Last week I thought I would “give” myself the week off from sewing. Ironically I ended up doing tons of sewing. All things I had been wanting to get to so badly while Project Sewn was going but just didn’t have the time. We are doing pictures today so hopefully I will be able to share super soon. This morning though I went to bed and woke up grumpy. I am generally not a grumpy person and I actively get frustrated with myself when I am grumpy. In an attempt to de-grumpify myself we planned a fun family outing only to be thwarted by an even grumpier then me toddler. She was so so tired and we new that taking her on a long metro ride was just begging for a massive public meltdown. So instead we stayed home. I could feel the grumps settling back in with a vengeance so outside I went with some new pruning sheers given to me by a dear friend and I snipped away. My friend Elizabeth (who whipped up THIS stunning floral crown for me) told me the main thing is to create little boutonnieres and then secure them around the crown. I reached into the corner of my brain where I took floral design as an elective then worked at a flower shop during prom season and pulled out what I could remember. I only did the front half because both girls wanted one and I was worried our gardner would chase me down and chastise me for cutting the gorgeous flowers. This crown was super super simple. I don’t say that to make me seem like some savant or something. I promise if you can do it too! After watching a few youtube videos on how to make boutonnieres just follow the same process then attach them to a floral tape wrapped circle of strong, flexible wire. Easy peasy!
Evie loved her crown but was in no mood for pictures. I had to bribe her with a jolly rancher lolly and have Daddy pull out all the stops for smiles.
I am so so so glad though because I think the above is my favorite picture of her EVER.
Every time I straighten her hair I am shocked at a.) how long it is and b.) how it immediately makes her look older then she is.
Once Chris got her smiling it was pretty hilarious with a healthy amount of raspberries happening
Chris mainly used Chloe sitting on my head etc. to get her to laugh. It made me think about how in less then two months not only will no longer be in Paris but I will be a “single” mom to four kids while Chris heads off to Afghanistan.
We both feel like our family has gotten into a pretty awesome rhythm that I am super apprehensive about the effects this HUGE upheaval will have on our cuties.
We knew what we were signing up for when he volunteered for this hard tour, and I know how I will handle it (I made it through his military Iraq tour), but oh how these littles adore their daddy. Especially this little lady:
She is a hardcore daddy’s girl. I am trying to focus on the positives and how much fun we will have being near all of our family. How eventually it will be over and we will be in sunny Sydney.