Friday, April 8, 2011

Hanna Anderson, Eat your heart out!

I recently saw the new line of pillowcase dresses that Hanna Anderson has for the spring. $28 bucks.

"I can do that!" I think to myself.

3 hours (interrupted - could probably make this in half the time if it weren't for "have a tea party, mom?" and "put on my movie, mom!"), some old ribbon, and a $2.99 fabric flat in some of Emmy's favorite colors and voila!

The dress is blue and green retro flower print. Very Lilly Pulitzer looking. Used a pink polka dot ribbon and some scrap pink fabric for the bias on the arm holes.

Suck it, Hanna.

Emily has picked out a pink print with green ribbon for her next dress. I think I will try after she's asleep though.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Monday, November 15, 2010

Trying again

Tried to post a video of Christina's concert a few weeks ago with no luck. Trying again!

Looks like it finally worked!

Also, some pictures from Halloween. Enjoy!

Grammy and her little pumpkins (baby is my nephew, Griffin)

Getting excited for trick or treating by putting on Grammy's witch hat

Pink Butterfly

Blue Angel/Fairy/your guess.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tiny Dancer

Our newest obsession - dancing movies. For some odd reason, last night she grabbed a DVD - Barbie Nutcracker. If you've never seen this movie, avoid it. It's totally ruined a classic ballet and holiday story for me. Anyway, Emily is obsessed with watching it over and over and dancing along with the music. Sometimes WITH tutu on, sometimes without.

Standing on her toes, like Barbie.

Twirling and leaping along with Barbie. She's ready for dance class (except that she's not potty trained yet). She's about as graceful as an elephant!

Catching up!

Here are some pictures from Gen & Beau's wedding (Emily was the flower girl) and 4th of July!

Checking out the hotel room. She insisted it was a castle, since it was a high-rise building.
At the aquarium. She LOVED it.

She kept pointing at each fish and yelling "NEMO!"
Dude turtles.
Sharks at the aquarium. She kept saying "Bruuuuuuuce"... She's confused Springsteen with Bruce the Shark in Nemo. "Fish Friends! No Food!"
At rehearsal.... she nailed it!
Emily hits it off with the groom's family!
So grown up!
Big Sis giving little Sis a ride home from the rehearsal dinner.
Fish face mandatory when watching Nemo, I guess.
Chilling out at the hotel before the wedding.

Riding on the bus to the golf course. This was her favorite part of the day. Cried when it was time to get off the bus.
She practiced by picking buds off bushes and throwing the petals on the ground.

Aftermath. There are some angry groundskeepers at the golf course.
Emmy and her Godmother, Gen. What a beautiful bride!
The Wedding party
Flower Girl in action! Sadly, no shot (that I've seen yet) of her throwing the flower basket at the groom's feet.
Immediately post-ceremony
Chilling out now that her duties are done.
Bride and flower girl
Big Sis dancing with Little Sis
Sisters at the Wedding!
Ready for parade!
The yearly flag photo.
All the VE's
Swimming at the Clancy's between parade and fireworks. The goggles make her "special".
"I'm ready for fireworks!"
Watching "booms in the sky" with Grammy
Swim date with Grumpy at Uncle Ponz's pool!
"HEEEERE ALLIE!" playing with the dog.
Swimming with Grammy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Spring Concert!

It's spring, so it's concert time at school. This year, Christina was involved in both chorus and orchestra - she's a "dualie".

First, waiting for the show to begin.

Time for the intermediate chorus to perform.

Emily watches and listens patiently.

Orchestra time!