We caught the tail end of a fabulous snowstorm that dumped record amounts of snow all along the East Coast. We got so much snow, in fact, that church was cancelled (since the storm was at its peak during the time everyone would have been trying to get there). So, we got to enjoy one of the greatest pleasures of winter: a Snow Day. Because there is nothing better than a beautiful winter day with no where to go!
Now, the twins both have some adorable Christmas outfits. We missed church last week because they were sick, and then with no church this week...we were running out of opportunities for them to wear them. So I decided they would wear one of their outfits today - regardless of the fact that no one would see them!
Allie's dress is so adorable! It was a hand-me-down, and I almost forgot we had it! Thankfully, it surfaced in time to wear before Christmas. It was amazing how much she looked like a princess (we called her "Princess Alethea" all day...because we've always thought Alethea sounds like a princess name, and it seemed especially appropriate today)! While wearing this dress, everything she did looked like a picture. It made me want to dress her in frilly dresses every day, but she had enough trouble crawling that I won't!
Ryan looked like a little lumberjack to me. His whole outfit was also a hand-me-down, and I thought it matched pretty well with Allie's considering they didn't come from the same place! Button-up shirts always make him look so much like a little man...and he talked like one today! He babbled something at Lucas and me and I turned and said, "oh, ya?" and he shrugged and said "ya" before turning back to his toys. I wonder what he actually said...
And so we lazed the day away. The babies wore their festive attire. Daddy shoveled a lot of snow, and then had to leave for the Sr. high youth Christmas Party (so he didn't get to enjoy a full snow day). And me? I worked on a project I've wanted to finish for a while. I was inspired by a tutorial on a friends blog (http://monkeys-on-the-bed.blogspot.com/2009/12/tutorial-tuesday-foot-and-hands.html). Normally, I look at crafty tutorials and think "I'd love to do that, but don't have the time." But she used her daughter's hands & feet as a template to make a reindeer shirt, and mentioned how much fun it would be to see her hands & feet grow through the years - and I'm a sucker for anything that measures their growth and serves as a keepsake!
Mine is a little different (I put the reindeer on PJ's that my mom gave us, and I changed the design a little to make the reindeer more manly for Ryan). I also still need to add a few finishing touches (googly eyes and a bow on Allie's). I think they are my favorite things I've ever made, and I really can't wait to make them next year and see how much their hands & feet have grown!