Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Morning

We've had a good Christmas here. Everyone is enjoying their gifts and for the most part being kind to one and other. I have a yucky cold but aside from that all is quite well.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

matchy matchy

I ordered camo "bugger monster" fabric earlier this year showed it to Elijah and he promptly informed me that he hated it and preferred his shirt from last year. Fine, I made his best friend Mitch a shirt out of it for Christmas. Then when I showed the shirt to Elijah he wanted it. Thankfully I had enough to make him on as well so they could be twins. Emily wanted to play too so she wore her "bugger dress" from last year that almost matches but not quite.

I got myself several Jalie patterns from a co op a few months back. I really like them bc they have great directions and are nicer styles then I've found lots of places. The other neat thing is they are on one sheet from a toddler size 2 to a women's 22. Thankfully we do not need the full range there but I bought 2 yards of fabric for myself only to realize that I only take 1.5 yards these days so that left just enough to make a shirt for Emily as well. Neil doesn't love hers bc it makes her look grown up. He's right it is a more adult style but she loves it and I think she looks adorable.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Elijah's Big Day

Today was a full day for us at least up till about 3pm when we suddenly had nothing much to do. Elijah and Emily got to go to a group dance class at their studio where Elijah got to preform and both got to watch some of the older kids. He was a little nervous in the pictures but opened up and had a good time by the end. Emily's class did not preform but she watched and then had her regular lesion after so no pictures of her this time. Then after lunch the Y had its mock meet for Elijah's swim team. He did well at this also.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Emily's Waldorf Doll

This is Emily's big Christmas pressent this year. She loves looking at the "babies" on the dancing raindolls sight so I decided she needed one. The doll was a lot of fun to make so I may be making some more this spring. The bed was not fun to make and I doubt I will be doing that again.

Friday, December 4, 2009


On Wednesday it rained all day and most of the night. On Thursday it was beautiful except for the huge mud creek in our backyard.