In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Oh, skinkles and drinkles.....


I am posting quickly so that I can go downstairs and eat this scrumtilicious little morsel.
I just wanted to share my very first lettuce and green onion harvest with you.

For a first time "container gardener" this is so exciting.

All of the plants are taking off.

My grape vine is getting ready to take over the patio
 and Eloise pineapple plants that we recently transplanted into the front yard are doing fine.
 As a matter of fact I just spotted baby pineapple number two! 


Monday, April 19, 2010

What a treat....

Our family recently went to see the Broadway musical "Wicked".
As Eloise was excitedly givng her violin teacher a report, he smiled and informed her that he knew all about it, because he was actually playing in the orchestra below the stage. He then gave us tickets to see him perform in the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. We gladly took him up on the offer. We caught him as he was exiting the back stage door for a "photo op"

Doesn't he look like a musician?

Thanks Mr. Stewart.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sewing Green.....

I have recently discovered the art of
"sewing green".

I purchased a shirt that had an aggrivating neck line that wouldn't stay tied.
I was going to donate it as well as one of my daughter's turtle necks to Goodwill,
so I decided to try an experiment:

I removed the "turtle" part of Eloises' shirt and hemmed the neck.
Next I cut the arms and bottom off of my shirt.
I added elastic to the bodice piece of my shirt and made a skirt.
I then removed one of her sleeves and replaced it with a gathered version of mine.

At this point I must pause and let you know that
Eloise BEGGED Me to leave it that way,
because it looked so VERY STYLISH.


I must admit that after comparing the two pictures....
I think she was right.

It's ok though, because the outfit was free, we had lots of  fun,
and my daughter loves it!