Daily Adventures

The week completely got away from me!  I can’t believe it’s already Thursday, and I haven’t gotten a chance to blog.  Last week was fairly uneventful, which is very welcomed sometimes.  I love that our every day activities, like grocery shopping, can become little adventures.

Thursday is when things got “interesting.”  Little man started complaining of an earache and then spiked a fever that night.  We knew he really wasn’t feeling well when all he wanted to do was lay down on the couch.  He’s not the sit still kind of guy.  We spent most of Friday morning at our pediatrician’s office to confirm that he had a bad ear infection.  Thank goodness for antibiotics and Tylenol.  He was back to normal by the afternoon.

He was not too thrilled about staying home on Saturday while his little sister got to go to swim class, but I made it up to him by playing cops and robbers with him.  He’s such a character!

We finally got out of the house on Sunday and took the family to the zoo.  It’s definitely one of our favorite places.  Our annual pass allows us to go all day or for just a few hours whenever we want.  We got an extra treat this trip and were able to see the rhinoceros get a bath.  He was so cute as he ate veggies and enjoyed the water!

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For our trip to the zoo, little man chose an outfit I had made for him last year for my niece’s first birthday.  I’m so glad his HarriStar Arctic Racer tank and Elliedactyl 10K shorts still fit him!  I think the hardest thing about making fun things for the kids is that they outgrow them so quickly!  I still love how adorable he looks in his custom Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric from 42 Custom Fabric’s print your own option.

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The zoo is a perfect place to take fun pictures.  At one point, little man took hubby’s camera and snapped some pictures.  They turned out wonderful!  He definitely has his father’s eye for photography.  I think I may have a new helper for photographing my creations!  This week, he caught a picture of me wearing my new Macy top from Sinclair Patterns made out of this amazing micro viscose cotton from So Sew English Fabrics.  I can’t get over how amazing this fabric really is!  It’s breathable and has great drape.  Definitely a must have for any wardrobe.  I think this top may be my new favorite, and it’s great that I can get it all done in under a yard!  I just ordered more colors to make myself at least 5 more of these!

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We ran into some friends there, which meant that little man had a buddy to run around with besides his little sister.  I’m always amazed by how much energy these little ones have!  I wish I could bottle it up!  At one point, we were watching one of the snow leopards who was sitting right next to the glass and the kids ran right up to it.  The leopard was clearly not ready for all the energy, so she turned around and gave the kids her backside.  Little man got a real kick out of it.

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Little princess tried to keep up with the big kids, but she’s sadly not as coordinated as they are.  She now has the scrapped knees to prove it too!  Poor thing kept pointing at her knees and saying “Ouie!”  She’s a bit dramatic, but I love that I can still make her feel better with just a little kiss.

This week’s challenge was to sew something with flowers.  I had wanted to try to make a Nivalis dress by Sofilantjes, but wasn’t sure how it would work with a drapey fabric like DBP.  I really wanted to make little princess a dress to match the outfit I made for myself last week with the leftover So Sew English Fabric.  Well, the answer is yes, it does work!  I did the simple color block version without the decorative tabs this time, but definitely plan on making a hooded and a collared option in the future.  She loved her new dress, and so do I!

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Can’t wait for our next adventure!

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