Fortunately, I had them up and dressed for church early so I could get some pictures of my
I'm starting here as a basis for you to see both dresses in their entirety. My intention was to make them both exactly the same. But after making Abbie's dress, Anna said she didn't want the white ruffle at the bottom. I'd already cuffed the sleeves in white, so I decided to bind the bottom with a thin white band instead. LOVE IT. Wish I would have done it on Abbie's dress. I did cut Anna's dress about an inch shorter than Abbie's but now I kindof wish I hadn't.
In case you can't tell, Anna was not really all that pleased with me wanting to take pictures. She wasn't even all that happy with the dress. She didn't want a "poufy" dress. Especially the "poufy" sleeves. But we have a deal in our house: You can choose what you get to wear all week long (as long as it's not dirty and is weather appropriate), but on Sunday, Mom gets to pick. She also gets to do your hair how SHE wants it. Anna was unhappy with the curlies, and the dress, and the shoes... and well, just not happy in general.
But she warmed up.
Once I invited her to twirl!
And twirl they did!
And so she was happy. And finally, my favorite from the twirling series. I just loved the way the light hit her in this one.
I asked Matt if he could possibly Photoshop some snow into these... He didn't think it was funny.
And I got this golden shot.
I'm thinking it might be almost time to go buy a weapon with which to beat off prospective male mates.
And Miles, who got the short end of the homemade clothing for Christmas stick.
He did NOT want his picture taken. He was sobbing before I took this picture... I said, "Smile Miles!" and this was his expression. He really did try to smile for the picture, but it just looks painful.
And finally, Lucas.
I know he looks ridiculous. But I figure that he's a baby. They're SUPPOSED to look ridiculous, right? Someone back me up here!