding the snake to show my mum and to send to my grandmother (a proper old British lady)...I guess it was pretty exciting and funny to an 7/8 year old... my mum just thought it was gross with a touch of cuteness. Anyhoo, this is the most dangerous reptile I have ever encountered here in the Great White North... and that's ok with me!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Flashback Friday.... Halloween 1984 (I think?)
Since tomorrow is Halloween, I thought it was appropriate that I dig up an old Halloween picture. Here I am somewhere in the mid eighties... I think it was '84. This year I was a My Little Pony... the only thing I remember about this Halloween was that my mom thought I was too old to be a My Little Pony, but I didn't care...she bought me the costume anyways. It was one of those scratchy plastic suits and cheap masks that were everywhere back in the day. The other girls were Ragedy Ann, Princess and I'm not sure what Becca was in the front but I think she might have been a cheerleader. I'll have to ask her when I see her next.

These were the good times... the times of running around the streets with your friends filling your bag with candies, and if you lived at my house and never got chips or pop you prayed for the houses that gave you those items at Halloween time. With my dad being Swiss we always had a sufficient amount of great quality Swiss chocolate floating around, so those were still great but not as exciting.

And... I was one of those kids that LOVED getting raisins!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friends are the best gifts.

On October 8th this year I turned 33 years old. With each and every passing year I find myself not wanting or needing presents and find myself cherishing my moments with my friends and family more. Last year was the first year in what I hope to be a new birthday tradition. I have decided that in lieu of gifts I asked my friends to spend the day with me for a birthday hike. I also stated that I wanted it to be without children and without husbands so that we could all have a break and relax without having to deal with feedings, diapers or filling sippy cups. Fall has always been my favorite time of year, and the colours that the Canadian forests produce is some of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

This year we had a pretty good turnout. At 1pm 13 ladies met at my place and all 14 of us car pooled off to a near by trail where we walked and talked for just over an hour (next year will be longer)...we then headed back to my place and all crammed in my tiny little house for a cozy pot luck dinner and drinks all around. There are few things that money can't of those things are good friends and family...I have been blessed to have both of those.

I love traditions, and hope to pass these on to my children. What kind of traditions do you have?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Flashback Friday... 1982

Traditions are big in our family....and the biggest of all is the Smartie birthday breakfasts. Mmmm what more can you ask for then waking up to a breakfast of presents and smarties. As a child it was almost better then Christmas. Each and every year on my birthday (October 8th) I would wake up with the anticipation of eating smarties for breakfast... no other day could I eat chocolate for breakfast, so I usually ate them all up in a hurry :) This tradition was passed down by my dad who grew up with the same tradition. The picture above was a picture of my "special" birthday... it was special because I was turning 8.. the number of my birthday day October 8th. Because this was my special day we invited my family from overseas. Grandma and Grandpa from Switzerland and my Aunt/Uncle and cousin from Japan. Having grown up with two immigrant parents I wasn't fortunate like most of my friends to visit grandparents every weekend. Although it did mean I visited Switzerland and Ireland quite a I was very fortunate in that way.

Yesterday was my 33rd birthday and I woke up to smarties on the table just as usual... I still love it as much today as I did back in 1982. I have passed this tradition down to my girls now...I hope they continue it with their children.

Friday, August 7, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

Just for fun. Here are 25 Random Facts About Me

1.My favorite colour is pink, and I love sparkly stuff

2.Most people think I'm bitchy when they first meet me cause I'm quiet and shy, but soon warm up!

3.I lived in Switzerland for two years as an au pair... had loads of fun.

4.The two people I would most like to meet in my lifetime would be Ani diFranco and Joss Whedon.

5.I secretly love my husbands beard <3

6.I love to watch my children sleep at night.

7.My favorite ice cream flavor is Hevenly Hash.

8.I hate skinny jeans and feel they went out of style a long time ago for a reason... come on... they aren't flattering on anyone!

9.I love love love teeny romance movies and musicals... its almost an obsession!

10.I love my two girls and husband so much it actually makes my heart ache sometimes... don't know what I would do without them.

11.I really really really miss the mountains and beautiful scenery.. K-hole is just so ugly... I'd move in a heartbeat if I wouldn't miss the rest of my family so much.

12.My ideal job would be a hausfrau... I just wanna stay at home with my kids. I dread having to go out and find a new job in a year.

13.I love love love to sew... if I could make a living sewing from home I would.

14.I have an addiction to fabric... I really do, I have tons and tons of fabric and I just can't stop buying it. It wouldn't be too bad... but I love the japanese fabrics which are really expensive... I bet it would take me a year of daily sewing to finish up all my fabric I have.

15.I'm also addicted to etsy and shopping on etsy... if you haven't checked it out... do so NOW!

16.I dream daily about living in a small community or in the mountains and having a little house like this one for my studio I'd like a house for me like this, and one for Kevin and each of the children... wouldn't that be so fun!

17.I listen to the buffy and Dr Horrible soundtracks WAY too much... its almost unhealthy.

18.I secretly think I'm a slayer... the next chosen one maybe... and yes.. I believe in vampires.. but in my world they don't sparkle like diamonds... that's just lame!!!

