Friday, September 28, 2012

Chloe's Birthday Doll

So I bought This doll online last year for Chloe for Christmas. I loved her luscious lips and her blonde hair that looked like chloe, she doesn't have blue eyes but 2 outta 3 aint bad! But then she ended up getting WAY too many present for Christmas so I saved it for her birthday.  And since I am insane and have to sew something for my kids for their birthdays I decided this baby needed her own wardrobe! It was kinda tricky, I could only sew when Chloe was at preschool or after she went to bed, it was worth it! I have had a bunch of people wanting to see all the clothes I made so we had a little dolly photoshoot the other day just for you Pam :)
This was the cute outfit that she came in, I love her little shoes!
She of course needed her own ballet outfit, complete with shoes! I have to be honest, these ballet shoes were hard to make!! they would NOT stay on!! super frustrating.

She had to take her doll to ballet to show her teacher of course.

So I just made a bunch of tights and little dresses, out of old clothes or fabric I already had, these didn't cost me a dime! And since Tina had an American girl doll when she was like 14 (ha ha not joking) my mom had a bunch of doll clothes patterns that made it way easier to figure it out. This doll is alot smaller tho, so I had to make all my own patterns that fit. I am REAL good at it now tho! they got progressively better the more I made. 

This ruffle shirt and these jeggings just might be my favorite tho :) 

And this coat is Chloe's favorite, her doll has to wear it every 10 minutes. And of course every doll needs her own Uggs right?

These overalls were one of the first things I made and had to keep cutting down cause they were huge, and Chloe doesn't fancy them, probably cause she has never seen any! 

This flowered shirt is one of her favorites, cause Chloe has one similar, It's made out of an old onesie. Her nightgown and runners were the only things I actually bought, I got them from Michaels...yup they have doll clothes there! 

Oh and I did buy her "fancy" dresses  I got this one at Target to match the girls' Easter dresses. It was I think a 3m size? 

But Chloe was So excited they had matching dresses! They got all dressed up and "went to the Temple" Her and Lincoln are always pretending to go to the Temple and get married. ha ha 

Her Fancy coat, with matching hat of course!

And I got this rapunzel dress on clearance at the disney store, so they can play princess together!

And the last thing I made was her birthday dress....

To match Chloes! 

It was so fun making all the clothes and I hope she keeps liking It Cause I would love to make more! Regan thinks I need to make doll clothes and sell them now, better get my sweat shop started!! 

And this was At chloe's party Tina wanted a video....and no of course I never told her to say that!! 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dickey lake 2012

We were lucky enough to go to Dickey Lake with Regan's brother and his family this year and we were SO happy we got to go it was a blast! 
Just having a bath in a tote! gotta love REAL camping! 

The first day was pretty cold so we just hung around camp and played some games. aaaaand went to Ihop cause nobody wants to cook breakfast in the rain!

It got really cold once the sun went down and we had lots campfire bonding time :) Ash actually went and snuggled with Nana! it was a Christmas miracle. 

Smore's time is the best time :)

Love these two, they are awesome!

This is my sexy secretary camping look...

This kid was filthy, and i mean FILTHY 10 minutes after she got up every morning. She was in dirt heaven.

Couple o' regular hotties!

It got nice after the first day and was GORGEOUS the rest of the time. so we did alot of boating and playing on the "rock beach"..."cause there is no sand so its not a REAL beach" in Chloe's world. 

Chloe's favorite thing about Dickey lake, she thinks she HAS to have one now. 

Ha ha they love their cousins! And i love them too because they LOVE my kids so much! 

It was always a little chilly in the morning so we all had to have our hot chocolate fix. 

Walking down to the beach in the morning. The Lake is absolutely gorgeous in the morning!

The whole gang, a little greeeeezy but happy to be here!

Looking at the fish on the dock.

Ha ha nice outfits boys!

A couple of sexy greasers right there I tell ya.

I told you it was pretty! and always calm in the morning. LOVE it there!

Eating some breaky

This child is a monster, Her chair I brought that hangs on the edge of the picnic table didn't fit, so feeding Ashley was a chore. She was up and down and all over the place and making a huge mess. 

We finally got smart and used this little table, until she leaned on it too hard and smacked her face. Oh smash you are a clutz.

Reeg showing off some serious pancake skills.

Love the water of Dickey lake it is SO blue and clear and CLEAN!! 

Beach bums.

Family tube ride. my kids loved it!

 Me and Britt and Brady went on a REAL tube ride and the Buss bomb tried to kill me!

This was just after we went over a huge wave and I went FLYING like 15 feet in the air. it was hilarious, we were dying laughing. I for sure thought the little skinny minnies would go flying before I did...don't worry they both went in too, I made sure of it :)

Love these two!

More Ash and linds love, cutest ever!

Ashley's favorite thing to do all day. So sad we had to go home but we had a blast!