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Thursday, October 27, 2011

what a girl will do for a tutu...

Hey all...
I have not been keeping up with the blog like I thought I would.  Sorry, for any of you who are interested and  actually want me to write on it.  Our whole house has had the HARDEST time getting well this fall.  I think I've pretty much been sick for a whole month.  Right now I'm in the throws of a bronchitis-sinus infection-ear infection....but I am getting better!  ...slooowly.  The rest of the house had a lovely stomach virus...not the "worst" kind of stomach virus you can get (if you get my drift) but one that nobody wants to get for sure....and that's all I'm going to say about that because I'm sure you don't want to hear any more.  Well, anyways, the rest of the house didn't catch my nasty sickness and I didn't catch theirs....weird!  But nonetheless we have all been sick. 

Amidst all of this sickness (well mine anyhow....everybody else is better now.  YES!), I've been trying to get Halloween costumes made and get ready for what is one of the biggest holidays of the year in our family.  First comes Christmas, then Halloween, then Easter...and then I want to say, fourth of july?  poor Thanksgiving gets no love around here...even though it's always been one of my favorites.  I've made both of my girls these amazing tutu dresses.  Isla is going to be a ballerina and Sophie is a ladybug.  I almost finished Isla's last night.  She just needs her straps sewn on...and I am close to finishing Sophie's as well...but I ran out of supplies, so I"ve got to get some more stuff today.  I will post again and show you all their lovely dresses very soon.  The boys are dressing up as very easy buy at the store Frankenstein and Dracula (another YES!). 

So today....I'm feeling sick as a dog.  I was up half the night, and look incredibly haggard.  I rolled out of bed, threw some clothes on Isla...pulled her hair back (which was crunchy with what I'm guessing was her cereal from this morning...lovely), and grabbed Sophie out of bed (no diaper change or anything), and rolled out to take Isla to preschool arriving 10 minutes late.  Pretty picture I'm painting right?  It was one of those days.  So I get there and all of these parents are walking in to the preschool....and all of these kids have on Halloween costumes?  What the!  Hoooooly CRAP!  her preschool Halloween parade was today.  She would have been devastated to be the only one with no costume!  First of all....let me set the record strait, there was no note sent home, nothing!  The teacher said that it was in the newsletter, but that's it.  So it really wasn't my fault....that's my story and I'm sticking to it!  So it's 9:15-ish.  The parade starts at 9:30.  I raced home grabbed her costume and a bunch of safety pins while I left the girls in the car.  We raced back to the school.  I parked in the middle of the drive by the front door!  (I had no shame at this point) I threw her costume on over her clothes (which consisted of a t-shirt and some leopard print pants--she was stylin) I basically pinned it on her and we ran in moments before they started their parade.....and we sat there with all of the other well dressed perfectly coiffed parents with me looking like death and trying to use my hand to cover the baby's bottom so nobody could see her huge diaper.  We made it though.  And I have the picture for her to look back at and say...wow, look at me, I was so cute.  That is what makes it all worth while....because she really won't remember this.  But she will remember that I would always put forth the effort and made it happen.   But one thing I will say :)  She had the cutest, most elaborate costume in the place...minus the leopard pants you could see peeking out from under.   And just because I have been going on and on about this costume...I'll give you a sneek peek.  But keep in mind that it's not all the way done, so stay tuned for a better picture :) 
they are a little blurry

okay this one is a lot blurry

lol....leopard pants!


  1. Anna, you are the best mom. I love you and I love that you care the way you do.
    Mom and the other tutu

  2. Sweetie, I love the blog, it lets me know what the kids are up to. Miss them so much. Isla is adorable, you are so creative!!!! Love you.