I have plenty of pictures and stories about our packed Easter weekend and all of our adventures, but - I'm not gonna lie - I really love these pictures and their outfits. So I'm doing an entire post. Just for them.
Why do I love the outfits so much? I made them. Not her cardigan or his shirt, but I made her dress and her teggings, his hat, tie, and pants. It was amazing. I have never really trusted my sewing ability. But I decided to jump in and try. The outfits were made from things I had on hand (her dress was made out of a shirt I loved but didn't love how it looked on me, his pants and hat were made out of a pair of pants that didn't fit, and his tie was made out of another old shirt of mine, I used an old pair of tights and various odds and ends that I had on hand). I spent a total of $9 on the cardigan and the shirt. I am amazed at the results, and how much I love them. I'm basically a kindergartner showing you their first fingerpainting. I'm just so excited about what I made! Granted, there are a lot of mistakes...but that's why I'm not showing any close ups :)
I couldn't get Allie to look up, and this is what Ryan does now whenever we say, "Smile!"
I think perhaps one too many people posted about the Newsies musical...because I definitely was feeling that sort of inspiration when making Buddy's outfit. My one sadness was that I couldn't find suspenders for him. Suspenders would have really made the outfit.
Kisses (they missed...)
Wave to the grandparents!
I love the picture below the most because it looks like they are in a musical. He looks like he is singing and snapping his fingers while she does some great choreographed dance. I can almost hear him singing "Seize the Day!"
I didn't get a single picture of Allie looking at the camera with her eyes open. But there are still so many that I love. I'm thinking I might have to edit them to look a little "old-timey" and hang them on my wall. I might also have to put them in their Easter outfits and get video of them saying things like, "Extra, extra! Read all about it!" or singing a Shirley Temple song...