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Friday, October 19, 2007

The Most Amazing Daughter

I have the most amazing and beautiful daughter on the planet. I'm sure everyone thinks that about their children. But she is sweet, smart, helpful, beautiful, elegant, neat, not too needy, loving, caring, I could go on and on. And she loves giving out hugs and talking about Jesus. That's the best part. That's when you know you are raising them right. She likes to pray before we eat, after bedtime stories before we go to sleep, when we are about to do something big. She says "Let's pray" or "Let's bow our heads". It's just so sweet. And she is only 3 years old.

Me and hubby teach first grade Sunday School. One day recently there was a little girl in there who wore some horribly faded and worn out flowered leggings and a non-matching plaid flannel long sleeve shirt on a day in which it was 100 degrees outside. And last weekend she wore some black dance leotard spandex shorts and a hoodie. Neither one matching and both looked to small for her. So obviously she doesn't have any dresses to wear to church right? Her mom just had a baby this week and so I decided I was going to make her a couple dresses and surprise her. Just in case she was feeling left out with everyone paying attention to the new baby. So I cut out 2 dresses and started sewing. Well they both needed to be lined which I forgot to cut the lining out so I just lined them with each other. hehe. Reversible Dress. AHA!

And here's the reverse side, this fabric reminds me of mayan days or aztec things.

Now remember I made this dress for a 6 yr old and my dd who is 3 yrs old is modeling it, so it's a little big. And she got jealous so I made her one of her own. I was going to add ruffles but think it would have been too long. I have to remember that she plays outside on the playground and in tunnels at mcdonalds and don't want her stepping on it. So here's the one I made her. I just love the fabrics.

And an intervention while we reverse the dress. Here's Ben, just playing so good by himself. I always feel like I'm leaving him out while we take 5000 pics of Kaylee but he always finds stuff to do. Water plants, play with lizards, smell the flowers (or should I say rip up all the flowers hehe), dig in the dirt, play in the kiddie pool, get into things he shouldn't get into to, you get the picture.

And now on to the Reverse side:

And why should Kaylee get to do all the twirling? I know my hair's a mess and no make up as usual but I'm too busy sewing and taking pics and editing and blah blah to even think about all that.

So on to sewing some more dresses. It's addicting isn't it? But it's so fun. It's like being young again and playing dress up with your dolls only now my doll doesn't sit still for pics and sometimes talks back. HEHE.

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