After celebrating the Boys’ Birthdays, we have a short break before the partying begins again. This time for the girls. Since Hannah and Sarah have a whole five days between their birthdays, they have chosen to celebrate separately. This is probably a good thing as meal selection would be challenging with these two!
Hannah Joy turned 8 on November 22nd. What a joy she is. Always smiling, full of energy, and ready for adventure. She loves to draw and create with paper. Enjoys reading a bit but will quickly put her book away for a chance to run in the woods.
Hannah is a no frills kind of gal. Comfy clothes and a simple pony tail is all she needs to be ready for the day. Her birthday request was to have Indians on her birthday cake; no princesses needed. Hamburger and fries were the birthday meal. No one was complaining.
Sarah Michal turned 6 on November 27th. She was very thankful that her birthday did not fall on Thanksgiving this year (both girls’ birthdays can fall on Thanksgiving); having turkey for her birthday dinner is not a good thing. Sarah’s choice? Bacon. Smart girlie.
Sarah is growing up so quickly. Her strong spirit and quick temper have mellowed as she has gotten older. She does like to stay busy. A bored Sarah is one who tends to find trouble. She loves her school work and drawing. And more drawing. And hey, why not some more drawing? And cutting all the things she draws. She should have asked for a case of paper for her birthday. I do love my Sarah Bear!!
Happy Birthday to my very special girlies!!!!.
Sometimes those random moments are the sweetest…the funniest…the most frustrating…the most treasured. Why not share those random moments with one another? I decided to join in with Miranda at The Pebble Pond and enjoy Random 5 on Friday.
Here’s my Random 5 on Friday:
1- It is wonderful to find a great deal on flip flops for all the feet in our home. It is really disappointing when the eagerly awaited package reveals that mom totally goofed on half the sizes.
2- Learning to knit can be challenging. But as in most things…the hard work is worth it. Sharing some sweet time with Lydia delighted that she was getting it right was the best way to spend a bit of an afternoon.
3- Deciding to shift all the bedrooms in the house might have been a moment of insanity. I think my home could have been declared a national disaster. We still haven’t quite recovered.
4 – We watched Despicable Me a couple of weeks ago. If cute little Sarah yells, “It’s so fluffy” one more time I may go hide in my room with chocolate. Ok, I say it a lot as well. We have all turned into fluffy monsters.
5- There is one negative about reading aloud. We are reading a book I have never read before and I love to share that exciting journey of discovery with my children. However, they are in bed and I want to know more. Sigh. I suppose I must wait until tomorrow. Maybe.
Technically, it is not summer yet. However, living in the south means that we usually have a day of spring and move on. One of the easiest ways to build up the girls’ wardrobes is by a bit of sewing. A few months ago we were blessed with some fabric from a friend who was moving. In that box of fabric was a green fabric with flowers. Sarah oohed and aahed over it every time she saw it. She needed a few outfits for summer; I needed an afternoon of sewing to relax.
I decided to dig out a pattern that I have had for years. Simple and easy to whip up but so very cute. It was Simplicity 4927. I have made it with sleeves and without; it is always a favorite to wear.
I didn’t quite get the dress finished before bed. The next morning I went straight to the sewing machine to finish the hem and button closure. Sarah, very patiently, sat beside me in her pajamas. She did not want to get dressed in anything but her new dress made in her favorite fabric.
Adorable, yes? What are you sewing?