Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Party, Party, Party!

We have been super busy around here for the past two weeks or so getting ready for Halloween and attending birthday parties. I finally finished Anna Claire and Mallory's costumes Sunday morning. No pictures yet; they've only had them on for a couple minutes to make sure the fit was right. They actually got to wear their costumes to school today for the fall festival, but I didn't get to see them all dressed up ~ had to work. I am hoping someone took a few pics and will email me!!
Two weekends ago we went to Oliver's first birthday party. What a cutie!!
Anna Claire and Mallory had so much fun playing on Owen's swing set.
I finally finished the paisley jumpers I started earlier in the month {pants were temporarily put on hold so I could finish the costumes}. Very cute...I love how they turned out. 

Sunday, the girls went to a birthday party for one of their classmates, Landon. It was at Celebration Town which is always a hit.
Yep, that's Mallory front and center in the group shot:
Afterwards we headed out to Miler for the tail end of the Cuthbert Cup. Anna Claire and Mallory were anxious to get out on the course to run around.

And I couldn't keep Anna Claire off the dance floor...
I wish I could have gotten more pictures, but the girls got tired pretty quickly and went downhill fast. We hope y'all have a Happy Halloween! I'll be back soon with pictures of all out trick~or~treating fun!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Scarecrow Ballerinas

Friday after dance class, Anna Claire and Mallory wanted to see the scarecrows on the square. They had so much fun running around acting silly...

Another video from dance class. The quality is horrible...sorry. I promise I won't post anymore until I get a better phone or a smaller video camera that fits in my purse!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Just Dance!

Just thought I'd share a cute video of Anna Claire and Mallory playing Nickelodeon Dance. We haven't pulled out the Wii in a while, so it was like they were playing for the first time. This is just a tiny clip from all they video I captured...they were hilarious!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Line Dancing

Anna Claire and Mallory put on a little show in dance class yesterday. I did my best to record it but, of course, they were standing at opposite ends of the line. They were pretty tired by this time in class, but they did great!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Corn Maze 2012

Tuesday Anna Claire and Mallory's class went to the West Farm Corn Maze. The weather was perfect and all the kiddos had a great time. This time around, I let the girls ride the bus and hey loved it. I didn't get many pictures because I forgot to charge my camera battery and it's just hard to get good pictures in such a large group, not to mention, they usually had their backs to me.

We took a hay ride, visited the petting zoo, painted pumpkins, and walked through the "kiddie corn maze." The class was running behind schedule, so there wasn't much play time. We were all bummed that the kids didn't get to run through the hay bale maze. Maybe next fall...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

KCWC Day 8

Yesterday was day 8 of the Kid's Clothing Week Challenge...and I still wasn't able to finish anything I started.

I did get two jumper dresses sewn together. They are waiting on buttons and ruffles. I also started sewing the hoods to Anna Claire's and Mallory's Halloween costumes, but I got stuck trying to turn a pattern for a cat into a horse...how do I attach the mane? I finally got it figured out, then I went in to check on the girls sleeping and saw Mallory...
I don't need to sew a mane on her costume...we'll just work with what we've got!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

KCWC Day 1

Day 1 was actually yesterday... Since I'm already behind in sharing, we'll start with some projects I was able to complete prior to Day 1 ...

Anna Claire, Mallory and I decorated the mantle with a fall-inspired bunting that I actually sewed together last weekend...they helped pick out the fabrics. It's not kids clothes, but I did sew it myself!!
My mom is working on some dresses for the girls, so Sunday night I finally finished some monogramming she needed to complete the dresses...
Fall finally arrived yesterday with much cooler temps and rain. The girls enjoyed rainy~day arts and crafts while I started cutting out Anna Claire's Halloween costume.

Once Anna Claire and Mallory were in bed {wearing their brand new princess castle jammies which they love}, I finished cutting out the costume and wanted to get started making some pants when...

I realized a few things yesterday:
  • most of the 4T pants I've  bought for the girls are already too short {going back to the store this weekend}
  • the few pairs of 5T pants they have are miles too long
  • length depends on the brand {looks like 5T carters and 4T Gymboree are the best fit}
  • I like paisley fabric
I bought both of these fabrics last year on separate occasions and never did anything with them. They have essentially the same color palette on a navy blue background. I don't think Anna Claire and Mallory need two pairs of paisley pants with navy blue backgrounds, so the larger print will become a jumper and the smaller print, which is corduroy, will become pants.
My hour was up last night {ha, ha} by the time I figured out what I could do with two such similar fabrics, so hopefully I'll get the pieces cut out tonight during DWTS!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Kids Clothes Week Challenge

I really should be working on Halloween costumes, but with the weather changing I really want to make Anna Claire and Mallory a few pairs of pants with some cute fabric I've had foerever. We'll see if the Kids Clothes Week Challenge can get me motivated! Sewing for one hour each day for a week seems so simple...we'll see about that. Wish me luck!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fire Department Field Trip

Today was Anna Claire and Mallory's first field trip of this school year ~ the fire department! I wish I could have gone, but there was no way to get out of work today.
I've already taken a half~day so I can go to the pumpkin patch with them in two weeks. Can't wait! I'm thinking about letting them ride on the bus with the other children. Yikes! I wouldn't let them ride the bus today; Granny drove them instead, and Mallory was heart broken.