6.16.2012

Graduation 2012

And so the school year has come to an end. It is hard to imagine that just 9 short months ago Giada started school as a Kindergartner and finished the year as a First-grader. Giada worked extra hard this year and grew, not only as a student challenging her self academically, but also as a girl by making friends and growing her scope of relationships. We are so proud of her and God has blessed our family with an amazing "Sissy."






























8.29.2011

First day of Kindergarten

Today was Giada's first day of Kindergarden. She has been counting down the days and now it is here. She was very excited and even selected her outfit and packed her own lunch all by herself. She is growing up so fast and I love the amazing person she is becoming.
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7.27.2011

Can't Stop Sewing

I used to sew all the time ... before I had kids. I got my first Singer sewing machine in high school and made everything from copycat designer dresses that I could not afford to record bags and curtains. I even made most of the decorations for Giada's nursery and 5 or 6 baby slings and Mei Ties before she was born. Then Giada was born and my sewing machine gathered dust in the closet and was never used except for the occasional jeans hem. Then I ran across this blog MADE and I was inspired. Maybe it was the fabrics, the photos, or how I could just picture Giada and Silas in all of the cute designs. Either way I was motivated to break out my machine and start something...anything.

I started off simple with these shorts. I followed the tutorial on making your own pattern as a refresher course. Using a pair if Silas' shorts I was able to produce these adorable chocolate brown shorts.






Since I made these shorts I have been on a roll and have made about 5 or 6 pairs. I will hopefully get some more pictures to post soon.

I went on to take one of my favorite shirts that Giada has and construct a dress.


I started by tracing a pattern out.

Cut out the fabrics.


I think that it turned out cute...I love all the layers.


7.06.2011

Rainy Day and Knot Shorts

Yesterday it rained all afternoon. We decided to make the Elsie Marlie Knot Shorts we found on grosgrainfabulous free pattern month day 4. They are too cute if I do say so myself.

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7.03.2011

Trying-out our new Britax B-Ready Stroller

After many hours of research and constantly thinking about what the best stroller would be for Giada and Silas I decided on the Britax B-ready. It is a beautiful, sturdy, and modular design. Can't wait to go someplace fun and put it to the test.

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Crystal Cove Beach Day

This year for the Fourth of July weekend we decided to spend one day at the beach. On the way down the mountain we picked up our favorite cousin, Kayden, and headed down to the coast. It was a great day for the beach and the sun was out and there was not a cloud in sight. We had so much fun and the kids played and swam all day long. Even Silas had a blast. He was crawling all over the beach and you never would have know that he is cutting 4 teeth all at once...he was in a great mood.

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