Archives

Two New Looks

Two of my kids made some image changes these past 2 months. Echo, for the first time ever, was absolutely sure that she wanted her hair cut. So off to the hair dresser’s suggested by Darcy we went for a change.

She found her own style and made her own decision and it totally suits her!20171118_170129

20171118_170730

20171118_171940

IMG_20171118_214759_246

Emanuel, after a summer of growing his hair out and some rather frustrating pony tail issues decided he too wanted to cut his hair. Ken took him to Sport Clips where he used an old picture of Anthony Novak as a reference and snip snip off it went.20171126_132153

20171126_132732_HDR

I am so pleased with the final look. Very grown up and easy to manage. It is hard to believe how something so simple can make such a big change.IMG_20171126_211130_690

I guess in the spring I am next. My hair was damaged when I dyed it blue (over bleached in some spots I assume) so I have been wearing it up in buns and growing it out so that when I do take the plunge it won’t have to be scary short.

These two are definitely growing into their own identities, it is fun to watch it happen.20171126_140114_HDR

Happy Halloween 2017

Well October rushed by and it was Halloween in what felt like was the blink of an eye. This was not the year for the new handmade costume for the family. Rather a couple repeats, and some purchased pieces worked out to a rather nice looking group.IMG_20171031_215034_744

Echo was enamored with the movie My Neighbour Totoro, and since we could not find a chinchilla costume (her first choice), Totoro was a VERY close second. I ordered this one off Amazon. Ken whipped up an acorn bag and for the photos I lent her one of my handmade Totoros.IMG_20171031_220718_155

Trinity chose to be a princess this year. Again a dress off Amazon, and after 2 attempts, a tiara to match.IMG_20171031_220755_177

Emanuel is still a Minecraft fanatic. This year we went with an Enderman. Black sweats, black sweater and a mask/box I bought off Amazon.IMG_20171031_220830_455

The twins went for a repeat of wizards. Ken had made the capes and staffs and the hats were crocheted by me.IMG_20171031_220909_803

This is our second year trick or treating with our homeschool friends. Echo was over the moon to run the neighbourhood with Nate.20171031_181326

20171031_181331

Nate the Power Ranger

Nate the Power Ranger

20171031_181102

They didn’t do half bad on candy, which I sorted and bagged up. We will be eating these with some restraint. Stomach aches are not worth the gorging.20171031_203332

Of course Neko-chan had to get in on the fun. Though when we tried to actually WEAR her costume she balked and attempted to eat it. But still – adorable. I bought a dog costume hat, it worked!IMG_20171027_203930_229

20171031_090004

20171031_090051

IMG_20171031_124214_524

I had less of a costume and more of a comfortable slightly on theme outfit. (not the highly indulgent Irish sweater… I plan to live in it)20171031_141133

Of course the girls had to do a little photo session with last year’s mini witch’s hats… I love that Echo wore skeleton jammies under her Totoro costume.20171031_114157

20171031_114049

20171031_113353

That week we did some fun Halloween themed crafts as well.

It was supposed to be thumbprints but with kids who hate getting hands dirty we used the eraser end of pencils.

It was supposed to be thumbprints but with kids who hate getting hands dirty we used the eraser end of pencils.

pastels

pastels

Meet Jerry

Meet Jerry

We also had a lovely special lunch on Halloween. We did good!20171031_115613

Wedding Dress Revisited

So I had seen this idea waaaaay back when on the internet to put your daughter as a child in your wedding dress for pictures. Well, I can now say that myself and BOTH of my daughters have tried on my wedding dress! You can revisit the Trinity experience back in 2012 HERE. My own wedding photos are all film. So you get this badly scanned and saved off Facebook years later image to get a feel of how I looked in the dress. FB_IMG_1508446948163

Anyway… Trinity has requested I not do my original plan, which is dismantle the dress and make keepsake items out of it for the girls. Instead she wants me to hold onto it for her. Who knows, she may wish to make it over. OR we could make it a real long reaching tradition where ANY of the future babies can also try it on for photos?? I honestly don’t get tired of looking at these. So enjoy the photo dump. 20171019_152143_HDR

20171019_152013

I should mention, this is also my original veil.20171019_151949

20171019_152005

20171019_151937

I love how soft those veil ones are.20171019_152209

20171019_151923

20171019_151916

20171019_151837

20171019_152257

And finally… standing up!20171019_152223