Friday, April 24, 2009

Even boys like to dress-up (aka Aleena's birthday present)

So my niece happened to be having a talking with her mom (Luke's sister Tanya) it seemed she is very much into dress-up. I toyed with the idea of getting dress-up shoes as she didn't have any...but like a good auntie decided to make something. Tanya said her favorite characters were Belle and Ariel...but she had a Little Mermaid Belle it was. As I was "researching" (aka internet surfing) my mind started to go wild with the possibilities and a simple dress-up turned into 2 full blown outfits with matching cloaks. These will go in the mail tomorrow and hopefully Miss Aleena likes them! I will say...I had SO much fun making these outfits and watching them come together exactly as I imagined in my!

Here is some proof that it doesn't matter the gender...boys like to dress-up!

Aleena's blue belle town dress

Joel in the blue "town" dress.

Belle blue dress - back

Dress or no dress, boys will be boys (also the back of the dress)!

Belle blue town set

He thinks he's hot stuff with the cloak on.

Aleena's Belle ballgown

Here is the 2nd dress...Belle's Gown


Both dresses, one for dressy and one for play!


The dresses with their matching cloaks!

I hope you enjoy Miss Aleena! We love you!

New 'dos

A week or so ago Daddy and Christian went to get haircuts. Micah decided he needed his cut the next day and Joel badly needed one as well...we go to a great local place that is WONDERFUL with the kids. They also had to have the faux-hawks to go with their new 'dos.

Joel and Micah with their new 'dos!

It is the rare photo-op I get without the paci!

The same day as the cuts Nana called and wanted pics of the boys with their new balls they got for Easter. Joel is such a little man with his hand in his pocket.

Easter in Portland

Here are some highlights from our quick Easter trip to Portland...aside from the birthday lunch with Nana/Papa in Vancouver, the joy the kids had of staying in a hotel with a POOL, getting to see Kutless do worship at Athey Creek (wonderful Easter service too), and getting to see the In-laws for the first time since Christmas.

All the cousins (Joel, Aleena, Christian, Taylor, Jericho, and Micah)...including the "bellies" that contain Lily (l) and Gracie Mae (r)

Joel's proof that anything can become a helmet and sword!

Aleena totally loving on "big" cousin Christian.

The cousins after egg hunting:

Back: Taylor, Christian, Olivia, Micah
Front: Aleena, Joel, Jericho

All my boys have done this so I of course had to get a pic of Joel sitting on his new "ball"...Aleena had to join him!