Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Seamstress in Training

Lauren has had a burning desire to learn to sew for some time. She loves anything she can make with her hands. She is definitely a very crafty girl. So, we recently attempted a very simple skirt, and she did a fantastic job on it. She enjoyed wearing it to Classical Conversations to show for her presentation and also for her daddy when he came home from a recent trip to Germany.

The pattern we used was a learn to sew pattern made especially for young girls. There was only one pattern piece. We just sewed up the side seams, put in a waste band, and hemmed it. Lauren picked out her own fabric. I thought she made a nice choice. The sear sucker material comes out of the dryer without even needing to be ironed.

I remember when I made my first skirt with my mother's help. It was a red calico print. I remember how proud I felt to wear it to church the next Sunday. It was special to see Lauren have the same joy in her accomplishment. Hopefully this will be one of many skirts to come from my budding seamstress. :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's to you from the Adams family!

We had a Valentine's breakfast complete with blueberry heart muffins and fruit

Our daddy made the muffins for us and did a great job!

Gabriel was excited to receive a new Star Wars color book.

Miss Annagrace was given a new Miss Patty Cake video; look at her smile!

Abbie Joy is trying to be a big kid too. :) I was proud of the children for waiting patiently to open their gifts.

I have working on memorizing I Corinthians 13 this month. This chapter sets the bar high for what true, Christ like love looks like. I realize I often times do not love the way God wants me to love. I need the Lord to continue growing me to love as He loves. I think some of the most convicting parts of the passage for me are where it talks about love not being irritable and bearing all things patiently. Here is a little bit from the chapter:

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." I Corinthians 13:4

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Little Miss Patty Cake

Annagrace recently became the recipient of a very cute little dress. It is a Miss Patty Cake dress that belonged to our sweet friend Ella. This is very special as it came from a dear friend, and Annagrace adores Miss Patty Cake. She likes to put it on and run around the house saying, My Friends are Here! That is a line Miss Patty Cake uses on her video.

We put on the video so that Annagrace could enjoy the movie and dress at the same time. Even Abbie Joy got in on the action marching around the room with Annagrace.

This new dress made Annagrace's day! Thank you, Ella! You are so special to Annagrace and all of us!