Sunday, September 20, 2015

Aisling is eleven!

Aisling's birthday was in July. However, given our timing of things we don't always get to celebrate things as they happen! Just this weekend Aisling was able to finally celebrate with her friends. They had a wonderful time sleeping over. I am so proud of her choice in friends. They are a special group of girls and I am so happy they are all in our lives!

The girls were even willing to include Siobhan in their activities. =)

A little "surprise makeover".... a makeover with a blindfold on! 

The results were.... interesting! 


The wonderful Suzanne came over to paint the girls' nails as well. 
They loved it! And she is not scary at all.  AT ALL. 

They all crashed and watched a move before bed. 

Breakfast was made by Al with waffles being on the menu! 

 After breakfast we decided some group pictures were needed. 
They decided to try a pyramid. It actually worked! 


These girls are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us!  =) 

Apple Picking!

We had a lovely trip to Parlee Farms today to grab some apples. Although we just had a brief time to pick apples the weather was beautiful. We really had a great time. We will most definitely be back to this location again!

First up was a hay ride to the apples!

There was a field of beautiful flowers along the way!  

The apples were so good! 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dream big!

Siobhan has always had a sense for fashion. Just look through her pictures and you will see a variety of self selected outfits that show her.... Individualism. Lately she has been telling me that she wants to design dance costumes when she is older. I can totally see it!

Yesterday she came out with some fabric that her godmother Julie had given to her. She had a plan to turn that fabric into a dress. While I am sure she could piece it together in her head, I do not have the skill set necessary to help her.

Thankfully we have talented friends! The wonderful and talented Sarah helped Siobhan turn her vision into a reality! What a powerful thing to have your dreams come true! Siobhan was in her element. Needless to say I am sure we will be seeing more with Sarah. There may even need to be a sewing machine in Siobhan's future!

Practicing some straight lines on the machine.
Sewing the hem on her skirt!
The hem is done!
Button hole!
And the finished product!
I can see how exciting it was for her to have an idea turn into reality.
What a cute skirt!
Thanks Sarah for helping siobhan with her dreams! It was an amazing experience for her!