Saturday, July 18, 2015
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.
|Running around the pole.|
|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.|
God is awesome!
Friday, July 10, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
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
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
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
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!!! :)