Kids & Kisses

Aidan & I have both adjusted to Ethan getting on the bus everyday.  No more tears. Only kisses and waves.  ;)

Today when we got back from the bus stop Aidan forced chalk into my hand, and started yelling "choo choo" at me.  His "not to subtle" way of letting me know he would like to have me draw him a train...


Our little chalk project turned into a chalk city after Ethan came home from school.  As I watched I had one of those "ahhh" moments.  You know, the ones where you feel SO blessed to have SO much.  Man, I love these boys.

No one ever warned me how much I would love 2 little people. 

And I do.

And I'm so lovin' Aidan's new shoes.  I got them on sale at 6PM last spring and just pulled them out of the closet.  I wonder if seeing this little guy in these shoes will help my transition from summer to fall go a little smoother.  I'm still a struggle about that one.

And you will be seeing more of this type of goodie {pictured below} in the next few months? Can you guess what it is?  I won't FORCE you to answer...;)

Ethan's latest obsession thanks to Uncle Peter and Cousin Greyson.  {I could hardly take it when he realized that kids don't really get "real" light sabers.  I told them they were to dangerous for them.  The look on his face...oh man.}  Looks like we've found our theme for his birthday next month!

And I made this the other day.  The easiest sewing project in the world. I kid you not.

For those of you who live on another planet {or never sew} its called a pillowcase dress.  Yes, this dress I made out of pillowcase I got at WallyWorld.  It came in a pack of 2 that was $5.  The ribbon I just had floating around in the cupboard.

And why would I be making little girls' dresses?  Well, let me show you...

I know. I love them too.

A while back I got an email from a gal in my fabric co-op group who was collecting these little dresses to be sent to Africa.  My friend Janeen & I had blast trying to figure out how in the heck to make one...

And after an exciting evening of trying to follow directions, blog tutorials, and trial and error--this is what we ended up with.  I get giddy just thinking about the darling little gals that are wearing them right now!

And now, its your chance to make a few.

This month I'm helping to organize a service project for women at my church and in our community to making these sweet dresses.  Soon I'll be posting the easiest step-by-step tutorial you'll ever find.  If you don't already sew, this would be a great time to start!!

At then end of the month we'll be donating the dresses to the "Little Dresses for Africa" non-profit based Christian organization.  Can't sew? Check out their website for other ways to help get these dresses to these girls!

I mean, come on.  Can you even say no to this face?!   Ahh, my heart.  I can hardly deal with myself.

So for a RECAP: We'll be shipping all the dresses we can muster up at the end of the month to the "Little Dresses" organization & if you'd like to add yours to our shipment I'll give you details {as well as the tutorial} very soon.

And in the mean time...go give a kid a kiss. Yours, mine, anyones.  They need it. We need it.

And if you need a little "mom pick me up" here you go.  This is a great tribute.


NOTE: The pictures of the girls in the pillowcase dresses came from the "Little Dresses for Africa" website.  I did NOT take those pictures.


swtelford said...

Cute Em. You are a good woman!

Janell said...

great pictures!

Erika B said...

Beautiful light on that chalk shot! Well done.

Erika B

sls said...

I love the retro feel of the 2nd photo! And those pillowcase dresses are darling!

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