Saturday, August 29, 2009

Now that was a Hiatus!

Hi! So we are still here and still doing well. We have just had a lot going on. Ziva and I visited the grandparents for two weeks. Then on making it back we just got busy, busy, busy. I know you all understand.

Now prepare yourself for quite a few posts and a whole lot of pictures. I took over 1,300 on our trip. That is a lot to go through, choose and then edit. So if you think there could have been a better picture, more or less, or that they could use a little work, I am sorry. That is the best I can do right now.

Now with prompting of grandmas and Jason here I will be working on posting more regularly.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Summer Trip 2009 - A Neat Spot in Little Rock

Amy and Chad have such a neat neighbor. He's very nice and pleasant. He also has a workshop where I am assuming he made the treasures found in the pictures below. I love what they did! I can not even begin to tell you how my imagination would have gone crazy if I had seen this as a child. How fun! How wonderful!

Look closer.

Just a little closer.

There! Let the stories begin!

Summer Trip 2009 - The Dresses

Here are the dresses I made for the girls. I wanted to make them coordinating "boutique" dresses. It was the first time I had make little girl clothes that complicated. There are few things I would change in the directions (what were they thinking) and a few things I personally would do different. Still I am pretty proud of how they turned out. The fabric all come from the same line, Whimsy (sunrise palette) by Pillow and Maxfield. I hope the girls enjoyed them because I can't wait to make more!

Note: There are a lot of pictures. I wanted to take cute pictures of the girls and record the dress for my records. I also wanted to take the pictures outside in Jan and Marty's lovely backyard. I would have also liked to have the auto focus set. So you are going to see a few fuzzy pics and then a few others. The ones taken inside are closest to the fabrics true colors.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Summer Trip 2009 - Oklahoma City/The Girls

If I were to wrap up Ziva and Julia's relationship with one work I would use the

Here's your bite.

Thanks for sharing.
Asking for more ice cream sandwich.

Here you go.

Need a drink?
More Sweets!

Does this icing make my belly look big?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer Trip 2009 - Oklahoma City Zoo

While in Oklahoma City, Ziva got to visit her first Zoo. I was very excited to show her everything. She took most of it in quietly, pondering it all. We all had a good but hot time.

Moments after this photo Ziva stuck her fingers in the cage. Awesome.

Aunt Amy and Jaxon

Aunt Katy and Julia
Me and the Z
Z really didn't care too much for the Merry-go-round.
Z discovers Kettlecorn
A peek-a-boo break
Mmmm...lunch time.

A lot of lookin'

The flowers started to wilt.




Ziva Grace and Jaxon

Summer Trip 2009 - Oklahoma City/Random Moments

Follow the Leader

Girls Night Out

Hello Daddy! I miss you!

On Guard!

Bath Time.
So if Ziva looks like Jason and Julia looks like Chad, is this like Jason and Chad taking a bath together?

Learning to go up...


...and then on our own.

The Grand Kids

I know the other picture is better but I love how Jaxon is looking at Julia in this one.

Gran Jan and the Girls

Gran Jan, Pops, Julia, Jaxon and Ziva Grace

Jammin' Out with Aunt Katy

Family Time