Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Minnie Mouse Outfit

 Minnie Mouse Outfit

We we going to a birthday party for a little one year old and I did not want to just give a toy or some bought clothes when I have the skills to make something.  I have not sewn many clothes but I though I would try it and I think it came out so cute!!  The little girl loves Disney so I thought I would make a Minnie Mouse inspired outfit.
For the skirt I just took one of my daughter skirts (she is the same age) and traced it while allowing enough seam on the side.  The first one I made I did not leave enough fabric so when I gathered it the waist was way to small.  You would make it almost into a box and just have a slightly wider base then the top. I made two pieces then sewed them together at the seams.  I  then attached elastic to the top and gathered it.  Finally I put on some decorative lace on the bottom just to make it extra cute :)

For the top just used iron on transfer paper made for sewing.  You iron it over the material and then cut it out to the shape that you want it.  I just googled minnie mouse head coloring sheet because it gives a bigger picture usually and then I just traced it off the computer screen.  After cutting it out you just iron it on then reinforce it with sewing. 

This was a clippie that I bought from Etsy and then link is here Nyas Bowtique.  It was only $2.00 plus shipping and she was so great to do a rush order for me!  (Thanks Amy!!!)  I would love to know what you think!!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

11 Months Old!!

11 Months Old!!

Our little pumpkin is 11 months old today!! It is also Brad and my 2 year anniversary.  For our anniversary my husband took my out to a wonderful dinner on Saturday night and it was the first time that I have left Gracie with anyone but Daddy and she did very good.  It was hard for my but it was really nice to go out with just Brad and not have to worry about Gracie getting loud or making a mess :) It was also so nice to just have "adult" conversation.  I know that so many people think that I am crazy to have not left Gracie for this long but we did what was best for our family and what worked for us. 

 Looking back at the pictures from this past month I can really see little miss personality coming out in the pictures!  I wanted to take her to the pumpkin patch and get pictures for her 1st birthday invitation.  I made her a tutu (because every little girl needs a tutu right???) and she had so much fun!!  Here are some of the other pictures from the pumpkin patch. 

Also this past month we went and visited her Uncle at the winery that he works at and Gracie had so much fun playing in the fountain. 

The next pictures are from a Sunday afternoon where daddy thought she should be dressed accordingly......

And this was from our big night out. 

I cannot believe that in just one month you will be a year old baby girl!!!!  We love you with all our heart :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

10 Months Old!

10 Months Old

Our little monkey is already 10 months old and she has learned so many new things this month!  Gracie is crawling everywhere and she is so fast!  She pulls up on everything and get into any thing that is in reach so it keep momma and daddy VERY busy.  She has also gotten 2 teeth finally!! This has not really helped with sleeping but she is doing better, only getting up once or twice a night.  The other new thing is Gracie is eating so much!  She LOVES to eat and really the only thing that she does not like is scrambled egg but she will eat hard boiled egg yoke with no problem.  She loves to eat things straight from the garden.  Her favorites are tomatoes, beets, cucumber, green beans, and really any other fruit or veggie. 

  Gracie is very vocal to what she wants.  As I sit here typing she is yelling at the top of her lungs for no reason.....just to yell but that is ok :) She really is such a great little girl and each day that goes by we get to see the little personality that is coming through.  Today, on her 10 month "birthday," she also got her new big girl car seat!  The other one was just getting too small for her so hopefully the new one will make long car rides better then previously.  Keep up growing into the beautiful little child that you are becoming baby girl.  We love you so much and can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Helping momma make a salad

After this we had to lower down the crib....she would have figured out how to get over sooner or later

Her favorite silly face :)

I have my watermelon shorts on

Giants game with mom and dad

Giants game with momma, Conner (he is 3 days older then Gracie) and Amy

I LOVE bath time!!!

Just too tired to keep playing!

MMMMMM....an Apple to eat while I am at the Heirloom festival

Helping Grammy plant the fall garden

Mom and Grammy canned salsa while I hung out with Uncle Obadiah

I think I can get down from here.....

How do I get out of this gate momma??????

My big girl car seat!

Eating rice (I think :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

9 Months Old!

9 Months Old Already!

I cannot believe our little monkey is 9 months old today!!  It seems like just yesterday we brought her home at 4 pound 10 ounces and yet today she is already around 17 or 18 pounds!  Gracie's new thing this month is CRAWLING......She is into everything but is really enjoying being about to get around herself.  She has not quite figured out that if momma or daddy are in the other room or across the room that she can get there herself but I am not really rushing that either :) Her favorite thing to say is dada...dada....all day long and occationally she says mama.  She also likes to say something that sounds like nono.  Also she is getting more hair and I am able to put some clippies in it but she promptly takes them off  :) We love you so much little monkey and cant wait to see what the next month holds!

A tired little girl :)

I am not ready for bed momma!  I want to play!!!

Getting into trouble.  I looked over and she had crawled under her jonny jump up that was on the floor

Into trouble again...Momma's sewing machine peddle. She thinks I do not sew fast enough so she likes to help me make it go faster :)

I am supposto be under the table right????

A good way to go and get veggies in the garden

Lets go mom!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

8 Months!!

8 Months Old

My sweet Gracie, I cannot believe that you are already 8 months old!  I woke up this morning and almost got sad that the time is going so quickly but then I heard your sweet "singing" from the crib and I remembered I have the sweetest child ever!!  You are the light of your daddy and my eyes and we love to more each day then the day before even though it is hard to imagine.  

This month you have mastered rolling and figuring out a way to get where you want to be.  You are not quite crawling but I know that any day now you are going to put all the pieces together and crawl......Mommy is not quite ready for that :) You LOVE food of any kind.  There is nothing that you have not really liked.  No teeth yet but it feels like there might be some coming threw soon.   The only thing that is still hard is mommy and daddy are TIRED!!  You are still getting up twice a night!  But I know this time will go so quickly and I will not even remember this :) You also had a very special trip where you cousins, Auntie, and Uncle came to visit.  You had your first trip to the zoo and we had a great time.   We love you pumpkin! Keep Growing!

How my mommies garden grows!

Playing nothing box with daddy

At the zoo

My Cousin and I

"swimming" we did not have a pool but we used what we had

I love daddy

My first 4th of July with my cousin

I LOVE the fireworks

At the zoo

Look I am a butterfly :)

Snuggling with mommy

I got stuck under the chair :(