Saturday, July 18, 2015

Girl Power Skirts

"There is a superhero in all of us. We just need the courage to put on our cape."

For $2.50 (+tax), I was able to make my girls superhero skirts, featuring DC's girl powers: Batgirl, Super Girl, and Wonder Woman! Bought the fabric at Walmart. I believe this fabric is also available at Joann. Waist and hem are taken from my scrap fabrics. Back of the skirts are stretchable with 1" elastic. This is a very simple rectangle shape pattern and gathered according to their size.

 Fi loves the small pocket on the left side of her skirt. She loves it so much that she fills it with rocks she collected from our front yard. She does not like a lot of lace or ruffles on her skirt, but I managed to put a small piece of lace on the pocket and she's never bothered with it. :)

 With Evie, I embellished the front waistline with 2 1/2 wide of fabric strap and form it into a bow.

Light Rail & Splash Pad Saturdate

Took the girls to the Tempe Beach Park splash pad, with a twist. Instead of driving the car to the destination, we decided to take the light rail. Fi was very little (infant) on her first light rail ride to the same place. This time, she gets to enjoy the whole experience.

The girls both love the train ride. The excitement on their faces are so priceless. Evie asked if we were on a diesel train (like the one on Thomas & Friends). One day, we will let them ride on "real" train, God willing. I am sure the girls will be very happy.

Fi can't keep off her eyes on the window. She pointed so many things she sees. Everytime the train stops, she yells, "let's go train!"


Running around the pole.
It is a great day at the splash pad! The temperature takes our side. It is under 100 degrees and is breezy. Good thing we get there around 3. There isn't much people anymore. If we got there earlier, the water park is probably packed.

Evie & other kids enjoying the water from the bucket.

Evie's favorite is the bucket that dumps water. She keeps going back here. Fi tries a couple times, and is more comfortable messing with other water play. Evie keeps convincing her to go and try the slide, but fails.

Having fun at the dumping bucket.

Waiting for the train back to where we parked.
It's a beautiful day for everyone. Girls are tired, but have an awesome time on the train and cooling off at the splash pad. Fi didn't want to say goodbye to the train when we got off. She says she will ride the train again. Yes she will. We will.

God is awesome!

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Morning With Daddy

I came out from the bedroom this morning with this beautiful sight on the couch. Who couldn't be grateful of such amazing blessings from my Father? I am truly blessed and abundantly loved by my Creator.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Patriotic 4th Of July DIY Sundresses For My Girls

This year's 4th of July, I decided to sew my girls their patriotic dresses to wear for the occasion. These sundresses are very simple to sew with no patterns required. Bought the fabric at our local Walmart for $4.97/yard. Laces are free which my in-laws gave from their storage locker stash.

I used 1 1/4 yards of cloth for both of the girls' dresses. Bottoms of dresses are both shirred. Sleeves of the big sister are also shirred with lace underneath. The little one has simple knot straps. I made flowers of of the lace and fabric to embellish the dresses and headband. Blue flower on the little girl's is ready made.

  Sorry, but I do not have a detailed tutorial for these dresses. I was to lazy to take pictures of the process. I will try next time if I don't feel lazy.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

My Not-Picky Eater

If some moms complain about their kids to be picky eaters, I am not so with my three year old. Fi eats almost anything and everything -- from the earthy taste of mushrooms to sumptuous desserts. This girl always surprises me when it comes to eating. The other night we had green salad with homemade red wine vinaigrette. I asked if she wanted salad and without hesitation gave me a positive answer.The vinaigrette has a strong flavor of minced garlic, so I decided to give her ranch dressing. She ate all of her salad and yet kept asking her dad to feed her of the salad in vinaigrette. To my amazement, she liked the homemade dressing and demanded to have more! I just smiled with such gratefulness in my heart that I have a toddler whose eating is never a problem.

Of course there's food that she doesn't like to eat. She does not like avocado and black olives. So far, these are the two kinds of food she refused to eat.

For lunch today she had fish sticks, tater tots, mangoes, pulled pork, and green salad.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Star Wars Rebels Sundress For My SW Fan

So today, I decided to continue my newest addiction: sewing (simple) dresses for my girls. Unfortunately, the little sister does not like to wear dresses. But I thought, she might wear a dress with her favorite movie/TV show characters on the cloth. I grabbed the Star Wars Rebels fabric I got from our Joann local store and was hoping that she will wear it.

Very simple halter sundress is what I sewed for her. I embellished the hem with yellow lace and made a flower out of the same lace and hand sew it on the center. The lace make it look a little fancy.

The total yardage of fabric I used for this dress is 1 1/4. Hemline is gathered using two strips of 3" x 90" of the same fabric. Halter tie measures 2" x 90." I use 1/4" elastic on the top.

Thankfully, she wore the dress! But... it didn't stay long (sigh). I asked if she will wear a dress with her favorite characters in it, she gave me a naughty smile and said "yes." Therefore, more character dresses for my little tomboy. :)

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fi Turns 3

 Our Felicia turns 3! Three years have flown by so quickly. The once toothless girl is now full of silliness, goofiness, and everything that makes us laugh. I call her the "sunshine" of our home. Simply because she fills our home with laughter.
She woke up this morning calling, "Oh Mama!" But daddy hurriedly ran to the bedroom and picked her up :) She got surprises of presents and balloons from daddy.

Mama baked her cinnamon rolls for breakfast. It's her personal choice for her birthday breakfast.

I made her Star Wars cupcakes (designs courtesy of Pinterest). Star Wars will be her birthday party theme. I thought she will choose R2-D2, but surprisingly, she chose Princess Leia, and later munched Darth Vader. Overall she had an awesome birthday!!! :)