Thursday, March 31, 2011

A few weeks ago Reese had her school pictures, a black and white photographer comes to her school so they are actually great pictures. The last 3 years the girls have had a sibling picture and they always turn out so nice, so I checked Abby out of school to get one last one. I have never gotten around to make dresses for them to wear in any of the pictures, so this year I was determined. I had these solid fabrics, one a twill and one a pique and I also already had the pattern. It is the Jacqueline from Children's Corner. It is a very quick and easy pattern! It comes with two body versions, one a-line and one slimmer body with a curve at the waist. I chose the slimmer one and it fits perfectly, it runs very true to size. I think the girls will wear this one a lot. The only thing I would change is I would add piping along the top of the collar/yoke also. It did not even occur to me to do that until I saw one someone else made.It looked much neater. You do have to hand stitch the yoke down, which was the part that took the longest.

When we took Reese back to class they were having circle time and show and tell. It happened to be S week so Reese decided to have an impromptu show and tell with her Sister. It was very cute. Her teacher, who was Abby's teacher last year, asked her a few questions about kindergarten to share with the class. One of her responses was that at kindergarten the call the playground time "recess." She was too cute. Lastly we joined the Pony class on the playground before going home. It was a fun afternoon!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kindergarten Circus

Abby was so happy to be a part of the 14th Annual Pinewood Kindergarten Circus this year! What a huge production it is. The ringmaster is the headmaster of the school, he is so animated and funny. It was a great morning.

Abby got to be an Egyptian Dancer, it was too cute and I love any excuse to buy a new costume!

There were also tightrope walkers, dancing bears, strongmen, galloping pallaminos. It was a fun day and the kids were so cute, many of the teachers were dressed up too. It was a great finale just before Spring Break...I am sure that the teachers really needed it after that!

Abby was surprised by a visit for Great Grandma, she was so excited to see her and were so happy she could join us! Grandaddy, Reese, Kane and I all came!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Star Student

Reese is finally Star Student! She has been waiting patiently all year. This year they sent home a coloring sheet style form. Usually, I do their posters so that they look fancy. This year, I really didn't want to! I asked her the questions and let her and Abby color it. You know what? It's not perfect and creative but they had the best time doing it! Every square inch is colored and usually they don't finish a coloring sheet. Some of her answers were fun. It asked for 3 cool thing about her...the first thing she said was "I run like a CHEETAH!!!" That is just hilarious because she is soooo clumsy. :)

She said she was a star because... "I am helfy." (healthy)

When I grow up I want to be a ..."Ballerina Teacher"

I show others I car when... "I pick them up in a big hug when they get hurt"

A cool thing about me..."I like to count when I play hide and seek."

My favorite sport..."tennis" which she has never played ;) hehehe

Her favorite book..."Silverlicious"

Her favorite thing to do at home..."play with my dollhouse"

Her favorite thing to do at school..."play on the playground"

Favorite food..."pizza"

I ride to school in a..."golf cart"

I live in..."South Carolina"

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sole Mates

Here is a new Mary De that I just finished. I have been working on the smocking for a while now off and on, as I haven't been doing much sewing at all. I did the smocking according to the plate "Sole Mates" and picked out the fabric after the fact. I like the way it turned out. Reese loves it! She sure has a thing for fancy shoes and when I saw this plate I just new I had to do it for her.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the O'Wrights!

I made this twirl skirt yesterday for Abby to wear today for St. Patrick's Day. It is "favorite things" gourd skirt. It is beyond easy, I doubt it took me 30 minutes! It is very twirly and hopefully took the edge off St. Patrick's Day for Abby. She is afraid of leprechauns after her preschool class went all out last year. She mentioned more than once that she wanted to skip school, but today gave me no fight thank goodness! :)

(Reese's outfit is the bonnie blue Jillian pants and handmades madeline)

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Grandparents Day

Last week was grandparents Day at school. There was a program for the Grandparents and then they could tour the school and visit the classroom. All of Abby's Grandparents went! What a nice treat for her. I don't have pictures of the other half, but they were there! Abby was delighted to have them all there at her school!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Donuts For Dad!

Kane went to school with Reese on Friday for Donuts for Dad Day. She was so excited to ride to school with him on the golf cart. The donuts were the icing on the cake! Apparently she ate his donut and hers...then wanted more! The kids had done these cute picture and questionnaires for the Dads...priceless. I plan to ask Abby the same questions soon. The answers kids give are so much fun. Here are Reese's...

My Dad likes with me
My Dad's favorite
My Dad has taught to fish
Dad's favorite
My Dad's favorite hobby...shoot deers when he's hunting
My favorite memory...playing soccer
My Dad Helps games
My favorite thing to do with my tic tac toe

And my personal's priceless if you really know Reeser.

I love my Dad because...he helps me up when I fall down.

That Reeser is the clumsiest little thing, that is just such a fun answer.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

JDRF Walk 2011

We went to the JDRF Walk to support Team William. It is such a fun day for the family and the weather was so great. We were happy to have Daddy along with us this year. There is so much going on, it really takes both of us to chase them around all of the activities.

Here is Abby's buddy William, they are such great friends! We are so happy to be a part of this special day with him.

William's partner in crime and dear friend.

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