Saturday, April 10, 2010


The Finches are back in full force. Can't keep up with keeping the feeder full.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Grandma and Mommy to Violet.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Excuses for not eating:
These are all exclaimed at least once during meal times.
1. "Too hot, mama". - this one is her favorite
2. "Too big". - apparently every bite is too big now.
3. "Too spicy". - I think I've said this maybe once and now she says it all the time. I don't think she even knows what it means.
4. " no, no, no mama, milk".

Monday, April 5, 2010


I made a total of five of these tunics. Simplicity pattern 4203. Same pattern as Easter dress.

This one is my favorite. They also look better without a shirt on underneath. Violet calls this her 'happy to you' shirt. She really means to say 'happy birthday to you' and I'm guessing she associates icecream with birthdays. Funny.

I cleaned out my closets about a month ago and was bagging up some old clothes to donate when I decided to save some stuff and repurpose it. This was originally an old dress of mine that I turned into a skirt for Violet. I made the lining a little longer so it would hang lower than the printed material. Added some white ric-rac and a bow.

This was a last minute dress. I found this material and had to have it. I used McCalls pattern 5836.

I think I'm done sewing summer outfits for Violet. I still have a a yard or two of some more fabric but think I'll wait to use it.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Lately, trying to get a good pic of Violet and I is almost impossible. She just wants to act silly. Violet's dress is made from Simplicity pattern 4203 and mine is from Simplicity pattern 2591.

Another egg hunt at Grandma & Grandpa Young's house. Cousin Thomas is showing Violet were the eggs are.

Being shy.

Another attempt at a photo. A little better.


Searching for Easter eggs.

The giant chocolate bunny is hollow. Otherwise we might be eating it for a year.

Violet can open and close the eggs so trying to keep her from eating lots of candy this morning was kind of hard. I finally hid the basket in the bathroom or she would have eaten everything.

Besides some candy, Violet got a nightgown w/ bunny slippers for her baby and the Grandma and Grandpa bunnies, from Grandma F, that go along with the rest of her bunny family she has.