Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Another sewing project

Recently, I made an apron for my friend, Amy and another dress for Miss Emma. I was very happy with both projects. I have to admit though, it was hard to part with the apron. I fell in love with the fabric and for some reason, I have a fondness for aprons (even though I don't usually wear one).

Emma was extremely excited to wear her new dress today, which also can be worn as a smock over capris or jeans. I love that it is so versatile!!! It will also grow with her because instead of buttons, I used knots.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Will's Gym

The other day, I found Will and Emma giddy with excitement. This caused some concern because rarely are they both excited about the same thing. They have made it clear that they are individuals with individual interests - in other words, the boy vs. girl thing has been set into motion.
Will decided that he wanted to start a family "gym". This would encourage healthy living and more fit bodies for all family members. To encourage the use of his gym and exercise program, Emma offered to make a few signs to post throughout the house. Here are a few of their creations:

While at the sign-making business, Emma decided to make a few of her own. Like I said, she has made it clear that she is a LOT different than her brothers.

Jack's New Bike

For the longest time, I didn't think Jack's legs were long enough to reach the pedals on a two-wheeled bike. The other day, after fussing about him wearing high water pants (he needs a size 3 for the waist, but a 4 for the length), I decided to see if he could ride the infamous Tigger bike. Lo and behold, that child could actually reach! We put the training wheels on it and away he went. He is Big Stuff now that he can ride a big kid bike. He has to ride it EVERYWHERE! It has actually been a great thing, because now I can go on a walk with him riding and actually move at a rate faster than a snail's pace! Life is good and it just keeps getting better.