19.One of the most fun jobs I ever had was in a photolab...its fun to look at random peoples photos... man are there some twisted people out there.

20.If I could own any car it would be a powder pink Golf with brown racing stripes

21.I was raised catholic, but have chosen to not raise my children with any specific religion.

22.The three places I would like to visit before I die are, Egypt, India and Japan

23.I love thai food and Indian food, although I hate seafood.

24.I don't read as many books as I would like to, reading makes me tired. So I stick to reading blogs and news online and also craft or DIY books. Short things that require no commitment.

25.I wish I could spend more time with my friends... and I really want to go on a "girls only" cruise with my girlfriends in a couple of years when we can spend time away from our kids.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Making A List... Gonna Get Stuff Done

I have forgotten how much I get done when I make lists. I love lists. They somehow magically make me get stuff done. While in college, I was the queen of lists... when I worked I used lists weekly to get my tasks done. Since I have been home on maternity leave, I have forgotten the art of list making. Since I have been home (took leave in December) I feel that other then having a baby.. I really haven't gotten much done around the house. I have decided that August is going to be my month to get stuff done. I figure I can make a list of 10 things I would like to get done, and strike them off my list as I go. OK .. here it goes.

10 Things To Do In August
1. Start Sophia's scrapbook (its only taken 3 years!)
2. Put door in back room out to Patio (I'll need help with this)
3. Cut out sugar for the month (this will be hard)
4. Finally clean the shelves in Sophia's room (they are a mess)
5. Clean up the garden
6. Paint the front porch
7. Finish my tutorials I started
8. Start Charlotte's scrapbook before 3 years passes
9. Sort through my boxes of bags in attic
10. Try to exercise everyday

Wow... I think that list is quite a lot now that I look at it. Well... I'll start off slow and tackle the easy things first and we'll see how it goes.

wish me good luck.

Do you have any tips on how you get your stuff done?

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Shred Day 1

I was actually supposed to start day 1 of the shred yesterday...but... me being me, I found excuses of why I couldn't start. Isn't that always the way. Tonight after I put the girls to bed... hubby was gone out and I was doing my usual Internet stuff and after reading all of the dedicated twitters by moms and non moms just like me who got off their asses and did some exercise, I figured I didn't really have an excuse and even though it was 8:30pm I needed to shred. I then proceeded to shred and sweat and grunt like never before... but now I feel great... ok... a lie.. I feel tired and gross. But proud that I made it through the first one.

See... I have a dream. Well a goal actually. I need to loose 50lbs (preferably 60lbs) to get back to my pre-Sophia and wedding weight. Here's the story...

... you see. My husband also had a dream. He dreamt of having a beard one day. I always told him no.. that I hated beards and that I would "with hold" certain "wifely duties" (wink wink nudge nudge) if he grew one. Well, I got pregnant with our first daughter and with being pregnant and feeling gross and such I hardly felt sexy at all.. so my husband said what the heck and grew his beard. In short... he fullfilled his dream of once growing a beard. After the birth of Sophia my husband made a deal with me, in order to help me lose weight he said that he would shave his beard off when I get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. That never happend. And so I got pregnant with my second daughter Charlotte... and much to my dismay, I have also grown quite fond of the beard. But every girl needs something to work towards, right! My husband still says that he will shave the beard off when I lose the weight... so I am on a quest!

So here I am 50lbs away from my dream...a dream of a skinny me and a hairless hubby! Can I do it! YES I CAN.

The above picture is from our stag n' doe. This is what we will look like again... sometime in the future! Wish me luck.

Monday, July 6, 2009

How does your garden grow?

The Beginnings - May 19, 2009

I never knew having a garden could be so rewarding... and I don't mean the veggies or fruits that you get. I always thought gardening was for old people... mothers, fathers, grandparents! Well, I think I finally get it. People always said its kind of a zen thing... and perhaps they are right. Growing up I hated having dirty hands and still do.. but the power of pretty gardening gloves as helped me. My husband and I have lived in our house for 5 years now (mental note... don't forget 5 year wedding anniversary this year) and I haven't done a thing in our gardens. Anything that was done was done by our parents that were embarrassed by our lack of interest or gardening skills. Well I'm not sure if its because I have children now but I suddenly feel the need to garden. So I finally got off my duff this year and made my very first vegetable garden. I decided to start small to see if I liked it and to see if anything even grew! WOW.. to my surprise... I have vegetables. And I love it. Here is a pic of the radishes in the beginning of June.

See my tiny radishes! Aren't they cute.

Now they are huge. I have harvested only 12 radishes so far. Mmm

I am very excited to see what else grows. Unfortunately we have been having quite a lot of rain here in Canada and so the veggies that love sun are taking longer to grow then usual... Hopefully Mr. Sun will come out and play soon... Mamma's got veggies that need to grow.

What's in my garden you ask?
  • radishes
  • tomatoes
  • carrots
  • spring onions
  • cauliflower
  • beans
  • peas
  • corn
  • watermelon
  • brussel sprouts
  • and many many herbs in barrel pots.

