...Matt had an alphabet parade at school and he was assigned the letter "L".
The kids were supposed to wear something that started with their letter.
I suggested leis but Matt gave a definite "no". I thought of a bunch of other things...lemons/limes, licorice/lollipops (that got Matt's vote) but I finally decided that if I could find some plastic lizards I would stick them to the shirt and that would be that. I was in luck! The local craft store had some on sale! I sewed them on with clear thread that night and Matt approved of it the next morning :)
...I tried out a Pinterest tutorial.
For a long time I have wanted one of those knee length, knit skirts that are so cute, casual and comfy.
I bought one a once but was unhappy with how it fit. I kept it thinking I could redo it sometime...(like that would ever happen)...so I was excited to see some tutorials on Pinterest. It's been on my to do list for months and I finally took the plunge.
I used this tutorial.
I really liked her tutorial...so simple.
The only problem was that it didn't fit. It was super small so either I cut the pattern out the wrong way or I'm a really big "medium".
At the end of the tutorial she gives instructions for making custom sizes. I gave it another go and that one was perfect!
I'm so pleased with it and want to make more...I need to find some patterned knit fabric that I like.
I will spare you the other 15 pictures of dorky poses and faces.
I had Andy take some shots for me and I learned that I am definitely not the modeling type :)
...it was hat day at school.
|I have no idea what Josh is trying to communicate in these pictures...|
Notice that Abby is also sporting a black eye. Ben hit her, close range, with a hefty board book.
That's her second black eye in two years from one of her brothers.
(Right before she started first grade, a big, hard, plastic lid to a Lego tub somehow left Matt's hands and landed on her eye :) It was a beaut!)