Holly mixed the stuffing.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Every year, Doug's work has an office Trick or Treat activity. It's nice because we get to do most of our trick or treating indoors away from the cold. We got lucky this year because it warmed up about 20 degrees from the week before Halloween so it wasn't too bad.
When I asked Holly what she wanted to be for Halloween this year (a week before Halloween), she said, "I wanna be RED!" I suggested Little RED Riding Hood. She said, "YEAH!" She didn't know who Little Red Riding Hood was, but it had the word RED in it and she could wear RED and that's all she cared about. SO...I went to the fabric store, found a simplicity pattern, bought the material ($30!), and sewed like crazy the week before Halloween. The pattern was a bit confusing, but I had help from Nani (my brother-in-laws Grandma) and together, we figured it out!
Here is the dress without the cape. I was so thrilled that it turned out and actually fit her! It was a little long on her (she measured between the 1/2 size and size 1), so we didn't bother with the cute bloomers on the pattern because you wouldn't have been able to see them anyway.
I drove the girls to a few friends houses in other neighborhoods and then we did a little house to house trick or treating in Nana's neighborhood and ours. Holly kept warm with her cape/hood since I lined it with warm fleece. Savannah was in 3/4 sleeves and managed to stay fairly warm until the sun set and the chill set in. The house next door to Nana and Papa's was giving out cups of Stephen's Mint Chocolate Truffle hot chocolate. It was the perfect temperature to warm our bones and so incredibly delicious! I don't think Holly has ever had hot chocolate before, but she didn't waste any time drinking it down. I thought the hot chocolate was a great idea and luckily we got there before it was gone!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Doug was able to come back and see him in second recovery and he and little Jeffrey had a quick nap together. He did great the rest of the day and even the next day. He wants to eat a little more frequently, and be held a little more than usual, as do most kids when they don't feel good. I am happy to oblige. He's a sweet boy and we are happy to have the surgery over with. On to recovery!