Don't mind the clover and weeds growing my garden... when things were first starting to come up I didn't know the difference between the plants so I left everything... I'm slowly sifting through it and pulling the weeds and grass.

I'm not sure what else will grow.. I'm sure the tomatoes will... but I'm just excited that something grew at all. This fall I will definitely be making the beds bigger and I will build a fence to keep those pesky rabbits out :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Get your sh*t together!

I need these posters RIGHT NOW... I'm finding it very difficult to get things done these days. I can't be the only one... Can I? I'm sure if I had these hanging in different spots in the house it would remind me that I can't spend all my days lazing around on the couch with my sweet little baby and my toddler. Things need to get done... laundry won't do its self, the garden won't seed its self, my kids can't feed and take care of themselves... and my sewing projects won't sew themselves... You get the picture. Anyone have any tips on how to get motivated... and better yet. Stay motivated!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Weekends are for treasure hunts

I had a busy busy weekend... but it was lots of fun. Saturday was spent at home with the girls, doing gardening while Pappi worked during the day. I also spent time going to bulk barn and making tons of tiny baggies with candies in them for the treasure hunt I was planning on Sunday. On Saturday evening I invited my mom and niece over to have dinner and to watch the Eurovision contest that we had recorded from the week before. We had a lovely time and Ella had fun putting maple keys on the kids noses. Lottie decided she didn't want to go to bed, so she stayed up and watched the Eurovision with us till about 9:30 and fell asleep in my arms... she's so cute.
The whole family was up early on Sunday... excited and ready for the treasure hunt at Opa's. We were supposed to leave the house by 9am so that we could be at Opa's for 9:30am... but that never happened. I always forget to factor in at least 1.5 - 2 hours to get ready to leave the house. With two children now, its becoming increasingly difficult to leave the house in a timely manner. Anyhoo.. we made it to Opa's (my dad) house for shortly after 10am. I unpacked all the kids and then set to work setting up all the pathways for the children. Each child was to hunt or follow the pathway of bags of treats with their own assigned ribbon colour. Sophia had to hunt for bags with pink polkadot ribbons on them that ultimately matched the bags they recieved at the end of the hunt. I made library book bags for each of the children and then put some sticker books and other summer toys in them. The kids had a good time looking for the bags... but I think they had more fun just being able to run wild on the farm. Sophia always enjoys going to Opa's for that very reason. My dad and Wende made a really nice lunch of salad and quiche... hot dogs for the kids and homemade pie from Edna Staeblers cook book for dessert. It was perfect.

By 2pm we were all tired and ready to head home back to the city to have naps with our kids. I had a really good time ( I think my friends did too) . I find with all of us having families and children now it is becoming more and more difficult to get together. I think it would be perfect if we could do something once a month with all the children...maybe I'll make that a goal for this summer. I think it is important. Life is too short... you should spend it with those you love... and I love my friends and family. Next month I think we will go to the donkey sanctuary that is just 20 minutes from home. I'll post on that later.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The birds are singing...and I feel like sewing!

I love spring and summer... waking up to the sounds of the birds chirping away at 5:30am is wonderful. Yes... I am awake that early many days and not because of my four month old Charlotte... Nope. It's cause of my almost 3 year old Sophia. She's a very early riser, no matter what time we get her into bed. I feel sorry for my parents because apparently I was the same way. The only thing worse is that I actually used to leave the house to see if the neighbour kids could play. My parents put that to a stop after a couple of times with a very high lock on the door :) Anyhoo.. back to topic.. the birds are singing bright and early its getting warmer and the neighbourhood is coming out of its winter shell. It's now easier to go outside and keep Sophia entertained. With new seasons brings new fashions for my little ones. I love summer because I get to make cute shorts and pants for my girls and I am thrilled that Sophia likes to wear skirts because I have been wanting to make her one for ages. A couple weeks ago I finally got to make her a skirt. This was the outcome.
This is a prototype skirt for Sophia to see if it fit, so I ended up using scrap fabrics. I think it ended up looking really cute and I'm excited for it to be warm enough for her to wear it to the market. She should be able to wear it in a couple of weeks. I also need to make some shorts and samurai pants for Sophia and Lottie. Lottie is already wearing Sophia's samurai pants from her first birthday. They are big on Lottie but will keep her cool in the summer. I'm not a big fan of naked babies out in the sun. I would rather have my pale vampire kids with a light layer on if its possible. Sometimes it isn't when its too hot... then its time to break out the pool. I got out Sophia's summer pants from last year that I made her and they are actually perfect little capri length pants now... and I actually think they will fit her as longish shorts next year ( If they survive the summer!) How wonderful are pants that fit your child for three years! My samurai pants are very wide legged which makes them super comfy for children to wear and play in.
Now that its mid spring and summer is approaching fast and the curtains are open more.. I've been noticing more of my clutter in my house and its starting to get on my nerves. I started to sew these little fabric boxes. I have only made a pattern for teeny tiny ones right now, but I want to make some larger ones for the toys and laundry that accumulates on the main level. This is the very first one I made... isn't it cute.
My goal for next week is to get a couple more of these made for around the house and to make pants for the girls.. we'll see what happens.