Monday, November 10, 2008

Photo Shoot and Apron

Violet had her first portraits taken. Here is a sampling of them. She is pretty funny cuz none have her real smile in it. But hey, they are still adorable.

This is my favorite

Happy girl

Ginny joined in for a couple shots.


On saturday while Ben was at a leadership meeting for church I decided to make Ginny an apron. She such a good helper in the kitchen, and my aprons are so big on her, I thought she deserved it! Plus the fabric was just sitting around.

The best part is that its reversable! And its got a ruffle, a pocket and a bow! I was pretty happy to have figured out the ruffle thanks to the Apron Exchange I did with Allison Wischmeier last spring.

If anyone wants to make something fun come over or meet me at craft group on thursday the 2oth of this month. I got a new sewing machine and I am learning new tricks. I went to a class with my mom in Portland a week ago and got a little break taking the train all by myself! I am taking another in December and January. So I am pretty excited!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun

Below are pictures of all the festive things we did this October.

Here is our Haunted Gingerbread House. I used to make these with my mom when I was little.

Here is the back view, Ginny and Ben are working hard.

The Maxfields came over and made one with us. While Violet and Emma played on the floor.

This is us at our trunk or treat at the church.

Then carving pumpkins. Here is Violet and her pumpkin.

This is Ginny's carved pumpkin (the other is mine).

Here are all of them. Note Ben's is the Obama campaign logo.

This is our Halloween Advent calendar. My mom and I made one years ago for my family and we made one for my girls this year.

Here are the girls in the clothes Grandma Nori bought them, on Halloween day.

This is the whole gang at the U-village. Ben is Professor Utonium and I am Buttercup (a powerpuff girl). Ginny is Tinkerbell and Violet is a jack-o-lantern (this was my costume when I was a baby).

Here is Riley and Ginny trick or treating at the U-Village.

Here they are in the leaves.

Here is Emma and Violet. They match!

And here is Vi just before bed on Halloween.

Hope you all had a happy halloween full of lots of fun and candy.