Thursday, January 12, 2012

Emily, Joseph, and their little man, A.J.

Joe doesn't begin his new semester of Law School until later this month, so he, Emily, and A.J. flew here from Virginia to be with us for a couple of weeks. I thought my heart would burst when I saw A.J.  Haven't seen him since August and how he has grown! I was worried that he wouldn't "know" his Gammie, but he is such a friendly little guy; he came right to me and we bonded right there and then.

In his Gammie-made Christmas sweater.

Emily is nuts about Converse tennis shoes; had to have a picture with him in HIS very first pair.

A.J. does something that just slays me -- when anyone sings, he'll sing too! It's the craziest thing!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Little Cooks in the Kitchen

The idea popped into my when a little bird told me that Evylee was getting a mini kitchen from Santa for Christmas.  IDEA:  I'll make her an apron, and miniature hot pad to go with it! And while I'm at it, I'll make them for Lily and Kylie too! 

Maybe it would be fun to make chef hats to top them off. Found a free pattern HERE online.

Bought some colorful cupcakes from the Sweet Tooth Fairy and made a visit to Pott's Studio.

A bit of fortune; their white dresses from their aunts' weddings in July 2010 still fit them... barely.

They had such a fun time. No trouble hamming it up, especially with the prospect of having a very special treat afterward.