Friday, October 28, 2011

Busy October

It's been really quiet on the blog this month - just to balance out all the crazy in real life. Here's a quick overview of October at the Mearse house. This month our youngest son turned 4 years old! There was a big bowling party with friends and grandparents and of course cookie cake and presents. I can't believe he's already 4!

 Then there was the Pep Rally for Zachary Community Schools being #1 in the state for 7 years in a row. Thank heaven's we live in the best school district, what is Louisiana like 48th in the nation? Our son's school cheered the loudest of all the schools and won a free dress day.

Then there was this little  huge project that took a week to put together.  I have mostly taught myself to sew and have been more adventurous this year in the types of things I've done. I ventured into something new again when I did a nursery for our Pastor's family. They are having another girl who will be sharing a room with her big sister who has a black/white/pink polka dot bedding set. I made the crib skirt, bumper, blanket, diaper stacker, table skirt, and curtains.  All that and it only took a week! :) I used Simplicity pattern 9140 for measurements but did embellish mine a little using various fabrics and trims. Now it's ready for their beautiful daughter to arrive.

Diaper stacker made using a size 4T dress sewn together at the bottom with an H seam to make a rectangle, slit down the front and  blanket binding to cover the opening. Hang from pretty hanger. 

After that was done, our family had a night out to play putt putt golf and ride go-carts to celebrate our first grader's all A report card! Way to go!

Although I hate Halloween and all it represents, we do like to dress up and play pretend. Our oldest wanted to dress up like an Army Chaplain for school. So sweet! He looked so grown up in camo from head to toe and wearing his hair all spiked up. He even wanted to carry his New Testament Bible in his pocket and wear his cross necklace. It so suits him. The younger boy wants to be Peter Pan which also suits him perfectly, "I'll never grow up!" We plan to wear these costumes to a church Fall festival nearby.

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